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Accounts Semi-Senior - General Practice - Top 50

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£32,000 - £36,000
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About the firm

Established for over 50 years, this is a dynamic, medium-sized firm with offices in Central London, with 10 partners & around 80 staff, ranging from apprentices to highly experienced managers.

They provide the full range of professional services typically provided by an established and progressive accountancy firm, including audit and accounts, management consultancy, payroll and taxation.

The ‘go to’ firm for small and medium sized enterprises providing a truly excellent professional service that is tailored to meet clients’ needs and requirements. Clients range from all fields of business, industry, the professions and arts, including large corporates operating nationally and internationally, privately owned businesses of every size, partnerships, sole traders and self-employed individuals.

About the role

Semi-Senior Accountant to work within a busy Accounting Solutions Department in the London office, which provides a wide range of services to clients, including accounts preparation, bookkeeping and the production of management accounts and information.

The main duties for this position will involve working on the books and records for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies (including those within groups) along with the preparation of VAT returns, statutory and management accounts.

The ideal candidate will have relevant previous experience, have completed their AAT qualification and will be self-motivated, computer literate and have good written and verbal communication skills. Study support may be made available for candidates completing or looking to complete their ACCA qualification.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Undertaking bookkeeping on behalf of clients (in house or at client premises), including processing transactions from documents provided by the client and reconciling control accounts, including Bank, Sales ledger, Purchase ledger and VAT
  • The preparation and completion of client VAT returns, including liaising with the client to provide the required information, producing supporting schedules and completing the VAT return by the deadline
  • Completing small accounts and management accounts assignments, with appropriate training, guidance and supervision. To include completion of the accounts file, in accordance with procedures and production of accounts on CCH Central Software for review by Managers.
  • Ad-hoc arrangements, either in house or at a client’s premises covering any of the above areas or general book keeping and accounts work
  • Record time spent on each client’s affairs using the relevant computer software to submit weekly timesheets, ensuring that work is completed within budget
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and attend training such as seminars and CPD updates as necessary
  • Other ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time in order to assist the smooth running of the Accounting Solutions Department or to provide additional assistance to clients

Essential skills:

  • Previous experience in book keeping, completing VAT returns and accounts preparation, having completed the AAT qualification (Professional Diploma in Accounting) or equivalent
  • Ideally we are looking for a minimum of 18 months to 2 years’ relevant experience
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to multi task and assist on ad hoc assignment
  • Ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and accurately, both in person and when using the telephone and email
  • Ability to check for accuracy and give good attention to detail

Desirable skills:

  • Prior experience of using CCH software packages, Sage, Quickbooks and/or Xero Account
  • Good IT skills, including experience of accounting software programs, Word, Excel and other Windows based systems

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