Business Services & Outsourcing Accountant

Recruiter
MHA Macintyre Hudson LLP
Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Our team in Peterborough offer a full range of compliance services and business advice to owner–managed businesses, multinationals and high net worth individuals in the Peterborough, Stamford, Huntingdon and Fenland areas.


Our accountants, tax and business advisers have been offering specialist advice in Peterborough since 1977.

We're seeking a talented Business Services & Outsourcing Accountant to prepare management and statutory accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders. You'll also have the opportunity to prepare submissions for VAT.

What is in it for you?

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • 33 days holiday Inc. Bank Holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to GBP4000 for a successful referral

Responsibilities

  • The preparation of management accounts, including posting to Xero, Sage Line 50, or equivalent software, where we maintain the clients records, from information and documentation received from clients, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met

  • Work on a wide range of statutory accounts and bookkeeping assignments

  • Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget and time is fully utilised

  • VAT returns

  • Billing (where appropriate)

  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded

  • Provide technical advice and support to clients and staff in the use of the Sage Line 50 and other accounting software.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • AAT level 4 qualified or qualified by experience
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation within a practice environment
  • Strong double entry bookkeeping knowledge and skill
  • Good working knowledge of Xero, Sage and other accounting software packages
  • Proven experience and knowledge of preparing VAT returns
  • Basic tax knowledge – how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Organisational/time management skills
  • Communication – demonstrable written, verbal and active listening skills.
  • Confident when dealing with cleints and getting your view across.
  • Methodical and logical thinking
  • Use initiative to identify problems and provide solutions.

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