Semi-Senior Accountant

We are proud to be working with a leading Accountancy & Tax practice based in Crewe, supporting them in their exciting plans for growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Accountant who is looking to join an established, local firm and embark on the next stage in their career.

As a Semi-Senior Accountant, you will be assisting the partners and managers in the preparation of annual accounts and tax returns. You will be carrying out a broad scope of duties covering Bookkeeping, VAT, Financial Accounts, Taxation and Administration. Your main duties will include:

  • Reconciling the key control data in the bookkeeping software with original documents
  • Production of VAT Returns from a varied range of data
  • Directly liaising with clients to ensure all needs are met
  • Preparation of client annual financial statements
  • Ensuring all working papers are complete, accurate and fully referenced
  • Completion of tax returns

You will ideally be working in a similar role and have at least 2 years practice experience. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the industry and tax system but the successful candidate will be provided with in-house training to enhance their skills in the duties outlined above. You must also have the below skills and experience:

  • High attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and confident in liaising with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Ability to work prioritise and manage your own workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Be able to work in a dynamic, growing team with the confidence to work independently
  • Be I.T. proficient with a good understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with bookkeeping software and be adaptable in transferring knowledge from one system to another, where less experience is held.

Although formal qualifications are not required, the position would be ideally suited to someone who has been/is studying AAT.

You will be rewarded with a generous basic salary of £20k – £25k, as well as full study support and funding. You will also be provided with ongoing career development and progression opportunities – as well as offering an opportunity to attend outside tuition courses, first class in-house training is available from colleagues within the firm. You will be working from the modern, spacious offices with onsite parking and facilities.

If you have the relevant experience and would like to learn more, then please contact Safer Hand Solutions and ask for Rebecca Quilliam-Brown. Alternatively, submit your application for consideration.

Please note, Safer Hand Solutions are acting as an employment agency on behalf of a client and by applying you agree to register with us and for us to hold your details on file. Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact applicants who have been successfully shortlisted, but may contact you in regards to any other suitable vacancies.

Accounts Assistant

Our client is a well-established, multinational business based near Newcastle-under-Lyme, seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their finance department on a full time basis. Although this is initially a temporary position, there is the potential for the right person to be offered a permanent contract.

You will be reporting directly to the Finance Manager, working 8am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Your daily duties will consist of:

  • Purchase Invoice processing
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Statement Reconciliation
  • General book-keeping duties

The ideal candidate for the position of Accounts Assistant will be AAT Qualified or working towards, and be working in a similar role currently. You will also have the following skills and knowledge:

  • I.T. proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in using Sage 200
  • Highly analytical with strong attention to detail
  • Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work
  • Ensure that confidentiality of data is always respected and maintained

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving business that can offer incredible career potential. You will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary, weekly payroll and a supportive agency. Should you be offered a permanent contract, you will enjoy a variety of additional benefits and career support.

Semi-Senior Accountant

We are proud to be working with a leading Accountancy & Tax practice based in Crewe, supporting them in their exciting plans for growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Accountant who is looking to join an established, local firm and embark on the next stage in their career.

As a Semi-Senior Accountant, you will be assisting the partners and managers in the preparation of annual accounts and tax returns. You will be carrying out a broad scope of duties covering Bookkeeping, VAT, Financial Accounts, Taxation and Administration. Your main duties will include:

  • Reconciling the key control data in the bookkeeping software with original documents
  • Production of VAT Returns from a varied range of data
  • Directly liaising with clients to ensure all needs are met
  • Preparation of client annual financial statements
  • Ensuring all working papers are complete, accurate and fully referenced
  • Completion of tax returns

You will ideally be working in a similar role and have at least 2 years practice experience. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the industry and tax system but the successful candidate will be provided with in-house training to enhance their skills in the duties outlined above. You must also have the below skills and experience:

  • High attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and confident in liaising with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Ability to work prioritise and manage your own workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Be able to work in a dynamic, growing team with the confidence to work independently
  • Be I.T. proficient with a good understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with bookkeeping software and be adaptable in transferring knowledge from one system to another, where less experience is held.

