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Business Solutions Senior - Glasgow

Accountancy Practice - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 2409 Date Posted: Monday 21 May 2018
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One of the largest independent accountancy practices in Scotland requires an experienced accountant to join its Business Solutions team in Glasgow.

The company

This is a well-known and very successful Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

The role

Join a growing team as a senior to help support clients’ accounting functions both onsite and in office based, with a specific role in assisting clients transfer to cloud based accounting systems. The role is about both controlling a portfolio of clients and assisting in the planning and execution of the work, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met and the supervision and development of less experienced team members. 

On offer

A competitive remuneration package with great opportunities for career progression within a growing area of the business

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting clients transition to cloud based software, specifically Xero, and suggesting improvements to their existing finance functions

  • Set up and maintenance of client management accounts, accounts and tax files

  • Accurately process clients’ accounting data, e.g. through Sage or Xero

  • Prepare accurate management accounts and client financial information

  • Use data to analyse further supplementary analysis and commercial business advice

  • Preparing/supervising and filing VAT returns

  • Prepare a P&L/ BS/ Cashflow for businesses, with assumptions.

  • Prepare sole trader, partnership and Limited company accounts to a high level and  with minimum assistance

  • Prepare corporation tax computations

  • Plan, schedule and delegate work to the Business Solutions/Business Advisory assistants

  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within the teams you work in

  • Monitor budgeted versus actual time spent, flagging up scope issues, on-site issues and overruns to the Senior Manager

  • Manage client relationships, be comfortable being onsite and main contact with clients

  • Assist in taking on new clients, getting new clients set up / processes established 

​Skills and experience: 

  • Strong knowledge of cloud based software, specifically Xero, as well as Sage 50 Accounts, Excel, accounting packages such as CCH and Alphatax.

  • Will have led the transition of clients’ bookkeeping systems on to cloud based platforms and will be able streamline accounting processes, suggesting solutions to improve the efficiency of their accounting functions

  • Good technical knowledge

  • Good knowledge of VAT and able to review and supervise preparation of VAT returns

  • Experience preparing management accounts/statutory accounts onsite

  • Personable and confident to be onsite at clients, discuss their accounts and provide advice

  • Ability to manage own portfolio of clients and look after their client’s needs

  • Will be qualified, nearly qualified or qualified by experience.

  • Strong on accounting processes to ensure the work is done as efficiently as possible 


For further information on this role please contact Alex Allen on 0141 648 9150 or use the link to apply.