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Senior Client Accountant.

Responsibilities include the following:-

  • To assist, help & support the Senior Manager and Clients Managers in managing a portfolio of clients.
  • To assist the Senior Manager & Client Managers 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 effectively manage your own pool of clients within the wider Client Portfolio.
  • To ensure client documents are received in time for completion of work, adhering to all deadlines.
  •  To ensure all client documents are returned to the client once work has been completed.
  • To supervise a team of less experienced Client Accountants on the same portfolio of clients.
  • To assist with training Client Accountants and any new starters.
  • Actively looking to build rapport with your clients.
  • Responsible for keeping the client details up to date at all times.
  • To manage a portfolio of your own clients for all bookkeeping, VAT and year end accounts services.
  • Bookkeeping & VAT return preparation for clients within the portfolio.
  • Preparation of year end accounts, financial statements and company, partnership and individual tax computations for clients within the portfolio.
  • Preparation of periodic Management Accounts for clients within the portfolio.
  • Preparation of business & personal tax computations for client owners within the portfolio of clients.
  • Provide support on Payroll services and preparation of payroll annual returns and P11D’s.
  • Preparation of Self Assessments and personal tax computations and returns.
  • Using applications such as TaxCalc, Hubdoc, IRIS Practice Suite, Sage software and certain cloud based accounting software’s on behalf of clients e.g. Xero.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To cover the Administration team when required in all areas such as answering the phones, post and client meetings
  • Ensuring the phone is answered at all times.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience of working in a practice
  • Ideally be AAT or ACCA part-qualified.
What’s on offer?
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 Day’s holiday (includes 3 days for Christmas and New Year as the office is closed)
  • Extra Day’s Leave for your Birthday
  • Extra Day’s Leave awarded after 3 years of service up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexi-time working
  • Dress Down Friday
  • Smart Business Casual Dress Code
  • Regular team socials including Chester Races
  • Annual Away trip with overnight stays
  • Private Medical Insurance after 2 Years’ service
  • We have the ‘Ascendis Rewards’ incentive scheme, where you get a % (25% in most cases) bonus relating to your personal involvement in the sourcing and signing up of new business into Ascendis, which can be based on a percentage of the first year’s fee.

Ascendis Rewards also includes a bonus scheme for any successful introductions you initiate relative to any of the below:-

  • Upselling of core services to clients
  • R&D Tax Credit claims
  • Business Funding deals
  • Wealth Management & Financial Planning
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