Cloud Accountant

Sale, Greater Manchester
Highly Competitive
28 Jan 2019
27 Feb 2019
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified, Part qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time

Counter is delighted to be assisting a highly regarded and successful accounting practice, with over 90 years of experience in providing audit, accounting and taxation advice across the spectrum of business and industry.  This is a unique opportunity to join the team as a Cloud Accountant within their Outsourced Services Team.

They presently have over 50 employees and are working with over 1,000 clients ranging from owner-managed SME businesses and fast-growth entrepreneurial ventures to national and multinational companies, across all industries.

Job Overview 

  • To undertake the book-keeping including reconciliations, payroll journals, VAT returns and management accounting as required for a portfolio of clients, using cloud accounting software, predominantly XERO and Free-Agent.
  • To ensure that the services provided by the firm are conducted with a risk managed approach and to the highest standards.
  • To ensure excellent communication and relationships with co-workers in coordinating client services and ensuring the service to the client is seamless and excellent.


  • To personally undertake outsourced book-keeping or accounting support for clients (individuals, partnerships and companies), including VAT returns.
  • To build a strong relationship with clients in your portfolio and respond to ad hoc queries
  • To assist on take on process for new clients and start up of the services.
  • To be proactive in achieving working processes which maximise use of technology and apps in the bookkeeping work.
  • To liaise with the Accounts Department in passing over information for the preparation of statutory accounts and corporation tax returns.
  • To communicate and coordinate with the client, to manage client expectations and deadlines and to annually review the pricing and payment terms.
  • To embrace technology and ensure that opportunities for efficiency are incorporated in to all output.

Ideally you will be

  • XERO qualified.
  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA AAT qualified / part qualified (AAT 3 or above)
  • Have experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge / experience of typical owner managed business issues.
  • Good A levels / GCSEs. 
  • Strong technical knowledge

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customer focussed. 
  • Understanding of customer needs and concerns.
  • Well organised and capable of meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication and relationship with other departments in the firm.
  • Commercial in approach

Excellent salary, benefits and study / continued professional support is provided.

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