Senior Accountant

Recruiter
AJ Chambers
Location
Guildford
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
28 Feb 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
AJ Chambers are recruiting for a well established Top 10 practice in Guildford, who require a Senior Accountant.

The firm provide a range of assurance and business services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups. The portfolio of clients includes businesses with turnovers ranging from £5 million to £250 million. These include privately owned businesses in addition to companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and PLUSMarkets.

Job Description

As a Senior Accountant you will be required to work closely and support members of the team in the timely delivery of services. You will work independently and be accountable for the delivery of projects to managers for review, being the first point of contact for our clients throughout the projects. In addition to accounting capabilities, you will have a rounded business knowledge able to analyse client data, make recommendations and talk credibly to clients on the issues they face such as current trading position, future outlook and legislative changes.

Responsibilities:
• Preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP (FRS102, FRS101 etc) and other accounting frameworks including IFRS and transition to FRS 102
• Preparation of consolidations and cash flows for year-end statutory accounts
• Advising on complex accounting issues
• Ability to become a champion in specialist areas
• Preparing year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors
• Liaising with auditors as necessary
• Preparing engagement letters for manager and partner review
• Ensuring compliance with our streams policies and procedures
• Understands WIP, scope, fees and project negotiations
• Monitor and review client financial data, present ideas and make recommendations to clients
• Proactive analysis of client data and communication directly with client e.g current issues, future trading, relevant legislative changes

Commercial:
• Understands the clients business context to ensure we continue to deliver relevant solutions and good value
• Organises work efficiently to meet project deadlines and client expectations
• Share knowledge and ideas openly with colleagues
• Continues to build a network of professional contacts
• Attends client meetings with other senior members of the team
• Undertakes planned activities to build business development skills
• Contributes to bid documents and proposals
• Attends relevant business seminars
• Supports trainees with their personal and professional development
• Supervises the work of others when needed
• Seeks greater responsibility and rises to the challenge
• Is robust under pressure and calmly faces challenging situations
• Is sought out by colleagues as a valuable source of advice and support
• Makes suggestions and offers potential solutions to problems in a timely manner
• Displays energy and enthusiasm and is focused on achieving results

Requirements:
• Qualified ACCA or equivalent
• Extensive knowledge of FRS102 and the applicable template in Caseware
• Experience with preparing consolidated financial statements helpful
• Experience with multiple GAAPs helpful

For more information on this Senior Accountant role, please either apply directly or contact Ben Bennett at AJ Chambers. If this role isn’t for you but you do possess many of the requirements then please do get in contact with us, as we may be able to offer a more suitable role

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