Join the Team

At AMS we provide our staff with in-house training and also support them to qualify professionally. The context of how we work with our colleagues is to provide in-company training to build an understanding of the many processes across the company before specialising in a particular field or department.

Our stance is to help staff develop their skills naturally – as they become apparent.

If you joined us you would become part of a business that considers the client as number one and serving them well and on time as the most important work we undertake.

Senior Accountant

AMS Accountancy Ltd is a growth-focused, forward-thinking accountancy firm – located in West Swindon – which is dedicated to delivering exceptional service for its clients.  With a team of 14 dedicated professionals, we provide comprehensive accounting solutions to a diverse portfolio of small businesses, landlords and individuals.

About You – Our Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Accountant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in practice, demonstrating proficiency in handling complex accounts for a range of clients. While high level qualifications such as ACA or ACCA are desirable, we value practical experience and expertise above all else.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, with the ability to effectively liaise with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Several years of experience in a practice environment, with a strong background in preparing accounts for small businesses with turnovers of up to £7 million.
  • Professional qualifications such as Chartered or Certified status are advantageous but not essential; practical experience and expertise are highly valued.
  • Previous experience in mentoring or training junior staff members is preferred.

Our values

It is essential that your values tie in with our company values.

  • This means we need someone who is enthusiastic and committed to achieving great results for the firm and for our clients.
  • You must have integrity and believe in accountability and taking on responsibility.
  • You must be a team player
  • And you must be committed to continual improvement – both of yourself and of our services.
  • We are a compassionate firm who care for our clients (see our google reviews) and, particularly, our staff.  This means that we are very supportive and flexible when our staff have difficulties at home or in trying to balance work with home life.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of accounts for limited companies, with a focus on tackling challenging sets of accounts while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Acting as a dedicated Client Support Manager for a diverse portfolio of clients, cultivating strong relationships and providing exceptional service tailored to their individual needs.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff members, offering guidance and support in accounts preparation, tax compliance, and VAT returns.
  • Providing expert advice and training to clients on bookkeeping software, particularly Xero, to streamline their financial processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Offering on-the-job training and support to team members, facilitating their professional development and progression within the firm.
  • The successful candidate would be expected to represent the firm and its values when building relationships with existing clients and helping to sign up new clients.

Salary and benefits

Joining AMS Accountancy offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to delivering exceptional service and driving continuous improvement. In addition to salary (expected to be between £35,000 and £45,000 depending on skills, experience, and qualifications), we offer a range of benefits including a staff pension scheme, a bonus scheme, free parking and flexible working hours – plus we pay for our staff to have a will and life insurance.

If this feels like you, we would love to hear from you.

Meet the Team

Our teams work closely together to ensure the best service to our clients. We have two departments, one for Small Businesses and the other for Contractors and Freelancers. The leaders in each department are experts in their own right with many years’ experience in helping clients and their teams.