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Accounts Assistant - West End

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: West End
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently seeking an Accounts Assistant who will be responsible for managing a number of small accounts assignments and achieving agreed budgets and meeting deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with accounts assignments, corporate tax computations and tax returns, as well as be fully aware of statutory accounting standards requirements and in-house compliance procedures. You will also be Qualified to AAT level with a minimum of 2 years practice experience within a Top 50 firm.

For a full job specification, please contact Clare Tindle via ctindle@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

General Practice Assistant Manager - West End

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: West End
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Assistant Manager who will be responsible for a small to medium portfolio of clients (approx £200k-£250k gross recurring fees), covering a variety of business activities, sizes and structures. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of dealing with clients and HMRC.  You will have experience of dealing with both audit and accounts and will ideally have a 70/30 split.  You will have experience of managing a small team; leading and supporting the team throughout the audit.

You will have gained 1 or 2 years working as either a Supervisor or Assistant Manager within a Top 50 firm.  

For a full job specification, please contact Jevine Harris via jharris@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

General Practice Manager - Redhill

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: Redhill
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently looking to recruit a Manager to join the General Practice department in our Redhill office.

You will be responsible for your own mixed portfolio of clients, ranging from sole traders to large audit clients, with the role comprising 60% audit and 40% accounts. Ideally you will have experience of working with Professional Services clients and pension schemes. You will also have a good knowledge of corporation tax.

With a 2:1 degree or above, you will have at least two years experience in a Managerial role within an accountancy practice.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Jevine Harris at  jharris@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

General Practice Manager - West End

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: West End
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently looking to recruit a Manager to join the General Practice department in our West End office.

You will be responsible for your own mixed portfolio of clients, ranging from sole traders to large audit clients, with the role comprising 60% audit and 40% accounts. Ideally you will have experience of working with Professional Services clients and pension schemes. You will also have a good knowledge of corporation tax.

With a 2:1 degree or above, you will have at least two years experience in a Managerial role within an accountancy practice.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

General Practice Manager – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently looking to recruit a Manager to join the General Practice department in our City of London office.

You will be responsible for your own mixed portfolio of clients, ranging from sole traders to large audit clients, with the role comprising 60% audit and 40% accounts. Ideally you will have experience of working with Professional Services clients and pension schemes. You will also have a good knowledge of corporation tax.

With a 2:1 degree or above, you will have at least two years experience in a Managerial role within an accountancy practice.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

General Practice Manager/Senior Manager – Heathrow

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market rate
  • Location: Heathrow
  • Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of role

• To provide a client focused and commercially aware service in an efficient and professional manner, in line with relevant legislation, standards and best practice.
• To mentor, train and manage junior members of staff to enable them to develop and progress.
• To actively promote and market the firm and its services, to attract new clients and retain and develop relationships with existing clients.

Key accountabilities

• Manages a portfolio of clients (starting at around £400k) ensuring that for each client all deadlines are met, the work is carried out within budget and the job is finalised to minimise partner review time.
• Takes part in other ad-hoc exercises such as investigations, due diligence and other duties as required by clients or partners.
• Plans jobs and organises assignment to ensure the job is carried out in the most efficient way possible and that deadlines are met.
• Considers Firm wide productivity and efficiency when planning jobs and booking staff.
• Carries out all work, and ensures the work of staff is in line with ISO 9001 procedures.
• Provides clear instruction and constructive feedback to staff in a timely manner.
• Acts as training manager and mentor to allocated trainees.
• Assists with motivation of all staff and takes an active role in managing issues informally, raises more serious matters with HR where appropriate.
• Produces training material and regularly presents training to trainees on a variety of topics.
• Actively participates in meetings, workshops and training.
• Takes an active role in practice development activities aiming to build on current client relationships and establish new opportunities.
• Attends training and is committed to CPD, continually developing and increasing their knowledge and skills to give the best possible service and advice to clients and KS staff.
• Assists with billing procedures and debt collection where appropriate and in liaison with client partner.
• Provides ideas and input to new innovations and improvements to help improve efficiency and productivity and better improve the quality of services we offer.

