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: A growing, boutique Accountancy firm are searching for an Assistant Accountant to join their busy team. This role would suit an AAT qualified or QBE individual who is seeking to employ a rewarding and fast-paced position. the employee will work with a variety of clients completing a number of duties which will include: - Bank reconciliations - Preparation of VAT returns - Preparation of management accounts - Accounts preparation for varied clients - Bookkeeping duties Requirements for the role: - AAT qualified or QBE - Experience working within Accountancy Practice for a minimum of 2 years - Use of Cloud software, Xero would be an advantage - Able to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines On offer is a generous pay so if you would like to be considered apply or contact Danielle Lentell at AJ Chambers ..........
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: NEW City Based Group Financial Accountant called for By Leading Financial Services Company As a candidate, are you an ACA Qualified Accountant with c 1 years PQE with earlier work experience in working under IFRS? Have you experience of a consolidation of at least 10 companies and demonstrable statutory accounting experience within a financial services sector? Interested in an extremely important & demanding Group Financial Accountant role working for a highly professional well established financial services organisation who can offer a competitive salary, career progression as well as a first class benefits package? The prospective employer has a superb reputation of providing innovative and high quality investment management advice to its clients and this well established and highly professional organisation are currently looking to recruit within their Central London location a Group Financial Controller to work alongside senior management and to give their Finance Department with technical support on all matters relating to statutory reporting, Accounting Standards, taxation & FCA requirements This is an extremely vital role within the organisation and the employee will be working with the Business Partnering Team, Deputy Financial Controller & Group Financial Controller and the key responsibilities and accountabilities are summarised below:- Management of one member of staff Preparation & filing of statutory reports Consolidation accounting Production of financial information Act as 1st point of contact for all taxation matters Group FCA returns and reviews Cashflow monitoring& management Management accounts production Provision of year end information for external audit Liaison with external auditors, Head of Business Partnering & Finance Business Partner in respect of monthly management accounts Monthly reconciliations Consolidation of annual group budget Preparation of quarterly board papers Applications for this special opportunity are particularly invited from ACA Qualified Accountants with around 1 years post qualification experience that ideally have had some experience in the financial services industry and definitely have experience of working under IFRS and who have experience of a consolidation of at least tem companies If you are a motivational and express ACA Qualified Accountant with strong communication and man management skills and are in the market for a important role with substantial prospects in a Central London location then we would like to hear from you Interested? In return for your skills , commitment & expertise our client can offer a competitive salary, plus a sensational benefits package that includes medical & life cover, earnings, wages, salaryprotection, non contributory pension scheme and bonus. If you are interested in this new opportunity and are able to commute or live in Central London then send your details and CV now for immediate con ..........
Key points: Role Requirements: * Implement monthly balance sheet reconciliations for international expansion * Preparation of the daily cashflow forecast * Accounting for P&L costs (rent, distribution, utilities) including preparation of the Budgets and Forecasts * Implement monthly reporting regarding cash losses in the business * Assist in the organising and preparation of year-end audit files and give support during the audit * Recommend and implement improvements to streamline the reconciliations for Cash/Credit Card Balance Sheet Accounts * Reporting to Head of Finance Operations and Director of Finance * Develop strong relationships with the Finance Team and business partnering with heads of other finance departments Profile Requirements: * Studying towards CIMA/ACCA (Part Qualified) * Minimum of 2-3 years working as a Financial Accountant in a multi-channel Retail Environment * Experience of preparing Balance Sheet reconciliations * Excellent excel skills and general systems literacy * Experience with Cash, Credit Cards, Gift Voucher/Cards, Customer, Payroll, Accruals and Prepayment, Concession Control; flagging any material variances or areas of concern ..........
Key points: Financial Accountant The prospective employer, a boutique property company, is seeking to employ a Financial Accountant to join their exciting and growing company. The organisation takes an open-minded approach to the property sector enabling it to consider investments in established and up and coming areas. Making this the perfect opportunity for a candidate who believes in long term value and continued growth. Day to day duties: * Prepare the annual consolidated statutory financial statements * Preparing and submitting VAT returns * Non-resident landlord returns * Approving annual service charge budgets * Preparing financial statements and statutory year-end returns * Managing and issuing agent statements * Manage the annual audit process, ensuring that continuous improvements are made to the accuracy and timeliness of information provided * Act as the main point of contact for all audit queries * Ensure month-end tasks are completed to strict deadlines * Balance sheet preparation including month-end reviews * Produce statutory returns including all tax returns * Assist in developing and maintaining strict financial procedures and controls * Any ad-hoc duties as called for by the Financial Controller or Finance Director called for criteria: * Part or fully qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) * Strong Excel * exemplary conversational and communication and interpersonal skills * Property management experience is desirable Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your details are considered ..........
