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Audit & Accounts Senior / Semi Senior – Banbury or Kettering

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours a week         Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire or Kettering, Northamptonshire

About us:

Ellacotts is a Top 100 UK accounting firm that provides a friendly working environment, challenging client work and great career opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join Ellacotts’ thriving business services team.

Purpose of the Role:

To provide high quality audit, accounting and related client services, and to contribute generally to the overall development of the Firm.  Develop your own skills and knowledge through a formal training program.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform the “senior” role on audit assignments, as required
  • Prepare statutory financial statements based on information supplied by clients
  • Prepare business tax computations, partnership and personal tax returns Prepare corporation tax computations and forms CT600
  • Assist with general client enquiries regarding aspects of their bookkeeping and other business related matters as required
  • Prepare other client deliverables as requested
  • Monitor own quality of performance and time costs in line with agreed budgets
  • Assist with administrative tasks if necessary
  • Record own chargeable time and enable maximum recoveries
  • Attend courses that are appropriate to job role
  • Assist in the delivery of ad hoc projects and assignments
  • Identify points for the Department Manager to raise with clients and to raise potential areas for additional services including added value services and advice
  • Undertake bookkeeping, ledger maintenance, supplier maintenance and management accounts preparation, as and when required
  • Liaise with clients to obtain relevant information for their accounts, acting in a proactive manner and ensuring attention to detail and effective questioning of client
  • Provide support to trainees through on-the-job coaching and supervision of their work
  • Make use of appropriate support networks to clarify knowledge and resolve queries on complex technical or software related matters

The Benefits

The true benefit for working with Ellacotts is the culture and values driven environment, which promotes sustainable development for all our talented people. This has generated fantastic careers from trainee to partner and everything in between.

We also offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contribution
  • 23 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays (Increases with length of service)
  • Use of our benefits platform
  • Unique Branded Ellacotts Cashback Card
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working Structure: Flex-e
  • Private Medical Insurance, provided by Vitality
  • Medical Cash Plan, provided by Health Shield
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA / ACCA fully or part-qualified, or AAT qualified
  • Experience of preparing accounts and related business tax computations
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and consider the bigger picture
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills

Job Requirements:

  • Live within commuting distance of Banbury and / or Kettering
  • UK Driving Licence and access to vehicle
  • Work outside normal hours as and when required

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