England, Leicestershire, Leicester
£19000 - £22000 per annum + Pension Excellent holidays
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Leicestershire Jobs
Job Title
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a highly successful firm of Chartered Accountants, who due to continued success, now has an opportunity for an Accountant to join its team. The successful candidate will deal with a significant and varied portfolio of clients spending some of their time out of the office.

Essential skills:
*Minimum AAT level 3 qualified (or qualified by experience)
*Must live locally with own transport to enable regular fieldwork
*Proven experience of successfully providing management accounts and/or bookkeeping services to a multi- client portfolio
*Must be extremely IT savvy and a quick learner with an appetite to embrace new technology (cloud accounting)
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills to help build rapport with clients and deliver excellent service standards
*Ability to work independently at clients' premises, be well-presented, self-motivated and reliable
*Must have keen analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritise workloads to meet a range of deadlines
*Experience of using a cloud accounting package and of converting a client from traditional accounting software to cloud accounting will be a huge bonus!

Responsibilities include:
*Prepare and distribute accurate and timely management information to clients on a periodic basis, generally monthly
*Review client KPI's and report on significant fluctuations, as appropriate
*Ensure the provision of an efficient and effective accounting service to clients
*Prepare budgets and forecasts for clients, as agreed
*Undertake proactive cash flow management for clients
*Prepare year end statutory accounts for limited company clients, also sole trader and partnership accounts
*Ensure compliance for the filing of client's statutory accounts
*Respond promptly to client communications or queries and resolve any issues
*Attend client meetings as required
*Understand the client's business to be able to add value where appropriate
*Reconciling bank accounts, credit card accounts and petty cash
*Preparing and submitting VAT returns and CIS returns
*Preparing reconciliations and balance sheet schedules to support the trial balance