Accountancy Practice Senior Accountant/ Potential Owner

Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
Salary £50,000 p.a. plus based on experience
Posted
10 Sep 2021
Closes
08 Oct 2021
Ref
GAAP MA2324
Job Title
Accountant
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Can you see yourself owning an accountancy practice one day?

Our client is part of a large network of accountants who offer a wealth of experience and expertise to many small businesses right across the UK. They provide a wide range of accountancy and tax services including annual accounts, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping and tax planning to small businesses and individuals.

This practice based near Maidstone, Kent is fast-growing and are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and hard-working accountant to join their busy team. There are flexible working hours for the right candidate. You could be a business owner in five years plus. The successful candidate will have a strong background working in a practice or industry environment and be passionate about:

  • Supporting a range of clients including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with clients to build long term business relationships.
  • Preparing management accounts for owner-managed businesses.
  • Speaking with clients to resolve queries.
  • Supporting the business owner in expanding the business.

Primary responsibilities

  • Overseeing and Preparation of financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • Overseeing and Completion of personal tax and corporation tax returns.
  • Overseeing and Completion of client VAT returns.
  • Overseeing and Completion of client payrolls.
  • Communicate and liaise verbally and in writing between clients/visitors/enquiries and staff.
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, owners and the clients.
  • Plus, other duties consistent with the seniority of the position. 

Candidate Profile

  • The ideal candidate would be looking to grow with the practice as there will be opportunities for progression.
  • The candidate will have experience in managing and preparing financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.
  • The candidate will have experience of managing and completing personal tax and corporation tax returns along with completing client VAT returns.
  • The candidate will have experience of managing the completion of client’s payroll.
  • Experience of using QuickBooks Online and/or Xero along with Receipt Bank would also be an advantage.
  • Experience of using TaxCalc or a similar product in completing personal tax and corporation tax returns would also be an advantage.
  • An ability to develop good working relationships with both co-workers, owners and clients.
  • Strong Excel skills and proficient IT skills including the ability of using Microsoft Word & Outlook.
  • A highly ambitious, enthusiastic and hard-working individual wishing to progress and keen to make a difference in this practice.

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