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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Jobs in London
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: The prospective employer, a Top 20 firm, is seeking to employ a Bookkeeper/Management Accountant to join their business. Working on a high quality portfolio of clients covering sectors such as media, property, professional services and art. The successful candidate will be comfortable with clients and technically competent enough to build strong lasting relationships with them. The firm has a great mix of being a traditional close-knit team as well as encouraging an entrepreneurial and commercial outlook. In addition they are well known in the industry for having a sensational environment and culture where their employees experience a great work life balance whilst still gaining invaluable experience. The successful candidate will need to: - Be a minimum of AAT qualified - Have at least 5 years experience in Bookkeeping - Currently be working within a UK based practice (minimum 5 partner firm) - Have Bookkeeping, Management Accounts, and VAT experience - Be intelligent with exemplary conversational and excellent communication skills PAs the successful candidate the employee will have the opportunity to work in an environment that will assist you in growing your career both technically and with regards to management responsibilities as well as working with a important team who are supportive, friendly and sociable. 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 Bookkeeping or Management Accounting jobs in London contact Austin Rose, the Public Practice Recruitment Specialists ..........
10/07 * - Accountancy Location: Sidcup Greater London Jobs
Key points: MiddletonMurray are currently offering Traineeship Programmes in Sidcup. We have sensational opportunities to get you on the career ladder with our bespoke Traineeship Programme. As a candidate, are you aged 16-23 and looking to kick-start your working career? Fed up of being unemployed? With no earlier work experience at several levels necessary, Traineeships are a popular choice for young adults seeking to employ on-the-job training and the opportunity to progress onto an Apprenticeship Programme, which will gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a wage. The MiddletonMurray Traineeship is a 6 week course which will give you the employability skills needed to work towards your future goals and preparing you for your work placement. On successful completion of the Traineeship, we will do all the hard work and find you a work placement. the employee will work for one of our clients in a full time position for a minimum of 35 hours (working) per week. We have many different opportunities available in the following areas: Customer Service Business Administration/Management Digital Marketing Warehousing Logistics Recruitment Retail Accountancy IT ..........
Key points: As a candidate, are you passionate about music? Have you experience of working as an Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper at a UK Accountancy firm? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. The prospective employer is an established accountancy firm who work with some of the biggest names in the music industry. They currently have an opening for a Tour Accountant. As a Tour Accountant, you'll help musicians and related companies from the music industry manage their day to day finances, accounts and tax returns. You'll help clients budget for live tours, examineincome, help with day to day bookkeeping, review contracts, and give financial advice to clients. No two days are the same in this role. Every band, DJ, Singer, Songwriter and Management Company has special requirements. Day to day duties as a Tour Accountant can include creating an initial budget for the tour, analysing expenses, invoicing and making payments on behalf of clients, day to day bookkeeping and preparing VAT returns. The ideal candidate will be AAT / ACCA part qualified with a minimum of 2 years experience working for a UK accountancy firm. This is a sensational opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in music. If this role appeals to you and you have relevant experience, apply for immediate consideration ..........
Key points: My client is seeking to employ a qualified accountant with at least 3 years in Practice. My client offers their clients the highest level of customer service at competitive rates. Their intention over the coming years is to encourage their clients to use them as a "one stop shop" for all business related issues. They ambition to jointheir technical skill and expertise within the accounting profession together with the commercial acumen of business advisors The role itself will involve: · Maintenance of accounting records for limited companies, LLP’s, sole traders and partnerships. · Preparation and electronic submission of periodic VAT returns to HMRC. · Preparation of spreadsheets, forecasts and annual accounts. · Knowledge of payroll, VAT, corporate & personal taxation. PERSON SPECIFICATION · Qualified ACA or ACCA with a minimum of 3 years accountancy practice experience. · Experience with tax and accounting software such as IRIS, Xero, Sage (payroll & bookkeeping) and Quickbooks. · Strong communication skills. · Wide ranging computer, accounting & taxation knowledge. · Ambitious and driven with excellent prospects for the successful candidate ..........
