MHA | Accounts Semi-Senior
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Accounts Semi-Senior

Northampton Accounts & Advisory Posted: 10 Apr 2024 ref: 1297
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Job description

The opportunity

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Accounts Semi Senior to join our friendly Northampton office.

As an Accounts Semi Senior, you will display a flexible, confident, and professional approach.

Working for us, you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and sectors.

You will be preparing statutory and partnership financial statements, updating client systems to align with signed accounts.

Who we are

At MHA, we work with a wide variety of clients across multiple industries and really get to grips with the inner workings of a company. This in-depth understanding allows us to offer new ways to help businesses fulfil their commercial potential.

Our culture is one of innovation and growth. We’re keen to help businesses succeed and recognise that doing so will require creativity, individuality, and flair. At MHA we want to uncover your potential. We nurture teams of talented individuals, enabling them to rise to new challenges.

Your responsibilities

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant financial reporting standards from source documents/records to final accounts for review by the appropriate manager.
  • Prepare accounting schedules to support the balances and transactions included in the financial statements.
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Work on a wide range of accounts.
  • Effectively manage time to ensure that jobs are finished within budget.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant managers to resolve queries or obtain further information.
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client's expectations.
  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded.
  • Make timely and relevant recommendations in relation to accounting matters, financial reporting, and accounting systems in use (including software).
  • Part of the role would be working within our Health Sector / GP Practice specialism so, previous experience or interest in the area would be advantageous, however, not essential.

Qualifications and skills

  • AAT level 3 or 4, ACCA, or ACA.
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation with at least three years. experience within an accountancy practice environment.
  • Strong double entry knowledge and skill.
  • Cloud based accounting systems knowledge including Sage, Xero, and QuickBooks.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook, and Excel, to an intermediate level, to produce letters and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Basic tax knowledge - awareness of how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT.
  • Accuracy.
  • Organisational / time management skills.
  • Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across.
  • Methodical and logical thinking.
  • Use initiative to identify problems and provide solutions.
  • Ability to operate to strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work within a team and to assist one another as and when required.

Why join us?

Over the last few years, we have won multiple industry awards such as National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year, Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year, Best Advisory Services and most recently the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People. 

The offering

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days (28 days on a training contract, with the opportunity to buy 5 days)
  • Competitive salary package
  • Employee Recognition awards.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • A new and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • And more!

It's an exciting time to join the firm so take your next career step with us.

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

Take your next career step with us

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