Mixed role – Audit/Acs Senior or Semi-Senior – Qual or PQ – Salisbury – £MarketRate (Taken from Southampton)

Well established practice with several partners and a long-standing reputation in the local market have a need for a mixed audit/accounts professional due to strong business volumes. 

Key reasons to work for this firm:

  • This is a mixed role roughly 50% audit and 50% general practice accounts.
  • Balanced approach to work & life – will improve quality of life for a 100% audit professional working long hours
  • Friendly work environment – low staff turnover – career progression based on performance
  • Flat structure with speedy decision making – non political
  • School and charity audit specialist with few corporate audits make for a friendly on-site experience
  • Audits tend to blend with wider client relationship management offering scope for individuals to work in a more broad way across a number of disciplines.
  • Room to grow. Plenty of change going on and opportunity to make a big impact in a regional firm.
  • Members of UK 200 network of quality assured lawyers and accountants. Offers excellent CPD/ career development opportunities in a lose network independent firms

My client are open on hiring at either senior or semi-senior level and would look at part-qualifieds (full study support will be offered) or qualifieds.  The salary range advertised is broad to reflect this and an offer to a candidate will be based on experience and market rate taken from the Southampton area, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will work as part of the established audit team based in Salisbury which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company audits with a variety of different clients. You will also have some involvement with the preparation of audit exempt financial statements too.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Client audit assignments: in house preparation and attendance at client premises is 50% of the role
  • 50% other duties such as preparing accounts, and drafting tax computations
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • Responsibility for other team members such as audit assistances
  • Undertaking assigned tasks on client premises to agreed plan
  • Regular liaison with office or on-site based supervisor whilst undertaking tasks including problem solving
  • Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget
  • Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff
  • Completion of work to the satisfaction of the manager/partner
  • Accounts finalisation, file completion and tax computations

Person Specification:

Work based competencies

  • ACA/ACCA fully qualified or PQ and working towards this
  • 2-3 years experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes
  • Client facing experience

Behavioural competencies

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A highly professional appearance and attitude
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges
  • Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time
  • Motivated and ambitious

Development:

  • CPD programme for fully qualified candidates including compliance and broader technical skills training
  • Performance reviews every six months
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Bonus scheme
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Social Activities/Events
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Life Assurance/death in service scheme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised Gym membership

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Tax Manager, Mixed Role – Alton (Hampshire) – £35-45k + bens negotiable

TAX MANAGER (Approx – ADVISORY 40% / COMPLIANCE 60%)

Overall objective

Responsible for the effective management of a mixed portfolio of personal, trust and business tax clients.

Responsibilities

  • To manage the tax compliance matters of a varied portfolio of clients.  The portfolio comprises of a mixture of directors and high net worth individuals whose tax affairs are of varying complexity.  The portfolio also includes partnerships and some Trust work.
  • To ensure during the course of the tax year that all statutory tax returns are completed and filed on time, are accurate and in keeping with best practice, and that all follow up action is anticipated, planned and implemented.  To ensure that clients are kept informed about their obligations and deadlines and that they are kept up to date with any relevant changes in legislation or best practice.
  • To identify and discuss with partners opportunities for tax planning.
  • To build rapport and maintain regular contact with clients by telephone, email, letter and in person. 
  • To organise the effective time management of own workload, planning and prioritising, and keeping the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner informed of any anticipated bottlenecks or problems with meeting deadlines.
  • To be responsible for keeping up to date on all technical matters which affect the Tax Manager’s ability to provide high quality service.
  • To undertake any ad hoc projects as requested by the partners.
  • Provide support to partners on advisory and project tax work.  The advisory work is of a varying nature, but knowledge of a combination of Trusts, Estates, Personal Tax are essential, although a broader knowledge across business and corporate taxes would also be welcomed.
  • Provide support across the wider Tax and Accounting Team with the provision of ad-hoc technical support for other staff members.

