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Careers at Optionis  

Optionis is a great place to work. Our philosophy is “look after our people and they’ll look after our clients” – that way everyone wins.

At Optionis, we believe in providing all the right tools for our staff to succeed, from a great working environment to a structured career path. We also reward our team of experts by paying them competitive salaries and providing a range of company benefits including;
  • Up to 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free car parking
  • Fresh fruit every day
  • Lunch on us, once a month
  • Training
  • Study leave for professional qualifications
  • Paid time off for volunteer work
  • Contributory Pension
If you have the professionalism and determination to succeed, then please check out our current vacancies below. If there’s currently nothing available then don’t worry, check back in the near future as we’re always on the lookout for the best possible staff.

See our vacancies below

 
Job Title
Senior Company Secretarial Advisor, ClearSky Accounting – Warrington (Ref: R297)
Role: Senior Company Secretarial Advisor

Company: ClearSky Contractor Accounting

Location: Warrington

Salary: £19,200

Ref: R297

ClearSky, a leading provider of expert accountancy services for contractors and freelancers and business support for sole traders and micro businesses, requires a Senior Company Secretarial Advisor to join their Workforce Management team in Warrington.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide a timely and accurate provision of professional and effective company secretarial service to clients in line with business requirements whilst ensuring advisors are supported and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfil their role.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to telephone, email and post enquiries from clients and their parties including HMRC and Companies House
  • Process new company incorporations within agreed timescales and ensure all relevant documentation is acquired from Companies House
  • Maintain clients’ statutory books (records) updating changes throughout the year (i.e. contact details, name changes, added/removed directors or shareholders, registered office, company name, accounting date)
  • To manage the expectations of clients through effective communication and ownership
  • Assist clients with regards to statutory requirements and corporate governance of limited companies and limited partnerships
  • Provide training and coaching to new and existing advisors within ClearSky operations
  • To maintain and improve standards within the team by providing advice and guidance to Company Secretarial advisors
  • To handle complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction effectively and efficiently within agreed timescales
Personal Specification:
  • Previous experience in a Contact Centre environment
  • Strong communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English at grade C or above
  • Excellent computer and keyboard skills with experience of using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the business including shift rotations and weekend work
How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.

Job Title
Accounts Support Coordinator, SJD Accountancy – Edinburgh (Ref: V519.1)
Role: Accounts Support Coordinator

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £16,100.00

Ref: V519.1

To provide administration support to a team of Accountants in order to deliver a proficient service to a portfolio of clients. You will build a strong relationship with the accountants, and develop your skills and knowledge of accountancy.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Generation and completion of paperwork for new clients
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Answering incoming phone calls
  • Ad hoc client contact by phone, email, and post
  • Updating and maintaining in-house databases and systems
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Annual Returns
  • Ensure the company guarantee policy is adhered
  • Review paperwork/forms and take appropriate action
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC
  • Logging, recording, and reminding for company year-ends, Personal Tax and P11d’s
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Generating payroll records and meeting RTI obligations; including end of year submissions
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Generating forms P60 at the end of each tax year
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role or for your own personal development
Qualifications and Education Requirements

Essential: 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with grade A – C for Maths and English Desirable: Bookkeeping qualification

Competencies

Essential:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • First class customer service skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Professional attitude
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Adaptable and positive attitude to change
Preferred Skills

Essential: Competent in the use of Excel, Word, and E-mail Desirable:
  • Office administration experience
  • Accountancy office experience

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines when under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Understands the constraints of other departments

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship  
Job Title
Trainee Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: V546)
Role: Trainee Accountant

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: £21,000

Ref: V546

To manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the company and client expectations. Develop your knowledge of accountancy and tax issues building upon your qualifications and experiences.

As a Trainee Accountant, some of the responsibilities will include:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Co-ordination and management of VAT, and administration duties
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, and Company Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company promise
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Confirmation Statements
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.
Qualifications and Educations Requirements

Essential: Completed AAT level 2 or minimum one year’s practise experience

Competencies

Desirable:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • First class customer service skills
  • Empathetic to client’s requirements
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Professional attitude
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Adaptable and positive attitude to change

Preferred Skills

Essential: Competent in the use of Excel, Word, and E-mail

Desirable:
  • Knowledge of IRIS software packages
  • Detailed knowledge of Revenue guidelines

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines when under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Understanding the constraints of other departments

  How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Apprentice Accounts Support Coordinator, SJD Accountancy – Newcastle
Role: Apprentice Accounts Support Coordinator

