Senior Accountant

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Amersham, Buckinghamshire
£30000 - £34000 per annum
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Giles Accounting is a reputable firm of accountants which has been established for well over 12 years. We pride ourselves in providing professional and friendly advice to a wide range of companies all over the UK.

We provide a broad range of services for a variety of individuals or businesses, including the preparation of a full set of accounts, managing daily finances, and the preparation of taxes (VAT, PAYE, Corporation and Personal Tax) for individual clients or businesses.

Given the growth of the company and the surge of new clients being retained by the firm, we are now looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team.

This person will be responsible assisting the head of the firm in the daily finance tasks and implementing processes and improvements. This role will entail a broad range of responsibilities which include but are not limited to:


  • Preparation of client Cash/Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation and posting of journals entries
  • Perform analysis on financial and non- financial information
  • Assist in the preparation of Financial Statements (FRS 102)
  • Monitoring and reporting cash flow
  • Assist in the implementation of new operational and accounting systems
  • Maintain and prepare primary data for accounts preparation 
  • Assisting with the preparation of Year End financial statements and statutory accounts for wide range of clients like Self-employed, Sole Trader, Partnership and mostly Ltd companies.
  • Liaising with HMRC in relation to VAT and Self-Assessment investigations
  • Tax computation and filing of Corporation Tax Return and Personal Tax Return
  • Managing client accounts and documents on regular basis
  • Responding to client queries by email, phone and in person by researching and interpreting data
  • Preparation of VAT Return for retail and other business.
  • Preparation of working for PAYE (Weekly/Monthly), Pension and CIS
  • Preparation of Management Accounts

Qualifications and Experience needed:

  • Strong Academic Background in Accounting or Finance
  • Qualified/ Part-Qualified ACA/ACCA accountant
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, including Word and Excel
  • Sound knowledge of general accounting principles (IFRS, UK GAAP)
  • Sound knowledge of Companies House procedures

Essential Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent Organisational Skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and multi-task to meet tight deadlines by prioritising work effectively
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and within the accounting team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent telephone manner required handling client’s queries and HMRC calls.

Desirable skills

  • The ability to speak fluent Gujarati would be a strong advantage as you will be required to liaise with a large customer base, a majority of who speak it.
  • Knowledge of VT Transaction + Accounting Software, Digita Tax Return Software and Payroll Manager software

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Right to work check will be required prior to employment commencing. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and committed individual who is willing to put in effort in order to progress in his/her career and could take his/her own initiative and also help market the practice to a wider clientele.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to with the subject line ‘Application for Senior Accountant’

Job posted: 31st August 2017                                                      

Job closing date: 28th September 2017

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