Semi-Senior Accountant

Full-Time | Woodford, Essex or Farringdon, London

Department: Accounts

Job Title: Semi-Senior Accountant

Reporting to: Accounts Manager

Salary Band: £26,000-£32,000 DOE

Hours: Full Time (9am-5pm)

We are seeking a highly skilled semi-senior accountant to join our award-winning accountancy practice in a client facing role.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles, financial analysis and regulatory compliance, alongside excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  They will be responsible for managing client relationships, providing financial guidance, alongside the preparation of accounts, CT600, personal tax returns for companies, partnerships and sole traders.

You’ll have direct management of a portfolio of clients which will involve regular meetings, liaising with other departments on client matters, contact with HMRC and other professional firms, dealing with client queries and ad hoc work such as forecasting, management accounts and budgeting, and working towards targets on a monthly basis and ensuring systems and processes are followed.

The benefits of working with us

Why Choose Nordens? We’re not just an accountancy firm; we’re a family. Our DNA is woven with inclusivity, support, and innovation. We believe in empowering every member to achieve their personal and professional aspirations. Here’s why we’re “Not The Ordinary”.

1. Thorough and Bespoke Advisory Services

There’s business advisory and then there’s business advisory. Our strategic team of consultants provide you with unmatched expertise, structured solutions, and a commitment to clear, tangible results. We’re not just advisors; we’re architects of your success.

2. Breaking the Mould: No More ‘Partner-Led’ Exclusivity

Experience the future of accountancy with our vibrant, dynamic team. In an era of innovation, we’re challenging the outdated norms of ‘Partner-Led’ firms. We’ve revolutionised the traditional structure with specialised departments, ensuring you work with experts in every field.

3. Multi-Dimensional Problem Solving

Unlocking solutions beyond the surface. We navigate complex challenges with a multi-dimensional focus, providing tailored strategies that go beyond traditional approaches.

Our Values:

  • Just Care. 
  • Step Beyond. 
  • Think Solutions.
  • Bring Results.
  • Build Connections.

Your Well-being Matters:

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy true flexibility with our hybrid working policy and core working hours.
  • Your Health: From additional holiday entitlements, “me days”, and private medical healthcare, to enhanced maternity benefits, we’ve got you covered.
  • Your Voice: We value your feedback and encourage open communication through various platforms.
  • Respect: A diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and valued.
  • Sustainability: Join our journey towards carbon neutrality with eco-friendly initiatives and benefits.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Dealing with client queries
  • Dealing with HMRC and other professional firms
  • Provide forecasts, references, management accounts and budgeting where applicable
  • Preparing, review and submit all Company Accounts and Personal Tax Returns
  • Explaining services to new and existing clients. i.e. Nordens Advisory, Cloud, Audit, Tax, including providing training on software if necessary
  • Being the primary point of contact for a portfolio of clients to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Manage an outsource accountant
  • Helping systemise client’s business functions and remove inefficiencies
  • Finding new ways to improve and ensure our internal culture and standards are regularly promoting our brand values across the team and the business
  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation
  • Promoting Nordens company vision
  • Accountable for delivering high quality, accurate work and that risk management requirements are complied with
  • Proactively seeking client referrals and understanding all Nordens service offerings
  • Reporting directly to department heads.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years in an accounts and client facing role
  • Currently studying no less than ACA Certificate/ACCA Applied Knowledge level
  • Relevant accounting experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities to priorities tasks and meet deadlines
  • Solid understanding of compliance requirements
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team
  • High ethical standards and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Solid understanding of the client’s business to enable you to suggest improvements to their business and operations

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