Robert Half is exclusively partnered with a growing Accountancy Practise as they look to add a new member of staff to their team. This exciting organisation focusses its time on new Start-up clients and range of small businesses predominantly surrounding the Peterborough area. The successful candidate will ideally be from a practice background; however, this is not essential, be comfortable working in the Peterborough office on a full or part-time basis and able to handle full accounts preparation without assistance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing the statutory accounts for companies, partnerships, and sole traders
  • Preparing of business tax and Corporation Tax computations and returns
  • Preparing self-assessment and partnership tax returns
  • Reviewing accounting and tax work prepared by others
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly vat returns
  • Managing workload and client expectations
  • Working within budgets set at the planning stage
  • Overseeing junior staff in the preparation of accounts, providing training where required and assisting with their development
  • Ensuring the efficient use of appropriate software packages internal and supporting clients accounting systems
  • Taking an active role in business development, and promoting the firm in the local area
  • Maintaining good working relationships with clients and staff
  • Attending training courses as identified to develop both technical and personal skills.
  • Support a variation of client portfolio
  • Establishing new and existing relationships with clients
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including monthly management meetings with many clients
  • Assisting and advising clients on a wide range of matters such as year-end accounts, self-assessment, VAT, management accounts etc
  • Looking at ways to improve efficiency and processes by utilising new technology.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss accounts/tax matters
  • Building and developing relationships with other professionals such as banks, solicitors etc through networking
  • Using a wide range of different accounting packages to assist clients such as Tax Filer, Quickbooks, Xero, etc
  • Performing quality reviews on work done by other team members
  • Updating client’s computer records for accounting year adjustments
  • Researching and developing an opinion on technical points as required
  • Ensuring that client’s compliance are maintained accurately

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant or Finalist with experience working in a similar position previously (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Experience working with a diverse portfolio of clients and managing multiple open accounts at once
  • Hands on attitude with a keen eye for detail
  • Team player and willing to go the extra mile to keep to tight deadlines
  • System literate and ability to use technology to your advantage

Salary and Benefits

The role of Senior Accountant is accompanied with a salary up to £40,000 plus benefits

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Rates of pay and salary ranges are dependent upon your experience, qualifications and training. If you wish to apply, please read our Privacy Notice describing how we may process, disclose and store your personal data: