Kreston Reeves LLP

Accounts Senior

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Location
Discovery Park & Canterbury
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
21 Sep 2021
Closes
21 Oct 2021
Ref
600
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Accounts Senior

1. Job Purpose:

  • To manage the delivery of accounts and tax work across the service line, ensuring team members adherence to required standards, where work is completed on time, to standard and within budget.

2. Scope/Reach & Key Relationships:

  • All those involved in the delivery of accounts and tax work
  • Partners & colleagues who are key stakeholders in work across the service line
  • Client contacts
  • Supervision of semi seniors & assistants
  • Government bodies and external organisations such as HMRC

3. Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Controlling a portfolio of clients comprising individuals and owner managed businesses
  • Preparation of accounts for companies, partnerships, LLP’s and sole traders
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns and computations
  • Preparation of partnership tax returns and adjusted profit computations
  • Preparation of personal tax returns and computations
  • Review of VAT returns
  • Use of online accounting packages
  • Experience in charity accounting and/or client money audit work preferred but not essential
  • Ensure the implementation of all relevant client work ensuring effective team workflow
  • Arrange & lead accounts planning meetings so as to maximise implementation of immediate resources
  • Ensure completion of processing for clients in other managers/senior manager/director portfolios
  • Ensure full implementation of all client work in line with agreed budget ensuring adherence to The Kreston Reeves Way standards of performance document, with completed accounts and tax returns ready for partner/director/senior manager sign off
  • Monitor work progress and ensure appropriate levels of communication with all clients and internal stakeholders on progress for each key task or phase
  • Research and seeking to resolve issues for upward communication in more complex clients or higher risk aspects of work
  • Complete administration on client files and set up relevant file reviews ensuring all sections are of a standard to be reviewed by a manager
  • Where agreed, review the work of assistants
  • Clearance of manager/director/partner review points as appropriate
  • Provide assistance to other members of the service line as required
  • Prepare bills and monitor WiP for director/partner/manager to review as required
  • Act as a key point of contact for any offshoring resource

Client, Internal and External Organisational Contact:

  • Act as a key point of contact for nominated clients so as to manage all their compliance &
  • other service requirements
  • Attend client meetings as required
  • Return phone calls and written correspondence to all of the above within required deadline and ensure promises are kept
  • Attend review and close down meetings for others’ clients as required

Ensure client hygiene factors are in place, AML, Know Your Client reviews, engagement letters, etc

Leadership, People Management, and Development:

  • Supervise semi seniors & assistants who are involved in production and delivery of work
  • Ensure clear task plans & milestones for each piece of work
  • Provide feedback to all team members involved in specific work on adherence to standards, errors, learnings, and opportunity for adding value

New Business Development:

  • Support the team in delivering the required departmental incremental fee target via networking, meeting attendance, business pitches & presenting at webinars
  • Start to develop internal Kreston Reeves connections across the Service Lines to assist in identifying and supporting cross referral opportunities
Values - Demonstrates 'living’ of the company’s values:
  • Understand - Be curious, ask more & listen. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
  • Look Ahead - Anticipate the future, plan for it, and embrace the benefits of change.
  • Make it Personal - Adapt to others’ needs, flex your style to get the best outcome for every situation.
  • Be Crystal Clear - Consult others, give helpful feedback; ensure people know what’s going on, and how it impacts on them.
  • Be Human - Invest time in building strong relationships, have a positive 'can do’ attitude and help others to grow.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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