Job Specifications

Responsibilities will/may include any of the following:

Specific

  • To assist, help & support the Senior Client Manager in managing a portfolio of clients.
  • To assist the Senior Client Manager in managing the filing deadlines for year end accounts
    and corporation Tax returns (CT600’s) for the clients in their own pool and wider portfolio of
    clients.
  • To manage your own pool of clients within the wider Client Portfolio.
  • To supervise a team of Senior Client Accountants and Client Accountants on the same
    portfolio of clients.
  • To manage the Clients Accountants on providing bookkeeping support to clients within the
    portfolio
  • To review the periodic bookkeeping & VAT returns produced for portfolio clients and to
    ensure all are accurate and filed in the required timescales and within deadlines.
  • To manage the ongoing training of all Client Accountants and any new starters.

General

  • Responsible for keeping the client details up to date at all times.
  • Preparation of year end accounts, financial statements and tax computations for clients
    within the portfolio for review by Senior Client Manager.
  • Preparation of periodic Management Accounts for clients within the portfolio.
  • Preparation of business & personal tax computations for client owners within the portfolio
    of clients.
  • Preparation of Self Assessments and personal tax computations and returns.
  • Preparation of Projections and Budgets.
  • Using IRIS Practice Suite, Sage software and certain cloud based accounting software’s on
    behalf of clients e.g. Liberty Accounts, Xero.
  • Providing strategic consultancy and financial management services including preparation of
    monthly management accounts, cash flow forecasts and projections, budgeting, Vat returns,
    payroll etc; effectively an outsourced ‘quasi’ Financial Controller role.
  • Advising on the improvement of profitability and business efficiency through continuous
    monitoring and by implementing effective business controls and re-systemising the client
    businesses.
  • Helping to control and manage the cash flow of the client businesses.
  • Reducing the burden of taxation on the businesses and their owners with good tax planning
    and advice.
  • Preparing business plans and helping source and negotiate the raising of finance. Conducting
    business valuations on clients businesses.
  • Actively looking to introduce new clients to the company and help promote and sell its
    services to prospective clients, financial institutions and the business community.
  • Ensuring the phone is answered at all times.

Apply

To apply for this role, use the form on the right-hand side or send your CV and covering letter to careers@ascendis.co.uk.