Accountant

Location
Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
30,000 (negotiable for experience or specialism)
Posted
20 Sep 2022
Closes
20 Oct 2022
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

We are looking for an accountant to join our team based in the west end of Glasgow. Our firm is a family owned and managed accounting and consulting practice with a specialism in the third sector.

The practice is not divided by service lines; you will experience and deliver the full range of services we offer.

Our firm operates a true four day week meaning you will work four days while being paid for five, provided individual and team targets are achieved.

 

This role will involve the following main areas of work:

1. Direct responsibility for a range of clients’ desktop and cloud based accounting systems and remote management from our office, and on-site with clients (main systems are Sage, Xero, QuickBooks)

2. Completion of month-end procedures including bank and balance sheet reconciliations, VAT returns etc.

3. Preparation of regular management information including budgets, management accounts, cash flow forecasts and analytical review of accounts for clients’ senior management and board

4. Preparation of annual accounts and corporation tax returns for limited companies (FRS105 and FRS102)

5. Preparation of annual statutory accounts for charities including independent examination and preparation of an examination evidence file

6. Preparing annual accounts for statutory audit by external auditors, including full audit file and working papers

7. Preparation of sole trader and partnership accounts, and personal and tax computations and returns

8. Providing training to clients in the use of accounting software, setting up new accounting systems or improving existing systems, procedures and controls

9. Managing client relationships, meeting deadlines and expectations, and flexibly managing a varied workload each month

10. Handling client queries in a timely and attentive manner and attending and presenting accounts at client meetings including at board level

11. Supporting junior staff including trainees and support staff

12. Working directly with the partner on complex matters and special projects (e.g. Creative Tax Relief campaign)

 

You will be allocated your own group of clients across a range of sectors ranging from individual property landlords, sole traders, limited companies, social enterprises and registered charities. You will have responsibility for some clients through the whole of their annual financial cycle, from budgeting to support with bookkeeping, preparation of management accounts and annual statutory accounts.

You will be provided with ongoing training and continuous professional development opportunities appropriate to the requirements of your qualification. We are seeking a person who has experience working in an accounting practice, managing their own clients and who is qualified (including 'qualified by experience'). We are open to applications from individuals looking to explore further qualification (for example CTA).

The successful candidate will have experience of the following software packages:

Essential

IRIS Accountancy Suite – Accounts Production

IRIS Accountancy Suite – Business Tax

Sage One, Xero, Quickbooks

Microsoft Productivity (Excel, Word, etc.)

Desirable

TaxFiler

FreeAgent, FreshBooks

Sage 50

Google for Business (G Suite)

 

The ideal candidate will be someone who works well as part of a small team and has the initiative and motivation required to manage a group of clients with varying deadlines and requirements. In this role you will experience a broader range of client engagements and responsibilities than would be expected at a larger firm, with support and collaboration from all colleagues including partner level.

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