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Finance & Accounts Technician

Northamptonshire, UK
Closing date
4 Feb 2021

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We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Bookkeeper to undertake all financial and accounting duties for the practice, who will work closely with the Managing Partner and the Practice administrator. The role will also include supervising the HR/Accounts Assistant. We will hold an initial meeting via Microsoft Teams and a possible face-to-face interview in line with Government guidance and social distancing.
Location: Head Office, Kettering
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: Circa 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, flexibility with start and finish times.
Salary: Please submit salary expectations with CV
GSSArchitecture, one of the longest established architectural practices in the country, has an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Finance & Accounts Technician, with the added benefit of flexible working and becoming an important member of the Senior Management Team, to assist in the continued growth and profitably of the practice of 8 partners, 60+ staff, and five national offices.
Responsibilities (this list is not exhaustive):
• Setting up and making BACS payments
• Allocating money received to the correct sales ledger account
• Preparing repayment and accruals schedules on a monthly basis
• Reconciling the bank on a monthly basis
• Posting transactions made on company credit cards and ensuring VAT is reclaimed where appropriate
• Preparing and submitting online VAT returns and making necessary payments by HMRC deadlines
• Preparing and submitting online annual return for the practice by relevant deadline
• Preparing cash flow forecasts
• Preparing monthly management accounts to include profit and loss account and balance sheet
• Ad hoc accounting queries
• Processing payroll on a monthly basis, including adding and removing starters and leavers, and submitting the relevant forms, including RT1 submissions/pension auto-enrolment
• Submitting full payment submission each month by relevant date
• Reviewing and checking all expenses claims before obtaining partner approval for payment
• Payment of PAYE/NIC by due date
• Processing direct debit for the payment of staff pension contributions
• Posting payroll information to SAGE Accounts
• Processing payroll year-end by relevant deadline
• Submitting and issuing P60's by relevant deadline
• Preparing and submitting P11D's to the relevant employees and to HMRC by required deadline
About You:
• Level 4 AAT qualified or equivalent through experience
• Competent user of SAGE
• IT literate with sound knowledge and experience of MS Office 365, particularly MS Excel and Powerpoint
• Previous experience in a practice environment
• Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst management and the wider team
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Demonstrated ability to think analytically with a high level of attention to detail
• Recent accounting experience is essential
• Drive and resilience to deliver high levels of service
• Confidential and well organised, with extremely high levels of accuracy
What is on Offer:
• Flexible working hours
• Rewards and incentives
• Regular functions and events
• Friendly and inclusive working environment
• Training and development opportunities
• Working From Home Policy
If you would like to apply for the above position, please submit your CV and covering letter
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