Business Accountant

  • Delivery Team
  • London, United Kingdom

Business Accountant

Job description

The one for the qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA practice accountant with at least 3 years experience.

 

You get to lead one of our awesome delivery teams of 2/3 talented people and oversee your own portfolio of start-up clients.

As a business accountant you’re expected to get productive pretty quickly and will be assigned with your own client portfolio and 2/3 person team from the get-go.  Being technically capable is clearly important to us and whilst we have experts throughout the office to collaborate with, you will be expected to have robust technical knowledge of all aspects of accounting - including management accounts, VAT, payroll. 

You will also have an understanding of year-end statutory accounts and basic corporation tax.  You’ve probably got a minimum of 3 years previous experience of working in a UK firm of accountants, ideally a smaller firm where a wide range of skills were needed. The ability to take the initiative to solve problems and a desire to continuously learn are key.  The accountancy practice doesn’t stand still and neither will our people.

 

The important other stuff

 

You’ll be a leader of aspiring accountants and we believe good managers lead by example and inspire their team - you will oversee a team of 2/3 staff who are beginning or partway through their qualifications. You will be excellent at time management, and will take responsibility for overseeing all client requirements of the team.  

Requirements

If you like it in bullet point format then here you go :

 

Essential skills:

  • ACCA / CIMA qualified with minimum 3 years practice experience.
  • Experience of accounting using FRS102 for small entities.
  • Experience working with multiple clients and managing workflow to satisfy their needs
  • Excellent IT skills including Xero and Excel.
  • Ability to lead a client team and to inspire junior staff.
  • Delegate workload, ensure timely delivery of work and meet team KPIs.
  • Self-motivated with a drive to achieve and a passion to deliver top quality work
  • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - in person and written.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Experience of working with start-up companies and or SMEs, an interest in start-ups and the added ingredient of personality would be terrific too.