Senior Accountant – Farnborough

  • Full Time
  • Farnborough
  • Salary:£38,000 - £42,000 DOE

Are you a Chartered Accountant looking for a client-facing role with incredible opportunities for progression at a great accounting firm? Would you like to run your own practice one day? Our client in Farnborough seeks an ACCA-qualified accountant to join their firm as their co-pilot, where there is an opportunity to eventually become a co-owner. You’ll work with a fun, experienced team focused on helping small business and sole trader clients reach their full potential.

The Role

You will work with a clientele that is primarily sole traders and small business limited companies. Clients want to spend time working on and growing their business, not in it — and that’s where you come in.

  • Assist with creating new business targets for gaining new clients
  • Review accounts prepared by junior staff and the offshore team
  • Create and manage marketing plans and business development strategies
  • Act as deputy when the Director is away
  • Build excellent client relationships
  • Regularly review the client database
  • Work with the team to create checklists to find opportunities for cross-selling or up-selling
  • Understand and present data showing the root causes for high or low profitability of clients
  • Produce monthly/annual statistics
  • Analyse revenue vs forecast data
  • Profit vs budget
  • Manage enquiries to new business conversion
  • Manage and develop the team, ensuring maximum effectiveness of staff
  • Attend and show productivity over quarterly performance reviews with the Director
  • Attend weekly meetings

Is this you?

As well as having at least 8 years of practice experience with chartered accountancy, the ideal candidate will hold a strong level of business development acumen, be self-driven and aspire to create success for the business.

  • ACCA-qualified or equivalent
  • Experience with both sole trader and limited company accounting
  • Ability to interpret and analyse financial statements and periodicals
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong technical familiarity with Xero, Dext and/or other accounting softwares
  • Available for an immediate start
  • Disciplined, trustworthy and loyal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel and Word
  • Able to communicate effectively with all clients
  • A good manager to team members
  • A strong leader to help run and develop each staff member
  • Self-driven, ambitious and flexible
  • Good at problem-solving
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Legally authorised to work in the UK and local to Farnborough

Ideally, you are immediately available.

Software familiarity:


  • Xero (essential)
  • CIS (essential)
  • Quickbooks (advantageous)
  • Freeagent (advantageous)
  • Clearbooks (advantageous)


  • Moneysoft (essential)
  • Sage online (advantageous)
  • Freeagent (advantageous)
  • Xero (advantageous)

What’s in it for you?

Work with a fun team, supporting small business and sole trader clients in reaching their full potential. This is an amazing opportunity to progress in your accountancy career, with a leadership path to running your own firm.

  • Role: Chartered Accountant & Client Manager
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Position: Full-time, permanent
  • Salary: £38,000 – £42,000, DOE
  • Free parking, good benefits, CPD

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? We would love to see your CV. Apply today!

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