Accounts Semi-Senior - Kettering

£25,000 - £29,000
Ref: 845 Date Posted: Sunday 14 Jul 2024

ProTalent are currently working with a successful and well-established accountancy practice in Kettering to recruit a new Accounts Semi-Senior.

The firm:

  • Well known and well-respected accountancy firm
  • Offer a broad range of accounting and business advisory services
  • Forward thinking and embrace technology
  • Great working environment

The Accounts Semi-Senior role:

  • As an Accounts Semi-Senior, you will be expected to prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant financial reporting standards from source documents/records to final accounts for review by the appropriate manager.
  • Prepare accounting schedules to support the balances and transactions included in the financial statements.
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Work on a wide range of accounts.
  • Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager to resolve queries or obtain further information.
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client's expectations.
  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded.
  • Make timely and relevant recommendations in relation to accounting matters, financial reporting and accounting systems in use (including software).

Additional Accounts Semi-Senior responsibilities:

  • Assistance with bookkeeping, VAT return preparation
  • Prepare control account reconciliations and other month end procedures
  • Prepare quarterly management accounts for onward submission to clients

The ideal Accounts Semi-Senior candidate:

  • AAT level 3 or 4, ACCA or ACA studier
  • Minimum 1 year's experience
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation within a practice environment.
  • Strong double entry knowledge and skill.
  • Cloud based accounting systems knowledge including Sage, Xero,and Quickbooks
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of letters and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Basic tax knowledge - awareness of how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT.
  • Accuracy.
  • Organisational/time management skills.
  • Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across.
  • Methodical and logical thinking.
  • Use initiative to identify problems and provide solutions.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work within a team and to assist one another as and when required.

Thank you for your interest in this Accounts Semi-Senior vacancy.