Salary: Up to £45,000 + Performance Related Bonus (Negotiable)
My client is a long-established small accountancy firm based in Berkshire. Annual company turnover is approximately £250k.The firm has a strong tax bias reflecting the owner’s background, but is essentially a general practice offering accounts production, tax & VAT services, payroll and some bookkeeping for clients. The firm has always been very loosely and informally structured, which is both a strength and a weakness.
The client base is mainly local/Thames Valley owner managed businesses, so a locally based candidate would be preferred. Normal working hours are 0900 - 16.30, with a short lunch break, however this can be flexible. Efficient delivery of work is more important to the firm than hours worked.
The firm is looking for a candidate who can take on a hands on Senior Accountant role but also act as a manager and support junior staff members.
The key responsibilities:
- Preparation / review of accounts and VAT returns
- Supervision of junior staff
- Assistance with tax returns.
- Reporting to principal as required
- Liaison with clients
The software used is primarily IRIS for accounts and tax, so familiarity with this would be preferable.
The role may suit a newly qualified accountant, but the candidate need not be qualified; experience, completion skills, ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues are more important than formal qualifications.