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 department.
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, which 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 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 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
To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role.
Skills & Experience:
Experience within an accountancy practice
Previously been responsible for managing a portfolio of clients
Part-qualified/ Qualified accountant (ACCA/ AAT) or equivalent commercial experience
Knowledge of Sole Trader Accounts.
Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel
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
Enthusiastic team player
Adaptable and positive attitude to change
Empathetic to the client’s requirements
A Knowledge of IRIS/Digita software packages is highly desirable
Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.