Evelyn Partners

Accounts Assistant

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
16 Feb 2024
16 Mar 2024
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Company Description

Evelyn Partners is the UK's leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, with over 186 years of experience in helping generations of people and businesses to thrive. We offer an extensive range of financial and professional services to individuals, family trusts, professional intermediaries, charities and businesses.

We provide an award-winning service for our clients by employing the best people. Join us on our mission to place the power of good advice into more hands because we believe that everyone deserves access to good advice, regardless of where they're at in their financial journey.

An exceptional track record of growth and innovation is driven by our core values of: Personal, offering advice based on a true understanding of what matters to our clients; Partnership, working with our clients in a joined-up, collaborative way; and Performance, demonstrating a breadth and depth of advice expertise to deliver first-class results.

Read more about us and available career opportunities here: Wealth, accountancy and business advisory services / Evelyn Partners and Careers / Evelyn Partners

Job Description

What will you be doing?


We provide a range of services to private clients (primarily in the agricultural & landed estates sectors) and small corporates (typically owner-managed or family-owned businesses).

We offer a partner-led service delivered in a pragmatic and approachable way.

Purpose of Role:

The role is predominately the preparation of the annual financial accounts within the timeframe agreed with the client or required by statute. Also, if required, accurate processing of clients' financial data and the preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts and undertaking the preparation of VAT returns and other VAT compliance.

There is the possibility of AAT/ACCA support in the role for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare annual financial statements including statutory accounts, partnership accounts, sole trader accounts and trust accounts for tax purposes.
  • Manage portfolio of clients.
  • Visit client premises to undertake on-site accounting needs as required.
  • On occasion prepare and input client transactions into computerised ledger system if required.
  • On occasion preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts for clients if required.
  • On occasion prepare monthly/quarterly/annual VAT returns from financial information supplied by client if required. Preparing Intrastat and ECC sales lists for clients.
  • On occasion completion of other VAT services including registration, de-registrations, options to tax etc as required.

Key Competencies:
  • Accuracy - to ensure transactions treated correctly.
  • Judgement - be able to assess a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on the information available or effectively communicate with a manager where unsure.
  • Planning and organisation - needed throughout the process to ensure deadlines are met and client portfolios are managed.
  • Customer focus - develop relationships and gain confidence of client. Ability to deal with client queries and emails on a timely basis, and have flexibility to work on-site at client's premises.
  • Use of IT - be able to work on bookkeeping packages, accounts production software and Excel.
  • Teamwork - working with colleagues in the team.
  • Flexibility - to assist with other ad hoc services that arise from time to time.
  • Innovative - using technology to create efficiencies in processes.
  • Technical knowledge - awareness of FRS102 and FRS 102 1a
  • Strong academic history.
  • Studying towards ACCA/ACA with AAT qualification or evidence of suitable work experience.
Key Experience/Skills:
  • Prior experience of computerised accounting packages including cloud based software.
  • Ability to work independently but as part of a wider team.
  • Results orientated to meet and exceed client expectations, with a key focus on delivering high quality work that consistently meets internal and/or external client deadlines.
  • Understanding of new accounting standards.
Additional Information

As a colleague here at Evelyn Partners, you will have access to benefits that include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension contribution
  • Hybrid working model (role dependant)
  • Generous holiday package
  • Option to purchase additional holiday
  • Shared parental leave
We are proud to value the differences that a diverse workforce brings, representative of society and our clients. At Evelyn Partners we have a wide range of highly active employee resource groups and we're delivering multiple diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the organisation. It is our commitment to provide a workspace where all colleagues, regardless of identity, background, or circumstance, feel respected as individuals and feel that they can achieve their full potential and work in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.

We are happy to make any reasonable adjustments to accommodate for your needs throughout the application process. Please let your Recruiter know.

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