We are currently working with a local, well-established firm of Chartered Accountants whose base consists of SME’s across Kent and Sussex.
Due to growth, they are currently seeking a Practice Accountant to report directly to their Director.
Responsibilities of the Practice Accountant will include:
*Managing a portfolio of clients
*Effective and proactive communication with clients including review meetings
*Overseeing Accounts Production process for practice
*Overseeing and sharing with Senior Managers the Self Assessment Tax Return Production process for the practice
*Review of draft accounts/tax returns/VAT returns/P11D’s
*Provide accounts and tax support for general practice work as required
*Dealing with accountancy and tax-related queries raised by clients
*Achievement of all relevant HMRC and Companies House filing deadlines
*Achievement of internal reporting deadlines
*Company secretarial matters
*Preparation of End of Year Employer Returns P11D
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
*Previous experience working in a Practice environment at a Senior level
*ACCA, ACA or FCCA qualifications would be preferable or qualified by experience
*Be able to work autonomously and manage your own workload
*The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
*Excellent communication skills at all levels, both face to face and over the phone
*Good working knowledge of Online Accounts software packages used by practice (CCH Wolters Kluwer), ClearBooks, Xero, Freeagent etc.)
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development and career progression. Benefits include discretionary bonus at Christmas, AE Pension with Royal London, CPD program (with PTP/Mercia) comprising accountancy/tax update courses throughout the year.
Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch.
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