Senior Accountant

Jersey

Service/Department:

Accounting and Business Services

Sector:

Accounting

Job type:

Accounting

Description:

Role purpose:
To provide accounting, tax computations, bookkeeping and back office services to a range of clients.
 
Core responsibilities:
  • Preparation of financial statements for various companies and groups that conform to appropriate accounting principles and preparation of comprehensive working papers
  • Preparation of management accounts for local clients
  • Preparation of Income Tax Computations and dividend certificates for submission to the Comptroller of Taxes
  • Maintain key relationships with individual clients, to involve regular contact by telephone, email and letter and dealing with their requests as they arise
  • Preparation and review of VAT and GST returns for individual clients for submission to relevant regulatory authorities
  • Preparation of UK Non-Resident Landlord Tax Returns and UK Tax Returns for portfolio of clients for submission to HMRC
  • Preparation of Jersey personal and Corporate Tax Returns
  • Preparation of regular cashflow projections and budgets, as client requests
  • Liaising with auditors in respect of any queries raised in respect of year end statutory accounts
  • Review of management accounts and bookkeeping undertaken by junior members of staff when required
  • Review of payrolls and all related submissions to authorities prepared by other staff members; when required
  • Processing of and review of electronic payments and arranging authorisation for bank transfers when appropriate
  • Providing support and mentoring junior members of back office team
  • Monthly billing for portfolio of clients.
 
Technical / Professional / Qualification Requirements:
  • ICAEW/ACCA Accountancy Qualification, with a minimum of 2 years PQE
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Strong accounting skills and experience of preparing management and year end statutory accounts
  • Technical knowledge of accounting standards for UK GAAP (FRS 102)
  • Technical knowledge and experience of Jersey income tax and working knowledge of UK taxation would be advantageous although not essential
Person Specification / Competencies:
Client: Strong client focus, demonstrates drive and delivers a quality service.  Sets standards.
Company: Has a commercial outlook, follows procedures and is aware of risk, escalating appropriately.  Has an innovative approach to work considering solutions.  Spots procedural weaknesses and identifies areas for efficiencies.  Identifies opportunities to develop and enhance people and process.  Demonstrates an enthusiasm and aptitude for learning and sharing knowledge.
People: Works collaboratively and is a team player with strong communication skills.  Considered an expert and shares knowledge and experience in support of the business, its people and culture.