The Tax Manager needs to be an experienced and capable tax specialist with a broad range of tax experience gained within a practice environment.  This experience should include in-depth exposure to varied compliance work including complex cases plus sound knowledge of routine tax planning.  A tax qualification is desirable but not essential and could be replaced by substantial relevant experience.  An understanding of accountancy is a useful addition.

The Tax Manager must have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities, and to know when to refer problems to the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner.  He/she needs to have a very good eye for detail, be methodical and take pride in producing neat, clear and accurate work.

The Tax Manager must also have good communications skills with the ability to convey technical information clearly to clients in a way that gives confidence to them that their tax affairs are being managed professionally, competently, and efficiently.

He/she should also have good interpersonal skills and a professional manner and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

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Financial Controller – Basingstoke – £55-65k DOE Neg

Exactitude are working with the leadership of an accountancy firm, to source a qualified accountant for an SME subsidiary of a group’s business.

The role requires a qualified accountant with strong technical skills (IFRS – statacs – audit liaison) to manage the full financial control function of the SME.This is a hands on mix of day to day accounting (man acs, budgets, banking, cash-flow, VAT, CT, staff management).

However you will also work closely with operational line management to review the performance of the business against forecasts, expectations and the market.

My client is looking for a personable accountant who is a strong business partner and can explain finance in both technical and operational language.

You will enjoy working with systems both at group and SME level.

There is excellent career progression on offer either by growing this role or elsewhere within the group.

To apply please email your CV with details of your availability to start (notice period if appropriate) and details of your last salary package and expectations.

Salary is banded and a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Accounts Assistant, Part Time – Hook – £25-30k FTE DOE (To be adjusted for 20-25 hrs)

Salary is in the range of £25-30k FTE so will be adjusted for the agreed hours.

Friendly but focused FD of successful e-commerce retail orientated SME (c10m Turnover) seeks experienced accounts assistant for a busy and responsible part time role:Hours are negotiable but office based (Covid risk assessed, depending on Gov guidelines) and ideally 5 days a week. c20-25 hours a week would be ideal and there is flexibility to be negotiated.

This role has arisen due to business growth and reports to a well established finance manager as well as a hands on and supportive FD.

My client is looking for an experienced accountant who has strong knowledge of the fundamentals of double entry debits and credits and will enjoy maintaining reconciliation order in a high volume daily sales environment.The role uses cloud based Sage 50, extensive Excel and bespoke invoicing systems.Strong skills in Excel are essential.

My client sells through several online marketplaces (Ebay – Amazon – Direct etc) and as such has multiple payment accounts that need to be reconciled back to the large volume of invoices, journalled to the Sage system and matched.

The role will also involve Purchase Ledger, Daily Cash-Book, Multi Currency Bank Reconciliations and International Banking.

You will have a strong attention to detail and a positive “can-do” attitude. As the business is an SME you will also be happy to help out as and where needed. This role will suit someone who likes an SME environment but has a professional approach to work. My client is very computer literate with many systems in place to automate business and reporting activities. Ideally you will be of a similar mindset.

You will need to drive to the office as it is near to Hook but semi-rural in a beautiful setting. Parking is free and benefits are typical of the SME sector.

To apply please email in your CV with a short covering note to support your application also including details of your current salary (full time equivalent if part time), notice period and reason for leaving your last or current role. Please also indicate how many hours you are looking to work and what your ideal start and finish time each day would be.

My client would like to hire ASAP.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Client Manager – Practice (Own Portfolio) – Home or 15 mins from Winchester – £30-45k (including bens, DOE)

We are delighted to be working with this high quality technology focused independent firm of Accountants who are happy to encourage home-working and occasional office based visits in a rural setting 15 minutes from Winchester.  They are looking to identify a confident practice trained accountant to join a busy team working on a commercial portfolio of clients.

