Business Services Senior - Northampton

Location
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary
c£25K - £28K
Posted
20 Oct 2017
Closes
19 Nov 2017
Ref
1073860235
Professional Membership
AAT, ACA (ICAEW), ACCA, ICAS
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Business Services Senior - Northampton c£25K - £28K

Opportunity for an AAT qualified or qualified by experience candidate with a Public Practice background dealing with the year end and management accounting requirements for owner managed businesses.

We are looking for an Outsourcing Accountant to / Business Services Senior to provide general practitioner accountancy services for companies, partnerships and sole traders: management accounts, statutory accounts and related tax services. You will play a major part in the transition to Xero's cloud based services, helping clients gain efficiencies and greater control of their finances.

Main Responsibilities

·  Complete sets of accounts, working from source documents/records to final accounts for review by the appropriate manager or principal

·  Produce management accounts monthly and quarterly

·  Oversee the progress of in-house bookkeeping assignments, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met, with regular progress reports being forwarded to the manager

·  Provide technical advice and support to clients and staff in the use of the Xero and Sage Line 50 accounting software

·  Advice on system improvements/enhancements.

·  Work on a wide range of accounts

·  Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget

·  Preparation of VAT returns

Qualification and Skills

·  Practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation gained from working in a practice environment.

·  Knowledge of double entry and experience of manual bookkeeping

·  Conversant in the use of Xero, Sage Line 50, MS Word and MS Excel

·  Basic tax knowledge – how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT

·  Organisational/time management skills, methodical and logical thinking

·  Communication – good written, verbal and active listening skills

·  Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across

·  Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision but also a team player, able to build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

·  Willingness/flexibility to travel.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding Top 20 firm offering career development and progression.