Key points: NEW Tax Manager Opportunity for Leading Surrey Based Firm of Accountants As a candidate, are you an ATT/CTA Qualified Tax Accountant with strong experience in both personal & corporate tax advice? As a candidate, are you a 1st class communicator confident in meeting with clients in order to give advice on their tax issues with extra tax compliance experience and earlier man management skill? Live near by to the Surrey area and seeking a new opportunity within an extremely well established friendly and professional accountancy firm with aspiring growth plans? The prospective employer is an expanding 8 Partner Accountancy Practice dedicated to ensuring their clients achieve their goals and providing a 1st class level of client support & service. Due to expansion they currently have an opportunity for a Tax Manager with experience of working on both personal and corporate tax as well as advising high net worth clients on tax, inheritance and trusts. the employee will be seeing clients from owner managed business and advising directors on their personal as well as their company’s tax issues. In addition there will be some tax compliance work and the employee will also be expected to oversee tax juniors with basic tax returns. No specific tax software experience is sought and the employer can offer a very competitive remuneration as well as a superb benefits package. A summary of responsibilities appears below:- give a holistic tax advice service to a varied portfolio of predominantly owner-managed businesses Develop the tax department findtax planning opportunities Manage a portfolio of both personal and corporate tax clients including the organising and preparation of complex tax returns and those of HNWIs/Non Doms/Non Residents Build and keepclose relationships with clients Developing acuity of trust tax compliance services give ad hoc tax advisory work Manage and review the process of less complex returns and be responsible for the general compliance aspect of work. The prospective employer would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are ATT and ideally CTA qualified who have a good mixture of both personal & corporate tax experience. Interested? The prospective employer is a friendly welcoming and send thinking firm offering a very generous pay plus full benefits package so if you have the skills and background desired do send your details and CV now for immediate consideration ..........
Key points: Financial Accountant, Part Time A thriving SME currently seeks a Part Time (P/T) Financial Accountant to join its ranks. The company consists of a tightknit team of 6 who are dynamic and energetic so a similar attitudewould be ideal. The preferred arrangement would be five days part-time (4 hours (working) per day) – nonetheless this can be discussed for the right individual. Stunning location. REQUIREMENTS: IT Skills: Microsoft Office, including Ms Excel Sage line 50 VAT Returns Payroll and HR Familiar with HMRC for VAT and PAYE ROLE: - Bank accounts - Creation of Sales Invoices and posting to Sage - Posting of Purchase Invoices to Sage - Payroll - Quarterly VAT Returns - Weekly Cash forecasting including collection of exceptional invoices and payments to suppliers - Liasion with MD, and local team to keep accounting system in line with project based financial reporting held within in each event, activity. - Maintenance of Deferred Revenue – invoices raised prior to actual activity - Understanding of Accruals and Revenue Recognition - Assisting with management accounts Note: earlier work experience of Sage / Quickbooks called for ..........
Key points: Senior Financial Accountant ACCA / ACA qualified London £40, 000 - £50, 000 Benefits: BUPA, Pension, Life Insurance, Cycle Scheme, Travel Loan Scheme VR/02022R We are seeking to employ a candidate who already has experience of managing and motivating staff. The Senior Financial Accountant provides support to the Group’s Finance Director and has responsibility for the accounting function of two of the Group’s subsidiary companies. Managing a small team, the role also includes working closely with and providing support and response to the commercial team. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Protect and grow the recurring revenue stream, in conjunction with the commercial team · Production of monthly management accounts and reporting to defined deadlines · Production and analysis of defined key performance indicators · Significantly strengthen the forecasting, planning and analysis functions · Develop the control framework within the company · Responsibility for the credit control function · Supervision of a small book-keeping team, including objective setting · give support with certain change initiatives, especially with regards cost successfulness / reduction programmes and suppliers ROLE: · Reviewing monthly sales performance with the commercial team, with particular focus on the performance of the recurring revenue element of turnover and providing response and analysis of same · Production of monthly management accounts and financial return for onward inclusion in the group’s consolidated report, within the agreed close timetable · Produce appropriate monthly variance and trend analysis · Work with the finance director to ensure key performance indicators stay appropriate, and produce same with appropriate commentary · Creation and production of an appropriate forecasting tool, centred around the recurring revenue element of the business · Management of the credit control function to ensure the Company’s debt position is maintained within stated targets · Set clear direction and objectives for each direct report QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE called for · Qualified ACA/ACCA or similar · earlier work experience of teamwork and collaboration · People management experience · Excellent and up to date knowledge of UK GAAP Desirable · Knowledge of Sage 200 accounting system; · Knowledge and experience of UK direct debit operation SKILLS & VALUES called for · skillto work under reasonable pressure and to steady deadlines · exemplary conversational and communication skills · Numerical expertise and good knowledge of excel spreadsheets called for · Desire for continuous improvement and skillto design and examinebusiness & accounting processes &middo ..........