Interpersonal skills are key for my client and you must be a technology advocate to fit into this firm.  Fundamentally you will own client relationships and alongside being hands on, enjoy giving advice and up-selling services where appropriate. Being busy, creative and juggling work are key skills.

This role is open to qualified, part qualified and possible QBE practice trained staff who want to work in a flexible and success orientated environment.  Study will be supported / encouraged if needed.

It would be ideal for someone commuting a lot who wants to work from home or enjoy a small but not everyday commute.

Main functions and responsibilities of the post are:

  • Responsible for a portfolio of clients reporting to a director
  • Being part of a small team of client managers who have a back office pool for day to day transactional work that you will need to manage appropriate to your client.
  • Liaising direct with clients on a regular basis to discuss the current position of their business and suggesting improvements or being ideas driven.
  • Effective overview of clients within portfolio with regard to budget/profitability/business needs
  • The preparation of timely, accurate statutory accounts
  • The preparation  personal tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC/ Companies House as and when required.
  • Checking HMRC correspondence and liaising with client.

Person Specification

  • This is role requires an interest in accurate and effective accounts and tax preparation to support the work and continued growth of the business.
  • The growth area is in producing accounts in real time thereby advising & supporting the client throughout the year to build strong & lasting relationships with them.
  • You will have a proven track record in accounts production and person tax return preparation.
  • You will be able to develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Your communication and presentation style will be professional and friendly.
  • You will possess excellent organisational skills.
  • You will be able to work as part of a team within a busy accountancy practice.
  • You will be able to use your initiative and work pro-actively.

The firm can offer a competitive remuneration package with regular reviews and a friendly and modern working environment. The experienced directors enjoy mentoring and developing their staff, both professionally and personally.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Finance Manager (Divisional) – Newbury/HomeBased – c£60k + Bonus & Bens DOE

Large listed IT business seek personable qualified accountant to account for and then integrate a recent c£3.5m TO growing acquisition into the head office finance function.  This is a new role which has super career prospects as the business is expanding and successful.

Salary will be competitive depending on experience, benefits are “blue-chip” and there is also a 10% bonus which has a super track record of being paid.

This role will suit either a qualified from practice looking for their second job after working in an SME or a divisional role – or a qualified with a stable CV in an SME or better still a divisional role as part of a business with scale.

Key responsibilities

  • Financial management of a new division of the UK business (they use Xero currently)
  • Oversee the month end management accounts process
  • Statutory accounts
  • Liaison with auditors
  • Management of cash balances
  • Payment approvals
  • Month end reporting into the Group consolidation
  • Manage the integration of the new company into the existing  business
  • Migration of the finance system, payroll, and expenses
  • Bank accounts migration
  • Wind up separate legal entities
  • Responsibility for UK tax compliance
  • Corporation tax
  • VAT
  • Other UK tax compliance
  • Other ad hoc projects which may include analysis and reporting in relation to other parts of the business, or at a Group level
  • Liaise with auditors during year end audit and half year review
  • Design, testing and improving internal controls which may involve travel to other office locations
  • Process documentation
  • Alignment of processes
  • Help improve internal financial reporting where required

Skills and experience

  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Prior experience of legal entity and finance system integrations would be useful
  • UK tax experience
  • Extensive experience of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience of the IT/Telecoms sector would be useful (either having worked within it or been a professional adviser to businesses within it).
  • Strong time management skills to ensure deadlines are met

Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA)

To apply please send in your CV with details of your salary expectations and notice period.  

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Senior Manager / Director Designate – Portsmouth – £45-70k + Equity In the Future Negotiable

Excellent opportunity to join this expanding, well established south coast firm who are looking to identify a talented individual for this key appointment. The role is focussed on accounting, financial reporting and business support for mainly SME clients.

