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Client Accountant / Finance Manager

£40-45k + Bens Neg Depending on Experience – Eastleigh area. Office based with a bit of flexibility

Successful service sector business seek experienced client accountant or finance manager to run all the accountancy and related finance administration for several medium sized clients.

Overview: Act as the key point of contact to client operations, handling queries and providing a professional service.

Maintain accurate and timely accounting records on Xero, Quickbooks or Sage as appropriate, raise sales invoices, manage the sales and purchase ledgers, prepare monthly management accounts and quarterly VAT returns, prepare annual accounts to trial balance stage. Manage a couple of staff.


  • Prepare and review the P&L and balance sheet each month for clients. Post journals as required
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts.
  • Supply monthly management accounts to the Directors.
  • Cashflow forecasts as required exporting into Excel.
  • Provide a trial balance for companies to the external accountants to enable them to prepare the annual accounts.
  • Reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • Ensure all petty cash transactions are recorded
  • Post year end journals
  • Carry out ad-hoc tasks and data analysis as requested by the Directors.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required
  • Ensure that all relevant costs are recharged to key client, with mark-up as appropriate (payroll, contractor fees, monthly direct expenses, office overheads).
  • Chase debtors as required.
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns.


  • ACCA part-qualified, AAT Level 3+ or qualified by experience
  • Good working knowledge of VAT, especially as applicable to office costs, travel & subsistence
  • Confident in posting journals, including monthly payroll journals
  • Some experience in cashflow forecasting
  • Essential software skills: Xero (including use of tracking codes), Excel

Personal Profile:

  • Experience working in a small business finance office
  • Well-organised, logical approach, problem-solver, able to work on own initiative
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Confident personality
  • Enjoys being in a busy working environment
  • Thrives under moderate pressure

Application process: To apply please send in your CV with a short cover note about why this role appeals and details of your current package (basic and benefits), expected salary and notice period. Brief details of why you are looking to change roles would be appreciated.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.