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Outsourced Accountant

Finance & Accounting
£28000 - £30000 per annum
LHOutsourced Accountant2
08-04-2021 05:44 PM
All London
Outsourced Accountant
£28,000 - £30,000
Central London

My client, an established accountancy firm based near Charring Cross, are looking for an Outsourced Accountant. You must be AAT qualified with proven Management Accountant experience and payroll experience.

The Role:

  • Record day to day financial transactions. This may include but not be limited to raising (or recording) sales invoices, recording purchase invoices and posting bank payments and receipts.
  • Ensure that transactions are recorded accurately and postings are reviewed in the general ledger.
  • Able to keep client records up to date on a timely basis. This would vary client to client and their own individual requirements.
  • Ensure bank reconciliations are performed which include current accounts as well as any petty cash and credit card accounts.
  • Be able to analyse debtor and creditor reports. Request missing information from clients and advise them of any overpayments they have made, etc…
  • Duties will include;
    • Prepayments
    • Accruals
    • Depreciation
    • Deferred/accrued income
    • Rent free periods
    • Balance sheet reconciliations of net wages, PAYE and pension control accounts
    • Payroll journals

  • Be able to process invoices and make payments on the client’s behalf. Ensuring that invoices haven’t been provided previously to reduce risk of overpayments. Limit the risk of paying the wrong beneficiary by checking any bank templates against invoices received.
  • Agree timelines with clients in respect of when to receive information to completed bookkeeping and VAT returns. To be able to meet expected deadline for deliverables and able to deliver the VAT return in advance of the deadline.
  • Similarly, produce management accounts to a very high standard. Ensure all control accounts in the balance sheet reconcile and be able to explain any abnormalities. In addition, be able to explain to clients any P&L items. Maintain schedules of prepayments, accruals, other debtors, etc. and ensure these match back to the main balance sheet and profit and loss.
  • Produce VAT returns to a high standard. Checking transactions allocated to the relevant box numbers. Reporting to a manager to review the VAT return before onward authorisation by the client.
  • Submission of P11Ds. Create workings for Partners to authorise and use our software to produce the reports. Informing clients of the liability to be paid ahead of the deadline.
  • Keep up to date with changing VAT and accounting knowledge. Liaise with the support team to book courses/webinars/etc…
  • Liaise with other departments in the firm concerning accounts preparation, corporation tax and personal tax. This role does not entail producing any of these returns but you should have a good working relationship with colleagues as although the role does not entail producing statutory accounts or tax returns, frequent conversations with the departments involved are necessary.
  • Have strong interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all parties; the team, managers, partners and clients.

Essential skills, qualifications and experience 

  • AAT qualified or working towards the end of Level 4
  • Proven experience as a Management Accountant
  • Experience with payroll
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised approach

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