Senior Practice Accountant (92 views)

Islington N5
May 26, 2024

TaxAssist Accountants are the largest network of accountants, currently working from over 300 locations throughout the UK. We are a Times top 25 accountancy company which is owned by the franchisees and managers.

We are looking for an experienced senior accountant to join our accountancy practice in Islington, N5.

Our accountancy practice delivers a friendly and proactive year-round service to small businesses and personal taxpayers.

The successful candidate will report to the Practice Owner and be involved with all aspects of accountancy, taxation and client relationships.

The role provides the opportunity to work with the Practice Owner to:

• develop service offerings and grow the business.

• optimise the latest practice software to enhance processes and systems.

• support other team members and develop skill sets.

• build lasting client relationships in the local community.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Role:

Working at a senior level, providing complete accounting and business support to clients, including interim and annual accounts preparation, VAT returns and corporate and personal tax returns.

You will be required to review the work of other semi-senior accountants e.g.: review first draft tax returns/accounts before sending onto clients.

You will support the management and administration of the technical side of the Practice by implementing policy improvements, training staff and keeping review files. You will establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Directors and clients. You will assist in monitoring deadlines and chasing clients accordingly, in conjunction with colleagues.

Candidate Profile:

Suitable candidates must have:

• ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualifications

• Or qualified by experience (minimum 5 years’ experience required)

• Up to date UK tax knowledge

• Relevant and recent small accountancy practice experience

• Good written and spoken English, to explain complex accounting matters clearly to clients

• Customer-focused approach to work and commercially awareness

• A proactive, positive and self-motivated attitude with a problem-solving mindset

• Strong IT skills, with experience in practice software, including QuickBooks, Xero and Dext. We use TaxCalc accounting software– so experience in this software would be ideal but training will be provided.

• The ability to adapt to new software, systems and regulatory changes

• Ability to take responsibility for all aspects of technical work


• Full time or part time will be considered

• Hybrid working will be considered

• Competitive salary based on experience

• Flexible working by agreement

• Company pension scheme

• Health Assured employee well-being service

• Access to training and CPD to expand your skills and technical knowledge

• Being part of the TaxAssist Accountant national network – we are the largest small business accountancy network in the UK, with over 400 locations, we support over 80,000 clients nationally and have industry-leading support and systems. This is a great chance to be part of a very successful, award-winning business model.