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WLS Recruitment are working in partnership with an independent firm of chartered accountants with offices in Stockton. They have built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality services to a diverse range of clients, including medium-sized companies, charities, and small sole traders.

About the Role:

As a Senior Accountant based in our client’s Stockton office, you will have the autonomy to work independently while providing valuable assistance and support to other accounting and tax staff. Reporting to the director, your expertise and dedication will play a crucial role in the team’s success.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Conducting audits and taking the lead in planning and execution.
  • Preparing accounts and handling statutory audits.
  • Utilising proficiency in Iris, Xero, QuickBooks, and Sage software.
  • Communicating effectively, simplifying technical and business matters for clients.
  • Fostering positive relationships with both colleagues and clients.

The Ideal Candidate:

Our client is seeking an ideal candidate who possesses the following qualities and qualifications:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in a chartered accountancy firm.
  • Strong knowledge of Iris, Xero, QuickBooks, and Sage software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms.
  • Proven track record in planning and leading audits.
  • Recent experience in accounts preparation and audits within a practice setting.


Joining our client’s team comes with numerous advantages:

  • Competitive salary range of £40,000 to £45,000 per annum, commensurate with experience and skills.
  • 25 days annual holiday with the opportunity to “buy” another 5 days.
  • Company pension.
  • One annual professional subscription paid for.
  • Diverse range of work, including statutory audits and management accounts for large clients.
  • Exposure to various accounting tasks and direct client interaction.
  • Supportive and enjoyable work environment.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Exciting prospects for career advancement and increased responsibility.

To apply for this job email your details to vicky@wlsrecruitment.co.uk