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Accounts Senior

Practice Accountant | Salary & package depending on experience – flex Hybrid working  This is a great opportunity for an experienced Practice accountant with a strong practice background to work for an expanding Accountant’s firm in Stamford, where they have an ethos of working together as a team.   whats on offer : – flex hybrid working, great support and training. Full study support, bonus,    
  1. The preparation and/or audit of client accounts, up to final stage dependent on the complexity of the business, for approval/ signing off by Manager /Director. This will normally involve preparation of draft accounts suitable for client meeting with Manager and/or Director and subsequent completion thereof.
  2. The provision of a range of other services to clients as required e.g. general book-keeping, VAT Returns, assistance with accounting software, tax computations, again for approval by Manager/Director or under the supervision of Manager.
  3. To adhere to the procedures which provide a clear framework for all members of the department to ensure effective scheduling, allocation and completion of work (such procedures to be amended and updated as required from time to time).
  4. To constantly review the work undertaken and refer to Manager/Director any Compliance issues or opportunities for cross selling of other services within the group.
  5. To develop and maintain a good working relationship with clients to gain their respect, and to know your own limitations in advising the client on accounting matters.
  6. To assist with on the job training of technicians and trainees whilst at the same time meeting work priorities. Monitor progress of work tasked to trainees and technicians, review and provide appropriate feedback in accordance with department procedures.
  7. To promptly report to Manager any concerns which may affect the firm’s client relationship e.g. money laundering, unethical business practice, complaints etc.
  8. To respect client confidentiality and report any issues which may affect client relationships to their senior/manager.

Candidate Profile

  • The successful candidate will likely be ACA/ACCA/AAT part- qualified or with demonstrable accountancy practice experience.
  • Able to autonomously prepare draft financial accounts of all types of entities to a final draft with all minor queries resolved.
  • The successful candidate will be able to prepare draft VAT Returns of all types of entities to a final draft with all minor queries resolved.
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to meet strict deadlines; ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.
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