Accounts Senior / Cloud Accountant - Glasgow

Posted 9 April by Change Recruitment Easy Apply Featured

Change Public Practice are working with a leading Scottish independent Chartered Accountancy firm in Glasgow to assist them with the recruitment of a Qualified Accounts Senior for their Business Services team which will have a specific focus on transitioning the client base to cloud accounting.

This leading Scottish accountancy firm has a strong reputation for its growth across the Scottish market. They have a strong focus on hiring top talent, whilst also ensuring that their staff focus enables them to retain those individuals. This in turn has created a culture where your opinions are welcome and you will be given a challenging career along with the support and tools to shape your own career according to your strength, skills and personality. Hard work is truly recognised and professional development is available at all stages of your career.

The overall purpose for this role is for the successful individual to join this growing team to help support clients’ accounting functions both onsite and in the office, with a specific role in assisting clients transfer to cloud based accounting systems. The role will involve both managing a portfolio of clients and assisting in the planning and execution of work, ensuring deadlines are met and assisting with the supervision and development of less experienced team members.

Responsibilities will include:

· Assisting clients transition to cloud based software, i.e. Xero, and suggesting improvements to their existing finance functions
· Set up and maintenance of client management accounts, accounts and tax files
· Accurately process clients’ accounting data e.g. through Sage or Xero
· Prepare accurate management accounts and client financial information
· Use data to analyse further supplementary analysis and commercial business advice
· Prepare, supervise and file VAT returns
· Prepare sole trader, partnership and Limited company accounts
· Prepare corporation tax computations
· Plan, schedule and delegate work to junior members of staff
· Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within the teams you work in
· Monitor budgeted versus actual time spent, flagging up scope issues, on-site issues and overruns to the Senior Manager
· Manage client relationships, be comfortable being onsite and main contact with clients
· Assist in taking on new clients, getting new clients set up and processes established

Requirements:

· Ideally you will hold a professional accountancy qualification i.e. ACCA / ICAS / AAT etc. and have a minimum of 3 years’ Public Practice environment i.e. Big 4, Top 10, mid-tier, independent CA firm
· Applications will also be considered from those nearing qualification or those who are Qualified-by-Experience
· Strong knowledge of Xero is essential and experience of Sage 50 Accounts, Excel and other accounting software packages such as CCH and Alphatax would be highly advantageous
· Will have had experience of leading the transition of clients’ bookkeeping systems on to cloud based platforms and will be able to streamline accounting processes, suggesting solutions to improve the efficiency of their accounting functions
· Good knowledge of BAT and be able to review and supervise preparation of VAT returns
· Experience preparing management accounts / statutory accounts onsite
· Confident in liaising with clients and providing advice / improvement suggestions
· Ability to manage your own portfolio of clients

Reference: 34860628

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