Client Accountant * 2 (one with staff) – Home based permanently – £35-50k Neg DOE

** 2 vacancies – one with staff management responsibilities (3-15 staff, depending on experience) and one that is purely client facing.

My Hampshire client has surveyed their team as lock-down ends and wants to maintain the working from home culture permanently.  They are open to hiring right across the UK (possibly further if candidates have UK accounting experience) and will get the team together on a 1/4rly basis, relying on zoom, the internet and the phone to work.

Home based, the position is full time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day. True work-life balance!

My client are hopeful to hire someone who has enjoyed working at home and is being pushed back into the office full time and does not want to do this.

Details:

Modern digitally savvy accounts practice seek a 2 Client accountants for their outsourced accounts service unit. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the relationship with the business owner, putting their needs at the heart of all that you do.

No day will be the same. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Being the first port of call for all questions from clients
  • Managing the year-end accounts process, including preparation for pre-year-end meetings, plus reviewing and finalising accounts
  • Helping business owners have meaningful information at their fingertips
  • Getting involved in interesting project work for clients
  • Advising business owners on how they can improve their businesses
  • Building your portfolio by inducting new clients

Learn & grow. Your professional development is important.

There will be help for you progress your career quicker than anywhere else. You’ll have monthly meetings to assess progress and help you develop. You’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Be part of a team really going places
  • Get involved in developing strategic plans for the company’s growth
  • Be trained in skills to help you be a world-class accountant
  • Use the latest technology to help deliver a truly awesome customer experience
  • Stay ahead of the game when it comes to best practice and regulation changes

About you. We’re looking for someone with:

  • A positive attitude, who loves working as part of a team
  • At least 2 years working within an accountancy practice
  • ACA / ACCA qualified – or working towards
  • Qualified by experience within an accountancy practice, if you don’t have the above
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to build trust and rapport quickly
  • Experience of dealing with small business owners
  • Great organisation skills, including the ability to prioritise a changing workload
  • A passion and desire to make a difference
  • Xero knowledge (desirable)

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note to support your application. Please also include your current salary, expected salary, notice period and reason for leaving your last or current role.

The advertised salary range is wide as the lower end will be more appropriate for part-qualified or QBE candidates, while the higher quartile for fully qualified and the top end for fully qualifieds with staff management ability.

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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Practice Accountant Part Time (20-24 hrs a week) – Southampton – £40-50k full time equivalent – Neg

Great opportunity to work for this successful independent firm based on the New Forest side of Southampton.  My client is looking for someone from general practice who is looking for 20-24 hours a week.  They would want someone to come to the office one day a week but the rest of the days can be worked from home or in the office.

The firm are ideally looking for a Qualified with strong general practice experience to work with the lead partner and own client relationships.  The firm have a friendly, client facing outlook, are well established and have most of their business from clients and referrals that they have worked with for years.  (Strong QBE’s or AAT’s will be considered if they have a stable career history).

Duties are classic general practice and include:

  • Preparing annual accounts for a client portfolio covering companies partnerships and sole traders.
  • Managing outsourcing work for clients.
  • Handling associated tax work, personal and corporate tax, depending on experience
  • Liaising with clients to review results and handle queries.
  • Working to budget and achieving targets for chargeable hours.
  • Some management and staff supervision including mentoring is available if required.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA with General Practice experience. (QBE’s or AAT Considered)
  • Desire and ambition to help grow the practice.
  • Professional and approachable manner.
  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • Shows and takes the initiative
  • Excellent communicator.

To apply please email your CV with details about why this role appeals and what days and hours you are ideally looking to work.

Also please include your current salary and expectations (full time equivalent to make things easy!) and notice period (if applicable).

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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QBE Accountant (Practice) – Salisbury – £24-40k package, depending on experience, negotiable

Medium sized friendly regional practice seek accountant for client accounting & book-keeping role.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare statutory accounts in both FRS 105 and FRS 102 1(a) format for a range of company sizes
  • Prepare or help Corporation Tax returns and deferred tax computations depending on experience
  • Bookkeeping and VAT return preparation, including working with our outsourcing teams
  • Daily use of online accounting packages and ensuring knowledge of these products remains up to date
  • Liaising with clients and dealing with ad hoc accounting and software queries
  • Managing own workload and prioritising effectively.
  • Reporting to managers and partners and taking responsibility for completing tasks accurately, to deadline and liaise effectively
  • Maintaining technical expertise and asking for training as needed.

The Individual

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience working in public practice dealing with accounts for clients for a minimum of 24 months
  • Adept in using Xero and QuickBooks Online and an interest in developing experience of Apps
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Methodical and able to plan an efficient approach to a task.
  • Comfortable communicating with clients via email, telephone and face-to-face.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to ensure all tasks are completed in a sensible order and by deadline date.
  • Must be able to communicate well in a team environment and keep management team up to date.
  • Use initiative and able to work independently, but equally know when to ask for help.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Friendly and professional.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Effective time management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-driven and motivated.
  • Resilient.
  • Approachable and available

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note to support your application. Please also include your current salary, expected salary, notice period and reason for leaving your last or current role.

