Senior Accountant

SJD Accountancy

Posted: 15/11/2019

Hemel Hempstead

Full time

£31,000 - £33,000

Role: Senior Accountant – ACCA qualified/ part-qualified

The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing practice in Hemel Hempstead.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market-leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.

As a Senior Accountant, you will be aligned with SJD Accountancy who is one of the UK’s largest specialist providers of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers.

You’ll primarily be responsible for the effective and efficient management of a portfolio of clients; ensuring that the service provided achieves the company and client expectations. You’ll also be expected to assist and support the wider team in the office & nationally with training/ development as well as daily technical support along with all quality control within 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 statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Self-Assessment 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

Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues

Quality control and file reviews of colleagues

Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios

Support the team, and Team Manager, to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

Skills & Experience:

Experience within an accountancy practice

Previously been responsible for managing a portfolio of clients

Part-qualified/ Qualified accountant (ACCA/ ATT) or equivalent commercial experience

Knowledge of revenue guidelines

Knowledge of investment properties, buy to lets, share dealing accounts

Experience of mentoring junior team members

Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with accuracy and attention to detail

Knowledge of IRIS software packages is highly desirable



Study support towards AAT/ ACCA qualifications if required

Clear career progression and development

Support towards owning line management responsibilities in the future

Free parking and excellent public transport links

‘Dress Down’ dress code

Private Medical Insurance

Perkbox Membership

Ability to buy and sell annual leave

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