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: KM Recruitment is a expert UK wide recruiter for the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors. Job Title: AAT / Accountancy Tutor *Trainee or Qualified Opportunity * Location: London - Must be flexible with travel (expenses paid) Salary: £33, 000 (Trainee) £34, 000 - £35, 000 (Qualified) + £2000 London Weighting Allowance Package: Excellent Holiday Entitlement, Mileage, Pension + Much More Type: Full time, Permanent Trainee Opportunity: Trainee Applicants should hold their Level 4 AAT qualification as a minimum to make an application. This is an exciting chance for an experienced Accountant, who is seeking to employ that next step on the career ladder. Benefits for Trainee’s include: • Fully funded Teaching Qualification – Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) • Fully funded Assessor award CAVA / TAQA • Training and support • Fulltime/permanent employment from day one Duties: • To deliver AAT Levels 2, 3 and 4 in classroom based environment, delivering to groups of between 4 - 16 learners (If candidates hold own CIMA or ACCA, there is an opportunity to deliver these qualifications alongside the AAT). • Prepare, plan and deliver quality learning and ensure timely and accurate completions in line with company procedures and timescales. • give guidance, support and encouragement to learners throughout their journey. • give progress response to learners and give support to ensure they meet their set goal / target. • Organise and keepdocumentation on learners' progress. • Overcome barriers to learning and changedelivery to meet learner’s needs. • Support, tell and motivate learners. called for Criteria: • Must hold an AAT Level 4 qualification in AAT as a minimum. • (Not called for) Hold a CIMA or ACCA qualification • Must hold relevant occupational competency within Accountancy. • Confident and professional with the skillto motivate and motivate people. • Quality driven and prepared to go the extra mile for your learners. • Organisational skills. • Must be flexible with travel. Desirable Criteria: • Recognised Assessor award: D32/D33, A1, TAQA or CAVA. • Ideally hold a recognised Teaching qualification (PTLLS or equivalent). • Experience of delivering AAT courses to levels 2, 3 and 4. nb: KM Recruitment receive a high number of applications for each role advertised and although we would like to we are not always able to deliver response to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 days then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for your interest and keep an eye on our website for future opportunities ..........
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: The Company: The prospective employer is a highly successful progressive accountancy firm practice based in London. They have a widely-varied client base, ranging from tech start-ups to property and wholesalers etc. This job offer: As a Senior Accountant, you’ll be dealing with and working on a portfolio of clients and covering a wide range of business sizes and activities. Plus, you’ll be playing an important role in the daily running of the firm, providing you with the opportunity to develop your career. The Vacancy responsibilities: • Preparing limited company accounts for varied portfolio of clients • Preparing corporation tax returns • Preparing management accounts • Reviewing work of more junior members of the team • Preparing the accounts of SME limited companies and LLPs, from a trial balance as well as manual client records • Providing detailed discussion notes for client meetings on accounting and tax-related aspects • Working with clients to solve queries and give recommendations • Preparing management accounts and cash-flow projections • Taking charge of staff supervision and development, while liaising closely with clients and partners The Candidate: • ACCA/ACA qualified • Two or more years of relevant experience • Up to date with IFRS and UK GAAP • Knowledge of IRIS accounts production would be advantageous • Good knowledge of bookkeeping packages, including Sage and Xero • Advanced knowledge of Excel and data analysis techniques • Strong written English • Experience of working with clients across a wide range of sectors and industries • Strong organisational skills, with the skillto meet deadlines ..........
Key points: We are currently working with several Accountancy Practices across London and Essex with a variety of positions available for hardworking and self-motivated individuals. Current Positions Available: * Bookkeepers (Part Time or Full Time) * Managers * Semi Senior Accountants * Senior Accountants * Financial Controllers * Trainees (2017 Graduates - Summer 2017 start) If you have experience in any of the above roles or are a 2017 Accounting/Finance graduate keen to get into Accountancy then apply with your CV. If we have a suitable position in a suitable location, a consultant will contact you. What We Are seeking to employ: * Proven experience within an Accountancy Practice * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Computer literate * High level of accuracy and attention to detail * Good interpersonal skills TwentyFour Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer. If your skill set and experience matches the above advert then apply today and if your CV is shortlisted a consultant will contact you to discuss the next stage of the recruitment process ..........
