Financial Controller/Accountant - Herts

Nicoll Curtin - UK
21 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Start-up business based in Ware is looking for a qualified Accountant/Financial Controller to join an expanding business in a role that will grow and have huge opportunity to influence the business and drive performance.

This business operates in the Finance sector and has many clients. Excellent customer service and support to these businesses is paramount.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the transition of all external finance in house
  • Responsibility of all LTD company transition (external to internal)
  • Responsibility of all company day to day, monthly and annual accounts
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director and assisting with any adhoc project work
  • Build and recruit a team to service a growing portfolio of clients

Essential Qualifications & Skills:

  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified
  • Ideally has worked in an Accounting Contract services business
  • Worked in a sole charge position in a SME environment
  • Strong knowledge of systems including intermediate Excel
  • Strong organisation & communication skills


Client Account duties:

  • Managing a portfolio of clients consisting of Limited Companies
  • Fulfilling their accounting requirements and ensuring relevant Tax and VAT savings are applied
  • Preparing year end and management accounts
  • Preparation of VAT Returns and EC Sales lists
  • Company Secretarial duties updating Companies House, Stock Transfers Annual Returns and submission of Abbreviated Accounts
  • Liaising with clients and ensuring a high level of relationships are maintained at all times
  • Dealing with HMRC enquires
  • Offering bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice to clients
  • The preparation and completion of year-end accounts, CT600 and Corporation Tax computations
  • The completion of Self-Assessment Tax returns and computations
  • Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT and administration duties
  • Complying with statutory deadlines and targets
  • Completion of references for visa applications, mortgages or rental properties and IR35 contract reviews
  • Supporting the team with complex queries and continuously assist the team to meet the company's overall targets

Company Accounts duties:

  • Full responsibility of the purchase ledger function
  • Full responsibility of sales ledger function
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Presenting full management accounts
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Dealing with all related queries

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