Senior Accountant

SJD Accountancy

Posted: 10/03/2020


Full time

£29,000 - £33,000

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Accountant with demonstrable practice experience to join our SJD Accountancy business in Edinburgh.

Why join us:

An opportunity to be mentored by an established Team Manager who can give you the experience and knowledge required to successfully move into a management position.

Study support towards ACCA (inside of work time!) as well as the opportunity to enroll for other relevant professional qualifications.

Quarterly appraisals which give our Accountants the opportunity to fast-track their career

City center location and excellent public transport links

Excellent culture which includes a ‘dress down’ dress code, additional days holiday for your birthday as well as regular incentives and activities across offices


This is a position that allows an experienced Accountant to acquire operational and leadership experience whilst maintaining their client-facing and hands-on accounting responsibilities. We see this as a position that will prepare a high-performing Accountant for a role in team management.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited too:

The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, Corporation Tax computations and Self-Assessment Tax Returns for a portfolio of clients

Supporting a team of Accountants and a Team Manager to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

Training, coaching and mentoring of apprentices and Junior Accountants

Supporting the Team Manager with all operational matters around the teams such as appraisals and disciplinaries

Quality control and file reviews of colleagues


The ideal Senior Accountant will have the following experience/skills:

Due to the level of this role it is essential that you have experience within an accountancy practice

Part-qualified/ Qualified accountant (ACCA/ ATT) or equivalent commercial experience

Experience of mentoring junior team members

An understanding of IR35 and an ability to discuss this with clients and colleagues

An ability to prepare accounts, VAT returns, corporation tax, SATR and payroll


We are looking to interview for this position over the next week so please send your application without delay to avoid missing out.

SJD Accountancy are the UK’s largest specialist provider of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers. It is part of the Optionis Group which is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses across a range of sectors within the UK.

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