Accounts Senior

Job Title: Accounts Senior
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000
Reference: HR/AccountsSenior
Contact Name: Hiring Manager
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2020 09:36

Job Description


Delighting clients and internal stakeholders

  • Delivering outstanding customer service
  • Responding to client, manager and director concerns promptly in an effective and professional manner with minimal input from Manager/Director
  • Taking pride in the quality and delivery of client work

Helping develop the BW Tax business

  • Support Manager/Director in existing client relationships and play a key role in maintaining these relationships
  • To proactively identify added value items for the client and highlight to Manager/Director as appropriate
  • Seeking new business opportunities and referring these to Manager/Director

Delivering all the services you would expect from a part/newly qualified Accountant

Client relationship

  • At the direction of the Manager/Director, to oversee a small number of clients including managing work flow, preparation, review and meeting statutory deadlines
  • To advise clients on basic accounting and tax matters

Service delivery

  • To efficiently prepare the following to a good standard ready for Manager/Director review:
    • Statutory year end accounts and personal/corporation tax returns
    • Preparation and submission of VAT returns using Xero
  • To efficiently plan jobs for preparation for self or trainees/technicians
  • To deal with client requests relating to HMRC, PAYE and VAT matters with minimal input from Manager
  • Oversee the maintenance of bookkeeping records for clients using Xero including assistance with day to day queries, any significant issues, software matters etc

Team relationship

  • To proactively provide appropriate training and supervision to trainees/technicians
  • To assist Manager and Director on adhoc tasks related to clients and the business



  • ACA/ACCA/CTA Newly/Part-qualified, or suitably demonstrated qualification by experience may be considered, where appropriate.
  • Experience in preparing accounts for unincorporated/incorporated businesses
  • Experience of training and supervision of more junior team members
  • Ability to use/learn software and systems operated in the business as appropriate
  • Attend courses (internal and external) to aid you on the capacity to fulfil your role
  • Good knowledge of corporation tax, income tax and VAT and the impact on accounts and client’s overall affairs
  • iXBRL tagging, reviewing and submitting to HMRC of relevant documentation
  • Good knowledge of the statutory and technical aspects concerning a set of limited company accounts
  • Good knowledge of main accounting systems in the market place (eg Xero, Quickbooks. Sage etc) in order to assist and advise clients accordingly
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to be flexible as regards the hours and assignments worked
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Able to oversee a small number of clients and be responsible for the day to day management of their affairs on behalf of the designated Manager
  • Ability to communicate openly and build up excellent relationships with clients
  • To prepare budgets for assignments at planning stage and update for actual, with explanations of variances arising



  • Having a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Displays a positive and motivated outlook
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Shows appreciation for good performance
  • Performs well under pressure
  • Tenacious
  • Resilient
  • Flexible
  • Seen as confident and self-assured