Senior Finance Assistant / Accountant (Practice)

£35,000 - £38,000 PA
Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:15
Closing Date:
March 2024

Are you working towards an accountancy qualification, recently qualified or qualified by experience with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice? Do you have experience with producing management accounts and year-end statutory accounts files for internal and external audit review?

Enable Futures is operating as an employment business on behalf of its client for a permanent Senior Finance Assistant / Accountant (ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA qualified) & (Hybrid) based in Sherborne, Somerset. You will be joining the Family Office of an entrepreneurial high net worth Family. The Family Office looks after the personal financial affairs of various family members and the accounting and compliance for numerous Family financial interests. We seek an accountancy candidate who has some prior 'practice firm' experience.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting through to management accounts/financial statements including audits where required for a variety of entities/family interests. These include limited companies operating in the financial consultancy and property sectors.

The annual salary is Circa £35,000 - £38,000 PA DOE. This is a permanent, full-time role, with some remote work! The working hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:15 with a one-hour unpaid lunch break between 13:00 and 14:00.

Key Responsibilities:-       Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner

-       Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated

-       Administer all payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed  

-       Prepare VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time

-       Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately

-       Undertake credit control if required

-       Produce management accounts and year end statutory accounts files for internal and external audit review

-       Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an example

-       Undertake project work as required

-       Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when needed

-       Report to the Team Leader or Deputy Head of Office as work requires

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

-       Is working towards their accountancy qualification, recently qualified or qualified by experience with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice.

-       Has experience of accounting for transactions that are subject to VAT

-       Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information

-       Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information

-       Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail)

-       Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people

-       Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using accounting software

-       Is flexible and willing to learn

-       Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key

In return, you will benefit from:

-       An attractive salary commensurate with experience with a guaranteed salary and bonus review (ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA qualified)

-       Study support will be considered

-       Following an initial training period, you will be given the option to work from home for a period of time each week, the number of days will be dependent on the needs of the business

-       10% employer pension contribution

-       Option to make additional pension contributions through salary sacrifice

-       25 days holiday plus bank holidays

-       Individual BUPA cover

-       Life insurance 4 x gross salary

-       Payment of your annual professional accountancy membership fee if applicable

-       Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience

-       Car parking

-       Electric car salary sacrifice benefit

-       Cycle to work benefit scheme