Lead Accountant

Brookson Limited
Warrington, UK
20 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We're Brookson, market leading accountants. You might know us as one of Warrington's biggest employers. Or perhaps you recognise the Brookson name from our sponsorship of Warrington Wolves, or the fundraising work we do for St Roccos. But get to know us and you'll be pleasantly surprised, you see, great things are happening at Brookson.

Are you a qualified or nearly qualified chartered accountant or an experienced tax advisor? Are you looking to develop your skills and progress your career? As a Lead Accountant at Brookson, you will manage your own portfolio of customers to support them with their responsibilities as a company director as well as providing pro active tax planning advice.

Through effective development and coaching of your team, you will ensure company accounts and returns are timely and accurate. You will develop your own skills and ability to coach your team and manage your portfolio through management MI and KPIs.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our accountancy services department and learn the skills that will be essential in your future management career.

What you will do
  • Maximising tax efficiency and providing best practice to your portfolio of customer
  • Review company accounts and return
  • Utilising relevant MI to ensure that they are constantly informed and have full visibility of all areas of their accounts
  • Produce any technical and legal documentation that is required by the customer i.e. Visa applications, CSA forms and divorce papers
  • Coach your team to develop all the skills required to fulfil their roles
  • Deal with escalated queries for your portfolio of customers
  • Perform quality audits on areas of your portfolio and sign off year end documents
  • Ensure that KPIs are understood and are met consistently
The ideal candidate will have
  • 1 - 2 years' experience of working in practice
  • Experience working in an advisory capacity, advising clients or stakeholders
  • Experience of preparing and reconciliation of management accounts
  • Experience of preparing Year End Accounts for Companies House
  • Experience of preparing tax returns
What Brookson look for
  • Fully AAT qualified, or equivalent degree or qualification
  • ACCA/ACA part qualified, or qualified by experience
  • Confident in dealing with clients over the phone and email
  • Experience working in a customer facing financial environment
  • Confident with Excel and financial services databases
What Brookson can offer you
  • Annual bonus/performance bonus
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • 23 days' annual leave
  • Birthday off
  • Study Support
  • Structured Training
  • Free parking
  • Employee Discount Scheme

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