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Sherborne, Dorset
Remote Working
Remote Working
£35,000 to £42,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

My client is the Family Office of an entrepreneurial high net worth Family. The Family Office looks after the personal financial affairs of various family members and the accounting and compliance for numerous Family financial interests.

Position Available

Due to growth a new position has become available for an accountant to work within our Finance Team.

Role Profile

You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping, VAT, management accounts, statutory accounts and year end audits where required for a variety of entities/family interests. Your portfolio will include limited companies, partner and sole traderships operating predominately in the financial consultancy, investment and property sectors with the potential to work on pension schemes, trusts and charities.

You will be expected to:

Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained and management accounts prepared accurately and in a timely manner

Administer payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed

Review the bookkeeping and payment runs of our Finance Assistants and provide constructive feedback as required

Prepare VAT returns where required ensuring these are submitted on time

Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately

Produce statutory accounts with supporting year-end files where required for internal and external audit review

Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an example

Ensure all entities are compliant with relevant tax and company laws

Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when needed

We are looking for an individual who:

Is a qualified accountant, qualified by experience or part-qualified with at least three years of relevant experience, ideally within practice or an audit environment

Has experience of VAT

Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information

Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information

Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail)

Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using accounting software

Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key

What we have to offer:

An attractive salary commensurate with experience with a guaranteed annual salary and bonus review

Following an initial training/probationary period you will be given the option to work from home for a period of time each week, the number of days will be dependent on the responsibilities of your role and the needs of the business as a whole

8% employer pension contribution

Option to make additional pension contributions through salary sacrifice

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Individual BUPA cover

Life insurance 4 x gross salary

Payment of your annual professional qualification membership subscription if applicable

Training support, if you are working towards completing or intending to commence study for a professional accounting qualification

Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience

Cycle to work and electric car benefit schemes

Car parking
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  • Job Reference: 662713295-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: HR GO Recruitment - South West
    HR GO Recruitment - South West
  • Location: Sherborne, Dorset
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 25 days plus bank, BUPA
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent