Accounts & Tax Lead

Islamabad (PK)
PKR. 50,000 to 60,000 per month
10 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Position Purpose:

The Accounts & Tax Lead will be responsible for the preparation of statutory accounts and self-assessment tax returns for our UK-based clients. Ideally, the successful candidate will be qualified ACCA/CA and be able to demonstrate good experience in accounts and tax returns preparation.

Reporting Relationship

Report to Partners/Directors

Job Description

Responsibilities will include:

  • Year-end accounts preparation, including preparing the financial statements and associated disclosures, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with UK GAAP requirements and companies act 2006.
  • Preparing necessary journals and other accounting entries for the year-end accounts.
  • Interrogation of General Ledger (GL) to ensure the integrity of the accounts, including highlighting issues and dealing with them appropriately.
  • Ensuring all transactions are properly recorded, including ensuring the timely completion of all transactions.
  • Reconciliation and review of key balance sheet items and GL accounts.
  • Prepare and submit the corporation tax returns, self-assessment tax returns, and partnership tax returns.
  • Identifying process improvement opportunities and recommending solutions, including following through to ensure that recommended solutions are fully and properly implemented.
  • To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfill any development or training requirements.
  • To be involved in any other administrative departmental and office issues as deemed appropriate
  • Have excellent communication skills and can work under pressure.
  • Provide training to other team members when needed.

Job Specifications

  • An ACCA/CA qualified Accountant to deal with our UK based clients.
  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in accounts and tax gained with UK based clients and should be able to demonstrate the UK tax and companies’ laws knowledge.
  • Work experience in UK accounting practices - candidates with experience in the industry only will not be considered.
  • An analytical mind.
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • A keen eye for detail and a desire to probe further into data.
  • Deadline-orientated and an ability to stick to time constraints.
  • Be able to work on cloud-based software e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, SAGE, TaxCalc, MS Office, and Taxfiler.
  • Team player and demonstrate leadership skills.

Key Performing Measures

  • Delivery of high-quality financial statements, tax returns, and overall service to clients
  • Deadlines are met
  • Budgets achieved
  • Adherence to the firm’s procedures
  • Flexibility towards hours of work and tasks performed including assisting other staff e.g. dealing with urgent tasks at short notice when required
  • To keep confidential any information obtained concerning the business affairs of the Firm, its staff, and clients
  • Portray the Firm in a professional manner through appearance, conduct, and attitude

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