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PQ Accountant

  • Location: North London
  • Salary: Up to £45000 per annum + + study support per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email: hollyd@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 11 June 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000010915_1652351641

Cedar are currently looking for a PQ Accountant/ Bookkeeper to join a Professional Services firm based in North London on a permanent basis.

Report into: Senior Manager

Salary: £40,000- £45,000 per annum + study support

NO HYBRID WORKING- 5 days in their Finchley office

Knowledge of using Xero software is essential.

Main duties

  • Oversee portfolio of clients, core duties will include:
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts using CaseWare, knowledge of CaseWare preferrable but not essential
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns.
  • Bookkeeping and management accounts using Xero, essential to have good knowledge Xero.
  • VAT compliance.
  • Coaching and training junior members of the team.
  • Offer day to day advice and guidance to clients on VAT or accounting issues.
  • Advising clients on accountancy systems and policies including implementation.
  • Work closely with the Partners.
  • Follow the firm's policies and procedures on all work to achieve high standards and deliver an excellent service to clients
  • Adhere to firm's standards on independence and professional ethics
  • Keep seniors, managers and partners regularly informed of activities, capacity, and progress on assignments to ensure that time is fully utilised
  • Any other tasks in line with the responsibilities of the role

The successful candidate will be:

  • Organised and able to follow company's processes meticulously;
  • Results oriented, and able to meet a constant stream of deadlines;
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees;
  • An adaptable, flexible problem-solver who can take initiative;
  • A person who presents a high degree of maturity, honesty, trust, sophistication, and integrity and cultivates these qualities in others.
  • Confidently run/lead meetings and telephone calls with clients; and

Person specification:

  • Applicants should preferably be part qualified ACCA / ACA / CIMA / AAT
  • Experience in an accountancy practice environment, understanding all aspects of the practice's services and requirements
  • Ability to complete all accounting requirements for businesses independently (bookkeeping, VAT Returns, accounts preparation and review, personal tax returns, etc.)
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office
  • Strong knowledge of Xero software package, with CaseWare and CCH experience (desirable)
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Excellent time management and priority setting
  • An understanding of the pressures and importance of effective portfolio management
  • Ability to communicate well with clients and understand their requirements

If this role is of interest, please apply online ASAP.