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £10,000

Ref: A17

To provide administration support to a team of Accountants in order to deliver a proficient service to a portfolio of clients. You will build a strong relationship with the accountants and develop your skills and knowledge of accountancy.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Complete the admin tasks following the handover from On-Boarding to Operations
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Answering incoming phone calls
  • Ad hoc client contact by phone, email, and post
  • Ensure that the systems are kept up to date (Practice Management IRIS and SJD Texting).
  • Ensure the company guarantee policy is adhered
  • Review paperwork/forms and take appropriate action
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC
  • Send reminders on behalf of Accountants to clients in relation to company and statutory deadlines
  • Set up clients on SJD Online
  • Complete Book-keeping for clients where appropriate
  • Complete VAT calculations for clients on behalf of Accountants
  • Complete Monthly PAYE submissions including for clients on behalf of Accountants
  • Complete Bank Reconciliations calculations for clients on behalf of Accountants
  • Complete Account Submissions for clients on behalf of Accountants
  • Assists in the production of Company Accounts where appropriate to support Accountants
  • Complete Confirmation Statements for clients on behalf of Accountants
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role or for your own personal development
Qualifications and Education Requirements

Essential: 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with grade A – C for Math’s and English

Competencies

Essential:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • First class customer service skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Professional attitude
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Adaptable and positive attitude to change
Preferred Skills

Essential:
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Word, and E-mail

Desirable:
  • Office administration experience
  • Accountancy office experience

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines when under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Understands the constraints of other departments
How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Manchester (Ref: V549)
Role: Accountant

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Manchester

Salary: £24,000

Reference: V549

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017.

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:

• The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations

• General administration duties

• Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal

• Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients

• Taking on and managing new clients

• Growing the business through referrals

• Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice

• Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation

• Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy

• Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty

• Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

• To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Edinburgh (Ref: V548)
Role: Accountant

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £26,000

Reference: V548

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017.

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:

• The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations

• General administration duties

• Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal

• Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients

• Taking on and managing new clients

• Growing the business through referrals

• Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice

• Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation

• Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy

• Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty

• Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

• To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Birmingham (Ref: V547)
Role: Accountant

Company: SJD Accountancy

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £26,000

Reference: V547

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017.

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role will include:

• The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations

• General administration duties

• Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal

• Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients

• Taking on and managing new clients

• Growing the business through referrals

• Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice

• Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation

• Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy

• Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty

• Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

• To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Customer Service Advisor, Parasol Group – Warrington (Ref: R291)
Role: Customer Service Advisor

Company: Parasol

Location: Warrington

Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 basic

Reference: R291

Parasol, the UK’s largest professional employment organisation for contractors, freelancers and other skilled contingent workers, requires a Customer Service Advisor to join their Employee Support team in Warrington. You’ll be tasked with providing comprehensive advice and guidance to clients, which will enhance their experience with Parasol.

The key responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring all telephone and email enquiries are resolved to the client’s satisfaction
  • To manage the expectations of all clients through effective communication and ownership
  • To maintain a high level of personal drive and the highest standards of accountability and professionalism at all times
  • Provide reactive and proactive support to increase the likelihood of retention
  • Be a credible face of the Parasol business and ensure that clients are well informed in relation to further potential offerings

The ideal applicant will have the following skills or experience:

  • Previous experience in a contact centre environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong customer and solution focus
  • Able to deal with difficult situations in an assertive and supportive manner
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the business, including shift rotations and weekend work

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship  
Job Title
Accountant, ClearSky Accounting – Poole (Ref: R283)
Location: Poole

Salary: £20,000

Contract Type:  Full time,Permanent

Ref: R283

Accountant Level 4

ClearSky Contractor Accounting

ClearSky Contractor Accounting: One of the top 100 firm of accountants in the UK and provider of expert accountancy services for contractors and freelancers.

Role Overview:

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing clients year end company accounts, company tax returns and the submission of these with HMRC and Companies House.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare clients year end journals
  • Prepare clients year end working papers
  • Prepare clients year end company accounts and company tax returns
  • Submission of clients’ year end accounts with HMRC and Companies House
  • Management of the year end accounts control
  • Prepare income references
  • Deal with and resolve client queries
  • Review work of junior staff
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Manage Personal Accountants client portfolio in their absence with direction

Person Specification:

Essential

  • Practice experience
  • Strong numeracy and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work towards strict deadlines and meet KPI’s
  • Thorough understanding of VAT, payroll, small company corporation tax and personal tax
  • Thorough understanding of IR35 taxation and fiscal year end deemed salary calculations

Desirable

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Sage Line 50, SAPA and Sage CT
  • ACCA qualified or part qualified or possesses relevant experience

