Major financial and accountancy employers in the London area include:
London Stock Exchange
Lloyd's of London (insurance)
Lloyds Banking Group
Canary Wharf is the main financial centre of London. Job opportunities are available in all financial sectors including banking, investment and insurance. Many head offices have moved to Canary Wharf with careers offered with building societies, broking firms and independent financial adviser companies.
London Accountancy firms include:
Barnes Roffe LLP
BDO Stoy Hayward
Berg Kaprow Lewis
Chantrey Vellacott DFK
Duncan & Toplis
Ernst & Young
HAT Group of Accountants
Haslers Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers
Horwath Clark Whitehill
Mercer & Hole
Morley and Scott
Price Bailey LLP
Reeves & Neylan
Rothman Pantall & Co
RSM Robson Rhodes
Smith & Williamson
UHY Hacker Young
In the accountancy sector there are many job types available. These include Accounting technician jobs where the responsibilities include assisting with the preparation of accounts through to dealing with the payroll. The job can also involve receiving and settling invoices, book-keeping, auditing and
writing financial reports. Actuary jobs are included in the accountancy sector, actuaries evaluate and make recommendations to the management concerning financial risks. Other categories of accountancy jobs we cover include Chartered accountant, Chartered management accountant, public finance accountant and Tax adviser.
Popular accountant careers are in:
Audit work dealing with ledgers and financial statements. This type of work is now very computerised and thus requiring more and more IT skills and experience.
Budget Analysis is all about financial planning. The job will require very good communication skills as debate and negotiation can play a big part.
Financial accountants extract information from the business ledgers to prepare financial company statements. They are involved in longterm tactical decisions.
Management accountants are involved in capital budgeting and company business analysis. Cost analysis, contract analysis and developing new business are key areas for management accountants.
Tax accountants prepare corporate and personal income tax statements.
Typical Job ad below for London or nearby locations (shown as example for job requirements and responsibilities):
Example vacancy only: Financial Accountant
One of London's most successful theatre companies was looking for a Financial Accountant to join their professional financial team. We are proud to be part of London's rich cultural heritage and our passion for the stage was inherent in all our operations. Please note this job for Financial Accountant was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn. 1. Here at Nimax Theatres, we own and operate six of London West End's most famous venues including the Apollo and the Vaudeville Theatre. 2. As our Financial Accountant, the employee will be covering a wide range of tasks including posting transactions, carrying out reconciliations of key control accounts and preparing bank reconciliations. Many opportunities within the organisation. Using your knowledge and understanding of business costs, the employee will provide key support to the FD and senior management. (N.B. Financial Accountant is shown for research purposes only.)
Due to the recent acquisition of the Palace Theatre, we are looking for a Financial Accountant who can bring their skills to this newly created position Find Greater london or The east of London including Docklands and Canary Wharf as well as London jobs on the right.
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As well as jobs in London find on Amber Jobs a range of vacancies such as jobs in Canary wharf, jobs in Docklands and Audit Jobs in The east of London including Docklands and Canary Wharf. Also Aat vacancies in The West End.
Key points: Firm: Mid-Sized - Workload: Company secretarial administrative support - Location: North West London - Salary: £30-45k As a candidate, are you an experienced Company Secretary seeking to employ the opportunity to growyour experience by working for a professional and friendly mid-sized accountancy firm in North West London? If so, our client, a highly successful Chartered Accountancy Practice based in North West London, are currently looking to recruit a standalone Company Secretary on a part time or full time basis to join their team and give the Partner with company secretarial administrative support. Duties will include: - Drafting letters to clients regarding their annual returns - Preparation of dormant accounts - Compliance with all statutory filings i.e. Accounts and Annual Returns - Company and LLP Incorporations, dealing with all related appointments, share issues, share certificates etc. - Updating various excel spreadsheets on a steady basis - Dealing with Company Secretarial queries from Partners, staff and clients - Dividend Vouchers - Board minutes and resolutions - Engagement letters and obtaining KYC documentation - Involvement in Ad Hoc Projects - Maintenance of company statutory registers The successful candidate should have: - earlier work experience of working in a similar role, preferably gained within professional services - Knowledge of company secretarial procedures, Company Law and Corporate Governance - Working knowledge of a company secretarial package - Good IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Please call on (Apply online only) to discuss this role further or apply on-line for immediate consideration. Please also note that due to the volume of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. If you have not received a response within two weeks, assume your application for this role was unsuccessful. nonetheless, understand that we will keep your CV on record for any future role that could be your perfect match. If you are seeking Company Secretary jobs in London contact Austin Rose, the Public Practice Recruitment Specialists ..........
