Senior Accountant

£23k - £35k + substantial benefits + parking
13 Feb 2012
14 Mar 2012
Garry Howling
Job Role
Accountant, Audit
Contract Type

Our client is an established firm of accountants with a wide and varied client base covering numerous industries. Our client has experienced a significant amount of growth over the last few months, as a direct result of this ongoing success a new and exciting position has been created for a ACA or ACCA qualified Senior Accountant to join their team.

Ideal candidates will be a well-organised and self-motivated team player, who will have solid experience of direct client contact since qualification. You will work well under pressure and have the ability to manage your own time and budgets and be keen to join an established accountancy firm with an extensive portfolio of clients where you will rapidly gain experience in Corporate Services.  

The role:
Undertaking client accounts and tax work using the firm’s office manual and client care procedures to ensure all department assignments are completed to the same high standard.  Accurately completing all assignments within agreed timetables to ensure assignments are completed on time. Investigating and resolving (where possible) problems arising during the assignments and notifying manager of unresolved problems to ensure they are addressed on time. 
Becoming and remaining familiar with the client’s internal reporting and control procedures to ensure the assignment is completed with minimal disruption to the client’s staff. Recording work in a clear and concise manner, ensuring all working papers are well presented to allow other team members to clearly understand the work completed. 
Ensuring all outgoing work is proof-read and authorised according to the firm’s procedures. 
Supervising staff and assisting with their professional development, encouraging them to produce a high quality of work at all times. 
Keeping partners and managers up to date on all dealings with the clients. 
Maintaining time-recording on client affairs on a daily basis in accordance with the firm’s procedures. 
Planning and reviewing corporate department assignments. Liaising with the tax department on client tax issues as required. 
Liaising with other departments as necessary on client affairs. Marketing the firm and helping to bring in new clients at every available opportunity. 
Preparing draft fee notes for approval, including comparatives to budgeted costs.   

The person:
You will be a well organised, confident, outgoing, enthusiastic, self-motivated team player, with a thorough systematic approach. 
This is an outstanding career opportunity with potential to develop within the firm. Ability to work independently, or as part of a team is essential, as is confidence to work directly with clients