Outsourcing Executive 12 month FTC

Posted 6 April by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply

12 Month FTC. Top 10 Practice. Outsourcing Executive ACCA Qualified job with salary up to £42000

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Outsourcing team, Top 10 Accountancy Practice, London.

Your new role

  • Solid knowledge of double entry and a good knowledge of the requirements of standard accounting policies
  • Bookkeeping, including preparing, processing and recording bank transactions, processing purchase, sales and general ledger entries for a wide range of clients, including the more complex clients
  • Preparation of management and statutory accounts, with little supervision which are technically accurate and meet the full UK GAAP/IFRS requirements
  • Preparation of VAT returns and a good understanding of VAT rules so that issues can be spotted and flagged to the manager for attention
  • Achieve deadlines and understand the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service
  • Understand a client's business and recognise the commercial implications of their actions, including comparisons with similar clients
  • Provide constructive accounting advice to clients
  • Identify departures from accounting standards or company law and communicate to senior team members
  • For certain members of staff - prepare the regular FCA returns on a timely and accurate basis and have an understanding or the FCA rules behind the returns so that solutions can be presented to the manager
  • Liaise with tax, ESG and other departments for client matters such as tax and payroll details
  • Prepare cheque runs and payments using BACS system
  • Ensure that invoices, payments and bank summaries are prepared on a timely basis
  • Review monthly management accounts, and VAT returns which have been prepared by more junior members of staff
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets, cash flows and forecasts particularly for FCA clients, including ICAAPs and FCA applications
  • Prepare year end audit files for clients with supporting schedules for all balance sheet items and tax sensitive profit and loss items. Dealing with matters arising from the auditors.
  • Have a good understanding of the disclosure requirements of Companies Act and how this affects how accounts are prepared and presented

What you will need to succeed

  • ACCA qualified
  • Sound bookkeeping skills
  • Good VAT and corporate tax knowledge
  • Proven experience of statutory and management accounts preparation for UK entities
  • Experience of audit file preparation and liaison with audit staff
  • Competent using MS Office particularly Excel - intermediate / advanced level is required
  • Proficient in use of accounting software such as Sage and Access and other relevant packages
  • Excellent client interaction and relationship building skills
  • Team worker / basic people management skills
  • For certain staff - FCA return knowledge is essential
  • Strong verbal communication and report writing skills
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with proven planning and prioritising skills and able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to influence internal clients / colleagues
  • Able to be involved with objective setting?
  • Results orientated

* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Adaptable and flexible working attitude
* Keenness to learn new skills and knowledge
* Self-motivated able to use own initiative

To be considered for this role you will be a dynamic and positive individual who is able to work autonomously and keep the daily operations of the office running smoothly.

What you'll get in return
The opportunity to join a top 10 practice which will provide you with the platform to progress your career. You will receive a competitive salary and study support and a range of flexible benefits.

By joining this practice you will discover an ambitious firm with strong leadership and a shared direction. The working culture is inclusive, collaborative and supportive and the firm encourages employees to reach their full potential.

What you need to do now
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