SME Accountant

SME Acct
  • £28k - 30k per year
  • Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
  • Permanent

Spencer Clarke Group are excited to be working with an excellent contractor accountancy firm based in the heart of Stockport, Cheshire.

This fabulously modern and very forward-thinking firm are looking to gain an experienced SME Accountant to join their continuously expanding team.

This is a hands-on role in a dynamic business with ambitious plans for growth in the department, with the opportunity to help junior members of the team in their development.

The individual will have a varied and pivotal role in the business. The role will be demanding and will suit a career-focused individual who is keen to learn, determined to progress and to develop those around them.

The job holder is responsible for acting as a middleman between client managers and the team, ensuring that various KPIs and SLAs are met as well as adding clear value to the client base. They will also be asked to deal with clients directly.

This requires excellent communication, planning and organisational skills and the job holder must be constantly monitoring and re-evaluating priorities.

The role:

To deliver a structured accounting service to customers including the following:

  • Working as part of a team and reporting to managers and clients
  • Working on a diverse portfolio of clients including small and medium owner managed businesses
  • Preparing accounts from a variety of records, using different accounting software packages as required within specified budget timescale
  • Preparation of VAT returns and management accounts when required
  • Assist with training of junior team members
  • Helping and ensuring the team hit SLAs.

The ideal person;

  • Be AAT qualified or ACCA part qualified
  • Experience in producing full sets of accounts from a variety of records in a similar practice role
  • Strong experience in Xero and Sage.
  • Have a very strong bias towards customer service
  • Be detail oriented with a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Confident, highly self-motivated and comfortable with challenging others and being challenged
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Gregarious, engaging and keen to learn
  • Able to work very well (and enjoy working) under pressure
  • Be ambitious and keen to embrace new challenges

What is on offer for you?

  • Employee-owned company
  • Minimum 34 days holiday (rising with service) including birthday off
  • Monthly team get togethers
  • Company incentive targets
  • Annual incentive trips (previously Las Vegas, Barcelona, New York and more)
  • Brand New office with games room, bar and flexible working space
  • Fresh fruit daily
  • Employee Healthcare membership

How to apply

  • Hit the apply button now and follow the steps
  • Contact Cat Rainford on 01772 954200
  • Email your CV to

As a leading specialist and experienced recruiter, Cat has excellent knowledge on the industry and has helped 100’s of candidates to find work. She takes pride in helping people, so if this role isn’t quite for you, but keen to find a perfect role, reach out to Cat today!

About Spencer Clarke Group

Within the Accountancy & Finance division we work across the whole of the UK and cover Practice, Public and Industry alike with Permanent, Interim or contract positions.

If you are looking for a new opportunity and this position does not interest you, please do send your CV via our website and one of our experienced consultants will be sure to contact you.

Know someone who this role could suit?

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £500* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Cat Rainford on remembering to include your details as well.

*T’s & C’s apply.



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