Key points: My client, a leading accountancy practice in the City of London, is seeking an accomplished FINANCE MANAGER to join them in an interim capacity to cover Maternity. This is a great chance to join this amazing firm The opportunity of Interim Finance Manager is broad but with a real focus on the technical aspects of Financial Accounting. If you enjoy the detail involved in complex statutory accounts, whilst having the opportunity to partner directly with a cross section of the business then this agreementrole should be of interest: Key responsibilities * To be responsible for the organising and preparation and review of the financial accounts statements for all group entities and deliver these in a timely manner for review by the Financial Controller. * To be responsible for the annual audit visit; liaising with auditors and providing relevant information or supporting documentation during the course of their visit. * To prepare schedule of partner interest and capital based on group profits and information available. * To update the Opera database for any called for changes following final changes/audit recommendations/profit. * To review the management accounts on a monthly basis as prepared by the * Management Accountant so that they are in a publishable state to give to the Financial * Controller in order to release to the business by working day 7 of the period. * to help the Management Accountant in delivering the management accounts * where it proves necessary. * To give day to day supervision of the Finance Team, with responsibility for their * Performance Reviews as called for by the Financial Controller. * To ensure that delegated tasks are monitored and satisfactorily completed within the * designated timescales. Key requirements * Qualified finance professional ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA or equivalent experience * Team management experience * Good IT exposure and to a wide variety of systems * earlier work experience as a Finance Manager * Experience of Practice Management systems, management accounts, financial accounts, VAT returns and payroll * Experience of managing a team of 2 or more * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills * Strong organisational skills and an eye for detail This nationally recognised Accountancy practice is extremely well respected and provides an environment of support and interest. If you are seeking to employ a stable agreementwith a good support structure then do get in touch. APPLY TODAY FOR THIS GREAT ROLE Huntress does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation. Huntress acts as a Recruitment organisationin relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles. nb: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in th ..........
Key points: Our prestigious client, a leading independent Accounting firm, is seeking to employ an experienced business manager to join their department. the employee will be managing a great European team of Client Management Accountants, hence any European language skills are beneficial. This role is only suited to someone who has earlier work experience working in an accountancy managing staff, and is a great opportunity to progress in a high level boutique environment where you would be directly responsible for UHNW clients and prestigious companies. This is a dual role which involves direct client interaction but also overall management and delivery of the wide range of accounting services the firm offers and direct account management being offered to the client. The ideally fluent German or French speaker would need to have earlier work experience in a senior accounting/financial management role, with full expertise and knowledge in a wide array of accounting disciplines such as monthly management accounts, UK VAT, Expat TAX, audit, performance and strategy, etc… The role is diverse and offers the special mixture of client management but also management of several direct reports of other outsourced accounting providers. . The Business Manager needs to have earlier practice/firm or outsourced accounting services experience working within a similar role having ideally dealt with various clients preferably from differing sectors. The client offers a tailored and special outsourced accounting service dealing in areas of audit, TAX, VAT, performance and strategy, hence the need for like-minded individuals who would enjoy this diverse high end of the market environment with heavy client focus. The Business Group Manager with French or German will be responsible accounting workflow management, overseeing members of an accounting team and delivering these accounting services to a large portfolio of clients to the highest of standards. This is an exciting chance to growyour international client and accounting experience within a prestigious, professional, international and ever expanding environment. Profile * Fluency in English both written and spoken * extra fluency in either French, Spanish, Italian or German is helpful * Qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA etc... or by experience or part-qualified with necessary experience herein listed * UK VAT experience is called for. * earlier work experience within outsourced accounting practice/firm is needed * Experience within a combination of several accounting disciplines such as Audit, UK VAT, expat tax, performance and strategy within both practice and industry * earlier work experience working as a management accountant or senior accounts role managing several clients accounting processes within practice * A self-starter driven to succeed and deliver excellence to prestigious clientele * exemplary conversational and communication ski ..........
