Senior Accountant

Aspen Waite is a Top 100 accountancy firm, with a well-established accountancy practice based in Wantage. We are currently looking for a Senior Accountant who would be supporting the practice in providing professional accountancy services to a diverse and expanding portfolio of clients and as such the job description below may diversify over time.

Personal Attributes required:

  • ACA, ACCA, AAT Qualified or qualified by working within a practice
  • Minimum 3 years UK accountancy practice experience in accounts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident using Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and accounts production software
  • Self motivated, willingness to work efficiently under pressure and able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and alongside a team
  • Licence and own vehicle, we are based on a business park which is not accessible by bus or train

Position Overview:

  • Preparation of client accounts and Corporation Tax computation in accordance with current UK financial reporting requirements
  • Review accounts and Corporation Tax computations prepared by junior members of staff, including identifying points to be raised with clients
  • Preparation of Research and Development claims
  • Assist with preparation of VAT returns and personal tax returns where required
  • Monitor job progress and meeting target deadlines
  • Training and liaising with junior team members


  • Previous experience of preparing VAT returns and personal tax returns
  • Experience of using a wide range of accounting software products, including Iris, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero and cloud based products
  • Previous experience of preparing Research and Development claims or the willingness to be trained on this
  • Use of electronic working papers and paperless office systems

Salary & Benefits:

  • Negotiable depending on experience
  • Employer contribution to Pension scheme
  • 33 days holidays which include 8 bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking

Starting and hours

  • To start as soon as possible
  • Permanent role
  • We are willing to consider days and hours of work to suit the ideal candidate

Please forward your CV and covering letter to

We look forward to hearing from you.

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