Although formal qualifications are not required, the position would be ideally suited to someone who has been/is studying AAT.

You will be rewarded with a generous basic salary of £20k – £25k, as well as full study support and funding. You will also be provided with ongoing career development and progression opportunities – as well as offering an opportunity to attend outside tuition courses, first class in-house training is available from colleagues within the firm. You will be working from the modern, spacious offices with onsite parking and facilities.

If you have the relevant experience and would like to learn more, then please contact Safer Hand Solutions and ask for Rebecca Quilliam-Brown. Alternatively, submit your application for consideration.

Please note, Safer Hand Solutions are acting as an employment agency on behalf of a client and by applying you agree to register with us and for us to hold your details on file. Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact applicants who have been successfully shortlisted, but may contact you in regards to any other suitable vacancies.

Accounts Assistant

The Accounts Assistant is predominantly responsible for preparing the accurate and timely information to enable the Assistant Management Accountant to produce management reports. The role ensures the timely production of accurate monthly journals and accruals and prepayments.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Preparation and distribution of the monthly departmental cost reporting.
  2. Posting and reconciling of cash paid/received and liaising with departments to check this process is completed correctly.
  3. Preparation of monthly Cashbook reconciliations.
  4. Assistance with the preparation of the weekly Business Indicators reporting, and sales reports.
  5. Preparation of manual revenue adjustments e.g., cash discounts.
  6. Assistance with the preparation of monthly control accounts.
  7. Ensure purchase invoices are coded and unlogged in a timely manner.
  8. Processing and posting of the weekly wages reports.
  9. Assist the AR team weekly with invoicing, credits and cash allocation.
  10. Royalty reporting.
  11. Ad-hoc queries as requested by the Accounts Supervisor and other departments.

Practice Accountant

Are you looking for your next move within Accountancy Practice in Staffordshire or Cheshire?
Are you an experienced candidate or just in the infancy of your studies and career?

Whichever end of the spectrum you are, we want to hear from you.

We are working with a forward thinking, progressive accountancy firm who are leading the way with their fresh approach. Staff development is at the forefront alongside their vision to modernise the outdated feel of ‘accountancy’.

We currently have multiple opportunities available from AAT Trainee up to Client Manager within Accounts.

AAT Studies role –

  • You’ll have an excellent academic background, with 5 GCSEs at a minimum level 5 and above, with a level 6 or above in both Maths and English and 3 A levels (or equivalent) grade C or above.
  • You’ll love getting to know people and cultivating long-lasting relationships.
  • You’re like a sponge and totally enjoy learning.

Semi-Senior Accountant –

  • You’ll have an excellent academic background, with 5 GCSEs at a minimum level 4 and above, with a level 6 or above in both Maths and English, and 3 A levels (or equivalent) grade C or above.
  • You’ll have passed your AAT exams and you may have already started ACCA/ACA.
  • You’ll have at least two years’ experience working within an accountancy firm.

Senior Accountant –

  • You’ll be passionate, brilliant, original and totally rock at being an accountant.
  • You’ll have at least three years’ experience working within an accountancy firm.
  • You’ll love getting to know people and cultivating long-lasting relationships.
  • You’ll be ACCA or ACA qualified, but like a sponge you’ll soak up new things and learn along the way.

Client Services Manager –

  • You’ll be passionate, brilliant, original and totally fab at being an accountant.
  • You’ll have at least two years’ experience as an Accountancy Client Manager.
  • You’ll love getting to know people and cultivating long-lasting relationships.
  • You’re a superb leader, that energises those around you.
  • You’ll be ACCA or ACA qualified, but like a sponge you’ll soak up new things and learn along the way.


In return, you will benefit from –

  • Great salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible-working hours
  • Fully funded AAT training
  • Health MOTs
  • Community and environmental work
  • Loads of social shindigs (yes, even now we’re doing them virtually)