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Accountant (Office or Home-based)

Optionis

Posted: 09/09/2021

Full time

*Applicants can be based anywhere within the UK*

 

Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.

The Optionis Group is currently looking for Accountants to join one of our market-leading accountancy practices. Due to our development-focused mindset we offer full study support for individuals looking to become AAT or ACCA qualified. This will include the payment of your exams, support from our accredited tutors and time within core working hours to study.

You will have previous experience working within an accountancy practice and will have the ability to provide a great service to our varied and successful clients.

 

Role Overview:

To manage a portfolio of clients effectively and efficiently ensuring that the service we provide achieves the company and client expectations. Develop your knowledge of accountancy and tax issues building upon your qualifications and experience.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Co-ordination and management of VAT, and administration duties
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, and Company Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company promise
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Confirmation Statements
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Support the team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role

 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience within an accountancy practice
  • Part-qualified ACCA / AAT is desirable but not required
  • Knowledge of revenue guidelines
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • First class customer service skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Professional and enthusiastic attitude with the ability to adapt to change

 

Benefits Include:

  • Study support towards AAT or ACCA
  • Your Flexibility – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in an office or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays). As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
  • Holiday buy and exchange scheme
  • Additional days off for your birthday and 100% attendance
  • Exclusive discounts and offers from Savings Pal, the UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • ‘Dress down’ dress code
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme (salary sacrifice green CO2 capped)
  • Free mortgage service
  • Gym discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye care vouchers (Specsavers)
  • Wellbeing benefits including in-house mental health support, mindfulness resources and confidential support 24/7
  • The opportunity to earn vouchers for business referrals and reviews

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