Outsourcing Senior

Recruiter
Reed Finance
Location
London
Salary
42000.0000
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A contract opportunity within a top tier firm in London which may well become permanent in time, due to the sustained growth within the team.

You will take on the following responsibilities:
· Act as the first point of contact for a small portfolio of clients
· Maintain and build relationships with clients and ensure that all communications are conducted in a professional manner
· Ensure that invoices, bank payments and bank summaries, and all other client reporting are prepared and sent on a timely basis
· Ensure that clients’ accounting systems are up to date and technically accurate.
· Assist clients with ad hoc questions in relation to financial matters including the interpretation of results, and where applicable the financial resources implications thereof
· Provide technical support on accounting matters to the rest of the team
· Train the junior members of the team to ensure that they are up to date with key matters
· Delegate work, where appropriate to junior members of the team to ensure that they are able to develop in their role
· Ensure that work is being performed by junior staff within the allotted time budgets
· Consider the services supplied for clients and identify any gaps where additional services may be required
· Assist the managers with the generation of new business
· Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts which are technically accurate
· Ensure that for group companies that all intercompany balances agree at all times
· Prepare and review annual financial statements under UK GAAP and IFRS, where appropriate, which are technically accurate
· Preparation of consolidated financial statements under UK GAAP and IFRS, where appropriate, which are technically accurate
· Review work performed by junior members of the team
· Assist with the preparation of budgets, cash flows and forecasts
· Liaise with other areas of the business including internal audit, governance and risk to ensure where appropriate, internal controls, e.g. SOX requirements are adhered to for our clients
· Demonstrate a good base knowledge of corporation tax, income tax, VAT, PAYE, company secretarial procedures and applications
· Perform a continual review of client systems and processes in order to add value
· Assist with the implementation of new accounting systems
· Where applicable, be able to prepare FSA returns which are technically accurate and be able to review basic FSA returns prepared within the team

To be considered, you will need to be a Qualified Accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent with the following skills and experience:
· Previous experience within the accounts preparation / outsourced accounting role.
· FSA, Shipping and/ or Property experience is desirable
· Solid accounting knowledge
· Have a basic knowledge of international and trade practices, including foreign currency, VAT and employment
· Good knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
· Competent using MS Office with good general IT skills including use of all standard inhouse packages
· Proficient in use of accounting software packages
· Proven ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus and demonstrate strong organisational and time management skills
· Excellent analytical and research skills
· Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses
· Influence internal clients/colleagues
· Excellent technical and analytical skills
· Good communication and presentation skills
· Good understanding of business and economy
· Team worker/people management skills including planning and prioritising work for team members
· Proactive and a keen willingness to learn

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