My client, a well respected Accountancy firm, are looking for 2 Accountants to join their team in their Stockton on Tees and Sunderland offices.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for preparing limited company/sole trader accounts and individual self-assessments by preparing financial records, assuring information is up to date and accurate. Advising and guiding clients to ensure this is achieved.
Duties will include, but not be limited to:
•Preparing company/sole trader/partnership accounts and corporation tax returns, submitting to HMRC and Companies House within deadlines.
•Completing individual/partner self-assessment returns in line with HMRC guidance, liaising with clients to ensure that accurate information is used and guiding clients to ensure they are aware of their liabilities and responsibilities.
•Ensuring that financial statements and records comply with UK laws and regulations, adhering to current standards.
•Preparing, issuing and obtaining required legislation from clients for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. (KYC, LOE, 64-8, ID, proof of address)
•Assisting the Office Manager with the financial systems, ensuring that practices and processes are kept up to date and financial legislation is adhered to, enhancing as and when appropriate.
•Responsible for preparing and submitting Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT returns accurately and in a timely manner.
•Liaising with HMRC/Companies House and any other service provider to deal with any issues/queries/client problems.
•Monitoring and dealing with the two office email addresses accordingly.
•All client telephone and email queries, dealing with any issues and resolving appropriately and effectively.
•Attending and participating in required staff meetings regarding office issues/workloads/processes and staff management.
•Responsible for the upkeep of the client files, filing and archiving.
•Ensuring that clients are invoiced correctly as per the services provided and maintaining the work in progress and work to date spreadsheets.
•Undertake training as and when required, ensuring that current legislation is known and adhered to.
•Ensuring that Anti-Money Laundering regulations are adhered to and followed correctly.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office packages including word, excel and email.
•Consider your current knowledge, skills and abilities as well as your career aspirations and identify learning activities that could benefit you .
•Team player but also able to work on own and use initiative.
•Ambitious attitude and willingness to learn and improve.
•Excellent communication skills are required.
•Good attention to detail.