Semi Senior Accountant

Location
Homeworking
Salary
£26,848 to £34,310 + ACCA study support + benefits
Posted
13 Jun 2022
Closes
13 Jul 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

About Crunch: 

Crunch is a multi-award winning SaaS company born in the heart of Brighton with a brilliant team of 130, over 17,500 clients and 50,000 Crunch Chorus members. Together, we single-handedly pioneered a complete online accounting solution to empower self-employed contractors, freelancers and micro-businesses in the UK, helping them to grow their business and create the lives they want as part of a powerful community.

Now we no longer have a large office base as we embrace remote-first ways of working, the role offers you the opportunity to work remotely all the time, or a mixture of office and remote working if you would prefer this as we have some temporary office space in the Brighton area.

About you: 

Are you a part qualified or newly qualified Accountant (AAT or equivalent), with experience working in a volume accountancy practice environment, looking to progress your career and continue your professional studies towards ACCA?

Help us to consistently deliver all Crunch accountancy services ensuring that accounts and tax returns are completed according to statutory principles, professional guidelines and quality standards. Strive to deliver key service and performance standards and targets and enjoy speaking to clients to resolve their queries and provide the best possible service. 

The role will encompass supported professional ACCA studies and will work in a team with the guidance and management of the Accountancy management team. 

  • This role is open to applicants from anywhere in the UK. All we need is for you to be able to work from home in a comfortable, private and distraction free environment.
  • The usual working hours are Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.
  • We need you to have a solid internet connection (a minimum of 10-12 Mbps upload speed).
  • We'll provide you with all the equipment you need to get set up before you start with us - so there's no need to supply your own.

Role responsibilities:

  • Carry out all accountancy related work, including reviewing and producing year end accounts, self-assessment tax returns, new client take-on procedures, Quarterly VAT returns, PAYE returns etc.
  • Keep up to date with latest changes to tax laws, rules and regulations through attendance at industry courses, webinars and workshops, develop knowledge and skills and maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Practical Experience Requirements (PER’s) and Crunch Essentials training.
  • Actively promote and manage the additional services delivered by Accountants to support achievement of Crunch’s key revenue growth targets (e.g. accountancy reviews, upselling packages, Client referrals, financial services etc).
  • Assist Senior Accountants in resolving any service issues through to a satisfactory conclusion within department service level agreements (SLA’s).
  • Share knowledge and support the development of the Accountants and Trainee Accountants on the team by coaching and mentoring them. 
  • Conduct effective 121 conversations, set priorities and targets for direct reports, measure progress towards these and embrace the optimisation of the Clear Review performance management and feedback software.
  • Build strong working relationships between Accountants and other Crunch service departments, in particular Client Services.
  • Effectively collaborate with other Accountants across teams to ensure knowledge is shared and that high quality advice and service is delivered consistently to Crunch clients at all times. 
  • Where required, support the Accountancy management team to oversee the work of the Crunch Accounting Network and our outsource partners. This will include the onboarding of new partners and the ongoing audit and review of work produced under contract on behalf of Crunch.
  • Review work produced by other team members in particular accounts produced, personal tax returns and accountancy reference, and provide feedback to the Crunch Accounting Network and its outsource partners.
  • Identify and offer suggestions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Crunch service proposition, including the development of specialist services to meet specific client needs.
  • Proactively manage own tasks, client queries and team phone calls.
  • Maintain your understanding of the Crunch system, and update this knowledge as new features become available. Support with system testing new features as required.

Role specific qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • May be qualified AAT Level 4 and/or working towards professional accountancy or tax qualifications (post AAT) such as ACCA or CTA. 
  • Consistent track record of working successfully towards professional qualifications.
  • Previous practical experience of working in a team of accountants.
  • Previous experience of working in a volume accounts environment.
  • Excellent IT skills and able to apply/disseminate knowledge effectively.

Desirable:

  • Previous line management, coaching or mentoring experience (full training and coaching will be given in role).
  • Experience of using cloud accounting software and working in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment.

What you’ll get in return:

We’re very proud of our collaborative and inclusive working environment - you’ll be working as part of a fun and vibrant team, with a whole host of fantastic company benefits! 

These include:

  • A competitive basic salary depending on experience (salary range from £26,848 to £34,310 per annum)
  • Fully supported ACCA study package (online study with BPP, books/materials, exam fees, study and exam leave.
  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays), which increases with length of service - plus an extra half day holiday on your birthday.
  • Long service awards.
  • Workplace pension scheme with Scottish Widows.
  • Private Medical Insurance with Bupa, life assurance (4 x salary) with Met Life after qualifying period.
  • Company funded social events.
  • Lots of wellbeing events across the year; including in-house personal training sessions, yoga sessions and more.

Crunch is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of our company and the community, embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, those who apply to work for us and our client base, without exception.

We believe that the key to our success is our people, we value the contributions and experiences of all who make up our community. Supported by our company policies and procedures, we will take every possible step to ensure that no person will suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, age, neurodiversity or disability status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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