Accounts Senior

Insite Public Practice Recruitment
Orpington, UK
29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Accounts Manager and Partners, this position is designed to provide a high level of service to various non-audit clients. The main purpose of the role is to ensure compliance with GAPP and practical guidance is provided on regulatory matters such as tax and VAT regulations, requirements of UK law and the principles of good governance. Clients include companies which fall under the Act as well as charities, solicitors, clubs and academies. This role will evolve to take responsibility for a portfolio of such clients.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Primarily deal with owner managed businesses including sole traders, companies and partnerships. Services include accounts prep, management accounts, VAT and providing advice to these clients about their personal and business matters.
  • To supervise and assist junior team members
  • To delegate and review work of junior team members
  • Liaison with and dealing with client queries
  • To attend client meetings
  • Ensure client engagement documentation is up to date
  • Regular review of client WIP and debtor
  • To assist in the preparation of proposals for new work, where necessary
  • To act as a mentor for junior team members and provide day to day training
  • Attendance at marketing events


Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Qualified or part qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Previous experience in practice
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Experience of completing accounts work for a variety of business entities
  • Possess a high level of technical knowledge combined with excellent commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to the audience
  • Proficient in the use of using accounting software
  • Competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to identify commercial and professional risks and ensure these are managed effectively
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order to achieve work deadlines
  • Project a professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Track record of successfully managing, motivating and leading junior staff
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Driver with access to a car preferable

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