Robert Walters are delighted to be supporting a growing accountancy practice in Milton Keynes with the recruitment of a senior Accountant in their Milton Keynes offices.
Our client is seeking a Lead Accountant to head up the day-to-day operations of their accounting practice. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified accountant with significant experience in practice-based roles. The successful candidate will be responsible for quality-checking financial reporting, VAT, income tax and corporation tax returns, as well as building strong relationships with clients and third-party providers. This role offers a competitive salary of £60,000 and the chance to work in a flexible, hybrid working environment.
Competitive salary of £60,000 Opportunity to shape the future direction of an ambitious accounting practice Flexible, hybrid working environment
What you'll do:
As a Lead Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the current performance and future direction of our client's ambitious practice. You will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, developing your team's technical knowledge and skills, and ensuring all financial reports are accurate and compliant. Your ability to build rapport with clients will be key in maintaining long-term customer relationships. This role offers a diverse range of responsibilities making every day different, providing unlimited opportunities to gain valuable experience.
Lead and direct the day-to-day operations of the Practice Develop the technical knowledge and skills across the team Check and sign-off limited company accounts for Companies House and HMRC Check and sign-off quarterly VAT returns and manage registration and deregistration processes Present financial reports and management accounts to senior partners and clients, including periodic reviews and tax planning Oversee the completion of self-assessment tax returns for company directors, the self-employed, high net worth individuals and property landlords Work alongside the senior partners and management team to develop the Practice including technology such as the new website and marketing Recruitment of quality staff to enhance the team
What you bring:
The ideal candidate for this Lead Accountant position is a fully qualified accountant with significant experience in practice-based roles. You have an eagle-eye for detail when it comes to quality-checking financial reporting, VAT, income tax and corporation tax returns. Your ability to build strong relationships with clients and third-party providers is second to none. You are experienced in leading, training and motivating an accounting and tax team. Above all, you are positive, energetic and passionate about your work.
Fully qualified accountant through ACCA, ACEAW or CIMA, with significant experience in Practice based roles Strong attention to detail when it comes to quality-checking financial reporting, VAT, income tax and corporation tax returns Ability to dig deep into the numbers of a business and quickly spot discrepancies and areas of concern Excellent interpersonal skills for building great rapport with clients and trusted third-party providers Experience in leading, training and motivating an accounting and tax team Positive, Energetic and Passionate attitude while being approachable, a good listener and a clear communicator
What sets this company apart:
Our client values their employees and their families, offering a company culture that supports work-life balance. They invest in ongoing personal development through CPD, additional qualifications and industry events. The company also offers fun quarterly team meetings for business catchups and team building. Their modern office facilities are fully serviced and conveniently located close to shops and Milton Keynes Central station.
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£55,000 - £70,000 per annum + Hybrid +good benefits
04 March 2024
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