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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Mixed role – Audit/Acs Client Manager or Assistant Manager – Qual or PQ – Winchester – £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 40% audit and 60% 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
  • 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.
  • Offers excellent CPD/ career development opportunities 

My client are open on hiring at manager, assistant manager, 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 accounts and audit team which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company accounting and 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 business partnering with clients
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • 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

  • Experience in professional practice with accounts and audit ideal but just accounts OK if willing to learn audit.
  • 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
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • A relaxed and professional environment 
  • Flexible approach to office and work from home post Covid (some office work is essential for team bonding)
  • 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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Private Client Tax Manager – Winchester – £45-55k Neg DOE Market Rate

Well established, independent modern practice seek ACA, CTA or ACCA (QBE’s considered) for an interesting private client tax role, working with the partners on value added client tax projects for High Net Worth individuals.  Progression based on performance and an excellent suite of benefits make this an attractive place to work.

This is an interesting role which is certainly not back office based, churning out returns.

My client is looking for a personable individual and for someone who likes to drive practice profitability via relationship building.

Duties include:

  • To manage a portfolio of clients, developing a good relationship with them, understanding their requirements, monitoring actual time incurred on work (work-in-progress) against internal budgets and agreed fees, billing and keeping the client partner aware of status and issues.
  • To identify tax planning opportunities, including estate planning and mitigation of inheritance tax and use of trusts.
  • To assist partners and staff in quoting for new work, including identifying specification and time costs involved.
  • Completion of tax returns and other compliance services

To apply please email in your CV with a note about what you are earning and looking for and why you are looking for a new challenge.

Ideal Background:

  • Qualified ATT or part qualified CTA or qualified ACA and/or CTA. Qualified by experience will also be considered.
  • Must have personal tax experience in a professional practice
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential together with the ability to form strong client relationships.
  • Must have flexible and proactive approach to work with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Strong IT Skills including Excel

My client is looking for someone who is happy to attend the office, but this need not be on a full time basis and a flexible approach to work-life balance is up for negotiation.

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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Graduate ACA Training Scheme – September Start – Southampton – £20k + day release and full study support

Gradate ACA Apprenticeship Training Scheme  – Full Study Support – 3 year contract

Based on the New Forest side of Southampton my client are looking for a graduate committed to qualifying as a chartered accountant in the next 3 years. They offer full study support within a training contract where you can study on one day in each 5 day working week.

My client are a small practice with a committed team and a successful, well established business. You will learn from both owners as well as an ACA with 2 years post qualification experience.

My client is looking for someone to base themselves in the offices from the start of September 2021.

Duties will be varied and will include:

  • Bookkeeping using Quickbooks and Xero software.
  • Payroll calculation and processing, including HMRC filing and auto enrolment pension filing.
  • Exposure to preparation and submission of VAT Returns.
  • Progression to management accounting, statutory accounts preparation, business, corporate and personal taxation, through to tax planning and international group consolidations, as studies progress.

You will be a recent graduate and have strong written and oral communication skills as well as attention to detail.

To apply please send in your CV with a short note about why you want a career in an accountancy practice.  All applications without this information will be automatically rejected.

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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FC with FD Prospects – Basingstoke Area (15 mins from) – £65-75k Neg DOE + Bens

Commercial FC sought by COO who is also currently FD, to take control of the day to day finances of this fast growing, well established, sales driven business with a turnover of c£15m based 10-15 minutes from Basingstoke.

My client is looking for a fully qualified accountant who can manage a small team (3-5 staff, including a book-keeping lead finance manager) but most importantly help drive growth through thoughtful commercial financial operations analysis.

You will join in a hands on FC, covering both finance and operations, but there are excellent prospects to make FD with strong performance over your first few years.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth and could well evolve into a financial directorship in the future.It does however, require an accountant who enjoys a good element of the job being hands on and is happy to interface with the daily operations teams and management board face to face.

The business is very IT literate and sells succesfully, both in the UK and internationally.You will need to be a car driver and benefits and package will be constructed to motivate depending on the experience of the candidate hired.

My client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Annual statutory accounts working with auditors
  • Monthly management accounts including:MI pack, Cost analysis, board pack and minutes, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control
  • Budgets Creation and Monitoring
  • Cashflow Planning – 13 Week and Further
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Facilities management
  • FX Planning and Strategy
  • EU VAT – Further Brexit Planning and Compliance
  • VAT Planning – Partial Exemption
  • R&D Claims
  • Corporation Tax – Submissions
  • CoSec Duties and Filing
  • FCA Filing and Compliance
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale across business –
  • Trademark – Monitoring and enhancements
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Control Account Review
  • Debtor and Supplier Advance Review
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact
  • Insurance Risk monitoring and policies – Annual / day to day
  • All HR Matters – assisted by External
  • H&S Management and Risk Assessment – with External

Additional benefits and information:

  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience;
  • Great flexible working environment. There is onsite parking and you will need to drive;
  • Fast track opportunity to Finance Director.

