Accounting and Business Advisory Semi-Senior

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
Salary
£26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
12 Jan 2022
Closes
19 Jan 2022
Ref
JN -122021-4552713
Contact
Ethan Madronal
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

The Accounting and Business Advisory Group are responsible for providing insights to clients, on advising businesses on the suitability of their financial reporting systems and processes and for supporting clients on preparation of their monthly reporting and financial statements.

Client Details

Large top 25 Accountancy Practice based in Milton Keynes

Looking to expand over the next few years within their Accounting and Business services team

Description

  • To ensure that jobs are completed to the highest standard, within the agreed internal budget for the job and to discuss all material points arising on the assignment with the manager / director and client.
  • To plan assignments in accordance with the firm's standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangements.
  • Deals quickly and effectively with client queries (client focus)

  • To brief junior staff on the client's business and the pre-assignment instructions, to supervise and control the completion of work, and to undertake 'on the job' training and provide feedback where necessary.
  • To perform the firm's review and completion procedures, to attend the final meeting with the client and to ensure that the client subsequently receives the final accounts, management letter and adjustment to opening balances on a timely basis.
  • To liaise with the client throughout the year and to practice the principles of excellent client service at all times.
  • To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly.
  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the firm's specialist services, actively look for opportunities to cross sell, and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate.
  • To closely monitor the practice management system reports, to ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis.
  • To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil any development or training requirements.
  • To support the training and development of the staff within the ABA department.
  • To be involved in any other administrative departmental and office issues as deemed appropriate.

Profile

  • An understanding of UK financial reporting requirements.

  • ​An working knowledge of the following accounting packages would be important: Xero and Sage for example

  • Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness and to add value.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Well-developed people skills to relate to clients and colleagues. To enjoy working as part of a close-nit and friendly team bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role.

  • Good organisational and time management skills.

  • Accounts production skills. Previous experience of CCH Accounts Production would be desirable, but not essential

  • AAT qualified and/or studying towards ACCA or ACA qualifications.

  • The ability to quickly learn and adapt to working with new technology to support in giving insights to our clients

Job Offer

competitive salary plus benefits

flexible working

Hybrid working model

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