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The south coast is an important location for the financial services sector, with several major practice and industry employers choosing to base themselves here.

At Bond Williams, we are currently seeing a high demand for a variety of roles within our specialist Accounting & Finance division, many of which are working from home entirely or a split office/home working arrangement.

Audit/Accounts – Practice

Audit staff remain an ongoing requirement for accountancy firms whether this is as a team member or Senior handling planning and overseeing annual audits at client premises.  Excellent engagement skills, previous audit in practice and a full or part qualification (ACA/ACCA) will often be required.

Tax – Practice

This is another specialism within accountancy practices that is in high demand and can be handling Personal Tax or Corporation/Business. Both areas can be highly varied and therefore, rewarding and many practices now have a specialist advisory team concentrating on special projects. A full accounting qualification is often required along with ATT or CTA taxation qualifications.


An organisation’s payroll is a huge expense and has to be accurate to satisfy and retain employees but also meet HMRC compliance regulations.   Payroll specialists work as part of a team, for a payroll bureau or in a stand-alone position and are very sought after.  They have been very valuable during the Covid period calculating furlough pay, together with dealing with pensions, RTI and the standard tax/NI and other deductions. Many companies look for CIPP qualifications to support experience but this is not always essential.

Credit Control

Responsible for chasing and recovering outstanding debts and dealing with the sales ledger, credit controllers need to be able to build strong relationships with customers to secure payment as well as internally – particularly with sales teams because they may be the person who prevents products or services being delivered if payments are not made. They will also be required to carry out credit assessment and come up with strategies to mitigate credit risk.

Management & Financial Accounting

Companies are always looking for good management and financial accountants to handle their compliance, reporting, forecasting and budgeting in order that they can see their business history and plan for the future.  Good Excel and other IT skills are high on the list for requirements, together with a formal qualification or the plan to study.

If you are searching for you next finance professional to complement your team, just need some advice or are searching for the next step in your career, contact Louise Woodward at Bond Williams Accounting and Finance on 01202 233777 or email [email protected] . Louise alone has over 30 years’ experience recruiting finance professionals in the Dorset area you would be hard pushed to find someone more experience to help you!

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