Client Accountant -Digital Accountancy

Gerard Peters Ltd
10 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Client Accountant - Digital Accountancy

Up to £23k salary


Ref: BBBH668

Keywords / skills associated with this role include: management accounts, bank reconciliation, cash reconciliation, sales ledger, credit control, month end adjustments, book keeping, trial balance, payroll, VAT returns

My client is building a new exciting digital chartered accountancy practice in Shifnal. Working with owner managed businesses that want to convert to cloud accounting, enabling them to have the information they need to drive their business forward.

All clients will be based on the cloud so the role would be suitable to a dynamic individual (that is not a stereotypical accountant), wants to embrace new technology, help grow with the business and work with some amazing clients!

Overall purpose of the job:
This is a new role to work closely with the Director, to help her through this exciting phase. Initially it will be a hands on varied role whilst the business is set up helping with all aspects of the launch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Accounts to trial balance, including Accruals, Prepayments and Fixed Asset adjustments.
  • Processing Client Payrolls
  • Preparation of VAT Returns.
  • Maintaining client book-keeping records.
  • To advise of any irregularities and comply with Money Laundering regulations

Key Duties:

  • Preparation of Accounts to trial balance this includes, where appropriate:
    • Set up of Xero and Receipt bank on client accounts
    • Bank, Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger Reconciliations
    • Reconciliation of control accounts within the balance sheet.
    • Calculating and inputting Accruals and prepayments.
    • Maintaining client fixed asset registers on Xero.
    • Posting Month End adjustments to the Nominal Ledger
    • Preparation and verification of VAT returns
    • Dealing with incomplete records
  • Preparation of Client's monthly and weekly payrolls, processing RTI and Automatic Enrolment submissions.
  • Preparation of ad hoc management accounts for clients
  • To maintain Client Xero 50 this includes, where appropriate:
    • Setting up Xero for clients
    • Identifying appropriate Xero Ad On's to automate the accounts and save clients time.
    • Bank and Cash Reconciliations
    • Maintenance of Sales Ledger (including some Credit Control)
    • Maintaining receipt bank feeds
    • Maintenance of Purchase Ledger i(ncluding supplier statement reconciliations)
    • Posting Month End adjustments to the Nominal Ledger
  • To adhere to Money Laundering Regulations
  • To travel to clients premises.
  • Assistance with administration duties.
  • Answering telephone when required.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned by Carrie Stokes

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Ideally AAT qualified or equivalent, may consider individuals qualified by experience or further Qualified.
  • Previous Experience of taking accounts to trial balance level
  • Basic Book Keeping skills and knowledge of double entry accounting
  • Previous Experience of Running a Payroll
  • Hands on individual that embraces cloud technology and can be pro-active with developments in software.
  • Strong communication skills and personality fit are essential
  • Ability to support a fast growing Accountancy Practice and to develop the role within the practice

Please apply online with a full CV, and covering letter to Paula Ball. Please state; current work situation, notice period, mobility, and remuneration requirements.

Ideal living locations include; Shifnal, Wolverhampton, Telford, Cannock, Bridgnorth, Stourbridge, Stafford, Shrewsbury, Walsall

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