General Accountant

Job Title: General Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood
Salary: £Competitive package, excellent benefits and continued study support
Reference: FO310519
Contact Name: Tatjana Golovina
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2019 10:16

Job Description

£Competitive package, including excellent benefits for you and your family

About Us

At Sopher + Co we make it our business to understand and add value to our clients’ personal and business affairs whilst building a lasting relationship based on trust and mutual respect. That’s why so many of our clients recommend us year after year. 

We’re immensely proud of our roots and maintain a family business approach in everything we do. Our valued employees create the best results, regardless of the client size or location. Every member of our team is prepared to go the extra mile, displaying levels of enthusiasm that cannot be matched by more conventional firms.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced General Accountant to join our well-established, dynamic and supportive accountancy practice. The role offers variety, autonomy and the opportunity to work with an incredibly broad range of clients.

Our business is geared towards providing not only Accountancy and Taxation services but a consultancy-based service to support High Net Worth clients, Entrepreneurs, Inheritance Tax Individuals and Trusts through the lifecycle of their business. Reporting to the Associate Director, you’ll support our valued high net worth clients by providing a full 360-degree service.  You will prepare VAT returns and filing, bookkeeping (Sage and Xero) and provide full client liaison on updates, queries and preparing management accounts and cash flows.

Other General Accountant duties will include:

  • Prepare financial statements and managerial reports for a diverse range of clients
  • Preparation of management accounts and reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly/monthly VAT returns and Ledgers
  • Work closely with Management to develop ongoing effective relationships with clients, and ensure retention

This is a varied role, ideal for a commercially minded individual who wants to develop their career in a client focussed environment. Additionally, your client focus is essential in building strong working relationships when managing a client portfolio.

About you

You will have proven and relevant experience working in professional practice and ideally be either fully ACCA or ACA qualified. You’ll also have/be:

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Proficient experience with Sage Line 50 accounts and Xero
  • Proven ability to complete a full set of accounts to completion
  • Exceptional communication and inter-personal skills at all levels
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously

In Return

We will offer you a competitive package, including extensive benefits for you and your family, a comfortable warm and friendly environment with great people and the chance to work with some of the most prestigious clients that no other family-based firm can offer. Sopher + Co strongly believe in staff development and continuously encourage internal progression.

Sopher + Co is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and we expect all our employees to act in accordance with this policy, we recognise the key role it plays in the success of our business