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Accounts Senior

Maidstone Financial Reporting Posted: 12 May 2023 ref: 523
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Who we are

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 13 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

Purpose of the Role

To undertake preparation of statutory financial statements, outsourcing functions at clients and preparation of statutory accounts, ensuring deadlines and proper accounting standards are met.

Main Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant financial reporting standards from books and records maintained by MHA or the client.
  • Prepare accounting schedules to support the balances and transactions included in the financial statements.
  • Check the work completed, produce review points for junior staff, monitor clearance of queries to ensure it is presentational and technically correct.
  • Calculate more complex areas for sets of accounts completed by junior members of staff.
  • Prepare accounts from records and produce set of financial statements.
  • Produce a short summary on key client issues and the contents of the accounts before passing to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager/Manage
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Meet deadlines and time budgets.
  • To assist clients to process financial information.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to clients in relation to financial reporting matters.
  • Complete each assignment as far as possible before passing to the manager for review.
  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager 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).

Qualification and Skills required

  • Two years + experience in an accounting practice.
  • Experience with demonstrable knowledge of producing year-end financial statements, management accounts and completing VAT returns.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of letters and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based accounting systems such as Xero preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Client focussed.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.

What we can offer you

  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Managers bonus scheme available.
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • And more!

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.

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