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
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