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Accounts and Taxation Specialist

Employer
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Location
Maidstone, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
6 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Accounts and Taxation Specialist
Location: Maidstone
Salary: up to £28k
VR/02805R
We are looking for candidates with 2 - 3 years of experience working in an accounting practice who would now like to start a career in Software Product management. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to move to the software/Fintech industry, whilst making full use of your accounting experience and knowledge. To be successful in this role you need a good grounding in accounts production and/or taxation work for small to medium sized clients.
The role is an essential link in the communication and management of the work carried by the Product Management and Development team. You will be helping Product Managers handle their queries from other departments within the business, be involved with product specifications and releases, and be the first point of contact for issues raised by the support group. You will be exposed to all aspects of product development from inception to release.
Our client is a world-leading supplier of financial reporting, audit and data analytical software to the professional accountant. They are a growing, profitable business serving customers of all sizes, from FTSE 100 companies to local accounting firms. They are committed to flexible working and expect you to work as effectively from home or from the Maidstone office.
Skills and Competencies
· AAT qualified, ATT qualified or part-qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA, ideally with some experience of both Taxation (Personal and Corporate) and Accounts preparation.
· Proven technical knowledge of accounting and taxation, commensurate with your time in training or in practice.
· The ability to provide clear and concise explanations of tax and accounting requirements in a manner which can be understood by non-Accountants
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills
· Customer-focused
· Skilled with technology and be enthusiastic about innovation
· Able to work as part of a team
· A basic knowledge and understanding of iXBRL tagging and eFiling requirements
· Quick to learn and adapt to change
· Strong time management
Primary Responsibility
To provide advice to members of the Quality Assurance, Development and Technical Support teams based on tax and accountancy specifications written by the Product Management team.
Reporting directly to the Accounts Product Manager, the position will be internally focused and will require liaison with several different departments within the company.
· To be fully conversant with the products in your portfolio and the strategic plans relating to them.
· To provide specific clarification and guidance on content and features of the Cloud Personal Tax products to the Systems Architects, Developers and Quality Assurance technicians.
· To assist in the effective management and clear definition of the Product Backlog for Cloud Tax templates.
· To work with the Tax Product Manager in responding to statutory changes which will affect the software, and producing supporting documentation.
· To assist with the specialist iXBRL tagging work for new and existing content within local GAAP Accounts templates.
· To be the first point of contact for the client service teams with respect to bugs and support issues that relate to the quality, scope and content of the Cloud Tax and local GAAP Accounts templates.
· To provide technical Accounting advice to the Development and Quality Assurance teams relating to ongoing projects.
· To assist with/deliver internal training sessions on the latest feature sets to other departments within the UK business.
· To create and maintain sample engagement files for different reporting scenarios which can be used by Development, Quality Assurance, Technical Support and Training teams.
· To ensure that products are released onto the appropriate sales, training and production servers.
· To assist with drafting of internal and external communications relating to the products within your portfolio.
· To attend broader user group meetings as and when necessary.
· Represent the product at relevant client conferences and events
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