Accounts Senior - Wisbech

30,000 - 40,000
Ref: 1399 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jun 2024

Senior Accountant

March or Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Our client, a prestigious top practice in East Anglia with numerous offices across the region, is seeking a skilled and qualified Accountant to join their dynamic team. Known for their excellent client base spanning various business sectors in East Anglia, our client takes pride in offering exceptional benefits and fostering a supportive work environment.

- 3 years of practice experience.
- Newly qualified ACA/ACCA or close to qualifying.

**Job Summary:**
Our client is looking for a dedicated individual to take on the role of an Accountant, responsible for delivering high-quality accounts preparation and tax compliance services for a diverse range of business clients, including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

**Key Activities:**

**1. Audit and Accounting:**
- Take full accountability for providing accounting services, including corporate and personal tax returns, and special services for a portfolio of clients.
- Produce VAT returns and offer in-depth knowledge and advice to clients.
- Provide P11D and other payroll advice and services.
- Utilise a variety of paperless software applications.
- Assist clients with accounting software queries.
- Take responsibility for planning, performance, and preparation of draft accounts and tax computations for manager or partner review.
- Raise bills.

**2. Business Development / Client Management:**
- Develop client relationships through regular contact via telephone, meetings, and electronic communication.
- Identify opportunities for additional services.
- Demonstrate awareness of business development.
- Play an active role in raising the profile of the business.
- Display confident, accurate, and reliable accounting knowledge when interacting with clients, presenting ideas, and implementing strategies.
- Engage with senior staff/Partners to gain a good understanding of the business.
- Liaise directly with business owners and accounts staff.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with clients.

**3. Client Accounts:**
- Process client records to draft accounts stage.
- Complete file sections and cross-referencing schedules.
- Complete work programmes and administration paperwork.
- Attend client’s premises and assist with audit when required.
- Contact clients for information.

**4. Tax Compliance / VAT:**
- Complete VAT return form when checked.
- Communicate with the client when the VAT return is complete and submit to HMRC.
- Prepare self-assessment tax returns, business, and partnership tax returns, including detailed capital gains computations and preparation of schedules of income from property.
- Process information on computerised tax software to produce returns and calculations.

**5. Company Secretarial:**
- Prepare and submit Confirmation Statement.
- Prepare and submit other Companies House forms.
- Oversee company secretarial work and statutory books.

**6. Staff:**
- Mentor, supervise, and coach junior staff assigned and contribute to non-client work.
- Delegate tasks effectively.
- Review work of junior staff, ensuring quality in compliance with professional standards/requirements.

**7. General:**
- Undertake general administration tasks.
- Effectively communicate with colleagues within the organisation to promote teamwork across the group and assist in the development of internal relationships.
- Identify and meet personal job-related training as required.
- Provide assistance in terms of general and specific support to Partners and managers as required.
- Undertake other reasonable work activities as determined by the Partners and managers.
- Undertake appropriate training to ensure CPD criteria are met.