An exciting position has become available within a well-established accountancy firm with offices based in Milton Keynes & Peterborough. An ideal candidate will be working closely with the directors of the company.

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday.  The job role requires commuting between both offices.

Leading from the front, you will have a hands-on role, and be expected to focus on customer retention and business development within the office and the wider network, whilst proactively seeking potential opportunities to build the client base along with a willingness to undertake assignments when necessary.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of post-qualified experience in a practice environment.
  • Qualified accountant (AAT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA will be considered for those with recent accountancy practice experience)
  • Previous managerial or supervisory experience is necessary for this position
  • Planning, undertaking, supervising, and reviewing assignments
  • Excellent and up to date technical accounting and tax skills
  • Excellent communicator with good verbal and written English skills. With the ability to display the interpersonal skills to interact with a varied client portfolio
  • A focus on customer care and customer retention.
  • Work closely with the directors and the management skills to mentor and supervise the team
  • Organised and proactive with good attention to detail.
  • Experience with Dext, Xero and Capium essential (other accounting software experience is beneficial)
  • Must have a “can do” attitude
  • A current and up to date practice certificate would be advantageous

Role Responsibilities

  • Taking a proactive approach to identifying and resolving any issues.
  • Workflow planning and overall management of day-to-day business activities including keeping close to deliverables
  • Working very closely with all managers in Accounts, VAT, PAYE and Personal Tax department
  • Ability to prepare working papers and annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and owner managed SMEs. Advise around the processes to be fully compliant with the governing body.
  • Ability to prepare and review statutory accounts in accordance with UK FRS 105 and FRS 102.
  • Ability to prepare and review corporation tax returns for our clients with small-sized companies
  • Personal and business tax computations alongside tax planning and remuneration planning for SMEs.
  • Ability to review VAT returns and submissions.
  • Ability to review payroll produced by junior team members.
  • Ability and knowledge to answer technical questions for staff managers and other employees
  • Ability to prepare management accounts with commentary for clients.
  • Liaise with HMRC on behalf of clients where necessary.
  • Work confidently with various accounting and computer packages such as Xero, QuickBooks, Capium, Dext and Sage.
  • Supervise and train junior members of the team and managing their training requirements
  • Managing a growing team
  • Client relationship management.
  • Working closely with clients and providing them with advice to ensure that they are running their businesses efficiently and profitably is key to how our business operates.
  • Experience of advising accounting and non-accounting people.
  • Monitoring Health & Safety policies of the company
  • Ability to address any HR issues, staff holidays, maternity & paternity policies etc
  • Networking on behalf of the company and grow business organically
  • Management of the social media and liaising with the respective teams
  • Liaising with the Credit Control team to implement strategies to reduce the debt book
  • System reviews and implementation of the right processes
  • Managing software renewals and liaising with the IT support
  • Review of the fee structure and packages
  • Driving business growth

Salary £35 to £40K

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