Semi Senior

Job Title: Semi Senior
Location: Cardiff
Salary: 20000 - 25000
Reference: South 442
Contact Name: Elizabeth Owens
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2020 15:15

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an ambitious, high calibre Accounts Semi-Senior to join our Business Services team based in Cardiff. The successful candidate will be part qualified working towards a professional qualification and will have at least 2 years recent experience of working within practice. The individual will be joining our busy, growing team providing our clients with excellent specialist knowledge and service delivery.


Reporting to: Director

Departments: Accounts

Location: Cardiff

Reference: South 442

About Us

We are the one of the fastest growing accountancy practices in the UK with over 2700 staff in over 90+ office locations.  Baldwins is part of the Cogital Group which has 4700 people Operating from 150 offices in 7 countries.   We are committed to providing an outstanding service to our clients and their businesses and provide a diverse range of compliance and specialist services specifically designed to our client’s individual needs.  We work with all types of businesses from sole traders to large national corporations and everything in between.  As a Group we have grown significantly both organically and by acquisition and by using a consultative approach we can offer a wide range of Business solutions, across Accounting, Audit, Tax, Payroll, Corporate Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency.


As an Accounts Semi – Senior in our Cardiff office you will be responsible for;

  • Processing transactions using cloud-based accounting software, including maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers, nominal ledgers and processing all bank transactions. To include reconciling all balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of accounts for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships
  • Maintaining client books and records on a regular basis, including preparation of VAT returns
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and existing clients
  • Report directly to a Manager / Senior Manager
  • Working and liaising with other members in the Business Services team and colleagues in other departments as necessary to provide high quality client service
  • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and set deadlines
  • Able to organise staff subcontracted to or working for them and the ability to appropriately train more junior members of staff
  • Regular travel and time working at client’s premises; a willingness to travel and access to a car is essential
  • Knowledgeable of firm’s services and able to cross sell those services into the client base
  • Other ad hoc duties

The prospective candidate will:

  • AAT qualified and/or ideally studying towards further professional accounting qualifications (ACCA/ACA)
  • Have proven experience of working in a practice environment
  • Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Have a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
  • Be a motivated individual and able to work alone or as part of a team

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to take responsibility and use own initiative to resolve problems and issues
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Strong organisation and planning skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to positively embrace changes and new challenges
  • Technical capability of producing accounts to a high standard and knowledge of current accounting standards (FRS 105 and FRS102)
  • Experience of using cloud-based accounting software packages, such as Sage, Xero, Receipt Bank, Auto Entry essential
  • Experience of CCH products desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Hold a full and clean driving licence

The Benefits:

Our clients deserve the best, the same goes for our people.  You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.  Learning and Development is an integral part of the Baldwins Group.  We aim to provide the best support to our people to ensure that their development and knowledge is at the best level possible through professional qualifications, online training and self-development.

Our Culture:

Our Core Values & Behaviours underpin what Baldwins is all about. These are the foundations that we will continue to build and develop our business on as we move forward. Along with roles and responsibilities definitions, these Core Values & Behaviours are what we expect to be displayed by all staff and partners at all levels and at all times. Consistently demonstrating the Behaviours allows the Group to grow and achieve our goals of Happy Staff, Happy Clients and Financial Strength.