Practice Accountant

Permanent East Midlands Jobs & Advice in Accounting/Financial/Insurance
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Working 2 days at home and 3 in the office. Flexible working hours giving you the ability to achieve that all important “Work Life Balance” you have always longed for. A superb opportunity has arisen with our client a prestigious and well established national and regional accountancy firm based within 20miles of Market Harborough. They are looking for a self-motivated, energetic and driven individual to join their highly skilled and motivated team. On top of a competitive salary our client is offering an extensive benefits package to include: All equipment for working from home, Medical cash plan, Healthcare Insurance, Pension, generous holidays, Retail discount, Free eye tests and full support and ongoing training for your personal development and opportunities to grow.
You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and drive the delivery of accounting and tax planning solutions to these clients. Building relationships will allow you to effectively deliver projects, develop, motivate and mentaur members of the team. Providing unique, tailored solutions to key rural clients. This is a fabulous opportunity to join a trusted and reputable company who are committed to ensuring that their core values are upheld, bringing ideas, solutions and providing a seamless and exceptional client service at all times.
Duties and responsibilities
* To provide exceptional levels of service to clients on a wide variety of areas, on a cost effective & timely basis.
* Responding to client queries, and those from third parties (e.g. HMRC) in a timely manner.
* Seeking to gain experience/ progress role and those of other staff by seeking to take more advanced work from partners and delegating more routine work to others, thereby aiding cost-effectiveness and adding to interest/ training of all within the team.
* Developing knowledge of clients and their businesses as to become their point of contact on day-to-day matters.
* Reviewing accounts and tax returns prepared by more junior staff. Includes corporate and unincorporated clients.
* Assisting with the management of the Agriculture and Property Department to meet departmental objectives through planning. This includes completing staff appraisals, monitoring and effective delegation, utilising the skills and knowledge within the existing team and sourcing additional knowledge.
* Completing staff appraisal forms providing feedback (good and bad) and training as required.
* Seeking to identify business and tax planning opportunities, VAT issues, NIC issues, business planning points, etc. as part of the review process. Drawing to attention of partners/ client as appropriate. Preparation of necessary reports/ computations etc., liaising with other professional advisers as required.
* Assisting partners with specific assignments- e.g. business planning, advisory and tax matters.
* Assisting partners in controlling WIP within the section by progressing work to completion/ billing point swiftly. Liaising with partners re WIP and raising bills/ assisting as required.
* Monitoring progress against deadlines and ensuring these are met- e.g. company reporting, P11ds, tax returns, etc.
* Ensuring work is planned and progressed in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner by liaising with Partners and supervising staff.
Skills and experience required
* Ability to review and complete accounts files quickly and efficiently
* Ability to review and complete personal tax returns quickly and efficiently
* Strong computer literacy
* Strong active listening skills
* Excellent problem resolution skills and ideas generation ability
* Strong marketing, networking and business development skills
* Pro-active management skills, resulting in high performance teams
* Essential – ACA, ACCA or CTA Qualification or equivalent experience.
* Essential – Minimum of 3 years Accounts and Tax experience within a Practice environment
* Experience at manager level within a Practice environment – desirable
* Experience with rural business or related services – desirable
* In depth knowledge of accounts preparation
* In depth taxation knowledge
Personal Qualities
* Excellent communication skills
* Quickly builds rapport and trust
* Good networker
* Resilient and energetic
* Creative

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