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Payroll Administrator, Optionis Group – Warrington (Ref: R288)
Location: Warrington Salary:£18,000 Contract: Full Time, Permanent Ref: R288 Payroll Administrator for the Optionis Group in Warrington We now have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Administrator based at our head office in Warrington who is looking to start a career in Payroll.  Working in a large team reporting into the Payroll Team Leader we are looking to train up the successful candidate on full payroll processes. Here at Optionis, we have a range of award winning accountancy and contractor support brands who lead in their field. We’re dedicated to attracting and nurturing the best talent from those first steps right through to your long-term career goals.  A career with Optionis means the chance to develop your existing skills as well as learning new ones. Responsibilities for the role:
  • Filing and general office housekeeping/administrative duties for the payroll department
  • Managing post
  • To ensure all email and telephone enquiries are completed within agreed first time resolution and service level agreement targets
  • Advising Clients/Employee’s on PAYE and NIC matters
  • Processing new starters and leavers
  • Entering timesheets to employee reports
  • Processing payrolls
  • Supporting the production and process of daily payroll transactions
Skills required:
  • Previous office experience in a Payroll
  • General office administration and good IT skills
  • Well organised
  • Effective communicator
  • Stickler for Accuracy
  • Proactive approach
  • Good customer service skills
We want you to be equipped with the best skills to build your career and we take our commitment to providing you with the best tools possible very seriously. This includes access to the best training and development opportunities and time off to undertake further study. The Optionis team provide an excellent working environment which values our employees and their achievements. We reward hard work and dedication and are always keen to promote team members. Our workplace is professional, but also fun and relaxed which makes our people feel comfortable. How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Edinburgh (Ref: V541)
Location: Edinburgh Salary: Up to £24,000 Contract Type: Full time,Permanent Accountant wanted for SJD Accountancy based in Edinburgh An opportunity has arisen at SJD Accountancy the UK’s largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors. We are currently looking for an Accountant with practice experience to be based at our Edinburgh city office. With ongoing training and development SJD will provide you with the tools to develop your skills and to be the best in your chosen field offering you a clear career path into Senior Accountancy or Management. Role and Responsibilities:
  • To manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the company and client expectations.
  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company guarantee policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Ideally a minimum of one examination passed towards your AAT qualification.
  • Experience of working in an Accountancy Practice.
How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
SQL Database Administrator, Optionis Group – Warrington (Ref: R233)
Location: Warrington

Salary: up to £50,000

Full time,Permanent

SQL DBA for the Optionis Group in Warrington

Here at the Optionis group we have a range of award winning accountancy and contractor support brands who are leaders in their field; all of the brands are web portal driven and IT is at the forefront of the business with constant investment and development in new technology.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that prides itself on it’s collaborative culture and desire to cross-train and explore cutting-edge technologies.

We are looking for a driven SQL Database Administrator to join an expanding team which houses .NET Developers, QA Analysts and Business Analysts. As a Database Administrator you will be responsible for the design, development and support of database, database integrations across multiple technologies and services to help solve our biggest business problems.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Work within a professional, dynamic and creative agile development team to support delivery of a major programme of change that will bring significant business benefit.
  • Responsible for defining technical architecture including both logical data models and physical schema design, ensuring final database design supports the business requirements.
  • Design, develop and maintain appropriately-scaled, effective solutions to support data migration and MI solutions using Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL, Integration Services and related tools.
  • Participate in the strategic planning and design of MI and business reporting capabilities.
  • Perform database troubleshooting across a number of financial and payroll business systems.
  • Produce high quality design documentation. Share and document system and domain knowledge to eliminate single points of failure.
  • Provide accurate estimates of time and materials required to complete a piece of development work.
  • Support the upgrade and maintenance of business applications.
  • Optimisation and performance tuning of key queries.

The ideal SQL DBA will hold the following skills and competencies:

  • Excellent working knowledge of the functionality and capability of MS SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the T-SQL programming language including the design and development of stored procedures, triggers and views.
  • Experience with implementing and maintenance of MySQL databases.
  • An understanding of Data Transformation Services and SSIS.
  • Experience of data migration from legacy to new systems
  • Analytical problem solver, capable of quickly getting to the root cause and recommending appropriate solutions.
  • Effective communicator able to lead technical discussions and share domain knowledge.
  • Self starter with excellent planning and organisational skills.

This is a challenging role on a team that will allow you to grow your skills across a wide range of technologies where your opinion and ideas will be heard.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship  
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: V513)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: Up to £24,000

Contract Type: Full time,Permanent

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Birmingham (Ref: V514)
Location: Birmingham

Salary: Up to £29,400

Contract Type:  Full time,Permanent

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017.

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Senior Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: V524)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: Up to £31,000

Full time,Permanent

Senior Accountant wanted at SJD Accountancy in Hemel Hempstead

An opportunity has arisen forr a Senior Accountant to join an award winning Accountancy Practice, this is an opportunity to become a Tax and VAT specialist.

As the Senior Accountant you will be working within the business dealing with more complex client accounts. Playing a pivotal role you will be responsible for mentoring and guiding Trainee Accountants and Accountants as well as being the main Senior Accountant providing advice on the latest TAX and VAT issues.

Role and Responsibilities

You will manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the client expectations. You will assist and support the Team Manager in the training, technical support and quality control for the team.

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations.
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
  • Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties.
  • Meet deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts and Tax Returns.
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients.
  • Taking on and managing new clients.
  • Growing the business through referrals.
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice.
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation.
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty.
  • Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues.
  • Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios

Qualifications Requirements

  • ACCA or ATT Qualified is essential for this role.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Junior Account Manager, Parasol Group – Warrington (R258)
Location: Warrington

Salary: up to £20,000 + basic commission

Full time,Permanent

Are you looking for an internal Account Manager role looking after existing Accounts with upselling but no cold calling that still offers you a great basic with a commission structure, incentives and training?