Key points: The Company: The prospective employer is a mid-tier accountancy firm, based in London. This job offer: As a Bookkeeper, you’ll be reporting to the Finance Director while keeping the accounts of different departments in order. The Vacancy responsibilities: • Preparing statutory accounts; • Assisting the FD with annual budgets; • Managing inbound and outgoing invoices; • Managing the daily cash flow process; • Carrying out balance sheet analyses and reconciliations; • Handling audit liaison & planning. The Candidate: • Qualified Accountant AAT/ACA/CIMA/ACCA; • Strong auditing background; • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, and Word; • Experience working in the technology/engineering/high-turnover industries would be advantageous. Kingsley Hamilton People is an equal opportunities employer ..........
Key points: Job Reference: 144537 Job Title: Financial Accountancy Lecturer Location: South West London Fee Rate: £18.00 - £22.00 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience + holiday pay Protocol is d to be working alongside an educational establishment in the South West London area, who require a Financial Accountancy Lecturer for a position beginning ASAP. The college are seeking to employ a candidate to deliver Financial Accountancy to Foundation level International students. We are keen to hear from candidates that use innovative teaching techniques to motivate and motivate and inspire learners. To be suitable for this role, Applicants should meet the following criteria; * Hold a relevant teaching qualification (Cert Ed, PGCE, DTLLS or CTLLS). * Hold a degree level subject qualification. * Have experience of delivering Financial Accountancy. * Have good organisational and planning skills. * Plenty of enthusiasm and the skillto motivate students. * Willingness to give exceptional support for learners * Extensive knowledge of your subject area. * Be flexible and self-motivated with a dedication to student achievement and quality. Benefits to you: * Competitive rates of pay * Holiday pay at the end of every agreement * No DBS admin fees * Dedicated Candidate Support Team * Cloud based portal * Paperless timesheets * Generous referral scheme * Nest pension scheme and support * Regular communications * Discounts at Specsavers * Careers support and advice If you have the skills and experience we require for this role and you are seeking to employ a new challenge email your CV. Protocol has been helping FE professionals and support workers find employment for nearly 20 years and because we work with 47% of the UK colleges and a further 75 FE providers we always have the very best choice in roles. Every year Protocol helps over 6, 000 candidates find work and provides over 24, 000 contracts for our temporary workers. So, if you're seeking to employ your next agreementor permanent job, you know you're in good hands. Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under agreementwith Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is sought for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the organisationWorkers Regulations 2010 ..........
Key points: Firm: Top 50 - Location: West End, London - Benefits: Christmas bonus, Great Offices, Fast Progression - Salary: £30-35k ... The prospective employer, a Top 50 accountancy firm based in Central London are looking to recruit an experienced Paraplanner to join their growing Financial Services team. Reporting to the Financial Services Director, the role involves: - Financial Planning, Research, Analysis and Report Writing - Providing information and documentation within agreed timescales - Contributing towards agreed business targets - Preparing for, contributing to and producing notes on Client Meetings - Working within defined business processes in a timely manner - Managing communicationand maintaining client files - Complying with FCA and Company Compliance procedures at all times - Training and development - Ensuring that all activity complies with Company procedures To be considered the candidate must have: - Minimum of 3 years` experience working within an IFA environment - Diploma in Financial Planning (or equivalent Level 4 qualification) - Excellent understanding of financial services products and legislation - Highly successful time management and organisational skills - Excellent report writing skills - exemplary conversational and communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) - express with particular attention to detail - Excellent IT skills, preferably with a good working knowledge of Platforms, Intelligent Office, Voyant, Analytics and Defacto Please call on (Apply online only) to discuss this role further or apply on-line for immediate consideration. Please also note that due to the volume of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. If you have not received a response within two weeks, assume your application for this role was unsuccessful. nonetheless, understand that we will keep your CV on record for any future role that could be your perfect match. If you are seeking Paraplanner roles in London contact Austin Rose, the Public Practice Recruitment Specialists ..........
