Business Services Senior - Northampton

Recruiter
Wavelength Public Practice Recruitment
Location
Northampton
Salary
c£25K - £28K
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Business Services Senior - Northampton c£25K - £28K

Opportunity for an AAT qualified or qualified by experience candidate with a Public Practice background dealing with the year end and management accounting requirements for owner managed businesses.

We are looking for an Outsourcing Accountant to / Business Services Senior to provide general practitioner accountancy services for companies, partnerships and sole traders: management accounts, statutory accounts and related tax services. You will play a major part in the transition to Xero's cloud based services, helping clients gain efficiencies and greater control of their finances.

Main Responsibilities

· Complete sets of accounts, working from source documents/records to final accounts for review by the appropriate manager or principal

· Produce management accounts monthly and quarterly

· Oversee the progress of in-house bookkeeping assignments, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met, with regular progress reports being forwarded to the manager

· Provide technical advice and support to clients and staff in the use of the Xero and Sage Line 50 accounting software

· Advice on system improvements/enhancements.

· Work on a wide range of accounts

· Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget

· Preparation of VAT returns

Qualification and Skills

· Practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation gained from working in a practice environment.

· Knowledge of double entry and experience of manual bookkeeping

· Conversant in the use of Xero, Sage Line 50, MS Word and MS Excel

· Basic tax knowledge – how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT

· Organisational/time management skills, methodical and logical thinking

· Communication – good written, verbal and active listening skills

· Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across

· Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision but also a team player, able to build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

· Willingness/flexibility to travel.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding Top 20 firm offering career development and progression.