Personal Accountant

SJD Accountancy
Poole, Dorset
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen at the Optionis Group which SJD Accountancy is now a part of, our Practice ClearSky Accountancy based in Warrington who are one of the top 100 firm of accountants in the UK and provider of expert accountancy services for contractors and freelancers.

We are currently looking for a Personal Accountant with practice experience to be based at our office in Poole.

With ongoing training and development ClearSky will provide you with the tools to develop your skills and to be the best in your chosen field offering you a clear career path in Accountancy.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing your own portfolio of clients
  • Review clients year end company accounts and company tax returns
  • Proactively deal with and resolve client queries
  • Tax and accounts planning
  • Handling new clients
  • Complaint handling and resolution
  • Review work of junior staff
  • Manage and mentor junior staff
  • Conduct performance reviews with team members ensuring SMART objectives are set and development objectives are put in place
  • Act as a role model for junior members of staff
  • Recruitment and selection of key personnel

Essential Experience:

  • Practice experience
  • Strong numeracy and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work towards strict deadlines and meet KPI's
  • Good people and performance management leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and engage other employees
  • Thorough understanding of VAT, payroll, small company corporation tax and personal tax
  • Thorough understanding of IR35 taxation and fiscal year end deemed salary calculations


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Sage Line 50, SAPA and Sage CT
  • ACCA qualified or possesses relevant experience