Qualified Accountant

45000.00 - 68000.00 GBP Annual + Benefits
09 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Waughson Recruitment are seeing a Fully Qualified Accountant with 2-4 years+ post-qualification experience to work for a top 40 practice in London.

Our client provides accountancy, audit and tax services and strategic advice to private clients, companies, entrepreneurs and their businesses. At the core of the practice is a very personal, high level service to their clients. They provide their staff with the training and support necessary in order to achieve this. The culture of the firm is friendly and down to earth. Many of the Partners trained there and many staff have dedicated their professional careers to our client.

The Package;

- Salary package: GBP45,000 - GBP68,000 (with an annual review). Overtime will be paid or time-off in lieu offered (up to and including Manager level).
- Holidays: 23 days per year. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
- Probationary Period: The first six months of your employment will be on a probationary basis.
- Health Insurance/LA: You will be eligible for free private health insurance and life assurance following the probationary period.
- Pension: The firm operates a contributory pension scheme for which you will be eligible on successful completion of your probationary period.
- Season Ticket loan: Available after six months service.

The Role;

The individual will be responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients, both private and corporate and will provide advice over a broad spectrum of services including, accounting, tax, trusts and audits. There will be the opportunity to have regular client contact and to work closely with a number of Partners.

The role will encompass the following:

- Managing all aspects of their allocated client portfolio; including planning, the execution of the work, drafting of correspondence and billing. The work will include the requisite elements of the work from start to completion on accounting, tax, trusts and audit.
- Planning work and allocating appropriate resources to ensure that work is completed in a timely manner and to a high standard; reviewing work and giving feedback to junior staff.
- Acting as the main point of contact for the clients in the portfolio and corresponding with them in the most appropriate way.
- Dealing with the HMR&C, investment managers, lawyers and other third parties.
- Assisting with other ad hoc assignments in relation to the financial affairs of clients.
- Assisting with marketing the firm and attending networking events with co-professionals, as appropriate.

Candidate requirements:

- Preferably ACA qualified with first time passes and a good academic record.
- 4 years+ post qualification;
- A strong general accountancy background, including personal tax. -- Experience of trusts and estates would be an advantageous;
- Effective client handling/service skills
- Confidence in dealing with the HMR&C, bankers and investment managers.
- Able to take responsibility and 'own' assignments and use initiative and flair;
- Experienced in coaching and delegating to staff and able to organise and review the work of junior staff,
- Strong communication skills so that you are able to deal with clients verbally or in writing.
- Flexible working attitude. Must be able to work on a number of clients' affairs at the same time.
- Organised and methodical approach
- Good IT skills - including proficient use of Excel and Word

It is essential that you have experience in a similar role where you have been managing your own portfolio of clients reporting directly into the partner of your current firm.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required for the role, please send your updated CV across to Waughson Recruitment and one of our consultants will be in touch