• Job Title
    Senior Accountant Saffron Walden
  • Location
    THP Saffron Walden
  • Salary
    Competitive
  • Job Type
    Permanent

Senior Accountant Saffron Walden Essex

We are looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to join the team at our office in Saffron Walden in Essex. Working closely with the Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that a high level of service and quality work is always delivered.

Main Responsibilities

  • Preparation and completion of statutory accounts, year-end accounts and rental accounts for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships
  • Dealing with a varied client portfolio (T/O up to £2million) including OMBs, property investors, property developers, agricultural, retail etc.
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns and personal tax returns
  • Preparation of monthly or quarterly management accounts include forecasting and budgeting
  • Provide task support to fellow team members, sharing knowledge and providing guidance
  • Liaising with internal and/or third party external outsourcing
  • Finalising accounts under the overall control of the Manager
  • Organise your flow of work, allocating your assignments and managing your time as necessary taking into consideration your client deadlines and other constraints
  • Ensure work is completed within agreed time and budget
  • Liaise with third parties as required (HMRC, mortgage brokers, other members of your team, payroll bureau, etc)
  • Develop and maintain effective client relationships, including attending client premises as required and client meetings
  • Dealing with general incoming client queries and escalating when required
  • Identify cross selling opportunities
  • Opportunity to be involved in ad-hoc client projects
  • Keeping up to date technically

Skills, Experience and Attributes required

  • AAT qualified
  • At least 5 years of experience gained in a practice setting
  • Up to date statutory accounts knowledge and sound accounting, corporate/personal tax and VAT technical knowledge is required
  • Experience of preparing management accounts (to include forecasting and budgeting)
  • Must possess a client focused attitude and have proven experience of building and maintaining relationships with clients
  • Experience of working with a variety of clients. Portfolio will include property investors, property developers and agricultural clients, so experience within these areas would prove an advantage but this is not essential
  • Acute sense of fine detail and the ability to analyse and solve more complex accounting queries
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Xero, SAGE, IRIS, Quickbooks and FreeAgent
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and flexible in approach
  • Communication – oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Accuracy, deadline focused and the ability to work on their own initiative is crucial
  • Adaptable to change
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised – ability to deal with a variety of tasks and a varied workload
  • Commercially aware
  • Be positive and committed to THP in dealings with both clients and team members
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