Senior Accounting Professional

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
Employment: Permanent
Hours: Full- time

About the Role

Wilton requires an experienced and positive Senior Accounting Professional to develop the Accounting function, successfully delivering our services strategy and providing excellence in client relationship management.

Our vision is to be ‘best in class’, providing an unrivalled service to our clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high level technically excellent advice and identifying opportunities for all Wilton businesses, adding value to the clients’ experience.

The post-holder will be producing and reviewing statutory financial accounts for client companies and Trusts in many jurisdictions, providing advice to high-level clients on accounting matters, and assisting with the training and development of staff in the team.


Client Service Management

  • Being attentive to clients’ needs, delivering on promises but also successfully managing expectations.
  • Assisting the management of the Accounting Services team, to perform in line with agreed SLAs.
  • Offering sector-specific, multi-jurisdictional (where required) tailored advice and guidance to clients.

Accounting Services

  • Account management of your portfolio of high and ultra-high net worth clients.
  • Delivering according to SLAs and engagement letters, to high quality and in a timely manner.
  • Providing high level accounting services, including preparation of accounts, looking after and developing client relationship and providing value added advice.
  • Working collaboratively with other departments including tax, legal, investments and pensions to provide a comprehensive service to clients.
  • Aid in producing, reviewing and finalising accounts within 3 months of year end.
  • Working collaboratively with auditors in completing audits.

Commercial Responsibilities

  • Fully accountable for your own:
    • Utilisation of 1,500 hours per annum, delivering value to clients.
    • Efficient billing and maintenance of your work and progress.
    • Cash collection of all your clients, to ensure they are paid within the agreed payment terms.
    • Working capital management to include control of work in progress, billing and cash collection.

Leadership & Management

  • Leading from the front and role-modelling technical capability, relationship management, efficiency and quality.
  • Developing talent and providing robust and supportive management of junior staff.
  • Assume ownership of the deliverables across your areas of responsibility.

Person Specification

Technical Skills

  • Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with all subject matter experts and stakeholders across Wilton.
  • Ability to deliver in line with Wilton’s Service Level Agreements, providing high-quality service to our clients.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Competent numeracy and literacy skills with high attention to detail – Able to write reports and interpret relevant data.
  • Strong IT skills – able to effectively use Wilton’s current IT suite
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain necessary confidentiality in undertaking of the role.


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified.
  • PQE of at least 3 years.
  • Audit practising certificate holder (desirable).
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


  • Experience of success in a managerial role with the ability to demonstrate strong people management skills (desirable).
  • Experience of audits, property, manufacturing, regulated financial services, captive insurance and luxury asset management would be advantageous.
  • Up to date with technological developments and integration.
  • Experience of working at a strategic level and successfully managing change or implementing new ways of working would be beneficial.


  • Driven by results and the delivery of a quality service.
  • Strong belief and investment in good client service practices.
  • Leading from the front approach, with the inclination to “roll up their sleeves” and role model behaviours.
  • Self-starter who can take initiative.
  • Committed, enthusiastic and able to motivate and inspire.
  • Collaborative worker willing to share and promote the success of others.


What we offer:

  • Attractive pension package
  • Life assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance from day one, with enhanced cover for wellbeing – including a point systems for free cinema tickets, coffee and more.
  • Regular socials and sponsored events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme


Job Title: Senior Accounting Professional

Salary: £50,000 – £55,000

Location: London

Hours: Full time

How to Apply:

To apply for this role please submit your CV and covering letter to