Courtney Recruitment
£25,000 - £35,000
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Practice Accountant

Screening Questions
  • Do you have experience in public practice? Essential
  • Do you have a proven accounts background of 5 or more years?
  • Are you experienced in servicing/managing accountancy practice clients?
  • Do you have a broad general knowledge of Accounts/Personal Tax/Corporation Tax/VAT/CIS?
  • Are you able to grow and develop the client portfolio within a small accountancy practice?

Our client, a successful & growing accountancy practice is seeking a highly experienced Practice Accountant to work very closely with the practice owner. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, with at least 5 years practice experience to step into this senior level position with this small but very well-established accountancy practice.
The company is located in Liverpool City Centre.

The Role
This exciting opportunity will appeal to an ambitious qualified by experience or ACCA/ACA qualified Accountant who is looking to further their career within a forward thinking and accountancy practice.
The successful candidate is likely to have around 5 years previous experience gained within a general accountancy practice where they have undertaken a wide variety of work.
Duties will include:
  • Develop and manage relationships with a range of clients.
  • Limited companies, sole traders and partnership accounts
  • Completing business tax computations for limited companies.
  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts.
  • Tax computations and ideally audit.

This role represents the perfect opportunity for an Accountant to progress their career within a practice that believes in staff development and progression. This role provides a defined career path to a Partner designate role within the Practice, therefore it must not be missed.

The person
  • Managerial experience is desirable preferably within accountancy
  • A proven Practice accounts background
  • An open, honest, professional and friendly disposition
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer liaison skills, together with an ability and interest in understanding your clients’ businesses
  • Client facing so they must be presentable, smart and very communicative
  • Good, up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent data entry skills – accuracy being paramount
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure with a keen eye for detail
  • Knowledge of Payroll
  • Excellent PC skills particularly Excel
  • Experience in using Xero, Quickbooks and Sage would be highly desirable but not essential

The Experience
Experience/Skills Required:
  • Previous experience of working within an accountancy practice
  • Qualified by experience or ACCA/ACA qualified
  • A proven accounts background
  • Experience with Sage – Desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Digita – Desirable but not essential
  • Excellent PC skills particularly Excel
  • Significant experience of all aspects of accounts including year-end accounts

The Company
A well-established small but successful & friendly firm of accountants based in Liverpool city centre established almost 20 years ago. The company is a growing business, who strive to provide a highly personal approach for their clients. They look after all sizes of businesses, providing Accounts/Personal Tax/Corporation Tax/VAT/CIS support to clients, ranging from Sole Traders to large Limited Companies, including clients such as Film/TV personalities, Retail Outlets, those in the Transport sector, Construction Industry and many more.
The salary
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience. This salary range may be negotiable should the applicant be able to bring work to the practice.

If this role is of interest, then please apply now

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