Senior Tax Accountant

40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000/annum
26 Jun 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
People for Practice are currently looking to recruit a Senior Tax Accountant for a large and continuously expanding practice based in Ashtead.

The main responsibilities of the Tax Manager will include but are not limited to:
• Prepare accounts from client's records for companies, partnerships and sole traders
• Prepare quarterly VAT returns, mainly for limited companies - this could be standard VAT accounting or Flat Rate Scheme. This involves working with spreadsheets, Sage or Cloud based software, in particular Xero
• Prepare business tax computations to identify the taxable business profits, including correctly claiming tax relief on fixed assets
• Input data into the Personal Tax Module using a checklist of items to watch for. Then mark sections of the Tax Return programme as complete
• Draft covering letters enclosing accounts and business tax computations to clients Draft supporting paperwork to go with a set of accounts - e.g. Minutes of meetings of directors/Letter of representation/Invoice/Notes & Recommendations/Fixed Price Agreements
• Tax planning regarding extraction of funds from a company in the most tax efficient manner. In particular, working out the optimum amount of dividends that can be taken, often between couples without triggering higher rate tax.
• Speak to & email clients directly to resolve / deal with any queries.
• Prepare invoices using our software and help with the renewal of fixed price agreements
• Update the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
• Review electronic in-tray and deal with tasks/post-in as necessary

The ideal candidate will possess:
• Previous relevant experience of preparing accounts from client's final records
• Excellent client facing & interpersonal skills
• Good attention to detail is essential
• Quick to learn & keen to progress to more complex tasks as knowledge and experience improve
• Part qualified or fully qualified to ACA or ACCA or AAT level 3
• Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Experience of IRIS desirable / Experience of Sage & Xero Cloud based software desirable