Harkia Chartered Accountants is a firm of Chartered accountants whose Head Office is based in London.
The Accounts Manager's role is to prepare the accounts for all types of businesses, bookkeeping, preparation of VAT returns, and management accounts for a selection of clients.
The successful candidate will have at least 3-years' practice experience working within an accountancy practice and have experience dealing with multiple clients.
Preparation of statutory accounts from primary records through to the finished versions, including reconciling control accounts such as trade debtors and trade creditors;
calculating and posting entries for depreciation and amortisation, identification and calculation of accrued and prepaid expenses;
preparation of the profit and loss and balance sheet schedules;
Liaising with the senior managers and practice manager to ensure queries are resolved before anything is passed to the client;
Providing financial information by preparing basic sets of management accounts and rental property accounts for sole trader clients;
Preparation of quarterly VAT returns and bookkeeping tasks, including analysis of client's books and records and entry into an Excel spreadsheet or other software.
Responsibility for ensuring that each assignment is completed efficiently and effectively, that clients receive a quality service in all aspects and that all deadlines are met;
Working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS Experience in preparation of companies' financial statements and annual accounts for owner-managed businesses;
Experienced in using accounting software;
Excellent communication skills;
Fluent English speaker and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in drafting letters and emails
Must be ACCA or CA finalist
Knowledge of accounting software is essential. However, some initial training will be provided on some software.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook;
Excellent numeracy skills and accurate data entry;
Self-motivated and ability to work independently and to tight deadlines;
Confident and polite telephone manner;
Ability to work well as part of a team;