Job content

• Books appropriate level of staff via HR for the required time only, ensures staff are released as soon as it becomes clear they will not be required.
• Liaises with the client to arrange timetable and diarises deadlines and key events. Pro-actively chases client and partner to ensure agreed timetables and deadlines are met.
• Monitors progress of job and keeps the client and partner informed of all relevant developments.
• Carries out a detailed review of the work of team and assistant manager to ensure it is accurate, whilst picking up on any issues.
• Delegates appropriately ensuring clear instructions are given and objectives and deadlines set - monitors workload of Assistant Managers.
• Finalises accounts.
• Prepares for and attends review and finalisation meeting with partners and clients.
• Submits accounts to Companies House within deadlines.
• Submits tax returns to HMRC within deadlines
• Provides a full briefing with clear and specific instructions to staff on a job before it starts, and monitors progress and provides support during the job.
• Provides a full constructive verbal debrief to staff and completes appraisal forms in a timely manner with sufficient detail and development points.
• Keeps trainees (particularly allocated trainee) busy by allocating work and providing on the job training to enable them to complete it.
• Monitors feedback for allocated trainees and takes early intervention steps if there is a problem, or provide praise when the feedback is positive.
• Communicates key messages (as raised at managers meetings, workshops, seminars etc) to Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Trainees.
• Controls Firm standards e.g. on dress, presentation, telephone manner, professional behaviour and speaks to staff when they are in breach of the standard.
• Attends client gatherings and seminars where possible to build client relationship and ensure good attendance and turnout at KS seminars.
• Attends KS seminars and events to help build relationships with clients and prospectives and promotes the Firm.
• Assists with preparation and presentation of new client pitches.
• Attends KS social activities on a regular basis to build relations with staff.

Skills. knowledge and experience

Essential

• Relevant Accounting Qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
• 3 B’s or equivalent at A Level
• Experience of working in a professional services environment, managing both people and a portfolio for at least 2- 3 years.
• Experience in tax particularly corporation tax.
• Commitment to client care and service beyond expectation.
• High level of technical competence.
• Commitment to CPD and ensuring technical competence is continually improved.
• Commercially aware and able to apply and communicate technical knowledge in a clear and commercial way.
• Good communicator.
• Ability to give feedback in a constructive manner.
• Deadlines/time management
• Attention to detail
• Adaptable/flexible

Desirable

• First time passes on Accounting Qualification
• 2:1 degree in any discipline

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Junior Purchase Ledger Assistant – City office

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Purchase Ledger Assistant.  The role reports into our Group Financial Controller and will provide support to the Purchase Ledger function.  The role will consist of the following tasks:

• Monitor all purchase invoices and log accordingly onto Navision
• Ensure disbursements are processed as required
• Scanning and filing (both physical and electronic) of agreements and other documents to be retained in the safe. Maintain safe register of contents.

You will be A level educated and will have excellent organisational skills.  You will be confident with IT, in particular Outlook and Excel.  

For a full job specification, please contact Jevine Harris via jharris@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Payroll Administrator - Romford

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: Romford
  • Start Date: Market Rate

Purpose of role

To provide a first class professional payroll service to clients. 

 Key Accountabilities
 
Responsible for the effective production, organisation and delivery of client payrolls.

Job Content
 
The department handles over 550 clients with a total of over 10,000+ employees. The candidate will be responsible for their own list of clients and will be expected to work under the direct instruction of clients. These clients will have a variety of pay periods, weekly, monthly, etc.

Clients will have all aspects of payroll features, Tax credits, Student loans, overseas contract staff, maternity and paternity pay, Travel loans, expense payments, maternity pay calculations, sick pay, holiday pay, starter and leaver calculations etc.
Software is Accord and training will be provided.
 
Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

• Previous experience of working in a payroll bureau environment.
• Professional and confident with a can do attitude with the ability to forge professional relationships
• A confident communicator, able to deal comfortably with staff at all levels, both internally and externally within formal and social contexts.
• Minimum of 2 years experience in a client-driven professional environment.
• Excellent administrative and organisational skills with an ability to progress a number of tasks simultaneously prioritise workload and maintain effective systems.
• Strong team orientated approach, with flexibility regarding tasks undertaken and hours worked.

Desirable
 
• Accord payroll system experience

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Private Client Solicitor – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market rate
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of role

To work as part of the tax and legal department to provide a holistic service to clients combining legal drafting and tax advice. The legal team currently comprises of 4 lawyers working in a range of specialisms including tax, private client and corporate.

The candidate will have at least 2 years PQE of advising high net worth individuals on their personal affairs including the preparation of Wills, powers of attorney, advising on capital taxes and the use of trusts.