Key points: Senior Group Financial Accountant called for for our client, a FTSE listed business, based in the City. This is a progressive role, where they see the successful individual moving into a Finance Manager role in the not too distant future. As Group Accountant, Your job duties will include being responsible for the organising and preparation, consolidation and analysis of budgets, forecasts, as well as monthly, quarterly and year-end results, ensuring their compliance with group policies and IFRS. Applicants should BE ACA QUALIFIED FROM THE BIG 4 Key skills called for: * ACA Qualified from the Big 4 * Candidates will either be newly qualified / 1-3 years PQE * Ideally, the employee will have some experience within industry nonetheless candidates who are coming straight from Practice will absolutely be considered * Must have a strong understanding of IFRS reporting standards and group consolidations Role will include: * Manage the time line and submission of accurate figures in the monthly consolidation process of the group figures for a multinational business. This will include being responsible for specific month end procedures and supporting the production of the Group accounts. * Manage the timeline and deliverables from subsidiaries to ensure timely completion of all forecasting and budgeting procedures. * Independently review and assesse the submissions of specific affiliates and liaise with subsidiaries as needed to ensure submissions are compliant with the business' requirements. * Assist in the review and analysing of monthly figures and provides useful insight to the business in regards to profitability and variances. * Be responsible for the creation of all management board packs that are distributed to the Group Management Team on a monthly basis. * Support, as needed, compliance related efforts, including ensuring subsidiaries are compliant with local statutory and Group policies, under guidance from the Group Finance Manager. * do various types of ad-hoc analysis and potentially represent Finance in project activities. * do internal controls review and testing. With implementation of control standards for internal and external audit requirements. * Be a key contact with the auditors and in the creation of the companies' annual report, including leading audit preparation activities, preparation of Group PBC files etc. * Treasury - preparation of group cash flow forecasts and placing hedge contracts * Tax - review of quarterly tax packs making sure they are filled in accurately and adequate tax planning across the group is achieved. Including the creation of an IFRS compliant tax note * Act as the main point of contact, in support of CFO and Group Finance Manager, for external tax advisors in the UK and overseas geographies, supporting local finance leads as needed * Ensure appropriate on-going training is delivered ..........
Key points: Financial Controller Qualifications: ACA, ACCA, CIMA Business Description and role My client are now looking to appoint an experienced Financial Controller who will work closely with the Board of Directors and a small team to assist with the next phase of its development. Primary responsibilities Managing two accounts staff and supervising day to day accounts dealing with. Preparation of monthly management accounts. Preparation of the monthly MI and reporting pack including variance analysis and KPIs. Day-to-day cash-flow management and reporting. Preparation of annual financial budgets and monthly flexed budgets. Working capital management. Working with the commercial team, the employee will assist with commercial matters such as pricing, cost negotiation and project management. Managing import documentation and currency exchange risk with overseas suppliers. Overseeing the organising and preparation of VAT and Intrastat returns Managing payroll dealing with and PAYE. Preparing CIS returns and managing sub-contractors Development of the financial reporting systems and internal control procedures. Strategies to improve gross margin opportunities and cost reduction measures. Preparation of annual financial reports. Liaising with the auditors. Managing Company Secretarial matters. Beyond the financial function, there is an opportunity to further develop the company’s IT requirements as well as dealing with more general management strategy Candidate Profile and range of experience Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) At least 5 years at FC level in a similar business Relevant experience in Construction or Engineering Sage 50 experience (or whatever systems are used) Project management, job costing and variance analysis Import documentation and process and managing currency exchange Inventory management and distribution practical and prepared to roll your sleeves up. Proven track record of performance reporting and producing management and statutory financial statements. Advanced Excel user and proficient in other MS Office products. Proactive and self-motivated with excellent system skills. Good staff management skills ..........