Accounts Senior

Job Title: Accounts Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: 0355
Contact Name: Keith Lackie
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2019 13:50

Job Description

We are excited to be looking for an ACA qualified or part qualified accountant to join our growing Business Services team in Exeter, with a focus on Solicitor Accounts Rules. This is an excellent time to join the team when it is going through impressive growth, and you will have the opportunity to develop a career within a professional and supportive team that has a strong tendency to promote from within!

What you will be doing

  • Planning, carrying out and carrying out Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) testing, on-site and in the office
  • Leading the SAR team on-site, ensuring audit procedures are adhered to fully
  • Dealing with the completion of annual accounts and tax computations, for both incorporated and un-incorporated businesses with up to £5M turnover
  • Dealing with the completion and submission of self-assessment tax returns for Business Services clients
  • Ensuring that accounting records for clients are maintained and kept up to date
  • Dealing with the completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Dealing with the completion of sub-contractors returns and ensuring that CIS requirements are met
  • Comply with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements
  • Drafting correspondence for clients; liaising with HMRC, by telephone and email
  • Providing varied administrative and business set-up services for clients
  • Supervising, and supporting the work of less experienced team members
  • Training student staff 

About you

  • AAT qualified or qualified by experience
  • Sound knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Familiarisation with solicitor software
  • Experienced in accounts preparation for partnerships/LLPs and limited companies
  • Applicants should be accurate, analytical and methodical in their approach to work
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative in delivering an excellent service to clients
  • Experience of electronic accounting packages
  • Familiarisation with personal and business tax regulations, plus VAT and PAYE
  • Proficient in MS Office 2007 (ie. Excel, Word, Outlook), Sage, Xero and QBO
  • Calm and efficient under pressure, with the ability to respond to client enquires promptly, accurately and efficiently
  • Confident, professional and team orientated in approach