Practice - Senior Accountant

Location Waterlooville
Discipline: Accounting
Contact name: Carly Dunn

Contact email:
Job ref: 4121
Senior Accountant
Part Time
Salary:  Dependant on experience (Ask Recruiter Below)
Experience: Accounting 5 Years (Required)

Company Overview: Their comprehensive range of accounting services help businesses comply with all relevant reporting regulations. As well as full statutory year-end financial statements, they provide monthly or quarterly management accounts and assistance with the preparation of budgets and projections.

Job Description: They are looking for an ACCA, or equivalent, Qualified Accountant, to join their friendly practice in Cowplain, under the direction of the business owners. This post is office-based and they would prefer the applicant to live within a 10 mile radius of Cowplain. Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Preparation of accounts from a diverse portfolio of clients, to include, Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and LLPs.
  • Review, oversee and support the training of colleagues in various areas of accountancy.
  • Work closely with clients, colleagues and managers in order to obtain the required information to prepare clients’ accounts.
  • Communicate politely and professionally with clients over the phone, by email and in person.
  • Meet with new and potential clients and quote for accountancy services.
  • Accurately record new client information to add to onboarding, provide PAYE, bookkeeping and admin colleagues with accurate information to allow commencement of those services.
  • Ensure HMRC/Companies House tax and statutory information is kept up to date.
  • Advise clients on their tax position, making them aware of any new HMRC regulations, tax thresholds and allowances.
  • Complete, review and prepare bookkeeping, VAT returns and CIS returns.
  • Liaise with HMRC on behalf of clients, to resolve queries.
  • Participate in activities necessary to support the smooth running of the office environment.
  • Undertake any other tasks as requested by director and comply with all employee policies and procedures of SHCA Ltd.
Relevant Experience: 
  • Must have at least five years’ experience in an accountancy practice.
  • Experience of using accountancy software packages: Xero, Quickbooks, Free Agent, Sage.
  • Sound understanding and up to date knowledge of tax.
  • Confident in Microsoft packages, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Great attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  • Effective at time management, able to work to tight deadlines and deal with newly emerging priorities without compromising attention to detail.
  • Proactive and positive attitude.
Personal Qualities: 
  • MUST be a team player, friendly, positive, professional and able to communicate clearly.
  • Good sense of humor and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Willingness to carry out ad hoc duties, such as answering the phone and greeting clients in Reception.
For more information, please contact the below:  

Ashton Cummerson 

Recruitment Consultant
T: 07955 269 094