Working across a broad portfolio of owner managed businesses, you will work alongside the director and accounts team in a client facing role as well as supervising staff across different levels.

aca senior auditor and accountant
Key role information
  • Date added: 15-03-24
  • Hours: 830 - 5pm Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Wage: £40000 p/a DOE
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Huddersfield
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aca senior auditor and accountant

Working across a broad portfolio of owner managed businesses, you will work alongside the director and accounts team in a client facing role as well as supervising staff across different levels.

This is a newly created role due to an increase in the demand for audited accounts and our client is looking for an experienced professional who can confidently hit the ground running.

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The Role

  • Manage a portfolio of audit and accounts clients. The work split will be approximately 50% audit work and 50% accounts
  • Developing a strong working relationship with clients and maintaining regular communications, both at year end and throughout the year as required
  • Resolve technical issues with clients and colleagues
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a friendly and positive manner
  • Supervise staff at varying levels of qualifications and experience
  • Take responsibility for the training and development of a growing team of accountants and bookkeepers, including carrying out reviews, appraisals and assisting with the development of their technical skills and knowledge
  • Planning and reviewing accounts files that are prepared by other team members
  • Preparing year end accounts, management accounts and tax computations to a high standard
  • Prepare cashflow projections for clients
  • Complete/review VAT returns as and when required
  • Assist clients with accounts, Sage and Xero queries
  • Managing the team’s workflow and job progress, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Duties (continued)
  • Generating sales invoices for completion of clients’ accounts and ensure correct billing
  • Contributing to weekly team meetings and management team meetings
  • Manage your own time and that of others to meet deadlines and deliver an effective service to clients
  • Plan assignments effectively, ensuring adequate resources are allocated and that staff are briefed on the requirements of each job
  • Driving projects forward and controlling implementation
  • Be proactive with regards to business development; seeking new clients and attending networking events as required
  • Use networking and contacts to keep up-to-date on current business affairs and to contribute to the development of the client base and the firm
  • Driving the creation of up-to-date articles for the benefit of the website and social media and business publications
  • Visit client offices as and when required

About You

  • Must be focused and self-motivated
  • Able to lead a team confidently and effectively, supporting colleagues and communicating with other members of staff who have various levels of experience
  • Able to work well under pressure, use initiative and work to strict deadlines
  • Possess good attention to detail and take pride in work undertaken
  • Flexible regarding additional hours especially at month end
  • Adaptable, open to change and keen to learn new skills
  • Courteous and good telephone manner essential

Skills / Qualications

  • ACA qualified
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within an accountancy practice
  • Experience of planning and delivering work to the highest standard
  • Must be numerate and have a good standard of literacy skills
  • Excellent knowledge of VAT and Corporation Tax
  • Effective communication skills, both written and in person, with experience of attending and contributing to client meetings
  • Evidence of a commitment to own continuous professional development and ensuring technical knowledge is current and relevant
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (including advanced features such as pivot tables)
  • Strong knowledge of Sage 50 and Xero
  • Knowledge of IRIS Accounts Production
  • Exposure to other bookkeeping software such as:-
  • FreeAgent/Quickbooks/Sage 200
  • Further knowledge of Excel functions such as Macros
  • Use of own car

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