Semi - Senior Accountant

Courtney Recruitment & Consultancy
11 Aug 2018
10 Sep 2018
Job role
* Baltic Triangle based practice
* Ideally 2 years practice experience
* Clear understanding in VAT matters is key

Semi - Senior Accountant

Screening Questions

* Are you comfortable communicating with HMRC on a range of issues including VAT disputes?
* Have you had a minimum of 2 years working within a private accountancy practice?
* Are you able to provide VAT advice in a supportive and patient manner?
* Are you able to travel to the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool City Centre daily?

Client Details
Our Client is an exceptional Accountancy Practice based in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool City Centre. The offer for the right candidate here is a progressive role within a great company ethos and culture, offering flexibility, variety and autonomy.

The role
As a Practice Accountant, you'll be responsible for providing outstanding levels of service to a diverse portfolio of clients. Your responsibilities and duties will include, although not be limited to;

* Taking ownership for delivering comprehensive management accounting services for a portfolio of clients
* Producing monthly management accounts
* Managing clients' assets including depreciation
* Managing clients' monthly journals including prepayments, accruals, payroll
* Reconciling balance sheets
* Managing year end statutory accounts including corporation tax
* Preparing and filing VAT returns in a timely and accurate manner to HM Revenue & Customs.
* Review monthly VAT reconciliations
* Attending client meetings
* Managing cash flow of client accounts and liaising with clients' reference cash flow forecasts
* Confidently and accurately communicating with clients at all levels from Managing Director to administrative staff
* Assisting and supporting junior staff as required
* Advanced bookkeeping
* Preparation of year end accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
* Preparation of VAT returns
* Preparation of corporation tax returns
* Bank reconciliations
* PAYE and VAT reconciliations
* Fixed asset registers and depreciation
* Accruals and prepayments
* Submitting VAT returns to HMRC
* Year-end journals
* Payroll
* Liaising with senior management on workload and upcoming deadlines

Personal Skills and Qualifications

* Part AAT, ACCA qualified or studying (essential)
* Minimum of 2 years' experience within a general practice environment (essential)
* Proven experience gained with management accounts
* Clear understanding in VAT matters
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, and understand the importance of providing outstanding levels of customer service and willing to go above and beyond to achieve it
* Ability to work unsupervised producing work to a high standard
* Working knowledge of computerised accounting packages
* Computer literate and ability to learn new systems
* Ability to work efficiently under pressure and in a team
* Planning, organisational and time management skills
* Great attention to detail
* Experience working to deadlines
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to facilitate client relationship development
* Knowledge of accounting systems such as; Sage, Xero, Digita (desirable but not essential)

Salary and Package
Base Salary up to £28,000 - £30000, there may be room for negotiation on salary, depending on experience
Great Benefits Package
Free parking
Flexible working hours
Working across a varied portfolio with autonomy

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