Accounting Senior

Armstrong Watson
Penrith, United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020
17 Oct 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Armstrong Watson is a leading independent accountancy firm with 17 offices across the North of England and Scotland and ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advisors.

Our people and culture are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the unique impact our employees have on not only our clients, but also colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Our success depends on every one of us behaving consistently across all four values; Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.

We have plans for growth, that are not only ambitious but well within our reach We're going places and are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing team to help us get there.

The Role

When clients put their accounts in the hands of Armstrong Watson, they're on their way to forming the foundations of a stronger, more efficient future for their organisation. Prepared by our expert teams and claiming all the available allowances to minimise their tax liability, we give clients practical, commercial advice - focussing on their future, understanding their business and helping them get where they want to be. Our team of professionals rapidly become trusted advisers for anything to do with the business, providing stability and growth.

We are looking for an Accounting Senior to join the team within our Penrith Office.

This role will involve preparing accounts for various businesses, including limited companies, sole traders and partnerships together with the associated tax computations. The post holder will receive an excellent opportunity to discover all the benefits that working for the Xero Accounting Partner of the year can offer.

A working knowledge of Xero is desirable, though not essential as full Xero training will be provided, as is the preparation of management accounts. Some of the work undertaken in this role will take place on client's premises and so some travel will be required.

Strong communications skills are essential for the client interaction aspects of this role. You will be expected to manage your own workload, complete the work within the budgeted time and to the required deadlines. There will be the opportunity for progression if the required skills are demonstrated.

The successful candidate will ideally be AAT qualified with sufficient relevant experience from an accountancy practice, including accounts preparation. This role is potentially open to candidates wanting to work part-time as options will be discussed upon application.

We're working hard to create an increasingly agile working environment for all colleagues; we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate on both a full and part time basis.


In return for your hard work helping us shape our future growth and development, we provide a competitive salary and benefits package which includes;
  • Employer contribution pension scheme including life cover and income protection
  • Enhanced annual leave which increases with service
  • Flexible working
  • Healthshield health cash plan
  • Introductory commission scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee referral scheme

In addition to all the benefits you would expect from an award winning employer, you will be given the utmost encouragement and support to develop your career.

When you're with us...we're with you.

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