Swindon / (FT) Practice Senior / Employer - CheapAccounting.co.uk

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Practice Senior Swindon Based

Summary

Experienced part / qualified accountant required for dynamic accountancy firm. This is a great opportunity to join an online market leading Accountancy Firm investing in the future.

Fabulous career progression available for the right candidate including exams support, opportunity to manage own client portfolio with results driven profit share and achieve fast track Partner status.

Background

CheapAccounting is a market leader in the provision of online accountancy support services to the SME business segment. We are further expanding by setting up a focused operation specialising in the contractor/freelancer market. Our aim is to be in prime position to support contractor and freelancer clients in the transition to Digital Tax Accounts and Quarterly Reporting scheduled for introduction from 2018. This will mean a dramatic and unprecedented change in the accountancy practice space resulting in a technology driven approach to client service through the use of Cloud technology.
This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to join us at the ground level of this specialist practice and work with us as it processes and grows.

Job Description

1. Assist the Operations Director in managing a client portfolio providing the following Cloud technology driven services:

• Full monthly bookkeeping service
• Quarterly VAT Returns
• Annual Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns
• Annual Self Assessments
• RTI payroll
• It is envisaged that all bookkeeping, VAT returns, annual accounts will be completed using Sage One Cloud Accounting system or similar.

2. Ensure the client tasks are completed accurately, timely and efficiently either personally and/or through the use of other staff members and our tracking software.
3. Ensure client financial information is accurately input into Sage and transferred to Sage accounts and tax software for the production of financial statements and tax returns
4. Monitor client work in progress.
5. Quality review work performed by other staff
6. Scheduling of client tasks and delegation to other staff where appropriate.
7. Assisting in on boarding new clients including client and workflow system set up tasks
8. Regular liaison with the Practice Directors on client and practice issues.
9. Provide training/support to new and existing staff as needed.
10. Work with the Practice Directors to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the development of staff.
11. Develop new client acquisition and retention initiatives

The Successful Applicant
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

Must be a part qualified accountant/AAT Qualified ideally/QBE with experience of managing an extensive client portfolio

Technical Skills and Prior Experience

• Minimum of 3 years practice experience; preferably in a small practice with sole director limited company clients
• Extensive Flat Rate VAT returns and bookkeeping experience
• Annual Accounts and Corporation tax returns
• Self-Assessment tax returns
• Must be up to date on recent tax laws especially Dividend Tax
• Should have an appreciation of the impact of Digital Tax accounts
• Must be technology proficient. Experience with Sage, Tax Return software and Accounts production systems essential.
• Extension use of Email, Microsoft Excel and Word is assumed but must be demonstrated
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.
• Ability to assist directors to bring on new clients drive to grow the practice alongside the Practice Directors.

Salary

£24-£28K base

How to apply
Please send your CV (no more than 3 pages) to jobs@CheapAccounting.co.uk. Include current salary and salary expectations.

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