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Accountant

  • Location

    Newark-on-Trent

  • Sector:

    Accounting Jobs

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £21000 - £28500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Patrick Howley

  • Contact email:

    patrick@rgrecruitmentgroup.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 2600 649

  • Job ref:

    BH-59747-1

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-25

  • Startdate:

    2019-05-27

Accountant
£21,000-£28,500
Newark


Are you looking to work for the East Midlands Top Accountancy Firm? This is an opportunity to work in a training focused environment and progress your career to the next level. Full training package and study support offered with incredible flexible working hours. 

Responsibilities:

Responsible for undertaking the preparation of client accounts and assisting with the provision of a comprehensive accounting and business advisory service to a portfolio of clients; and also for contributing significantly to the on the job development of technicians and trainees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  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 /Partner. This will normally involve preparation of draft accounts suitable for client meeting with Manager and/or Partner 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/Partner 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/Partner 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.
Person Specification

  1. Must be AAT or ACA or ACCA qualified or qualified by experience e.g. approx. 3 years general practice experience.
  2. Must be able to prepare accounts independently to final stage.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate effective client inter-personal skills. 
  4. Must be able to actively manage own workloads and take responsibility for own development.
  5. Must possess IT skills to operate in-house programs and prepare and develop spreadsheets as necessary.
  6. Must be fully conversant with accounts preparation programs.
  7. Must possess a good working knowledge of accounting standards and the accounting provisions of the Companies Act, and relevant taxation matters.

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