Accounts Semi-Senior - Independent Firm

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A well-established firm based in Manchester are looking to recruit an Accounts Semi-Senior to their experienced and friendly team. This independent firm boasts excellent opportunities for career progression for the right candidate, along with a modern working environment located in the city centre.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for preparing accounts on behalf of sole traders, limited companies and partnerships. In addition, you will prepare accounts for regulated charities, along with management accounts for clients. You will also gain exposure to audit as your role will entail assisting on statutory audits, developing into performing audits from start to finish in the long term.

This is an excellent opportunity for an AAT Qualified candidateto join a thriving firm that is offering scope for long term career development for the right individual. The firm are also offering a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes study support for either ACA or ACCA along with a holiday entitlement which rises to a total of 25 days after 5 years’ service, with an additional day given each year until you reach the maximum of 25 days.

The Accounts Semi-Senior will be responsible for:

  • Clients up to £250k turnover where working alone, assisting on larger clients up to £40m turnover
  • Prepare accounts for sole traders, limited companies and partnerships
  • Preparation of accounts for regulated charities
  • Preparation of management accounts for clients
  • Preparation of complex VAT returns and/or those on specific schemes
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns and computations
  • Assisting on statutory audits with a view to performing audits from start to finish in the long term

Essential Requirements are:

  • Able to prepare accounts for manager review whether from incomplete records or client trial balance
  • Investigate and resolve complex transactions within client’s business where they are out of balance
  • Good knowledge of accounts disclosure
  • Extensive client contact
  • Must have knowledge of Sage Line 50
  • Would be an advantage to have used IRIS but not essential
  • At least 3 years practice experience
  • Must have driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • No audit experience necessary, as full training will be given


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