Parasol, the UK’s largest professional employment organisation for Contractors, freelancers and other skilled contingent workers, requires a Junior Account Manager to join our sales team based in Warrington.   We believe that our people are our most valuable asset, which is why we place a strong emphasis on attracting the finest talent.

Main Skills:

  • Business to business telesales experience or account management experience.
  • Experience of target/KPI driven challenging sales environments
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships at all stake holder levels
  • Ability to motivate/coach and support other team members

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working in Umbrella organisations and /or recruitment industry
  • Ideally experience of the contractor market/employment solutions
  • Able to network existing contacts/clients in the industry

We do not just stop once you are in the door; we continue to nurture and develop our Sales team throughout their careers by giving people the opportunity to acquire new skills and build a career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

We expect a lot in terms of energy, effort and ideas but we give a great deal in return. If you think you have what it takes to join team Parasol, we’ll be with you all the way.

The offices are only a 10-minute walk from Warrington Bank Quay Station or Free parking on site.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Sales Ledger Clerk, Optionis Group – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: V520)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: up to £18,000

Here at Optionis, we have a range of award winning accountancy and contractor support brands who lead in their field. We’re dedicated to attracting and nurturing the best talent from those first steps right through to your long term career goals. A career with Optionis means the chance to develop your existing skills as well as learning new ones.

Due to expansion we are currently looking for a Sales Ledger Clerk to join our finance team where you will be responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date sales ledger and cash book for the Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Open new client accounts.
  • Posting of the first invoice for new clients.
  • Ensuring the client is entered into the appropriate billing cycle.
  • Posting daily sales receipts.
  • Taking client’s credit card payments by telephone & posting them to SAGE.
  • Any amendments to client data i.e. addresses.
  • Processing of direct debit mandates received.
  • Daily entry of new direct debts
  • Assist with credit control and monthly direct debit reconciliations, as required.
  • Prepare weekly bank reports and post cash book entries on a regular basis (eg at least weekly).
  • Assist in other ad-hoc administrative, reporting and financial tasks as requested by the CFO, FC and billing and credit control manager in order to produce the monthly finance team deliverables.
  • Cover other members of staff as and when required.

Skills:

  • Intermediate on Excel
  • Ideally Cash Book Experience or working as a Sales Ledger

Preferred:

  • Bookkeeping knowledge
  • knowledge of SAGE 200 and Direct Debit mandate
  • We want you to be equipped with the best skills to build your career and we take our commitment to providing you with the best tools possible very seriously. This includes access to the best training and development opportunities and time off to undertake further study.

This role would suit someone who is looking for a career in finance or looking to expand their Credit Controller experience.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Newcastle (Ref: V533)
Location: Newcastle Salary: £23,000 An opportunity has arisen at SJD Accountancy the UK’s largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors. We are currently looking for an Accountant with practice experience to be based at our Newcastle office. With ongoing training and development SJD will provide you with the tools to develop your skills and to be the best in your chosen field offering you a clear career path into Senior Accountancy or Management.
  • Working Hours are 9am – 5pm
  • Training
  • Study Leave
  • Good Benefits Package
Role and Responsibilities:
  • To manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the company and client expectations.
  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company guarantee policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Ideally a minimum of one examination passed towards your AAT qualification.
  • Experience of working in an Accountancy Practice
How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Graduate Accountant, Nixon Williams – Blackpool (Ref: V531)
Location: Backpool

Salary: £17,000

At Nixon Williams we pride ourselves on being our clients accounting partner of choice and we’ve been doing this since we were founded in 1995. To achieve this high level of service we invest heavily in the people that make that happen, our team of trained accountants and the support team behind them ensure we go above and beyond for our clients.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for ambitious undergraduates and graduates to join our business. Whichever direction you are looking to go, whatever path you follow, you can ensure we’re help you get on and grow, working for Nixon Williams you with have the opportunity develop your career as an Accountant and be provided with ongoing training, and guidance to become a specialist in your field.

As you progress your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and maintaining client files;
  • Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown from documents provided to you by the client (Premier service only);
  • Completing periodic reviews of client’s online files to ensure that information is being recorded and allocated correctly (Vantage service only);
  • Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met;
  • Drafting personal/company tax returns for client approval, providing advice and guidance to clients where necessary to approval stage;
  • Preparation/reconciliation/explanation of annual accounts, closure accounts and Corporation Tax computations to approval stage;
  • Ensuring your clients meet all their filing deadlines, providing reminders to clients where necessary;
  • Communicating with HMRC and banking providers;
  • Delivers work that displays a good knowledge of technical and professional standards;
  • Coaches others to develop their understanding;
  • Identifies and responds to client’s requests and makes recommendations to Senior Accountant on solutions to more difficult client issues;
  • Seeks ways to improve financial returns for the team – i.e. considers wider

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Assistant Personal Accountant, ClearSky Accounting – Warrington (Ref: R264)
Location: Warrington

Salary: £20,000

An excellent opportunity for a driven Assistant Personal Accountant has arisen with ClearSky Contractor Accounting who are the market-leading contractor accounting specialists.

