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Accountant in Practice

Permanent  for Atkinsons Accountants Ltd in Hove

This is a chance to join a busy and expanding accountancy practice in Hove. The successful candidate will need to take responsibility for the timely completion of all client deadlines. This will include final accounts & tax return preparation, on an annual basis, and VAT & PAYE on a quarterly/monthly basis. For our Limited company clients there will be various company secretarial assignments, from Annual Return completion to documenting dividend declarations.

The ideal candidate will be highly technical and enjoy managing their work day. The role will involve liaising with clients, mainly by telephone and email, so a moderately outgoing personality is essential.

A large proportion of our Firm’s clients use cloud accounting software, predominantly Xero, so knowledge of the software would be useful, although training will be provided. Experience of transferring final Trial Balance to accounts production software is essential.

The monthly routine will include:

Preparation of final year-end accounts, unassisted, including prepayments and accruals and posting relevant adjustments to accounting software. This will include liaising with the client and manager to request any additional information and explanationsPreparation of detailed working papers to support the above accountsPreparation of tax computations, personal and corporate - coinciding with the above accounts productionPreparation and reviewing VAT returnsOccasional bookkeeping to help bring clients software up to dateMonthly check of all client’s software, following up with emails as necessary to ensure all bookkeeping is kept up to dateMoving any new clients onto Xero softwareManaging payroll, coordinating the processing with the juniorProcessing any company secretarial duties and paperworkManaging the timetable and workload of the junior to enable the above tasks to be completed to a high standard and well before any deadlines

Job added on 17-11-2014