Senior Accountant


Posted: 02/12/2021

Full time

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 a part-qualified or qualified Senior Accountant with substantial practice experience to join our industry leading group.


Role Summary

You will primarily be responsible for the effective and efficient management of a portfolio of clients; ensuring that the service provided achieves the company and client expectations. You will also be expected to assist and support the wider team in the office and nationally, with training and development as well as daily technical support along with quality control within the team.


Role & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600 and Corporation Tax
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Statutory Accounts, Company and SATR
  • Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown for clients if required
  • Liaising with HMRC and banking providers on behalf of clients
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation, and tax planning advice
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring of colleagues
  • Quality control and file reviews of colleagues
  • Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios
  • Support the team, and Team Manager, to continuously deliver the agreed level of service


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Part-qualified / qualified AAT or ACCA Accountant who is looking to progress
  • Demonstrable experience in an accountancy practice with experience of owning a portfolio of clients
  • An ability to prepare year-end accounts as well as tax returns
  • Experience of mentoring junior team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with good time management and organisation skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel


Benefits Include:

  • Study support towards AAT or ACCA if you’re not already qualified
  • Flexible working with the ability to split your time between the office and home
  • Clear career development with the opportunity to drive your own progression
  • The opportunity to manage and grow your own client portfolio
  • Mentoring from a Team Manager
  • ‘Your Flexibility’ – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in one of our network of UK offices or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year, rising to a maximum of 28 days (excluding bank holidays)
  • Additional days off for your birthday and 100% attendance
  • The option to buy and sell holiday
  • Exclusive discounts and offers from hundreds of retailers with the UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company car scheme
  • Wellbeing benefits including discounted gym membership, in-house mental health support, mindfulness resources and confidential support 24/7

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