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Accountant

Location: HOLT, NORFOLK Salary: 27000 - 30000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: 3180165
Our prestigous client are looking to add an Accountant to thier ever growing team.

Main Purpose of the role:

To work as part of the Business and Private Department predominately managing the preparation and reviewing of accounts and tax returns for owner managed companies, partnerships and sole traders.. This role will also include reviewing VAT returns, preparing and reviewing individual, company and partnership tax returns and providing a hands on compliance role that exceeds client expectations and supports the partner/manager team. The successful candidate will have the responsibility for all aspects of their clients work and opportunity to get involved in business development activity.

Main Responsibilities:

Accounts and tax

Preparing accounts and reviewing accounts prepared by others.

Preparing and reviewing self-assessment, partnership and company tax returns.

Managing workload and client expectations.
Reporting directly to manager or partner on client affairs.
Working within budgets set at the planning stage.
Overseeing staff in the preparation of accounts, providing training where required and assisting with their development.
Ensuring the efficient use of appropriate software packages internally and supporting clients’ accounting systems.
Clients

Maintains up to date understanding of clients business.
Maintains good working relationships with clients and their staff.
Is aware of the wide range of services and spots opportunities to potentially sell those services to clients.
Takes an active role in business development, and promoting the firm in the local area.
Corresponding with clients and liaising with HMRC.
Task management

Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service.
Communicates workload with manager or partner.
Applies consistently high standards across all tasks performed.
Training

Attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for compliance purposes.
Other Responsibilities:

Adheres to the firms risk management policies and procedures.
Undertakes other duties to meet the demands of the business.
Personal Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential:

Qualified (ACA, ACCA) or close to qualification.
Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent;

Experience

Essential:

Experience of working in an accountancy practice in an accounts/tax role
Knowledge of income and corporation tax and general understanding of capital gains tax and other taxes
Experience of using Microsoft packages, internet, email and computerised packages.
Proven ability to adapt quickly to changing deadlines and priorities

Desirable:

Experience of managing a small portfolio of clients
Experience of working on Sage, Quickbooks or similar programmes

Strong organisation skills
Ability to network and develop contacts
Be a good “team player”, whilst also having the ability to work independently when necessary.
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Be proactive in identifying practical solutions to internal and client issues
Be able to operate at a high level of confidentiality
Have a “can do” approach
Innovative and able to use own initiative.
Delivers excellent client services at all time

Applicant must be willing to travel to other offices across East Anglia

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