Key points: The Company: The prospective employer is a mid-tier accountancy firm, based in London. This job offer: As a Semi-Senior Accountant, you’ll be preparing accounts for non-audit clients. Plus, you’ll be completing tax computations/returns, as well as the completion of personal tax returns with minimal supervision. The Vacancy responsibilities: • Preparing accounts from client records using Caseware; • Dealing with initial queries on accounts; • Finalising accounts after review; • Drafting tax computations; • Controlling your own assignment time within a pre-find outd budget; • Liaising with client and/or client’s staff; • Completing work to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager; • Finalising accounts and carrying out tax computations; • Progressing into a role where you’ll assist and support new trainees/less experienced team members. The Candidate: • A minimum of two or more years of relevant experience; • ACCA affiliate / ACCA qualified, part-qualified, or equivalent; • A good background in accounting work; • Experience working on multiple clients from a variety of sectors; • Good interpersonal and organisational skills; • A highly professional appearance and attitude. Kingsley Hamilton People is an equal opportunities employer ..........
Key points: Due to explosive growth, an established and leading independent Accountancy Firm located in Central London are seeking to employ and looking for a talented and knowledgable Payroll Assistant to be working with their team. They are seeking to employ and looking for a jobseeker for this new vacancy ideally with a minimum of 2-3 years client payroll experience. The main objectives of this position are Providing help to a team of Bookkeepers with the running of payrolls Managing a portfolio of client based payrolls The Important job duties of the vacancy will be Processing client payrolls (weekly, fortnightly and monthly) which includes payslips, end of year SSP, SMP, SPP etcCompleting all payroll year end dutiesDealing with queries from both clients and HMRCAdministration dutiesEnsuring all payroll tasks are completed accurately and to deadlinesAd-hoc bookkeeping duties as required Required experience and skills are A minimum of 2 years experience in Payroll, ideally within a Practice environment Confident and able to work on your own initiativeGood organisational skills and accuracy If you would like to be considered for this great opportunity then apply directly or contact Danielle Lentell at AJ Chambers. ..........
Key points: The prospective employer is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers with offices in Middlesex and Surrey. They give a professional service to individuals and organisations of all sizes ranging from small privately owned businesses to UK subsidiaries of prestigious multi-national groups and ambition listed companies. They operate across a broad range of industry sectors including: financial, manufacturing, media, mining, telecommunications and IT, retail and real estate. We are seeking to recruit for our client an Audit Senior/Supervisor, perhaps currently working within a Top 50 practice, seeking to employ an opportunity to make a bigger impact with a smaller firm. Working with a wide portfolio of clients operating in sectors including IT, Property, Construction and Engineering with turnovers up to £250m, the successful candidate will take responsibility for all stages of audit assignments, working closely with team members and completing projects within tight deadlines. The position will be 80% audit and 20% accounts preparation and offers progression to audit manager within the next two years. The ideal candidate will be personable and motivated, technically exceptional, have exemplary conversational and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to work in an organised and efficient manner. Apply today for the opportunity to interview directly with the employer ..........
Key points: Insurance Accountancy Vacancies - Various (Perm & Contract) On behalf of several Insurers and Lloyds Managing Agents, we are seeking to employ Accountants at all levels. Vacancies include; Assistant Syndicate Accountant Syndicate Accountant x 4 (both Perm & Contract) Corporate Accounting Assistant Corporate Accountant Reporting Accountant Project Accountants x 2 Finance Business Partner Syndicate Finance Manager For information on these vacancies, Contact Tony Massenhove or Tony Martin or email us and we will contact you by return ..........
Key points: Taylor Hawkes are delighted to be representing a fastly expanding and extremely aspiring boutique firm of accountants located in North London.
This is a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a talented and knowledgable Bookkeeper to be working with a friendly team providing a full range of bookkeeping services to clients.
The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will:
- Be AAT qualified - Have at least 2 yearsexperience working as a Bookkeeper within a Practice environment, including: sales ledger purchase ledger credit control, trial balance, VAT returns, EC Sales Lists and CIS returns - Have excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office and Sage (practical knowledge of working on Xero would be an advantage) - Have experience with a good range of client industries and turnovers from £1M and in excess of £5M - Demonstrate the skillto satisfy a diverse range of clients to tight deadlines - Have the skillto work on their own initiative, with excellent organisation and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact.
Experience of partial exemption and operating with a cloud based accounting system would be preferable.
To be considered for this role apply or contact Nick at Taylor Hawkes for further information. £25, 000 - £33, 000 ..........