General Accountant

Job Title: General Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood
Salary: £Competitive package with excellent benefits and continued career progression
Reference: KB110919
Contact Name: Tatjana Golovina
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 04, 2019 14:22

Job Description

About Us

Established in 1975, Sopher + Co is a trusted business adviser of choice for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, professional partnerships and expats. Our roots in Elstree led to our early client base in the media and entertainment industry. Since then we have grown immensely, with our portfolio now spanning over 20 industries.

Our teams of accountants, tax advisers and business advisers pride themselves on our entrepreneurial approach to our clients’ personal and business affairs based on trust and expert advice. This, combined with the personalised service and tailored approach our clients receive, means that long-lasting working relationships can continue to be formed.

Our success is within our people - with endless opportunities and open-mind approach, Sopher + Co is a place where you can drive your career and ambitions forward, sharing and promoting our commitment to excellent client experience. We take individual approach to our talent and work together to reach mutual goals, whilst building a truly diverse, equal, proud and happy workplace. Our engaged and committed teams of professionals will assist you with achieving your career goals in an atmosphere of respect, understand and full support.

We are looking for a General Accountant to join our growing Family Office team within Audit and Accounts in our Borehamwood office. 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 duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Any other ad hoc duties assigned by the Manager

About you

Sopher + Co take pride in their employees and their achievements whilst praising and recognising hard work. We are looking for people who embrace the 3 C’s – change, challenge and commitment. We enjoy working with people who can work well with others and in turn enjoy working amongst a diverse team of professionals.

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

You will 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 addition to the above successful candidate will be organised and commercially minded, displaying level of flexibility, professionalism, confidence and ability to build successful relationships through credibility, trust and mutual respect.  

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.