Role: Practice Accountant / Client Manager
Reporting to: Managing Director
Salary and Bens: £37,000 to £40,000 per annum
Whittock Consulting Limited is a successful and rapidly growing accountancy practice based between Bristol and Bath and easily commutable from both. Our client portfolio comprises of growing SME’s across the country, ranging from Start-Ups to £20m turnover businesses.
We enjoy a relaxed workplace and are keen to attract people who are eager to grow with the practice and have a fun attitude to work.
We are gaining real growth working as outsourced finance partners for companies across the UK due to improvements in IT and cloud accounting packages.
This is a newly created role for the right candidate who enjoys variety and is keen to take on new challenges.
Specifically you will need:
To provide excellent customer service to all clients
Experience in managing a small team, who handle areas such as bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and CIS
To complete more complicated accounts work for clients, both on a monthly and annual basis
To participate in business development
To be able to embrace and propose new working techniques brought about from changes to accounting software moving to the Cloud.
To bring your own ideas and practices to improve efficiency
To work on your own initiative and to remain calm with a positive attitude to overcome a challenging workload in a deadline and often pressured environment
To be able to work on both routine and ad-hoc project work
The successful applicant
You will be a practice accountant, with at least 3 years experience in this environment. Someone coming from a smaller practice, used to dealing with SME’s will stand an advantage. Furthermore, someone who has worked in an outsourced finance team environment will also be looked on favourably.
Either qualified or part qualified ACA / ACCA
A wide range of general practice experience for owner managed businesses including year end accounts and some knowledge of both personal and company tax rules
Sound communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to forge strong relationships with both colleagues and clients
Requirement to drive to client premises
Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines for both you and the team
Up to £40,000 depending on experience
Excellent commission scheme
Strong focus on personal development