ClearSky pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they have an onsite training academy for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for assisting a portfolio manager in ensuring that clients receive the required service, along with the preparation of  year end company accounts, company tax returns and the submission of these with HMRC and Companies House.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to grow their remit and responsibilities which would lead them to managing a portfolio of clients.

Because of this we’re looking for a motivated Accountant with practice experience, good communication skills and adept in the preparation of company accounts and tax returns.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, ClearSky is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please noteWe can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: V528)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary:  £29,400

An excellent opportunity for a driven Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy, who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this we’re looking for a self-motivated Accountant, who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns. Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please noteWe can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accountant, ClearSky Business – Hemel Hempstead (Ref: TPHHACC)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: £27,000

ClearSky Business, one of the top 100 firms of Accountants in the UK, requires an experienced Accountant to join the busy SME team based in Hemel Hempstead.

Are you a confident communicator with demonstrable experience of working within an accountancy practice? Do you want to join a growing and dynamic firm of Accountants in a varied role? If so, this could be the position for you.

Working alongside our other Accountants, your principal duties will include:

  • Working across and managing a broad range of clients in a variety of sectors for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited companies
  • Preparation of year end financial statements
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Personal, Business and Corporate tax computations
  • Dealing with client queries
  • Mentor junior staff as well as reviewing their work

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Able to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Has a sound understanding of taxation
  • Competent with using Sage
  • AAT finalists or studying towards ACCA/ACA qualification
  • Driven to achieve results and deliver exceptional service
  • Able to work to strict deadlines
  • Committed to supporting the development of junior staff
  • Works well as part of a team.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please noteWe can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
HR Advisor, Optionis Group – Warrington (Ref:R284)
Location: Warrington

Salary: £30,000

The purpose of this role is to provide a business focussed operational & strategic HR service to managers on all employee issues across the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with a specific business area to provide professional support to line managers enabling them to effectively manage their direct reports in accordance with current employment legislation and relevant policies, providing coaching and mentoring where required
  • Advise on policies relating to the effective use of personnel within the Company
  • Casework management – sickness and absence, discipline and grievance – making recommendations and providing advice and support
  • Support managers in maintaining a stable and motivated workforce within a positive culture, including active involvement in engagement initiatives
  • To take ownership of the performance management process, ensuring reviews take place and SMART objectives are set. This includes developing managers’ skills in this area
  • Participate in the development and execution of HR policies and objectives
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of new HR projects and initiatives
  • Provide advice to employees with regard to policies and benefits i.e. maternity/paternity
  • Responsible for ensuring that employee enquiries are expedited effectively and appropriately
  • Undertake exit interviews
  • Keep up to date with changes in employment legislation
  • Produce monthly and ad hoc management reports, statistics and analysis detailing absence, attrition etc
  • Provide support to the HR Manager as and when required
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times

Person Specification:

  • Proven HR experience within a similar role
  • CIPD qualified (Level 5 is essential; Level 7 is desirable)
  • A track record of successfully leading on complex employee relations issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Employment Law
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Accounts Support Coordinator, SJD Accountancy – Hemel Hempstead ( Ref: V538)
Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: Dependent on Experience

SJD Accountancy are the UK’s largest specialist provider of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers

Role Overview:

To provide administration support to a team of Accountants in order to deliver a proficient service to a portfolio of clients. You will build a strong relationship with the accountants and develop your skills and knowledge of accountancy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generation and completion of paperwork for new clients
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Answering incoming phone calls
  • Ad hoc client contact by phone, email, and post
  • Updating and maintaining in-house databases and systems
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Annual Returns
  • Ensure the company guarantee policy is adhered
  • Review paperwork/forms and take appropriate action
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC
  • Logging, recording, and reminding for company year-ends, Personal Tax and P11d’s
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Generating payroll records and meeting RTI obligations; including end of year submissions
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Generating forms P60 at the end of each tax year
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role or for your own personal development

Person Specification:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Positive and professional attitude

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Business Development Manager, Parasol Group & ClearSky Accountancy – Central London (Ref: R261)
Parasol and ClearSky Accountancy are looking for a Field based Business Development Manager to cover Central London

Salary: £30 – £35k basic + £16k commission

ClearSky and Parasol who are one of the UK’s largest professional Umbrella and Ltd Company employment organisations for Contractors, freelancers and other skilled contingent workers.

We are looking for a Business Development Manager based from home to develop new business as well as look after pre-existing and Dormant Accounts within Central London

We are offering a great basic with a fantastic commission structure.

