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Accounts Senior


  • Salary: DOE
  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Contract: Permanent

We are thrilled to be supporting this successful, innovative and progressive accountancy business with their recruitment across Cheshire and Shropshire.
The company pride themselves on driving for success and integrity in all aspects of their activity, getting the best possible outcome for their clients and providing a collaborative, positive working environment for their teams.
The successful Accounts Senior will be rewarded with 25 days holidays, plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off; a buy and sell scheme for holidays; an enhanced company pension; a healthcare plan; life assurance; professional membership fees paid; company events and away days; long service awards; plus many more!
The Accounts Senior will support the delivery of client annual compliance routines within agreed timescales and in accordance with Firm procedures. To include the review of financial statements, working papers and associated statutory tax returns for all entity types based on an allocated portfolio of clients.
The Accounts Senior role involves:
Management of allocated client portfolio

Undertake aspects of managing the assignments to include but not limited to: billing, monitoring of recoveries, onboarding and re-onboarding of clients
Ensure all reporting deadlines are monitored and met for the allocated portfolio, advising clients accordingly
Liaise with the Client Co-ordinator to ensure staff resource is effectively planned and utilised

Review of Financial Statements

Review the client records from allocated portfolio to produce draft financial statements clearing appropriate queries with the client
Assess basic trial balance completeness to identify the level of work required and if this is in accordance with client assignment plan

Review working papers

Review the necessary period working papers ensuring any supporting work is completed as necessary
Ensure the relevant financial adjustments are entered/provided to client to the agreed source system to comply with UK GAAP
Reivew the working papers file in accordance with Firm procedures, identifying and appropriately clearning queries before passing the file for client meeting and final sign off

Review of tax computations

Review relevant tax computations for the entity and ensure details have been entered onto the taxation software in accordance with Firm procedures
Ensure any relevant adjustments flow through to the financial statements
Review and agree tax payable and document

Review of VAT Returns

Review the working papers to assist in the completion of the relevant periods VAT Return
Ensure all queries are cleared with the client and any necessary VAT considerations or schemes have been considered

Review of management accounts

Review of client management accounts and ensure that overall analytical review has been prepared

Coaching and training of associates and Grade 1 senior accountants

Provide coaching support, enabling their development in the decision making process
Provide training on specific client assignments ensuring adherence to Firm procedures

Submission of financial statements

Ensure that financial statements and statutory tax returns in accordance with the type of entity are finalised by the appropriate member of staff. Ensuring time is allocated on the planner to meet deadlines appropriately

Completion of final files

Ensure that files are ready for lock down and copies of the signed accounts are filed in the relevant places in accordance with Firm procedures
Review opening balance journals and ensure these are entered appropriately to the source system

Must be part ACCA or ACA qualified or qualified by experience.
KEYWORD: accounts, accounting, accountancy, ACCA, ACA
Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.
We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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