Practice Accountant

Portsmouth, Hampshire (GB)
£32,000 - £42,000 Per Annum, dependent on experience
04 Jun 2024
04 Jul 2024
Job role
Contract type

Opening their doors over 25 years ago, their team has expanded significantly since they started out but their people remain key to their continued success in the professional, yet friendly, family-like culture they are proud to nurture.

Their clients have no hesitation in contacting any of the team at a moment’s notice and they pride themselves on their high level of customer service and the trusted relationships they enjoy with their growing portfolio of clients.

The company are looking for a Senior Accountant to join their expanding accountancy practice located just outside of Portsmouth.


Key Duties (But not limited too):

  • To have an excellent working knowledge of and undertake the preparation of bookkeeping, accounts. & VAT Returns.
  • To have an excellent working knowledge of and undertake annual tax compliance work to include the preparation of company and personal tax returns.
  • Under the supervision of the director to manage statutory deadlines for the practices tax & accounts and VAT compliance work and ensure work is completed to meet deadlines.
  • Using computerised and cloud-based accounting systems.
  • To ensure work is being undertaken in the most efficient manner, being up to date with the most recent software developments and working methods.
  • To have excellent client relationship skills and handle client queries in a positive and client focused manner.
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using the firm’s practice management applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Other duties consistent with the grade as directed.

Candidate Requirements:

  • You will have at least 2 years of practice experience and have a strong working knowledge of accounts preparation as well as tax return preparation and compliance.
  • You will be able to produce accounts from incomplete records including double-entry bookkeeping and the production of accounts to Trial Balance stage.
  • You will have experience of managing a varied workload in these areas and be ready to take responsibility for your own workload and that of the team working directly under you.
  • Relevant qualifications would be preferred but not essential.
  • Current working knowledge of UK tax laws and accounting standards applicable to small business are essential to this role.
  • Have excellent client communication skills.
  • You will enjoy the challenge of working with a large variety of clients and the varied types of work those clients bring.
  • Experience of computerised and cloud-based accounting systems. Iris, Xero or QuickBooks is preferred.
  • Genuine desire to be a trusted advisor to small business clients.
  • Conscientious, committed and reliable.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of your work.
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK.

*What you need*

Must have a “can do” attitude and be able to work independently with appropriate support. You should be proactive, motivated and willing to learn, with a problem-solving attitude. You will be confident in engaging with clients to build a rapport and offer solutions and direction


  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Flexibility.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • In-house training and ongoing CPD.

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