Job content

• Drafting wills, powers of attorney or other legal documents
• Handling probate and intestacy matters
• Setting up, administering, varying and making appointments from trusts and undertaking related tax planning
• Providing and implementing capital tax advice 
• Negotiating with the tax authorities in the UK and overseas
• Wealth and succession planning
• Asset protection
• Advising Trustees and Executors of their duties and obligations
• Undertaking legal compliance analysis and research
• Engaging in marketing activities
 
Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

• Degree
• LPC qualification or equivalent
• At least 2 years PQE specialising in Private Client law, ideally with a capital tax focus
• Working knowledge of onshore and offshore Private Client work 
• Strong intellect and ability to think creatively
• Technical drafting and analytical skills are essential
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritise
• Team player

Desirable

• Knowledge of property law and company commercial
• Exposure to offshore jurisdictions

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Private Client Tax Manager – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

- The key purpose of the role is to manage the work of the Private Client team and review the work of, supervise and develop team members

- You will be managing the tax compliance function and undertaking adhoc project and advisory work when required

- You will have excellent technical knowledge, experience of managing a team effectively and an interest in helping to drive the service forward.

- You will be CTA qualified and motivated to provide the highest quality service to clients.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Qualified Senior - Romford

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: Romford
  • Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of the role

 - Carry out audit / accounts assignments.
 - Involvement in planning of assignments.
 - Take responsibility for achieving agreed budgets and meeting deadlines.
 - Setting objectives for more junior staff and supervise on site, reviewing their work and coaching on the job where necessary.

Job Content

 - Responsible for auditing of companies and charities, to include some planning of jobs.
 - Present on-site for audit.
 - Supervision of the audit team on-site.
 - Preparation of tax computations and Corporation Tax returns (CT600)
 - Preparation of accounts of companies/large sole traders, partnerships and LLP’s together with Tax computations.
 - Close liaison with clients, banks and other stakeholders, often direct contact at Partner Levels
 - Motivation and encouragement of team.
 - Promoting the interests of the firm with all employed by the firm, clients, prospective clients and other third parties.

Generally to provide a personal, professional, speedy and efficient service to the firm’s clients.

Practice Development

To attend client gatherings or client seminars on an ad hoc basis so that there is plenty of KS support for events.

Spotting Practice Development opportunities with clients and progressing these in liaison with Partner.

Administration

Using imagination to come up with innovative ideas to improve systems currently in practice with regards to client or staff matters.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Qualified Senior - St Albans

  • Job Type: Full time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: St Albans
  • Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of the role

 - Carry out audit / accounts assignments.
 - Involvement in planning of assignments.
 - Take responsibility for achieving agreed budgets and meeting deadlines.
 - Setting objectives for more junior staff and supervise on site, reviewing their work and coaching on the job where necessary.

Job Content

 - Responsible for auditing of companies and charities, to include some planning of jobs.
 - Present on-site for audit.
 - Supervision of the audit team on-site.
 - Preparation of tax computations and Corporation Tax returns (CT600)
 - Preparation of accounts of companies/large sole traders, partnerships and LLP’s together with Tax computations.
 - Close liaison with clients, banks and other stakeholders, often direct contact at Partner Levels
 - Motivation and encouragement of team.
 - Promoting the interests of the firm with all employed by the firm, clients, prospective clients and other third parties.

Generally to provide a personal, professional, speedy and efficient service to the firm’s clients.

Practice Development

To attend client gatherings or client seminars on an ad hoc basis so that there is plenty of KS support for events.

Spotting Practice Development opportunities with clients and progressing these in liaison with Partner.

Administration

Using imagination to come up with innovative ideas to improve systems currently in practice with regards to client or staff matters.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Tax Senior (Corporate Tax) – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Kingston Smith is a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants, based in the City and across the South East. Our client teams work together to provide business owners, charities and private clients with the support they need to achieve their goals. Our TLC department are now looking for a Tax Senior to join their busy department.

Key accountabilities

• Preparation of corporation tax returns
• Reviewing of corporation tax returns, liaising with General Practice as and when necessary
• Assisting on tax planning projects with Managers
• Dealing with routine correspondence to and from the HMRC, by letter and phone
• On a monthly basis preparing advanced tax calculations in excel

Skills, knowledge and experience

• Advanced Excel and Word skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• A good team player
• Enthusiastic with a willing to learn
• Organised and motivated
• A driven person who will take ownership of tasks and drive to completion
• Ability to prioritise work
• Ability to meet deadlines

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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