• Practice Accountant

    Location: Derbyshire Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits Position: Permanent

    Practice Accountant required to join a Derby based practice. Client contact, progression and development on offer, in a hands-on role.

    Client Details

    Astute recruitment is partnering with a leading independent practice who are looking to recruit a Practice Accountant / Manager to join as a pivotal hire into their growing Accounts team. The firm has grown organically and sustained positive growth over the last year and they are looking to complement their growth with a new Accounts professional. The firm’s clients range in size; from small sole traders to medium sized businesses. The successful individual will carve an influential role, playing a major part in the future development of the firm.

    Description

    The key responsibilities for this Practice Accountant position at a leading accountancy firm based in Derby are:

    • Manage a client portfolio including limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals
    • Oversee and manage all aspects of client’s service delivery including preparation of year-end accounts, audit, management accounts, bookkeeping, VAT, corporation tax along with management of staff.
    • Act as the main point of contact within the firm for clients
    • Review work completed by junior team members
    • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and existing clients
    • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and set deadlines
    • Working and liaising with other members of the team to provide high-quality client service;
    • Develop, retain and motivate junior members of staff
    • Knowledgeable of the firm’s services and able to cross-sell those services into the client base.

     

    Candidate profile

    In order for candidates to be successful

    • ACCA/ACA qualified or equivalent with at least 2 years of post-qualification experience
    • Have proven experience of working in a practice environment
    • Experience in managing a client portfolio
    • Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
    • Have a proactive approach to problem-solving and delivering client solutions
    • Be a motivated individual and able to work alone or as part of a team
    • The ability to take responsibility and use your own initiative to resolve problems and issues
    • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
    • Strong organisation and planning skills and attention to detail
    • The ability to positively embrace changes and new challenges
    • Experience of using cloud-based accounting software packages, such as Sage, Xero
    • Hold a full and clean driving licence.

     

    What is on offer

    Up to £45000 + Pension and holidays

    Opportunities to progress and become an equity partner with a stake in the business for the right candidate.

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