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as 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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FC – Hook – £65-75k Neg, DOE

Commercial FC sought by COO who is also currently FD,  to take control of the day to day finances of this fast growing, well established, sales driven business with a turnover of c£15m.

My client is looking for a fully qualified accountant who can manage a small team (3-5 staff, including a book-keeping lead finance manager) but most importantly help drive growth through thoughtful commercial financial analysis.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth and could well evolve into a financial directorship in the future.  It does however, require an accountant who enjoys a good element of the job being hands on and is happy to interface with the daily operations teams and management board face to face.

The business is very IT literate and sells both in the UK and internationally.  You will need to be a car driver and benefits and package will be constructed to motivate depending on the experience of the candidate hired.

My client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Annual statutory accounts working with auditors
  • Monthly management accounts including:  MI pack, Cost analysis, board pack and minutes, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue 
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control
  • Budgets Creation and Monitoring
  • Cashflow Planning – 13 Week and Further
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Facilities management
  • FX Planning and Strategy
  • EU VAT  – Further Brexit Planning and Compliance
  • VAT Planning  – Partial Exemption
  • R&D Claims
  • Corporation Tax – Submissions
  • CoSec Duties and Filing
  • FCA Filing and Compliance
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale across business –
  • Trademark – Monitoring and enhancements
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance  Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Control Account Review
  • Debtor and Supplier Advance Review
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact
  • Insurance Risk monitoring and policies – Annual / day to day
  • All HR Matters  – assisted by External
  • H&S Management and Risk Assessment – with External

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as 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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Financial Analyst – Basingstoke – £35-50k package, neg, depending on experience

Commercial analyst sought by FD of growing multi £million turnover sales lead business.

My client is looking for an engaging individual who likes working with the business operations teams while using excel and system data to analyse profitability, trends, pricing and help drive business growth.

My client works in a stock driven environment so experience within a stock, retail or e-commerce sales business would be hugely valuable.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth.  The business is very IT literate and sells both in the UK and internationally. You will need to be a car driver.

The salary package is negotiable based on experience and my client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Monthly management analysis including:  MI pack, Cost analysis, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control reporting, management and strategic
  • Working with FD on Budgets, both creation and monitoring
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as 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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Commercial Data Analyst (Telco) – Port Solent – £25-30k package negotiable

Overview of Role:

The role of Commercial Data Analyst is a key role within the company (a successful IT/Telco business) to help maximise revenue growth and margin whilst maintaining market competitiveness and protecting  brand values. The principle accountabilities for this role include maintaining up to date tariff information both externally and within internal systems, proposing and authorising bespoke pricing and analysis of margin reports to identify areas to maximise margins. The Commercial Analyst will work closely with all areas of the business including Billing, Marketing, Products, Sales and Customer Management. The role will require a degree of self-management and proactive working.

Benefits:

Full suite of excellent benefits + bonus (on company performance and personal performance)

Key responsibilities:

Operational:

  • Support the Senior Commercial Analyst on a day to day basis
  • Carry out bill analysis and suggest pricing for prospective and existing customers
  • Create and maintain external tariff sheets for Customers, Channel Partners and Sales teams
  • Co-ordinate changes to internal tariffs held in the billing system
  • Authorise bespoke pricing requests for new business and customer retention, subject to agreed margin parameters
  • Gain a thorough understanding of pricing tools for bespoke pricing
  • Develop and maintain pricing and proposal tools using excel
  • Work with the Marketing Team to co-ordinate the timing and messaging of pricing changes to Customers, Channel Partners and internal teams
  • Investigate day to day pricing queries from internal departments
  • Tariff Expert analysis work and maintenance of tariffs within Tariff Expert
  • Assisting maintenance of online systems
  • Ensure Commercial documentation is kept up to date and is accessible to key stakeholders

Auditing and Reporting

  • Investigation into and co-ordination of the correction of loss making products
  • Work with the Billing team on adhoc revenue assurance activities to maximise margins
  • Interpretation of excel based margin reporting to analyse trends and investigate anomalies

Other:

  • Develop relationships with company pricing team and external suppliers as may be necessary
  • Analyse competitor pricing and share with relevant departments
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the company product set and all associated costs
  • Develop and understand different pricing strategies and their impacts
  • Adhoc tasks and projects as may be required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally the candidate should have 2 to 3 years’ experience in a Telecoms pricing or commercial financial analyst environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and a love of manipulating data are essential
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, adaptable, positive and confident
  • Ability to prioritise work, delivering multiple requirements against tight deadlines and maintaining high levels of accuracy and concentration
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • Good organisational skills
  • Have a desire to build a career in a commercial environment, have a preference for performing detailed work, a strong interest in systems and processes and will enjoy problem solving, taking the initiative, and driving solutions through to a successful conclusion
  • Develop a strong business and commercial judgement to ensure best commercial practice is applied across the business at all times

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note to support your application.  Please detail why you are looking for a new challenge and what your current salary and expectations are, along with your 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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