Client Accountant – Southampton or South East – £40-45k + Bens including Flexible Working

My client are a successful Top 8 practice with a UK wide network.  Due to business growth they have an opening working for a personable and professional director.

My client offer a flexible hybrid approach to work with the office available as you prefer.

They are looking for a qualified who is ambitious and likes to manage a varied portfolio of clients.  Career prospects both locally and across the UK are strong following good performance.


  • Preparation of client accounts for PLC, SME and partnerships
  • Full reconciliation of balance sheet on each accounting job
  • Analysis of key income streams and P&L items, with analytical review and variance analysis
  • Completion of a full online accounts file with detailed accompanying notes where applicable
  • Preparation of adjusted profit computation to draft stage for review
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with clients
  • Manage time effectively to complete multiple tasks to appropriate deadlines and ensure line manager is kept informed of progress
  • Assist managers with analysis and preparatory work for more complex cases
  • Build and maintain cross service line relationships ie with private client tax team
  • Maintain high professional standards of conduct and practice
  • Working within a team environment with ability to help team and support where needed

Behavioural competencies:

  • Client Service:
  • Gain information from client staff in connection with assignment being worked on
  • Respond to client requests for information promptly and in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Recognise when information provided by the client is incomplete and inaccurate and take steps to rectify this
  • Establish positive working relationships with other departments within the office

Team Skills:

  • Participate in a team environment and help to develop mutually supportive and effective working relationships with members of the team, and provide enthusiasm, cohesion and input
  • Supervisory and training duties will form part of this role once induction and familiarisation with systems is complete

Business Skills:

  • Record time accurately and promptly, keeping adequate records of time spent on client assignments
  • Notify more senior colleagues of overruns/potential overruns on a timely basis
  • Deliver value by consistently providing high quality service (work standards, responsiveness, achievement of deadlines, communication) at own level
  • Seek and gain an understanding of the client’s business and internal systems

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Display good listening skills and questioning when unsure
  • Communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Show commitment to activities which develop team spirit within the team/office
  • Develop good interpersonal skills with both external clients and internal colleagues

To apply please send in your CV with a short note about why this role is of interest.  Please include details of your most recent base salary, package and expectations as well of your notice period.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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