Key points: NEW CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY FOR QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT BASED IN CENTRAL LONDON As a candidate, are you an ACA Qualified Accountant currently in the market for a varied demanding & progressive Financial Accountant role initially offered on a 10 month Contract basis? Have you around 1 years PQE as well as strong technical accounting ability to include experience in statutory accounting taxation & FSA requirements? As a candidate, are you immediately available or on short term notice and able to consider a important maternity leave contract role? The prospective employer is a major part of a leading financial services company that secure the services of over 700 staff across 12 UK locations who currently have a Qualified Financial Accountant opportunity at their Central London location (near Piccadilly Circus) The purpose of the Financial Accountant role will be to provide the Finance Department with technical support regarding statutory reporting, taxation and FSA requirements. This is a important role within a well established and expanding financial services group and duties will include the preperation & filing of statutory accounts for each company within the group, group consolidation accounting, preperation of FSA & Group Tax returns. In addition Your job duties will include being responsible for the provision of year end information, the preperation of quarterly Board papers and other ad-hoc projects. This varied and demanding role would be particularly suitable for someone who was a fully capable and appropriately qualified ACA Accountant with around 1 years plus post qualification. previous work experience within the financial services industry is likely to be required for this role as well as a self motivated, flexible nature with first class communication skills. Applications are particularly invited from ACA Qualified Accountants who can commute comfortably into Central London and are keen to join a forward thinking organisation in a progressive role. Interested?... The prospective employer is keen to move the recruitment process as soon as possible so submit your details and CV NOW for immediate consideration ..........
Key points: Finance Manager for a varied role in a friendly, busy firm in North West London - this is a 12 month / 1 year fixed term contract. The Candidate must have earlier work experience as a Finance Manager - able to develop financial strategy, manage large service charge budgets, produce complex statistical reports as well as manage a small finance team. * Finance Manager - managing all financial and admin processes within the business * createstrategic and long-term business plans as part of the senior management team * Develop financial management mechanisms to help financial compliance * Manage a large service charge budget as well as other large operating budgets * Producing accurate accounts, statistical returns and financial reports * Review financial accounting, monitoring and reporting * Oversee management of the firm's information systems * Forecast budget information and produce annual budgets * Create strategies to ensure that the finance team are meeting deadlines and targets * Manage the year end service charge reconciliation process and give information to auditors * Manage the Finance & Admin Team and conduct individual performance management plan reviews * Manage invoice process & ensure compliance * give advice and guidance to line managers including: -Recruitment and Starter/leaver documentation. -Pay rate compilation. -Management of disciplinary issues. * Manage the progression of potential and actual insurance claims including reporting Riddor's to HSE where appropriate within guidelines. * Proven experience as a Finance Manager in a commercial environment Finance Manager for a varied role in a friendly, busy firm in North West London. The Candidate must have earlier work experience as a Finance Manager (or Admin & Finance Manager) - able to develop financial strategy, manage large service charge budgets, produce complex statistical reports as well as manage a small finance team. Due to the number of responses we receive to our advertisements we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within 7 days you may assume you have not been selected this time - but you are welcome to make an application for any future vacancy you feel you are suitable for. Thank you for your interest in Acme Appointments ..........
Key points: Charity - This small important £5m Charity in Harrow is seeking a Finance Manager / Financial Controller to be working with its managers and management personnel and take responsibility for its day to day accounting, financial management, management information and financial reporting.Working alongside the CEO, the Finance Manager / Financial Controller will be responsible for producing management information including monthly management accounts, KPIs, gift aid submissions, cash flow forecasting and budgeting and will enhance and develop financial reporting systems. There is one Accounts Assistant to assist the vacancy. The Candidate will work closely with all departments within the organisation and will liaise with the auditors.The successful jobseeker for this new vacancy will be a capable Finance Manager / Financial Controller who has a passion for working in a charity or not-for-profit organisation. Strong communication man-management and IT skills are required.This is an exciting chance to be working with this rewarding and thriving charity.. This job was initially submitted as www.totaljobs.com/job/73760544 ..........