Accounting Services, Senior Associate - London
About the team
Our specialist accounting services group provides a high quality accounting service to multi-national companies, UK mid-tier and Investment entities. The services that we offer fall into three distinct categories:
All inclusive Accounting and Payroll (AAP) - providing a fully outsourced back office finance function (accounts processing, cash management, VAT compliance and generation of management accounts).
Report Generation Services (RGS) - preparation of statutory financial statements.
Accounting Function Assignments (AFA) - providing qualified and experienced accountants to work on interim projects within finance functions in industry.
As part of the largest global accounting firm, you can be sure of a challenging and exciting career. We have a varied and prestigious client base and work with various specialists in their own field which, combined with the importance we place on continuous technical training and personal development, provides an excellent opportunity for career development.
About the role
We require a Senior Associate for RGS / AFA / AAP, with responsibilities to include:
Working on a portfolio of clients/ad hoc projects for the provision of:
Monthly and quarterly management accounts
Statutory financial statements.
Consolidated financial statements.
Ad hoc secondments to clients to undertake the preparation of year end financial statements and special accounting project
The role will be largely London office based; however, some travel and overnight stay may be required. Standard full-time working hours are 08:30-17:00, Monday to Friday, with an hour for lunch each day
The skills and experience of the candidate will determine the entry level, and progression within the firm will be dependent on performance
Essential skills and experience
Candidates must also demonstrate the following abilities:
Highly professional attitude to providing a quality service in a deadline environment
Strong accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial reporting matters including the ability to work from first principles
Strong client relationship skills.
Successfully deal with “clients in a mess”.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong communication skills (written and oral)
Very good working knowledge of UK GAAP and some awareness of US GAAP and IFRS.
Some knowledge of cross border VAT and P11D issues.
Awareness of importance of risk management (client acceptance, independence, money laundering) issues.
Demonstrate flexibility in changing client demand environment.
IT literate, ideally with some experience of accounting packages and good Excel spreadsheet skills
Self motivated and have a willingness to enhance their technical knowledge.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who is a Qualified ACA or ACCA with proven experience in professional practice environment (preferably middle market)