Accounts Senior, Forfar

Accounts Senior, Forfar

Forfar

The Opportunity

As a modern, energetic accounting practice, we aim to inspire; supporting and encouraging you to consider your vision and realise your ambitions.

Renowned for our professionalism and providing clients with a high-quality service, our Forfar office client base has grown significantly, with a large number of new clients recruited and alongside the continued success of our existing client portfolio, we are looking to strengthen our team by recruiting an Accounts Senior.

Depending on government guidance upon starting, the successful candidate may be required to work remotely initially and when it is safe to do so, will work from our Forfar office.

We are also looking for an Accounts Senior in our Dundee office.

The Role

In this role you will be responsible for your own portfolio of clients as a ‘controller’, working with Managers/Partners in servicing that portfolio and marketing firm services to clients and prospective clients.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with services to clients (including planning, overseeing and reviewing services provided i.e. accountancy, tax, business advisory work etc.)
  • Communicating with the engagement Partner/Manager and ‘team’ involved to ensure they are fully briefed on current assignments.
  • Delegating services to the ‘team’ involved ensuring client’s needs are met.
  • Where a need exists, encouraging existing clients to make full use of the firm’s services.
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships.
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets/WIP and prepare/aid collection of fees.
  • Maintaining full awareness of the firm’s internal systems and services.
  • Involvement in marketing activities.
  • Assisting the Partners and Managers in attracting new clients to the firm.
  • Attending networking events on behalf of the firm.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with intermediaries/potential clients.
  • Assisting Managers and playing an active role within the technical team – motivating, training and developing staff as well as taking part in discussions re work-in-progress, deadlines and priorities, and technical issues arising etc.

The Candidate

Essential:

  • ACCA/CA qualified.
  • Newly Qualified or have up to 2 years post qualified accountancy experience, gained in general practice.
  • Technically competent in accountancy and tax compliance, with business advisory skills.
  • Experience within the agricultural sector and/or interest in this sector
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and client service skills.
  • Excellent organisational and people skills.

Desirable:

  • Technically competent in tax planning.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Full valid current driving licence.

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