Senior Client Accountant

Recruiter
TMF Group
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive salary plus great benefits
Posted
29 Nov 2022
Closes
29 Dec 2022
Ref
558620
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. We provide legal, financial and employee administration through TMF Group’s teams in 120 offices.

Job purpose

Supports their team in the provision of a high-quality client service, producing service deliverables for the more complex entities and platinum clients in the teams portfolio. Responsible for delivering specified deliverables to clients in accordance with internal and external deadlines. Work autonomously preparing management accounts, financial statements and tax filings under review of the Client Account Manager. Answers queries from clients and provides them with requested documentation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works autonomously on day to day tasks for their allocated portfolio - typically more complex entities and platinum clients in the team portfolio
  • Responsible for ensuring all deliverables for their specific portfolio are met
  • Supports the target operating model by ensuring appropriate tasks for their portfolio are completed by more junior members of the team
  • Assists the CAM with the review of work completed by junior members of the team and is a vocal proponent of the service/quality standards expected from the team - when necessary during busy periods
  • Adheres to agreed timeline/schedules for their portfolio - statutory and client deadlines, audit plans, internal work schedules such as iXBRL
  • Supports the CAM in providing guidance and training to more junior members of the team
  • Fosters strong client relationships with their allocated portfolio
  • Supports the wider office in change initiatives through participation in projects, sharing ideas and supporting the implementation of changes to procedures or new system

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accurate preparation of primary accounting documents, accounting statements and reports required by the client including management accounts (periodic and annual) and roll-forward financial statements (IFRS and UK GAAP)
  • Responsible for ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met for their client allocation and supports the Client Account Manager in achieving this for the wider team
  • Responsible for preparing all compliance related filings (like CBI and tax filings)
  • Reviews accounting entries processed by Trainee and Client Accountants for their allocated portfolio. Assists the CAM on the wider team portfolio when required
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with their allocated clients and internal/external stakeholders. Follow ‘Our Service Promise’ delivery guidelines for relationship management
  • Performs daily work with high complexity (i.e. preparing and reviewing bookkeeping, management accounts, statutory accounts (both standalone and consolidated) under UK GAAP and IFRS, corporation tax returns, VAT returns, etc.)
  • Manages the audit process for their allocated clients and supports the wider team in adhering to the overall audit plan
  • Supports the Client Account Manager by ensuring that less complex tasks for their allocated portfolio are appropriately allocated to the more junior team members
  • Assists the Client Account Manager in reviewing the work of junior team members
  • Provides support to junior team members (including on the job training) with complex work/calculations
  • Oversees month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to roll forward financial statement preparation - reviewing all reconciliations and ensuring they are followed-up on
  • Oversees VAT compliance, corporate income tax returns and other filings for their allocated portfolio, and supports the CAM in overseeing the delivery of these tasks across the team portfolio
  • Keeps up to date with changes in local accounting and tax legislation
  • Provide technical support to the team
  • Supports the Client Account Manager in maintaining and maximizing revenues for the team portfolio including the invoicing cycle to ensure all fees, including out of scope work, are billed

Job specific requirement

  • Graduate in a relevant field
  • Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA)
  • Candidate with at least 1-year PQE
  • Structured finance experience preferable if working on a SPV/SFS portfolio is desirable
  • Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organize themselves
  • Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system
  • Experience in a similar role from an accounting practice background with strong client servicing skills is desirable

Key results areas and performance indicators

  • Autonomously work on a specific number of entities and their related recurring annual and day to day tasks
  • Support process enhancement and continuous process improvements, utilizing systems as required
  • Ensure the entities within client portfolio remain fully compliant with relevant local accounting and tax legislation
  • Zero Customer escalations / complaints within your client portfolio
  • 100% timely and accurate time writing and productivity in line with personal target
  • Contribute towards achieving Team’s Annual Efficiency Target
  • 99% Data Entry completeness and accuracy into the local Accounting system
  • 100% Payments accuracy and timeliness
  • 99% Compliance to Tax Reporting Deadlines

What’s in it for you

  • Private Medical insurance for self only
  • 25 days plus public holidays
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Death in Service (Life Assurance) – 4 x salary
  • Stakeholder pension scheme, under Auto-enrolment – Employee contributions matched up to 6% via Salary Exchange
  • Interest-free Season ticket loan** – repayable over 12 months
  • Eligibility for Group Discretionary Bonus Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme (via Salary Sacrifice) capped at £2000
  • Technology hire purchase scheme**- you can sacrifice part of your salary to buy different types of technology (Tablets, laptops, desktop PCs and phones). Up to 12% can be saved on the price of some items
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Lifestyle discounts – travel discounts, cinema tickets, high street vouchers are just some of the discounts you have access to when you shop online or in store
  • Purchase additional holidays*** (up to 5 days for full time colleagues - pro-rated for part-time colleagues) through Salary Sacrifice
  • Workplace saving with CUSHON – set up an ISA, from £25 a month through payroll
  • Payroll Giving scheme – donate to your chosen charity through payroll
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Free flu vaccination vouchers

Applications close: 27 Jan 2023 GMT Standard Time

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