Accounts Senior

Aston Jones
Newcastle upon Tyne
£22000 - £35000/annum
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is one of the largest accountancy and business advisory firms in the UK with over 3,000 employees, 300 partners across over 30 locations. They have been established for just under 30 years and are continually growing and now looking to add an Accounts Senior to their professional team based in Newcastle.

The outsourcing division provides outsourced finance, HR and payroll services to a range of clients, from large blue chip companies to SMEs and owner managed businesses. My client are currently looking for an experienced individual who would be tasked with providing a high quality accounting service to a wide range of clients as part of the team.

Role responsibilities:
• Responsible for client portfolio ensuring accurate preparation of management accounts within deadlines and budgets set
• Proactively update the relevant Outsourcing Manager on client as and when appropriate
• Draft professional correspondence (e.g. email, letter) suitable for submission to a client without significant review points
• To ensure client processes and permanent files are kept up to date
• Key performance measures acted upon on an on-going basis (e.g. chargeable time, utilisation, expected fee income levels)
• Regular and proactive participation in Outsourcing Team meetings
• Lead or assist in the preparation of monthly client management accounts
• Review of Bank and Credit card reconciliations
• Daily/Weekly processing of client paperwork/data files in various Accounting/ERP systems
• Prepare and process accruals, prepayments and other month end journals
• Preparation of VAT returns and EC sales lists
• Responsible for the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, with particular emphasis in the area of inventories and debtors
• Assist in resolving internal and external queries from the client
• Compilation of Audit, Statutory accounts and CIT pack, with liaison for the groups/entities auditors
• Payroll journals and reconciliations

Person specification:
• Professionally Qualified (AAT / ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
• Strong knowledge and experience of IT software and packages including Microsoft Office and bespoke accountancy software
• Experience of working within a practice is essential
• Accurate and timely preparation of (often complex/bespoke) management accounts and other reporting
• Preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales lists and Intrastat returns
• Training clients in use of their accounts systems
• Work in accordance with the defined systems and procedures
• Carry out ad-hoc assignments with assistance (usually solving clients accounting system issues) Ability to analytically review results and analyse KPIs
• Request appropriate funding from Parent Company to cover expected outgoings of the subsidiary/branch on a timely basis
• Recognise issues with European implications and act accordingly (e.g. VAT, taxation, foreign currency)
• Prepare an audit file which could be submitted to the client’s auditors
• Knowledge of IFRS/UKGAAP
• Accurately compile information for P11D preparation by Tax Department
• Good compliance skills with limited supervision
• Effective use of IT including Excel, accounts packages, Outlook
• Maintain high professional standards of conduct and practice
• Apply knowledge of industry, markets and core client base, highlighting potential business opportunities to the relevant Outsourcing Manager
• Be able to organise and manage time efficiently and effectively
• Be aware of relevant financial targets and constraints and contributes to achieving these, keeping the relevant Outsourcing Manager informed of progress
• Understand need for continuous learning
• Self-managing
• Work closely with junior members to ensure their continual development
• Adhere to client reporting deadlines in an efficient and timely manner
• Be able to use initiative to develop improvements to systems and procedures and encourage better teamwork.

For the right candidate my client is offering the following:
• Competitive and negotiable base salary depending on experience
• City centre location in Newcastle upon Tyne
• Opportunity to join a leading, reputable market leading firm
• Genuine career progression
• Loads of other company benefits that will be discussed with you at interview stage

This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional firm at an exciting time. To be considered send your CV to me as soon as possible as my client are shortlisting for interviews now