Practice Based Management Accountant

Reference

JBR/AR/055368

Sector

Accountancy

Salary

£25,000 to £30,000 Per Annum

Town/City

Peterborough

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

21/05/2021

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Practice Based Management Accountant - Peterborough

Salary:  £25,000-£30,0000 depending on experience

The Company

Our client provide an environment for people to achieve their career aspirations and contribute towards the success of the firm.  Their client base comprises global corporates and international private clients.

As a result, our client have built significant experience dealing with complex international issues. Experience that's proven invaluable to the clients with overseas interests.

The Role

Provide clients with accounting and related services, including bookkeeping, management accounting, VAT compliance, forecasting and budgeting and any other ad hoc advice and assistance on accounting matters.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assist with weekly and monthly work for clients within set deadlines
  • Respond to ad hoc questions from clients
  • Attend clients’ premises to conduct bookkeeping and management accounts work
  • Assist and train clients with accounting systems including Sage, SageCloud, Xero, Quickbooks, Receiptbank and Autoentry
  • Set up accounting systems to include opening balances, chart of accounts, customers, suppliers and general settings (e.g. year end, VAT information)
  • Be first port of call for software support queries from clients
  • Provide trainees with on the job training and delegate work to support their development
  • Manage and monitor workflow and the progression of assignments delegated to trainees
  • Quality control of work assigned to trainees
  • Bookkeeping, including preparing, processing and recording bank transactions, processing purchase, sales and general ledger entries and producing reports
  • Prepare management accounts and reports specific to clients’ needs
  • Prepare VAT returns notify portfolio holders of any matters for attention

Essential Skills & Requirements:

OCCASIONAL ACCOUNTS AND YEAR END ASSIGNMENTS

  • Liaise and communicate with portfolio holder and client
  • Draft accounts for manager’s review and approval to include:
  • Production of lead schedules to agree to accounts disclosures
  • Collation of appropriate evidence to support figures in the account
  • Draft sole trader/company tax computations
  • Raise relevant and coherent queries to assist with supervisor/manager review
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide constructive feedback to line manager regarding processes and procedures
  • Develop soft skills for communicating with clients
  • Save all correspondence with clients in the document management system
  • Be up-to-date with the firm’s policies and procedures and comply with them at all times
  • Complete timesheets accurately on a daily basis
  • Take on any other duties appropriate as and when required
  • Assist with mentoring of junior members of staff
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance

STUDYING

  • This role can include study towards the relevant accountancy qualification – ACCA or ACA
  • Balance studies and working full time with generous study leave provided by the firm

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least AAT Level 4 qualified or qualified by experience
  • Proficient bookkeeping skills
  • Good VAT knowledge
  • Previous accountancy practice experience of management accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software including Sage, SageCloud, Quickbooks, Xero, Autoentry and Receiptbank including setting up new accounts
  • Previous experience of training and supervision of staff
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 with a 6 or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Competent knowledge of the Microsoft Office software particularly intermediate or advanced Excel
  • Ability to deliver accurate work to deadlines under pressure and with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering a first class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills, both written and verbally
  • Sound technical and analytical skills
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi task between different clients and assignments
  • Adaptable and flexible in attitude
  • Must be able to live and work in the UK
  • A driving licence and access to transport is essential as work is often conducted at the client’s premises.

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