Role Overview:

As the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for identifying, developing and winning relationships with new and lapsed Agency Partners winning their business to refer their contractors to our Umbrella and Ltd Company services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop and utilise business development action plans, sales strategies for new agency relationships to deliver greater market awareness for additional Group services and products
  • Attend meetings with potential clients, present and gain commitment to win referral business
  • Identify and deliver on potential Sole Supplier / PSL opportunities
  • Identify contacts at all levels – Director/C-level through to Consultants and Contractor Care Teams – within recruitment agencies operating temporary and contract desks
  • Once won, further develop the relationship to generate consistent levels of referral business
  • Working closely with an office-based partner, as the BDM you will attend meetings with potential new clients, to ensure maximum market awareness to maximise ongoing business
  • Contribute to teams monthly and quarterly objectives

Key Experience:

  • Proven experience in Account Management capacity.
  • Be a results oriented and must have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets
  • Ability to manage all aspects of winning and developing new accounts: prospecting, cold calling, third-party relationship management and closing
  • The ability to influence and persuade others
  • Experience in a client facing environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience within business development in Recruitment / Umbrella / Accountancy advantageous but not essential, ideally have an excellent working knowledge of and contacts within the Recruitment sector.
  • Network of existing contacts/clients in the industry
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate/coach and support other team members
  • Genuine interest in contractor/employment solutions market

As this is a field based role you must have a clean and full driving licence, you will be expected to visit the head offices on occasions in Warrington.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Senior Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Edinburgh (Ref: V542)
Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £28,700

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

An opportunity has arisen forr a Senior Accountant to join an award winning Accountancy Practice, this is an opportunity to become a Tax and VAT specialist.

As the Senior Accountant you will be working within the business dealing with more complex client accounts. Playing a pivotal role you will be responsible for mentoring and guiding Trainee Accountants and Accountants as well as being the main Senior Accountant providing advice on the latest TAX and VAT issues.

Role and Responsibilities

You will manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the client expectations. You will assist and support the Team Manager in the training, technical support and quality control for the team.

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations.
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
  • Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties.
  • Meet deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts and Tax Returns.
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients.
  • Taking on and managing new clients.
  • Growing the business through referrals.
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice.
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation.
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty.
  • Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues.
  • Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios

Qualifications Requirements

  • ACCA or ATT Qualified is essential for this role

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Trainee Accountant, SJD Accountancy – Newcastle (Ref: V535)
Location: Newcastle

Salary: £19,000

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

An excellent opportunity for a driven Trainee Accountant has arisen within SJD Accountancy, who are the largest market-leading contractor accounting specialists in the UK, recently voted best Contract accountancy (large) in 2017.

SJD Accountancy pride themselves on the training and mentoring they offer to employees. The highlight of this mind set is the fact that they offer in house academies for ACCA and AAT students. This makes them a fantastic employer of choice for ambitious Trainee Accountants who’re looking to progress and develop their careers.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide exceeds the company and client expectations.

Because of this, we’re looking for a self-motivated Trainee Accountant who is adept at preparing clients’ year end journals, working papers, company accounts and company tax returns Experience of Iris accounting software is highly desirable.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • VAT returns and submissions
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, SJD is with you all the way.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Account Manager, Parasol Group – Warrington (Ref: R286)
Location: Warrington

Salary:£23,000 per annum; £12,000 OTE

Parasol, the UK’s largest professional employment organisation for Contractors, freelancers and other skilled contingent workers, requires an Account Manager to join our sales team based in Warrington. The Account Manager will provide a professional and proactive relationship management service to a portfolio of client agencies and end user companies.

Role Overview:

  • Provide a professional and proactive relationship management service to a portfolio of client agencies and end user companies. Maximise referrals of suitable candidates for the Parasol product suite
  • Seek new opportunities for Parasol via outbound telesales activity to existing and potential customers with a view to identifying and exploiting new sources of referral and recommendation
  • Protect the reputation of Parasol by operating to the highest standards of compliance and customer service at all times in line with Parasol Corporate values

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Meet or exceed all targets and Key Performance Indicators
  • Work in partnership with colleagues to provide a seamless and professional service to our clients, taking ownership of issues arising within your portfolio and assisting colleagues where necessary
  • In consultation with colleagues and line management, implement and consistently deliver a proactive contact strategy for agencies and end clients within your portfolio, to include outbound telephone calls, emails, marketing campaigns or any other initiatives which will build lasting relationships and drive referrals to Parasol while maximising return on investment
  • Take personal responsibility for your own sales pipeline, ensuring that conversion of referrals to registrations from your portfolio are maximised
  • Work as part of the Agency Sales Team to ensure that collective goals are met via outstanding teamwork
  • Take personal responsibility to maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Parasol product suite, of the legislation and tax policy affecting the Parasol market, and of the market conditions and competitor framework Parasol must work within

The ideal applicant will have the following skills or experience:

  • Business to business telesales experience (Account Management)
  • Proven/demonstrable sales record
  • Experience of target/KPI driven challenging sales environments
  • Computer Literate – MS Office/CRM software/telephone system
  • Excellent Communicator – Able to influence effectively both internally and externally
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships at all levels
  • Experience of Umbrella Organisations and /or recruitment industry is highly desirable

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Technical Support Analyst, Optionis Group – Warrington (Ref: R274)
Location: Warrington

Salary: £20,000 – £30,000

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent £20,000 – £30,000

Role Overview:

Working as part of a busy IT Service Desk, the Technical Support Analyst will provide ongoing desktop and application-based support to over 650 employees across the Options Group. The post holder will be required to log, prioritise, investigate and resolve a wide variety of both 1st and 2nd line support issues to ensure the effective and efficient running of essential business systems and functions.

