LEAD PRACTICE ACCOUNTANT

Location:

Stoke

Salary:

£25,000 - £30,000

Contract:

Full-time

Role Summary:

We have a great opportunity for an experienced practice accountant looking for career progression with a clear route to partnership.

This role is ideal for a driven individual who would like to progress through to partner level. It will involve developing an extensive SME portfolio and requires a person with great business acumen, communication skills, leadership skills, and a broad technical accounting background.

In addition to being technically proficient in your job, you’ll also enjoy leading, motivating, and training others to directly contribute to the growth and success of the firm and deliver a professional service and exceptional level of customer care.

This dynamic and successful firm has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. The team work hard and ensure client deadlines are met and, in return, they are flexible and understanding of personal situations and circumstances.

Your wellbeing is as important to this firm as supporting your professional and personal development. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be in for a rewarding, varied and successful career.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage an established client portfolio and ensure workflows through the other departments and junior team

  • Develop client portfolio through networking and client relations

  • Produce statutory accounts

  • Audit work

  • Prepare management accounts for larger clients

  • Oversee work planning for the team and flow of work, working closely with management team

  • Liaise with clients face to face, via email and telephone and assisting with their accounting queries

  • Lead and mentor junior members of the team

  • Lead, manage, develop and coach an effective overall team

  • Lead the roll out of Cloud Based accountancy packages and new IT services to clients and team members

The Candidate:

  • ACCA or CA. AAT with experience as an absolute minimum

  • Accounts preparation and finalisation experience essential

  • Payroll exposure is essential

  • Business and personal tax knowledge advantageous

  • Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and IRIS knowledge would be essential

  • Must be used to managing client accounts end-to-end

  • Must be a problem solver and be experienced to assist clients with any financial based enquiries

  • Must be a leader and wanting/willing to managing juniors' workloads and offer support and guidance

The Offer:

In return for hard work and dedication to the company you will receive a competitive salary (£25,000 - £30,000) 20 days holiday + bank holidays and a contribution to your pension. There is also free parking on-site at the office, which is easily commutable from all local surrounding areas.


If you feel you are ready for the next step in your career, then this is the role for you.

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