Management Accountant, Practice

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Guildford, Surrey
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Practice Accountant, management accountant, ACCA, Guildford, £38,000, qualified

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Chartered Practice in the top 10 in Guildford with the full spread of Accountancy skills and leadership now require a management Accountant with a Practice background.
With the aim to provide an innovative global service. Guildford Comprising 8 Partners and Directors and around 70 staff, drawing on a wide variety of financial and business expertise to provide a comprehensive range of accountancy and financial advisory services to both corporate and private clients.

Job Description Purpose of role:
Accurate processing of client's financial data and the preparation of management accounts and associated outputs, within the time frame agreed with the client or required by statute.
Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and input client transactions into computerised ledger system.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts for clients.
  • Visiting client offices to undertake onsite accounting needs.
  • Attend to VAT Registrations.
  • Prepare quarterly VAT/EC Sales list returns from financial information supplied by client.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements, including statutory accounts, partnership accounts and sole trader accounts for tax purposes.

Key Competencies:

  • Accuracy - to ensure transactions are processed correctly.
  • Judgement - be able to assess a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on the information available.
  • Planning and organisation - needed throughout the process to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Customer focuses - develop relationships and gain confidence of client. Ability to attend to client queries and emails on a timely basis, and have flexibility to work on-site at client's premises.
  • Use of IT - be able to work on bookkeeping packages and Excel.
  • Teamwork - working with colleagues in the team.
  • Flexibility - to assist with other ad hoc services that arise from time to time.

Candidate Profile Education/Qualifications:

  • Strong academic history.
  • ACCA or equivalent qualification.

Key Experience/Skills:

  • Prior experience of computerised accounting packages.
  • Minimum of 2 years existing Practice experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Results orientated to meet and exceed client expectations, with a key focus on delivering high quality work that consistently meets internal and/or external client deadlines.
  • Understanding of new standards.

What is in it for you:
An excellent salary and reward package as well as a great development opportunity with training and support towards management.
Recognition within a top 10 Practice

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