Corporate Services (Audit) Senior Accountant (Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or Saxmundham)

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Saxmundham

We have an opportunity within our Audit team for a Senior Accountant who is recently ICAEW/ACCA qualified or qualified by experience.  The role can be based at our Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or Saxmundham office, although applicants should be aware that the client portfolio will be biased towards the Ipswich area.  We are also open to considering applications from UK practice candidates who are within the final stages of studying for ICAEW/ACCA and are seeking to complete their professional training within an alternative practice.  Study support will be considered, if applicable.

Our client portfolio includes business clients across the spectrum from the very small to groups turning over several hundreds of million pounds including OMBs, subsidiaries of larger international groups, charities, pension schemes and LLPs.  We act for a number of East Anglia’s most significant businesses including many household names and also have other clients based locally, throughout the UK and internationally.  This means we can offer you exposure to a broad and mixed portfolio of work.

The exact type of work you undertake will depend upon your experience and competencies but this role provides real scope to develop your existing skills. You will be expected to lead on small audit jobs and assist on larger audit assignments within the team as required. You will also be required to prepare accounts for a variety of businesses.

Essential skills required:

  • A proven background in Audit within a UK practice is essential as is front line client contact.  Qualified to ICAEW/ACCA or by experience. A working knowledge of corporation tax would be helpful.
  • Must be keen to be involved in all aspects of audit planning and have a good working knowledge of accounts preparation under UK GAAP.
  • Experience of CCH accounts software would be advantageous, or other similar software packages.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated, hard working, flexible and prepared to undertake some travel.

The role offers a great opportunity to gain experience within a prestigious team that has gained significant recognition. Ensors was shortlisted for ‘Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year’ at the 2020 Pensions Age Awards.  Ensors won ‘Medium Business of the Year’ at the Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2019.  Ensors also won the ‘Mid-Tier Firm of the Year’ category at the British Accountancy Awards 2018. and was also a finalist at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018 (‘Large Business’ category).  We were accredited as ‘One to Watch’ at the Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 awards. See more here.

We offer an attractive salary with many benefits in a friendly working environment.  We have an extensive in-house training programme for all staff.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter stating your current salary and which location you are applying for, to quoting reference ‘cs-snr’.  Please note we are not accepting postal applications for this role.