Accounts Senior

Job Title: Accounts Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newton Abbot
Reference: AS 0621
Contact Name: HR Darnells
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2021 13:16

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • Planning, preparing and reviewing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies from client records (manual or computerised) for review by manager or reporting partner
  • Sending final accounts to clients.
  • Setting budgets for staff, assisting staff with Accounts completion, and on-the job training for junior staff.
  • Preparing and reviewing Tax Returns.  Calculating income tax liabilities, and advising clients thereon and good all round tax knowledge
  • Preparing and reviewing Corporation Tax Returns.  Calculating corporation tax liabilities and advising clients thereon.
  • Forecasting work.
  • Dealing with everyday correspondence and E Mails.
  • Tax enquiry work as it arises.
  • Managing client portfolio including billing.
  • Preparation of management and financial accounts
  • Production of VAT and Corporate Tax returns
  • Assisting with coaching and developing junior members of the team

Skills Required

  • AAT qualified with at least 1 year recent post qualification experience
  • Or at least 3/4 years working in practice, with experience of accounts preparation, business and corporate tax and ideally personal tax
  • Accounts preparation experience gained from within a fast-paced accountancy practice environment
  • Strong Computer and Spreadsheet Skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software such as Sage, Quickbook or Xero, as well as accounts production software such as CCH
  • Ability to show initiative and work within a team. 
  • Ability to build good client relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build rapport with people at various levels
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage own workload in a timely manner while all the time ensuring we exceed client expectations
  • Supervising more junior members of the team