Accountant - Hybrid Working

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, England
Salary: £40k per year + Life Assurance,pension
Reference: 3356
Contact Name: Donna Gibson
Expiry Date: 2022-05-20

Finance Role - Hybrid Working


Hawk 3 Talent are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client, who are looking to recruit a Finance professional to join their team in Sherborne. The title of the role and associated remuneration package will depend on your qualifications and experience but could be up to £40,000.


Hours of work: 8.30am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday with a one-hour lunch break.


Hybrid working: You will be given the opportunity to work from home during the week if you so wish, the number of days a week will depend on your experience and the requirements of the portfolio of work allocated to you but to give you an idea 1 or 2 days per week working from home may be considered.


You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting through to management accounts/financial statements including audits where required for a variety of entities/family interests. Your portfolio will include a selection from the following: limited companies operating predominately in the financial consultancy, investment and property sectors, pension schemes, trusts, charities, sole traderships and reporting on UK and overseas personal and property expenditure.


Job Role:
• Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained and management accounts prepared accurately and in a timely manner
• Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated
• Administer all payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed
• Prepare CIS and VAT returns where required ensuring these are submitted on time
• Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately
• Undertake credit control if required
• Produce statutory accounts with supporting year-end files where required for internal and external audit review
• Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an example
• Ensure all entities are compliant with relevant tax and company laws
• Undertake project work as required
• Ensure that your CPD record is well maintained if required
• Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when needed
• Report to the Team Leader or Deputy Head of Office as work requires

Person Specific:
• Is AAT qualified, qualified by experience or a qualifying or recently qualified accountant with at least three years of relevant experience, ideally within practice or an audit environment
• Has experience of VAT, with knowledge of CIS being an advantage
• Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information
• Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information
• Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail)
• Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people
• Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using accounting software
• Is flexible and willing to learn
• Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key

Benefits:
• An attractive salary commensurate with experience with a guaranteed annual salary and bonus review
• Following an initial training/probationary period you will be given the option to work from home for a period of time each week, the number of days will be dependent on the responsibilities of your role and the needs of the business as a whole
• 8% employer pension contribution
• Option to make additional pension contributions through salary sacrifice
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Individual BUPA cover
• Life insurance 4 x gross salary
• Payment of your annual professional qualification membership subscription if applicable
• Training support would be considered if you are working towards completing or intending to commence study for a professional accounting qualification
• Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience
• Cycle to work benefit scheme
• Car parking

Apply today
Closing date 25th Mayl2022

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Hawk 3 Talent Solutions s committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgments solely on suitability for the job. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.