The firm is in a succession planning situation so are looking for someone already established in a management capacity with the ambition and drive to progress to Director level in the short term.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a comprehensive portfolio of financial reporting and SME clients ranging from Sole traders, Partnerships, Limited companies and LLPs.
  • Providing day to day advice as well as statutory reporting requirements.
  • Filing of accounts.
  • Managing a team of staff ranging from trainees through to qualifieds ensuring work is performed to a high standard.
  • Coaching and development of members of the team including training and development requirements, appraisals and reviews.
  • Controlling fee budgets and recoveries on jobs.
  • Driving new business through participating in business development and marketing activities of the firm.

The role will suit a Qualified ACA or ACCA with previous experience of managing a mixed accounting and financial reporting portfolio from either an independent or national firm. Audit would be useful but not essential.

You will also need to be a strong communicator with a proven experience of building strong client relationships in a client-facing role.

To apply, please email in your CV with a covering note about why you are looking for a new challenge, what your notice period is and what your current and expected salary is.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Personal Tax Client Manager – Chichester – £40-50k Negotiable DOE

Well established practice seek personal tax client manager or assistant manager to look after a portfolio of c250 personal tax clients which are a mix of high net worth and SME business owners. You may also help the SME client base with the corporation tax returns (clients mainly under £6m TO).

This role will suit either an experienced personal tax professional or someone who has 12 months + experience and is looking for more responsibility.

The salary range is broad as a variety of applicants are encouraged.

The team of directors are looking for someone who enjoys being client facing and has the ability to maintain and grow business relationships.  There is the possibility of promotion in the future if this revenue stream can be grown.

To apply, please email in your CV with a covering note about why you are looking for a new challenge, what your notice period is and what your current and expected salary is.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Divisional Accountant – Newbury – £55-65k + bonus & super career prospects.

Large listed IT/Telco seek personable qualified accountant to work integrating a recent £3m TO acquisition into the head office finance function.  This is a new role which has super career prospects as the business is expanding and successful.

Salary will be competitive depending on experience, benefits are “blue-chip” and there is also a 10% bonus which has a super track record of being paid.

Key responsibilities

  • Financial management of a new division of the UK business
  • Oversee the month end management accounts process
  • Management of cash balances
  • Payment approvals
  • Month end reporting into the Group consolidation
  • Manage the integration of the new company into the existing  business
  • Migration of the finance system, payroll, and expenses
  • Bank accounts migration
  • Wind up separate legal entities
  • Responsibility for UK tax compliance
  • Corporation tax
  • VAT
  • Other UK tax compliance
  • Other ad hoc projects which may include analysis and reporting in relation to other parts of the business, or at a Group level
  • Liaise with auditors during year end audit and half year review
  • Design, testing and improving internal controls which may involve travel to other office locations
  • Process documentation
  • Alignment of processes
  • Help improve internal financial reporting where required

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience of legal entity and finance system integrations
  • UK tax experience
  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Extensive experience of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience of the Telecoms sector would be useful (either having worked within it or been a professional adviser to businesses within it).
  • Strong time management skills to ensure deadlines are met

Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA)

To apply please send in your CV with details of your salary expectations and notice period.  

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

 

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R&D Tax Specialist – Andover or Southampton – £30-45k DOE + Flexible Working

Successful Service sector SME with broad client base facing the digital agency market seek an R&D tax specialist to work in the Tax team.

The role can either be hired at an advisory level, where you will own business relationships and talk directly to clients about the R&D claim process and savings that are achievable –  or in a more “back office” based report and claims to HMRC writing basis.

This R&D service offering is a high growth area for my client which is why this new role within the tax team is being created.

My client offers excellent benefits in a highly modern digitally orientated business, that uses cloud based technology to leverage efficiencies for their clients.  Based in a modern set of offices, benefits are excellent and include flexi-time which is very popular in today’s modern market.

You will be a career focused individual with good communication skills and some exposure to R&D, either on an advisory basis as part of your role or in a report and claims logging role.

Career prospects are excellent.

To apply please send in your CV with details of your salary expectations and notice period.  

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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