Senior or Semi-Senior Accountant in Edenbridge

Ten Percent Financial Recruitment

Reference: VAC-10416

A modern progressive practice based on the Kent/Surrey/Sussex border, about a mile from Edenbridge Town train station, are looking for an Accounts Semi-Senior or Senior to join their offices. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of practice experience.

Main Role

” Accounts/Audit
” Plan, carry out and assist with the preparation and completion of accounts/audits at client’s premises or at our offices for director or managerial review.
” Amendment and updating of file following director or manager review
” Completion of periodic and statutory accounts
” Completion of accounts/audit preparation programmes
” Completion of money laundering documentation
” Ensure correct disclosures in accordance with Companies Acts
” Ensure work is carried out promptly and efficiently within budgets and deadlines
” Prepare Financial Reporting Review and Benchmarking reports
” Identify possible improvements to client systems
” Prioritise work – and identify work shortfall or overload periods and advise the Director/Manager at earliest opportunity
” Contact at appropriate level with clients and their staff
” Assisting the Director/Manager in the planning and completion of accounts and audit work
” Identify opportunities to sell other products or services – to be discussed with the (WBD) client director and not the client
” Identify situations where new systems can be created to simplify and facilitate working practices.

Business/personal tax

” Prepare business tax computations (corporate and non-corporate)
” Identify disallowable expenditure
” Prepare P11D’s
” Assist/prepare draft personal tax computations or returns

Main Responsibilities

” To act in a professional manner at all times to both clients and other team members
” To produce information for clients or other team members in a timely and efficient manner and within the deadlines set for you by either clients, HMRC, or the Firm
” To advise your line manager of any important client issues/problems as soon as possible (including any money laundering suspicions which must be reported direct to (MLRO) or if not available (deputy MLRO)
” To adhere to any budgets or time deadlines that you have been given, and work the hours required to complete the work within those deadlines
” To ensure that your immediate working environment is kept tidy
” To ensure that relevant team members are advised of messages left for them as soon as possible.
” Put client information/records away when not using them to ensure confidentiality
” Not to discuss client affairs outside of the office to ensure client confidentiality
” Investigation of any matters that need further confirmation by yourself, the directors or a client. This may involve contacting HMRC, WBD helpline (currently IRPC/CCH) or other relevant organisations.
” Advising the relevant director of any problems so that they can discuss this with the client if necessary and can respond to any contact from the client on a particular issue.

Other

” Ad hoc assignments assisting directors/managers with consultancy and other work as required.
” General administration work as and when required.

Computer skills

” The following will be the main packages that you will come across and need to be able to use: Iris, Excel, Sage 50 accounts, Word
” Additionally there will be some use of QuickBooks, KashFlow, Iris or Xero and other packages as appropriate.

Salary range is dependent on qualifications and experience but likely to be in the 30-40k range for a client manager/senior and 25-30k for a semi-senior.

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 studying for the ACCA, what have you completed and what have you got left to do?
” 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: 40000
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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.