VFO Semi-

Job Description

Location: Coventry/Leamington Spa

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience

Hours: Permanent, Monday to Friday, 36.5 hours per week

We’re looking for a Semi-Senior to take responsibility for a mixed portfolio of clients, within our Virtual Finance Office department across our Coventry and Leamington offices.

At HB&O, we’re a team of passionate experts, specialising in supporting businesses and individuals through every stage of their professional and personal life. Our clients come from all different walks of life, operate in all kinds of different sectors and bring different experiences, passions and motivators to their work, but they all have a common goal: to be successful in their own right. We believe that our team should echo this too.

The role will include:

  • Review bookkeeping and related workpapers prepared by staff members
  • Review VAT returns and related workpapers prepared by staff members and approve for sending to clients
  • Prepare management accounts and related workpapers for clients within your portfolio, for review by managers
  • Carry out bookkeeping and VAT returns for clients within your portfolio for review by managers
  • Respond to email and telephone queries and provide ad-hoc support to clients
  • Establish good relationships with clients
  • Assist technicians with work-related queries, identifying opportunities for training where necessary and feeding back to managers
  • Ensure department-specific controls for monitoring job progress and staff workflow are complied with
  • Make recommendations for improvements to department-specific controls and processes
  • Oversee technician performance and provide regular feedback to managers
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Keep fully up-to-date with CPE requirements
  • Keep on top of softer skills training needs
  • Establish effective communication channels with clients with all HB&O services 


Required qualifications/experience:

  • 2 years in accountancy or finance related position, qualified or qualified by experience



  • Some experience with implementing best practices and identifying efficiencies


Job benefits:

  • Clear opportunity for career progression
  • Flexi-hours – we have core hours from 9:30am to 4:30pm, then work the rest around your schedule
  • 2pm finish every Friday
  • Hybrid working
  • Quarterly appraisals
  • Quarterly bonus schemes
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • Employee discount platform
  • Regular social events
  • Wellbeing strategy and dedicated wellbeing team
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Funded CPD courses

Click on the link to apply for this role: Apply now.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Career Benefits

flexi time


We have core hours from 9.30 to 4.30, then work the rest around your schedule.

Promotion Opportunities

Internal Promotion Opportunities

Once qualified, we have a graded management system so there is always somewhere to move up internally. 

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

No one wants to try and find a parking space before your first morning coffee. We’ve got plenty of parking at both our offices.

Discount Platform

Employee Discount Platform

From your supermarket shop to holidays you can save with our exclusive discount programme.

Please Note:

Due to the number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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