We are looking for a new accountant to work for us….

Author: Russell Smith
June 14, 2012

I thought I would blog our most recent job spec to see if any of our blog readers know anybody who fits the bill.

Here it is….

Accounts Senior – ACA/ACCA newly- qualified accountant (0 – 2 years qualified), Firm of Chartered Accountants, Leeds.

A fantastic opportunity to take on a highly varied and progressive role within a young, exciting firm of chartered accountants which is doubling in sales year on year.  Based from offices in Leeds, Yorkshire, this is a challenging, demanding and exciting role for an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant which includes detailed accountancy and tax work plus interaction with prospective clients and existing clients.  This role requires a special individual that is very personable but also with tremendous attention to detail.

The role is for an ACA/ACCA recently qualified or exam-qualified accountant who must have  previously worked in a firm of accountants.  The right candidate must have extremely solid accounting skills and an excellent understanding of statutory accounts plus a good working knowledge of Sage.   Furthermore, experience in most of the following is desirable:

Personal tax

VAT returns

Tax planning

Management accounts

Cash flow forecasting

Corporation tax returns.

Experience in VT accounting software is useful but not essential.  Experience in SAGE is essential.  We also expect the person to be very confident at using Excel and excellent at talking to clients and explaining their numbers.

You will be managing clients and multiple jobs.  Your technical knowledge will be excellent and you will be a confident and approachable communicator.

To succeed you will be a rare individual that is able to deal with a very fast-moving and changing business but has the presence of mind to perform highly detailed work under time pressure.  You will be willing to grow, exceptionally polite and discreet.  You will be an open and honest communicator and able to ask difficult questions.  You will be able to work to targets. 

You will be highly systems and process oriented with a positive “Can Do” attitude and as the role requires high levels of working independently you will be self motivated and happy to work alone and unsupervised for some of the time.  You will also be confident working on your own at client’s premises. 

You will be client service oriented – the type of individual that genuinely wants to make a difference for their clients.  You will be both task and people focused and be willing to undertake a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.  You will be expected to be responsible in your role and take accountability for your actions and decisions, being prepared to learn from your mistakes.

You will have high levels of initiative and self motivation and be the kind of person that drives others to ‘make it happen’.  The environment is highly entrepreneurial and as such direction and strategy does occasionally change to meet demand.  Therefore you will be a flexible, non-political personality that wants to be part of a growing and thriving successful operation.

Above all, you will be an enthusiastic, effervescent and positive individual that has an abundance of energy and is a great communicator and influencer of people both face to face and over the telephone.

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