Accounts Senior

AJ Chambers
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£40,000 - £48,000
22 May 2020
21 Jun 2020
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

AJ Chambers are currently representing a long-established and dynamic, mid-tier firm of chartered accountants who are seeking an Accounts Senior for their St Albans office. This is an excellent opportunity to work along-side a number of experienced professionals to help develop client management exposure and offers an excellent route for internal progression.

The Role

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts, year-end accounts or rental accounts (as appropriate) for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships
  • Preparation of monthly or quarterly management accounts to provide clients with relevant information to their required specification
  • Preparation and completion of client VAT returns of mixed complexity (some including partial exemptions) including liaising with the client to provide the required information, producing supporting schedules and completing the VAT return by the deadline
  • Undertaking some bookkeeping on behalf of clients (in house or at client premises), including processing transactions from documents provided by the client and reconciling control accounts, including Bank, Sales ledger, Purchase ledger and VAT
  • Reporting directly to the relevant manager on improvements which could be made to the client’s accounts function as noted when conducting and preparing accounts
  • Record time spent on each client’s affairs using the relevant computer software to submit weekly timesheets, ensuring that work is completed within budget
  • Provide supervision and task support to more junior team members, sharing knowledge and providing guidance
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and attend training such as seminars and CPD updates as necessary

The Candidate

  • ACCA or ACA qualified (or very near qualification)
  • Strong experience in accounts preparation, VAT (including partial exemptions) and bookkeeping work
  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience gained within an accountancy or practice or similar professional services firm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to delegate duties to staff, sharing knowledge and providing guidance as needed

For more information on this Accounts Senior position, contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers.

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