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Accounts Senior

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£28,000 - £32,000
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Jodi King

Accounts Senior – Top 20 firm | Hybrid Working | Genuine Work/Life Balance!

A Top 20 multi award winning firm seeking an Accounts Senior for their Maidstone office, offering a hybrid blend of office and home working.


You will be joining an established but growing team, with a supportive management structure that will ensure you have all the resources and information you need to develop your career with us.

The role of the Accounts Senior will be to prepare statutory accounts primarily for small sized companies, partnerships and sole traders (as well as some LLPs and charities).

You will also prepare corporation tax computations and assist with bookkeeping and VAT return preparation on occasional assignments.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Hold a small portfolio of clients for which you will ultimately be responsible for ensuring deadlines are meet (i.e. accounts and corporation tax return filed on time), calling in the books and records and ensuring the work is completed in a timely manner
  • Communicate with clients to resolve accounts queries and become the clients main contact for assistance (managers would be on hand to assist with this as necessary for more complex queries)
  • Complete sets of accounts, working from source documents/records to final accounts stage for reviewed by the appropriate manager or principal (records are mainly via software packages such as Xero, Quickbooks and Sage although occasionally direct from bank statements / invoices provided by client)
  • Work on a wide range of accounts from different industries
  • Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget
  • Produce management accounts monthly and quarterly
  • Preparation of draft corporation tax computations (if appropriate) for review by the corporation tax team
  • Billing of client work (where appropriate)
  • Assist more junior members of staff with queries and training

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • ACA / ACCA part qualified (currently studying towards the advanced level exams) or relevant qualification by experience
  • Strong double entry knowledge and skill
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation applying FRS 102/FRS 102 1A/FRS 105 as appropriate
  • Knowledge of software packages such as Sage, Xero and Quickbooks
  • Basic tax knowledge - how to do prepare tax computations, PAYE and VAT reconciliations
  • Ability to pass on knowledge to assist with training more junior members of the team
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and hard working, reflecting the culture of the rest of the team

On Offer:

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • Highly competitive annual leave and benefits package
  • Employee Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral
  • Car lease scheme
  • And more!

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Jodi King from AJ Chambers.

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