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Agriculture Accounts Senior

We are looking for a full time Accounts Senior to join our team in Kettering to provide a high-quality service to our agriculture clients.


Job Description:

Location: Kettering

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week


  • Prepare client accounts, tax, PAYE or VAT based work from information supplied by client to the required standards.
  • Identifies points for partner to raise with clients and to raise potential for additional services including added value services and advice.
  • Finalises paperwork for dispatch to client, HMRC in a timely manner meeting required deadlines and quality
  • Interpretation of tax returns and financial accounts to facilitate effective tax planning solutions for clients.
  • Liaise with client to obtain relevant information for their accounts, acting in a proactive way and ensuring attention to details and effective questioning of client.
  • Monitor own job quality and quantity in line with agreed budgets, meeting these targets and exceeding where possible
  • Record own chargeable time and ensure maximum recovery
  • Support trainees by providing on the job coaching
  • Attend courses that are appropriate to job role
  • Use appropriate support networks to clarify knowledge on complex queries such as CCH or software vendors
  • Involvement with Audit work as and when required
  • Book-keeping, ledger maintenance, supplier maintenance and management accounts, as and when required.
  • Prepare client tax returns based on information supplied by client, advise on tax payable and payment dates and to meet deadlines in line with the firms standards.
  • Assisting clients with accounts software and other book-keeping queries as required.
  • Completion of overtime as and when required
  • Involvement in client seminars including attendance and set up were required
  • Involvement in networking and business generation under the guidance of more senior team members.
  • Generation and referral of leads to Ellacotts Wealth Planning

Critical Skills Required:

  • Ability to Prepare client accounts, tax, PAYE or VAT quickly and efficiently
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Excellent problem resolutions skills and ideas generation ability

Critical Knowledge Required:

  • In depth accounts prep knowledge
  • Knowledge of Accounting systems including, Free-agent, Sage line 50, Farmplan, Compac and other software as required.  Knowledge of their uses and benefits.

Qualifications Required:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Degree or equivalent experience

Experience Required:

Minimum of 3 years proven accounts experience within a commercial or Practice environment.

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong presence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Quickly builds rapport and trust
  • Highly confidential
  • Good networker
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Achiever and self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Analytical – quick thinker

Job Requirements:

  • Live within commuting distance of Kettering
  • Work outside normal hours as required

Applications will close on 17 July 2020.

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