MHA | Semi Senior - Accounting and Advisory
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Semi Senior - Accounting and Advisory

Preston Accounts & Advisory Posted: 23 May 2024 ref: 1327
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Job description

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 14 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success. As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

What does the role entail?

Accounts Intermediate Expectations

1. Accounts Preparation file


  • Complete all working papers and seek assistance for more complex areas
  • Complete tasks set by the senior/manager
  • Take responsibility for completing work assigned
  • Ensure any issues arising from work assigned have been flagged
  • Working papers are neat and tidy to follow
  • Ensuring completion of the audit and accounts programmes
  • Reviewing draft accounts and tailoring accounting policies ready for manager review


  • Clearing review points relevant to work assigned up to and including completion section of the file

Effective communication with the senior/manager

  • Providing regular updates to the senior/manager and drive communication across team to meeting any deadlines set
  • Handover to senior/manager at end of assignment

2. Take responsibility for Corporate Services Assistants

  • Check-up with Corporate Services Assistants to ensure they are comfortable with their tasks set
  • Answering queries
  • Inform senior/manager of additional training needs

3. Take responsibility for workflow and Float

  • Review upcoming Float bookings and check with senior/manager information has been received
  • Review own Float to ensure adequate time for jobs and discuss any shortfalls with senior/manager
  • Stick to fee budget rather than Float booking and assist colleagues if you have spare capacity
  • Keep in touch with the progress of the job after Float time expires to ensure completed
  • Liaise with tax team and organise preparation/review of tax computation ahead of manager review
  • Direct client contact on accounts queries ahead of manager review
  • Keeping job tracker updated for job progress and monitoring deadlines during fieldwork process

4. Technical updates

  • Keep up to date with technical updates on Teams and implement changes on files immediately

Essential skills

  • Minimum of 3 years’ generalist experience in an accounts role, within practice.
  • Willingness to combine the demands of a full-time role whilst studying for professional qualifications.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Provide solutions to problems.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and be proactive.
  • Have an aptitude for figures and an interest in business and commerce.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.


  • Be educated to a high standard (GCSE/degree level)
  • Be AAT (or part ACA/ACCA) qualified.

Why Join us?

Over the last few years, we have won multiple industry awards such as National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year, Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year, Best Advisory Services and most recently the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days (28 days on a training contract, with the opportunity to buy 5 days)
  • Competitive salary package
  • Employee Recognition awards
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • And more!

Its an exciting time to join the firm so take you next career step with us.

Take your next career step with us

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