The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing practice in Hemel Hempstead.
Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce - our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.
As a Senior Accountant, you will be aligned with SJD Accountancy who are one of the UK’s largest specialist providers of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers.
You’ll primarily be responsible for the effective and efficient management of a portfolio of clients; ensuring that the service provided achieves the company and client expectations. You’ll also be expected to assist and support the wider team in the office & nationally with training/ development as well as daily technical support along with all quality control within the team.
The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations.
Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties.
Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients.
Taking on and managing new clients.
Growing the business through referrals.
Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice.
Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation.
Respond to client enquiries in line with the company guarantee policy.
Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty.
Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues.
Quality control and file reviews of colleagues.
Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios.
Support the team, and Team Manager, to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
Skills & Experience:
Experience within an accountancy practice
Previously been responsible for managing a portfolio of clients
Part-qualified/ Qualified accountant (ACCA/ ATT) or equivalent commercial experience
Knowledge of revenue guidelines
Knowledge of investment properties, buy to lets, share dealing accounts
Experience of mentoring junior team members
Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with accuracy and an attention to detail
A Knowledge of IRIS software packages is highly desirable
Study support towards AAT/ ACCA qualifications if required
Clear career progression and development
Support towards owning line management responsibilities in the future
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