Main Responsibilities
  • Maintain a good understanding of key business processes, people and systems, use and share this knowledge to provide and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Log, triage and prioritise new IT service calls and provide on-site, email and telephone-based support to over 650 users across multiple UK locations.
  • Resolution of 1st and 2nd level incidents, service requests and standard changes
  • Support key business functions including Accountancy, Payroll and Tax processing and investigate complex system issues across both bespoke and packaged solutions. Drive through resolutions and escalate to 3rd party suppliers when necessary.
  • Work with in house development team to recreate issues and deliver permanent fixes to recurring system issues.
  • Create and maintain knowledgebase articles to share workarounds and document solutions for known issues. Document standard changes or standard operating procedures.
  • Setup and maintain Active Directory, Users and Group Policies
Person Specification Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
  • Significant prior experience working in a similar role providing desktop and business applications support.
  • Awareness of basic ITIL principles across incident, problem and change management processes
  • Good working knowledge of Windows / Server / Exchange / Active Directory / Citrix and SQL Server
  • Basic knowledge of networking principles and able to troubleshoot network / user connectivity issues
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate (preferred)
  • Experience working with Office 365 including setup, configuration and management (Preferred)
Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, including teamwork and working co-operatively to achieve a common goal.
  • Flexible approach to work and excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to prioritise and use own initiative.
  • Good range of analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Has a good commercial understanding of business functions.
  • Exercises sound judgement and recognises when judgement is poor.
  • Passionate, committed and energetic, creates personal momentum which inspires others.
  • Thinks ‘win win’, can be trusted to deliver on agreed commitments
How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Test Lead, Optionis Group – Warrington (Ref: R198)
Location: Warrington

Salary: £45K

Optionis Group are excited to be recruiting for an ambitious Test Lead, with a strong understanding of manual and automation testing, at our Warrington office. The Optionis Group is a market-leading professional services group which specialises in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance.

The successful candidate will work alongside the development team to ensure that the quality of our products is kept to a high standard. We will be releasing several new solutions over the coming months, so this opportunity would suit an experienced Tester who is looking for a role where they can make a big impact on the efficiency and quality of mission critical business systems.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing, reviewing, and updating product test plans/scripts, test cases, model-based tests, and scenarios
  • All tiers of testing – manual, automated, front-end, and back-end – including planning, writing and executing automated tests, functional testing of new software features and regression testing of existing functionality
  • Creating “real world” test environments to enable robust end to end testing of systems prior to critical updates
  • Working with the development team and other IT team members to ensure the quality of our systems, and maintain testing tools to be used by the broader IT team
  • Execution of test plans and test cases to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards, development specifications, and/or business requirements
  • Effective defect logging and tracking status through a resolution system
  • Be able to articulate purpose of test role within larger organisation
  • Liaise with users, clients and the business in relation to quality delivery
  • Help to co-ordinate the User Acceptance Testing phase
The ideal applicant will have the following skills or experience:
  • Experience of QA testing or related functions
  • Be a self-starter who can take the lead on testing decisions and strategies
  • Experience with one or more test automation tools/frameworks
  • Have knowledge and experience of test design, test execution and defect report creation
  • Experience implementing test manual and automated test plans
  • Strong analysis and autonomous problem discovery and solving skills
  • Strong QA and test industry knowledge of standards and methodologies
  • Strong motivational and influencing skills
  • Excellent organisational and co-ordination skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship  
Job Title
Sales Team Leader, Parasol Group – Warrington ( Ref: R275)
Location: Warrington

Salary: £25K basic + commission

Parasol Group is excited to be recruiting for an enthusiastic, proactive Sales Team Leader to join our sales division, based in Warrington. Parasol is the UK’s largest professional services group. Our people are our most valuable asset, which is why we place a strong emphasis on attracting the finest talent to join our vibrant and busy team.

The successful candidate will lead a team of the Tele Account Managers, with the aim to maximise efficiency, productivity and revenue generation opportunities. You will protect the reputation of Parasol by operating to the highest standards of compliance and customer service at all times.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

• Effective leadership of the Agency Team, including supervision, motivation and monitoring of team performance to deliver results that exceed business expectations, managing the recruitment for the team, as well as facilitating and resourcing training of new and existing staff

• Plan, implement and measure targets and KPI’s for your team and individuals, manage the bonus scheme applicable to the team together with ad hoc incentives to drive performance

• Work with Sales Management colleagues and the Best Advice team to facilitate the supply of enquiries, and liaise with Agencies to resolve any issues that may arise

• To ensure all employee and Agency enquiries are resolved within agreed Service Levels/ Timescales, whilst balancing the needs of the employee and Agency with that of the business

• Maintain detailed knowledge of the company’s products and services and identify and implement enhancements to processes and procedures, sharing best practices with other managers

• To demonstrate and promote quality within the department, actively promoting the Agency Team as an effective, professional area of the operations department by displaying a positive attitude at all times

