Evelyn Partners

Accounts Assistant

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
16 May 2024
Closes
14 Jun 2024
Ref
743999986580283
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
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:

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Job Description

Progression within this team is fast, with responsibility from an early stage. By the second year, you will be taking on a more senior role and helping to supervise the new intake of trainees. You will also receive internal training from the professional services learning and development team.

You will be working in a client-facing, dynamic team, developing the knowledge and skills needed to be a trusted business adviser. Additionally, you will study towards the AAT , followed by the ACA / ACCA qualification, developing essential skills sought out in the professional services sector.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare annual financial statements including statutory accounts, predominately under FRS102. This includes consolidated financial statements for our group clients.
  • Developing an understanding of our clients and their businesses.
  • Keeping your manager fully informed of any issues and problems, ensuring the work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and recording clearly and concisely the work carried out
  • Interactions with clients to undertake accounting work as required - both over telephone/e-mail and potentially occasional on-site client visits.
  • Work closely with the audit and business tax teams to provide a seamless service to clients and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Be prepared to share ideas about how best to operate the accounts preparation process in order to improve efficiencies for the firm.
  • Prioritising tasks for your own portfolio of clients, whilst monitoring time against budget
Key Competencies
  • Accuracy - to ensure transactions are processed correctly.
  • Judgement - to be able to assess a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on the information available or know when to consult colleagues.
  • Planning and organisation - needed throughout the process to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Client focussed - develop relationships and gain the confidence of clients. Ability to attend to client queries and emails on a timely basis and have the flexibility to work on-site at clients' premises if required.
  • Use of IT - be able to work on IT packages such as CaseView and excel. An understanding of cloud accounting packages such as Xero or Exact is desirable.
  • Commercial awareness - an understanding of each client's organisation, their industry and business in general assists in putting each assignment into perspective and in identifying potential risks.
  • Qualifications
    • Be committed to completing the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification, followed by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification or Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
    • A Level (predicted or obtained): Minimum 112 UCAS points in top three A Levels (or equivalent), excluding General Studies
    • GCSE: Minimum Grade 5 (or equivalent), in English Language and Maths respectively
    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 value the differences that a diverse workforce brings, representative of our society and clients. We are committed to providing a work environment 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.

    If you need any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please let your recruiter know.

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