VACANCY: Senior accountant


Clarksons is committed to being More Than Accountants – are you?

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service; our clients are always at the centre of everything we do.

Clarksons is currently in an exciting period of expansion and we would like to invite you to be a part of this! We are a small, friendly team of eight staff with a wealth of experience who pride ourselves on our innovative mindset.  We have a growing client base of over 550 clients ranging from sole traders, partnerships, companies, and personal tax clients.

The firm has recently achieved Chartered Certified Status and in 2019 was awarded the AAT Past President’s Award for an exemplary approach to supporting clients with a 1:1 Coaching Service.

We place immense value on our team and we want to support you to progress and thrive in your Accountancy Career!

Job Description:

We seek an ambitious candidate who is especially interested in client centred Tax Accountancy. We are open to applications from all backgrounds and circumstances, and we can offer flexibility to achieve your perfect work/life balance.

The role will include but is not restricted to:

  • Year-end and Management Accounts
  • Tax, VAT and CIS Returns
  • Proactive tax planning and efficiency
  • Meeting and onboarding new clients
  • Building and maintaining excellent client relationships
  • Goal setting, analysis, and feedback sessions with clients
  • Developing your own client portfolio

Person Specification:

  • AAT Qualified
  • ATT Qualified
  • ACCA Qualified (or equivalent) is desirable
  • Experience of working in an accountancy practice
  • Proficient in Microsoft – ­particularly Excel and Word
  • Practical knowledge of cloud accounting software – Xero is desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude with a flexible approach
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and willing to develop your skillset
  • Ability to analyse information and problem solve
  • Thrives as a team player but also confident working independently
  • Willingness to mentor other members of the team
  • Confident at task prioritisation and timekeeping to meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Passionate about customer service and experience of developing client relationships
  • Evidence of leadership/management skills are desirable

Job Type:

  • Full-time
  • Flexible working
  • Permanent


  • Competitive salary – dependent on experience

What Clarksons can offer you:

  • A small, friendly, supportive team environment
  • Mentoring for your personal and professional development plan
  • Varied, rewarding work with a broad range of clients
  • Responsibility for your own client portfolio
  • Participation in Clarksons’ 90-day Innovation Planning sessions
  • Potential for career progression within our expanding firm – management opportunities available
  • Team activity days
  • 31 days annual leave plus paid birthday leave
  • Christmas closure – Christmas Day to New Year’s Day
  • Pension provided through auto-enrolment
  • Profit Share Scheme

How to apply:

If you would love to join our team, please e-mail your covering letter and C.V. to Deb Wood: by midnight on 30 June 2022.

For further information, please feel free to call us on 01969 624999.