• Represent the Agency Team within the management team at Parasol

The ideal applicant will have the following skills or experience:

• Previous Sales Team management (inbound and outbound) experience

• Passionate about motivation, engagement, coaching, performance management and continuous improvement

• Analytical skills – the ability to monitor and analyse MI for performance and compliance

• Experience with accountancy, umbrella, insurance/financial services

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Practice Manager (Accountancy) , ClearSky Accounting – Warrington/ Hemel/ Poole (Ref: R248)

Location: Warrington/ Hemel Hempstead/ Poole                                 

Salary:  £70K – £80K

ClearSky Contractor Accounting are excited to be recruiting for an enthusiastic Practice Manager, with experience in accountancy and payroll. ClearSky are market-leading, dedicated, specialist accountants who help contractors work as Limited companies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and management of a group of Senior Accountants and will be accountable for all operational aspects of this team.

You’ll be part of a team who are constantly exceeding expectations and striving to deliver the best results possible for our clients. If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference, be supported by your colleagues and achieve your full potential, ClearSky is with you all the way. Not only will you be given all the support and training you need to progress, you can also take control of your career and steer it in the direction you want.  

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership and management of a group of Senior Accountants
  • Deliver exceptional service to clients
  • Ensure financial objectives are met
  • Maximise internal and external resources
  • Maximise client churn
  • Design and implement short and long-term strategies and take a lead in the improvement of processes
  • Develop and coach employees to ensure that team members reach their potential
  • Travel to other UK sites as needed will be required

The ideal applicant will have the following skills or experience:

  • Substantial practice management experience from an accountancy practice
  • Significant leadership and interpersonal skills, to be able to operate at every level within the group
  • A professional qualification such as ACCA or ACA is highly desirable
  • An understanding of accounts production, practice management and payroll software packages

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alan.Livingstone@optionis.co.uk#

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
Job Title
Business Administration Apprentice, Warrington or Poole
Working within our ClearSky Contractor Accounting brand, The Business Administration Apprentice will be responsible for providing general office support and will be a member of the Business Administration Team. We’re looking for one Business Administration Apprentice for our Warrington Office and one for our Poole office. Daily duties will include:
  • Distributing emails within accounting team mailboxes
  • General administration details
  • Post room duties e.g. sorting and delivering post
  • Reception duties (cover periods only)
  • Sorting & Distributing fruit
  • Distribution of the monthly staff lunch
Qualifications Required
Strong GCSE grades (ideally C’s and above)

Personal Qualities
We’re a busy team so you will need to be flexible and motivated with a friendly and helpful attitude.

Skills Required
Strong IT skills and good organisational skills are desirable.

If you’re interested in applying please send a covering letter and your CV to Apprenticeships@optionis.co.uk

Job Title
Sales Apprentice – Optionis, Warrington

The Sales Apprentices will provide valuable support to the Warrington Sales team whilst completing a structured and engaging training programme.

Tasks will include:

  • Be proficient in using Salesforce CRM and ensure records are maintained and accurate.
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports for the sales management team.
  • Chase central admin/contract teams for assignment schedules.
  • Assist teams with agency research using Internet and LinkedIn.
  • Liaise with Operations to resolve queries when required.
  • Assist both the Agency and New Starter team with pipeline management.

Working week is Monday to Friday

Qualifications Required

You will need strong GCSE grades in Maths & English

Personal Qualities

Good sales people are friendly, polite, positive, cool under pressure and reliable. If you display these qualities we want to hear from you.

Skills Required

You will need to be confident on the phone with good communication skills. Strong IT skills are also an advantage.

If you think you have what it takes and you’re interested in applying please send a covering letter and your CV to Apprenticeships@optionis.co.uk

Job Title
Accounts Apprentice – Warrington or Hemel Hempstead
As an Accounts Apprentice with ClearSky Contractor Accounting you’ll learn on the job and start putting theory in to practice straight away. We can promise that you’ll be supported throughout your apprenticeship and that there will never be a dull moment! We’re looking for Accounts Apprentices for our Warrington and Hemel Hempstead offices.

Typical daily duties include:
  • Submitting quarterly VAT Returns to HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Creating management Accounts
  • Dealing with queries on clients accounts
  • Calling clients to discuss any problems/queries they have
  • Sending personal TAX projections
  • Composing emails on a daily basis to clients and colleagues
  • Processing accounts information sent in by clients
  • Electronic book-keeping
  • Bank and Sales Ledger reconciliations

Qualifications Required

You will need strong GCSE grades in Maths & English. If you have previous experience of working in an office or hold level 2 accounting qualifications we may be able to offer you a higher salary – this will be discussed at interview.

Personal Qualities

Good accountants are conscientious and thorough with excellent attention to detail. To complete the apprenticeship you will need to be keen to learn, enthusiastic about starting a career in Accounts and open to taking advice from experienced members of staff.

Skills Required

You will need to be good with numbers and have excellent IT skills.

If you think you have what it takes and you’re interested in applying please send a covering letter and your CV to Apprenticeships@optionis.co.uk