Semi Senior Accountant - Top 50 Accounting Firm

AJ Chambers
Ipswich, Suffolk
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

AJ Chambers are currently working on behalf of a forward-thinking and expanding Accountancy firm who are looking to recruit a Semi Senior Accountant in Ipswich.

This position starts at Semi Senior but will progress to Senior/Supervisor if the successful candidate provides the skills, professionalism and maturity to lead assignments and undertake direct client relations.


  • Prepare accounts from client records (including, but not limited to, sole traders, partnerships, incorporated companies and LLPs)
  • Demonstrate good standard of tax knowledge by preparing personal and corporation tax computations and returns
  • Able to plan and complete audit assignments if required
  • Ensure clear understanding of instructions and time budgets before assignment begins and adequately monitor deadlines / time budgets during assignment
  • Assist when required to help with audit projects
  • Clear most routine accounting queries directly with client / client’s staff (by phone or email)
  • Identify more complex queries for the client manager and make sensible suggestions for improvements to clients’ systems and procedures or for increasing the efficiency/cost effectiveness of the assignment
  • Finalise assignments following manager/partner review
  • Set an example to trainees/assistants and assist with training less experienced members in the team
  • Other ad hoc assignments as and when required i.e. management accounts

Work base competencies

  • Minimum AAT qualified
  • Audit experience desirable though can be taught on the job
  • 3-4 years previous practice experience (ideally from a firm with at least 3 partners)
  • Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Good knowledge and experience of Sage Accounts, Caseware Accounts, Digita Personal Tax and
  • Digita Corporation Tax also desirable

For further information on the Semi Senior Accountant role, please apply direct or contact Josie Studd from AJ Chambers