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Senior Accountant

  • Ref: LCPB080721
  • Blackburn
  • Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £26,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks

Education

  • ICAEW ACA – one exam and training log outstanding
  • 2016 BA Hons in Economics and Social Studies, Accounting and Finance – University of Manchester
  • 2013 A Levels achieved in Accounting, Business Studies, Geography and Government and Politics – Blackburn College
  • 2011 A Level in Fine Art – Blackburn College
  • 2009 8 GCSEs achieved at grade A – C including Maths and English – Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • QuickBooks
  • Sage Online
  • Xero
  • SAPA

Career Summary

Current Employer – Accountants

Position – Senior Accountant

Dates – December 2019 – Present

  • Based in an office of 13 staff and reports variously to the Practice Manager and the Accounts Managers
  • Works across a full range of clients usually up to circa £1m turnover from a variety of industries including barristers and farmers
  • Clients are sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and group accounts
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of final accounts with or without review
  • Prepares accounts from client records, incomplete records, and in-house bookkeeping records
  • Responsible for building and maintaining client relationships via telephone, email and in person
  • Prepares and submits quarterly VAT returns and informs clients of amounts due to HMRC
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of Personal and Corporation Tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients to deal with VAT, PAYE, Income Tax and Corporation Tax queries
  • Assisting clients with transitions from paper-based or Excel only record-keeping to cloud based software for MTD for VAT
  • Maintains awareness of upcoming changes in legislation – particularly MTD Phase 2 at present
  • Works as part of a team to complete complex jobs and assists other colleagues with queries

 

Previous Employer – Accountants

Position – Semi Senior Accountant

Dates – November 2017 – September 2019

  • Reported to the Director in this small Practice environment
  • Responsible for dealing mainly with small, limited companies and individuals
  • Responsible for the preparation of accounts and tax returns
  • Maintained client relationships by communicating over the telephone, via email and in person
  • Preparation of basic tax returns, which included self-employment income (sole trader/partnerships), employment income, rental income, pensions, and UK dividends
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and informing clients of amounts due to HMRC
  • Preparation of sets of accounts and disclosure notes for small, limited companies
  • Preparation of accounts for sole trader and partnerships of varying sizes
  • Weekly and monthly payroll duties, including processing and sending on behalf of clients, sending P30s and payment details to clients, processing P45s, P60s and maintaining employee records
  • Aiding with the development of an in-house system for requesting, receiving, and processing individuals tax return information
  • Prepared the firm for MTD for VAT by assessing client needs and the processes needing to be put in place to ensure full compliance by the set deadlines

 

Previous Employer – Accountants

Position – Part-Time Accounts Assistant whilst at university and then joined full time

Dates – November 2015 – October 2017

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant (ACA) for a small accounting firm dealing mainly with individual accounts and tax affairs, and small limited companies
  • Maintained client relationships by communicating over the telephone, via email and in person
  • Responsible for the preparation of basic tax returns, which included self-employment income (sole trader/partnerships), employment income, pensions, and UK dividends
  • Prepared sets of accounts for sole trader businesses of varying sizes, also some small private limited companies (Ltd)
  • Responsible for weekly and monthly payroll duties, including processing and sending on behalf of clients, sending P30s and payment details to clients, processing P45s, maintaining employee records
  • Prepared quarterly VAT returns