My client is one of the fastest growing accountancy practices in the UK with over 2700 staff in over 90+ office locations. Part of a major group which has 4700 people operating from 150 offices in 7 countries, they work with all types of businesses from sole traders to large national corporations and everything in between. The Group has grown significantly both organically and by acquisition, by using a consultative approach they offer a wide range of Business solutions, across Accounting, Audit, Tax, Payroll, Corporate Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency.
They are seeking to recruit 3 ambitious, high calibre accounts and audit staff to join my client based in Wynyard near Stockton. Successful candidates will be part qualified Accountants working towards a professional qualification and will have a minimum of 2 years recent experience of working within practice. Individuals will be joining a busy, growing team providing clients with excellent specialist knowledge and service delivery.
Processing transactions using cloud-based accounting software, including maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers, nominal ledgers and processing all bank transactions. To include reconciling all balance sheet accounts;
Preparation of accounts for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships;
Maintaining client books and records on a regular basis, including preparation of VAT returns;
Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and existing clients;
Report directly to a Manager / Senior Manager;
Working and liaising with other members in the Business Services team and colleagues in other departments as necessary to provide high quality client service;
Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and set deadlines;
Able to organise staff subcontracted to or working for them and the ability to appropriately train more junior members of staff;
Regular travel and time working at client’s premises; a willingness to travel and access to a car is essential;
Knowledgeable of firm’s services and able to cross sell those services into the client base;
Carrying out audit work at a variety of clients in the commercial and not-for-profit sector;s
Other ad hoc duties.
The prospective candidate will:
be AAT qualified and/or ideally studying towards further professional accounting qualifications (ACCA/ACA);
Have proven experience of working in a practice environment;
Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships;
Have a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions;
Be a motivated individual and able to work alone or as part of a team.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
The ability to take responsibility and use own initiative to resolve problems and issues;
Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels;
Strong organisation and planning skills and attention to detail;
The ability to positively embrace changes and new challenges;
Technical capability of producing accounts to a high standard and knowledge of current accounting standards (FRS 105 and FRS102);
Experience of using cloud-based accounting software packages, such as Sage, Xero, Receipt Bank, Auto Entry essential;
Experience of CCH products desirable but not essential;
Experience of Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
Experience in audit and assurance work (desirable but not essential);
Hold a full and clean driving licence.
You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. Learning and Development is an integral part of the Group. Their aim is to provide the best support to their people to ensure that individual development and knowledge is at the best level possible through professional qualifications, online training and self-development.