Senior Accountant (Ref: V737)

First Freelance

Posted: 18/07/2019


Full time

£30,000 - £45,000

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 First Freelance business.

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 First Freelance, which is the UK’s fastest-growing accountancy firm. We seek out the most talented individuals and reward them with a stimulating and challenging work environment. We offer an industry training programme, clear career progression and an excellent remuneration package.

We’re currently looking to recruit a bright and driven team member to our accounting team within our dynamic and fast-growing accountancy practice based in Westminster, London.


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

As a First Freelance Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for a large portfolio of clients working as an individual and part of a team. Your main function will include:

Preparing annual accounts

Preparing Corporation Tax computations

Dealing with accounts queries

Interpreting accounts to clients if figures need an explanation

Processing final accounts

Submitting annual accounts & CT600s to HMRC via iXBRL

Contacting HMRC if a problem arises whilst reconciling VAT, PAYE/NICs etc.

Personal Tax computations and support to clients

Preparing personal self-assessment tax returns

Dealing with tax queries and providing tax advice

Completing any other relevant ad-hoc tasks requested by the Team Manager


Person Specification:

Hold an accounting or tax qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CTA)

Accountancy, tax and payroll experience is essential

Proven practice and industry experience is essential

Excellent level of literacy, numeracy, communication skills, analytical skills and telephone manner

Excellent level of literacy, numeracy, communication skills, analytical skills

Excellent academic record

Knowledge of cloud-based accountancy and/or payroll software is essential

General computer and software skills with good use of Microsoft packages (especially Excel)

Excellent attention to detail

Friendly and outgoing personality with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

Able to multi-task and prioritise tasks

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