Full time Assistant Accountant needed!

We are currently seeking to recruit an outgoing, highly motivated and experienced individual, who is AAT qualified (or equivalent), to join the MAGIC team in the role of Client Assistant Accountant.

This role is a full time position, located within our Head Office in Knowle, Solihull.

Job Description
This role is varied and all-encompassing in terms of work, making it central to the success of MAGIC. You will work closely with fellow accountants both senior and trainees within the team, to deliver a professional and stress free service to a national client base.

This is a client facing role that involves day-to-day account management and on-going business support to your own portfolio of clients; the candidate will therefore possess excellent communication skills and have previous experience of working in a similar role.

This is an autonomous role; you will report to the partner but largely be left to deal with your own time management.

You will be responsible for processing client day-to-day bookkeeping records, preparing monthly management reports and vat returns, as well as providing on-going business advice and support to customers.

With a strong emphasis on providing timely and proactive accountancy services in a friendly and approachable manner, as Assistant Accountant you will be required to carry out the following tasks with confidence and professionalism;

Key Responsibilities
- Managing a portfolio of owner managed businesses
- Liaising with and answering client queries by phone, email and face to face
- On-boarding new clients and introducing them to the cloud software
- Processing client sales and purchase invoices, receipts and payments online
- Processing Bank and other control account reconciliations
- Adhering to filing deadlines – which will include chasing clients for missing information
- Processing & filing VAT Returns
- Preparation and posting of Journals
- Preparing and production of statutory accounts up to trial balance
- Maintaining client fixed asset register and provision schedules
- Preparation and analysis of Monthly Management and P&L analysis reports for clients
- Advise clients on basic tax efficiency measures
- Develop long lasting and personable client relationships
- Communicating with HMRC on behalf of clients
- Registering client companies for VAT
- Create and maintain client files on internal databases
- Internal reporting preparation to support senior accountants
- Answer and field general calls

Skills and experience
- Qualified AAT or equivalent
- Minimum 2 years previous proven experience within a similar accounting role/ environment
- Experience using online accounting packages such as Kashflow and Xero
- Possess excellent communication skills (both oral & written), to include an excellent telephone manner
- Possess strong IT skills, including MS Office applications

Personal Attributes
- Able to multi task and prioritise as you will be handling a variety of client accounts
- Works well under pressure and to strict fixed deadlines
- Organised with the ability to work independently
- Possess meticulous attention for detail and accuracy
- Be friendly and approachable with a positive “can do” attitude
- Hardworking, self-starter who is conscientious and professional at all times
- A confident communicator with a strong awareness of customer service

Benefits
- 22 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays)
- Extra Half day holiday on your birthday
- Free onsite car parking

Salary £20,000 to £24,000 (D.O.E)

Hours  37.5 Hours per week (Mon to Thu 09:00 till 17:30 & Fri 09:00 till 15.00)

Is this role for You?
If you think you are the right person for the role of Assistant Accountant and would like to apply, please drop us a covering email telling us a little more about yourself, along with your CV plus details of when you can start to: careers@magicaccounts.co.uk

Please note that if you do not hear back within 7 working days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

No agencies please.