Senior Accountant

Practice Accounting

Your new company

Our client are one of the largest network of accountants who offer a wealth of experience and expertise to over 70,000 small businesses right across the UK. They provide a wide range of accountancy and tax services including annual accounts, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping and tax planning to small businesses and individuals.

As part of a franchise this practice is a small one, however it is experiencing rapid growth and has ambitious plans to continue to grow which is why they are now seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and hard-working Accountant to join their busy team.

Your new role

The successful candidate will have a strong background working in a practice or industry environment and be passionate about:

  • Supporting a range of clients including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with clients to build long term business relationships.
  • Preparing management accounts for owner-managed businesses.
  • Speaking with clients to resolve queries.
  • Supporting the business owner in expanding the business.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Preparation of financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • Completion of personal tax and corporation tax returns.
  • Completion of client VAT returns.
  • Completion of client payrolls.
  • Communicate and liaise verbally and in writing between clients/visitors/enquiries and staff. Responding clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions.
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures.
  • Plus, other duties consistent with the grade as directed.

The successful candidate will be ACCA/ACA/ICAEW qualified or part-qualified accountant or be qualified through recent relevant experience.

What you'll need to succeed

  • The ideal candidate is someone who is looking to grow with the practice as there will be opportunities for progression. They have recently acquired the Doncaster territory and a second office is being opened there. There will be some travel required to this office in the short term at least. (Subject to COVID rules)
  • The candidate will have experience in preparing financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • The candidate will have experience of completing personal tax and corporation tax returns along with completing client VAT returns.
  • The candidate will have experience in completing client's payroll.
  • Experience of using QuickBooks Online and/or Xero along with Receipt Bank would also be an advantage.
  • Experience of using TaxCalc or a similar product in completing personal tax and corporation tax returns would also be an advantage.
  • An ability to develop good working relationships with both co-workers and clients.
  • An ability to work without direction where necessary.
  • Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Excel skills and proficient IT skills including the ability of using Microsoft Word & Outlook.
  • A highly ambitious, enthusiastic and hard-working individual wishing to progress and keen to make a difference in this practice.
  • Very effective organisational skills with strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Be honest, trustworthy, flexible, respectful and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to adapt & cope with organisational change.
  • Although not essential it is desirable for the candidate to also have experience in using Receipt Bank, a bookkeeping automation software package which links to QuickBooks.

What you'll get in return
If you are looking for an excellent, career advancing position within a fantastic team that will offer a profit share of the business down the line, then this role will definitely be for you.

What you need to do now
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