Semi-Senior Accountant in Stockport

Ten Percent Financial Recruitment

Reference: VAC-10400

A small Stockport-based accountancy practice are seeking a Semi-Senior Accountant to join their offices in Hazel Grove. The ideal candidate will be full or part AAT/ACA/ACCA or QBE with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in accountancy practice.

You will gain responsibility for a portfolio of clients as well as being allocated work on a regular basis. You will have contact with clients via phone and email and from time to time be responsible for holding client meetings either at the client’s premises or at the office.

Your typical daily duties will include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts for small to medium sized Limited Companies including corporation tax computations.
  • Preparation of accounts and partnership returns for LLPs.
  • Preparation of Accounts for sole traders and partnerships.
  • Preparation of self-assessment tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on client queries

Skills:

  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • Great attention to detail
  • Able to manage a portfolio of clients
  • Competent in producing statutory accounts using FRS 102
  • Confident with clients and able to work alone at client premises
  • Maintain objectivity, independence and integrity at all times
  • Be an ambassador for the firm and maintain client relationships
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with cloud accounting software. i.e. Xero, QuickBooks and Sage.
  • Knowledge of Sage Accounts an advantage

Qualifications:

  • AAT, ACA, ACCA, or QBE
  • 3 years practice experience essential

The working week is 9.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday with half hour for lunch. Salary is dependent on experience but likely to be in the £25-32k range.

When applying please specify:

  • Current salary and notice period.
  • Reasons for leaving your present role (if working).
  • Ensure you have identified any practice roles you have had to date (as opposed to industry roles).
  • Detail your qualifications – e.g. if you are AAT/ACCA qualified, how many years of post-qualification experience do you have?
  • Your home address and postcode (postcode at the very least). If you are not near to the role are you planning to relocate?
  • What you are looking for in a new position yourself – i.e. why you are looking at this role – what is it that has caught your eye (e.g. location, opportunity, higher salary etc.)
  • Full details of accounting software used to date.
Salary Range Minimum: 25000
Salary Range Maximum: 32000
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Emma Ireland

Emma Ireland is a failed novelist and accidental poet who writes mostly about politics and social issues. She's either a bloody commie or a bourgeois sell-out depending on whether you listen to her Dad or those who strongly disapprove of Waitrose trifles. After studying law at university she chucked it all in to move to Italy and teach Italian business people how to do their jobs in English. After ten years of wine and sunshine, she returned to the UK and is now a recruitment consultant and freelance writer. At least until that unfinished novel makes her a millionaire.