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Business Services Senior (Audit & Accounts)

Kenton Black
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Kenton Black Finance is delighted to be working with this top 20 practice. Not only are they a top 20 practice but they have also been recognised as a TOP 10 accountancy practice to work for.
They are an accounting firm with strong entrepreneurial spirit woven into each cycle of their growth, which underpins their DNA and clients know that they've got their back.
It's exciting working with owner managers, real decision-makers; the people at the sharp end of their business and being able to make a real difference to the success of their business. While they are an international firm, their structure and local direction means that they embrace change and adapt quickly, just like their clients.

Their REAL team deliver REAL solutions for REAL businesses.

The person acting as Business Services Senior (Audit & Accounts) should show the following key values and behaviours

RESPONSIVE - Have a drive to achieve results whilst using their technical knowledge and skills to ensure client needs are met quickly and positively
To do this you will:-
-Help clients by discovering and meeting their needs
-Be confident in front of clients and those more senior and not be afraid to challenge deliverables
-Be proactive and ensure that tasks are followed through, loose ends tied up and the job completed
-Identify areas for improvement

EMPATHETIC - Work under the guidance of a manager or partner to enhance the client experience and promote best service for OMB's.
To do this you will:-
-Manage time effectively
-Adopt a calm and assured approach, make time for people and share knowledge
-Be conscious of colleagues workloads and issues

AGILE - Constantly strive to improve service delivery
To do this you will:-
-Consider problems as a challenge
-Take a reflective and probing, problem solving approach
-Provide solutions in a timely and thorough manner
-Maintain standards whilst ensuring deadlines and expectations are met

LEADERSHIP - Develop a positive team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, patience and consistency
To do this you will:-
-Be a positive person to work with
-Retain a formal and professional manner
-Be thorough and systematic
-Take responsibility for developing and providing opportunities for the junior team members
-Be self-aware of development areas

The key responsibilities of this role are as follows:-

-Production of accounts working file.
-Conducting accountancy work in accordance with the agreed procedures.
-Producing an accounts summary and a list of discussion points for the manager or partner.
-Working within a budget agreed at the planning stage.
-If required, producing draft tax computations and a provision for inclusion in the accounts.
-Inclusion of statutory disclosures in line with the company checklist.
-Keeping systems and procedures up to date
-Achieving a chargeable time percentage of 95% per annum.
-You will be expected to professionally represent the firm and its interests in dealings with clients and other professionals.
-You will be expected to attend training to further develop and maintain your technical skills and if not yet attained, then to work towards a professional qualification.
-You will be expected to supervise and help develop more junior members of staff.
-You will be expected to contact clients in connection with non-technical issues such as the collection of debtors and be involved on an ongoing basis in administrative activities such as billing.
-You will be expected to plan and control your professional work for the firm's clients within the firm's standard procedures. You will be able to identify basic planning opportunities.
-You will be expected to identify and act upon any opportunities you see within the professional work you do to sell more services to existing prospective clients.
-You will be expected to have and maintain a working knowledge of the systems that you will be required to use to undertake your job and will report any requirements for assistance or training to your line manager.
-To professionally represent the firm and its interests in dealings with clients and other professionals at all times.
-Regular attendance at led training and seminars to further develop and maintain technical and personal development skills.
-You will keep up-to-date with internal policies, procedures and announcements.

As part of the team you will show the following attributes
-APPROACHABLE - it's all about relationships
-BRIGHT - asking the right questions at the right times
-CHALLENGING - not being afraid to give an opinion, and call out actions
-ENGAGED - it's about the client, not about them

You will be part of a busy team providing services to their clients and everyone is required to chip in and help out with other tasks and duties, as required.

Their people, structure and experience mean they offer a unique breadth of knowledge whilst still having strong local connections, too - they honestly don't think there's anyone like them.

Their client's problems become their problems, they're never just a number to them - they really care about the success of the businesses they work with and as a lot of their regional partners are business owners themselves, they can really empathise and advise on a peer level.

Too Good to miss!
Want to find out more then please APPLY TODAY!!

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK
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