Key points: This 2 Partner Firm based in Wembley are currently seeking to employ an aspiring individual to join their driven and progressive team as an Accounts Assistant. Main Vacancy responsibilities; - Accounts preparations for a variety of different clients including partnerships, sole traders and limited companies - Processing of payroll including SSP, SMP and SPP calculations - Preparation of VAT returns - Bookkeeping duties The ideal candidate; - Desirably AAT qualified or similar OR; - Part Qualified ACCA or ACA - skillto work well as a team as well as individually - A diligent and aspiring individual For more and comprehensive information and details on this role either apply directly or contact Connor Shuff at AJ Chambers ..........
Key points: My client is currently seeking to employ a Financial Accountant. The Financial Accountant will be expected to work onsite in Vauxhall for a minimum of three months initially. Working hours (working) are 9:00-17:30, Weekdays but they are expecting a reforecast in February so Applicants should be prepared to work extra hours (working), when called for. This role will be across Media and Support Services, supporting the Financal Controller and Finance Director. Candidates should have demonstrable post qualification experience in the following areas: * SAP BPC experience (called for) * Financial statements- not necessarily complex but pulling together information and producing reports that are acceptable for auditing * Cash flow forecasting experience- reconcile and distinguish between direct and indirect * Scope, preparation and signing of statutory accounts * Preparation of tax returns * Preparation of VAT * Preparation of foreign exchange hedge accounting * Running of year end, closing project codes, financial statements, changes in accounting standards * Strong financial control- balance control and reconciliation * Preparation of MI reporting for the business * Process control * Problem solving * Navision (preferred) * IFRS 15 * Prioritising multiple queries and questions from the business ..........
Key points: RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client who is a long established and reputable gaming company based in Gibraltar (Southern Spain) who offer long term career growth, excellent salary, relocation assistance, and a rewarding working environment where you can make a real impact. They require a Financial Accountant who will be involved in the overall management of the finance, accounting and taxation of several of our Group companies. Why Gibraltar? Much lower personal rate of tax, 300 days of sunshine per year, English spoken as the main language, paid in pounds / sterling, clean beaches / sea, cheap cost of living, relaxed out of work lifestyle, excellent UK Schooling system and tax fee shopping. What is the plan for the role of Financial Accountant? the employee will be fully qualified (ACA, ACCA or equivalent), with excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills combined with a collaborative approach. What will you do as a Financial Accountant? • Manage the purchasing process for several Gibraltar companies across the company from liaising with all purchase order (PO) requisitioners to ensure correct coding and available budget, through purchase order creation and approval. Work with the other finance team members to ensure that the PO process is run efficiently. • Assist the back-office team in India and the other financial accountants across the company to ensure that bank reconciliations and other back-office tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner. • Management reporting – take responsibility to ensure all your companies are closed each month in line with Group requirements and that accounting entries are complete and accurate. Complete monthly finance packs for the Head of Finance to review. • Payments – managing vendor payments for your companies and dealing with any AP queries and exceptions. • Review – review accounting entries to ensure the books are free from material misstatement and that entries are coded to the correct account and cost centre. • Financial Reporting – responsible for producing financial statements for the your companies. • Supporting Local Management – give local management and directors with advice on the financial implications of business activities • Ensure that successful internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with local GAAP and applicable local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting and internal guidelines. What do you know that makes you a great Financial Accountant? • Accountancy qualifications (ACA/ACCA or equivalent) • Experience in a similar accountancy role • Working knowledge of direct and indirect tax and regulatory matters • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Strong initiative and skillto manage multiple task at the same time • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analyti ..........