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Assistant Manager (Employment Tax) – City of London

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

Please contact Victoria Green for information regarding this role.

To apply for this role

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

BD Executive – City of London

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

Reports to: Practice Development Manager with dotted line/s to the sector head/partner/s
Manages: No direct reports
Liaises with: Partners, Managers, practice development team colleagues
Sector focus: Technology, Financial Services, Property, Corporate Finance
Office focus: City based with responsibility for Romford office

Purpose

• To help partners generate new business leads for the areas of focus
• To support partners in converting those leads to new business
• To help retain clients within the areas of focus

Key responsibilities

• To produce and deliver business development plans for the areas of focus to support the growth of new business and existing clients
• To facilitate a strategic and targeted approach to our business development activities
• To identify new opportunities for the areas of focus by analysing data and information from various sources, as well as gathering intelligence from networking events
• To target prospects in the areas of focus
• To proactively engage with “cold” contacts to help partners develop a pipeline
• To manage the sales pipeline process, playing a proactive role in helping partners convert pipeline leads into new clients
• To research and analyse our core data held in our CRM system to identify patterns, trends and opportunities and then develop the findings or share with relevant sector
• To work with the PD Manager to measure, evaluate and maximise the effectiveness and value of business development activities
• To work closely with other members of the PD team to provide a consistent and co¬ordinated approach to marketing and business development 

Usual duties

• To monitor, report and evaluate the ‘areas of focus’ progress against business development targets
• Produce reports on clients, targets, market conditions and competitors
• Lead, attend and/or support sector marketing and business development meetings as required
• Attend seminars, events and other networking opportunities
• Follow up with leads after events as required with relevant partners' agreement
• To ensure partners are fully briefed and resourced to be able to win new business
• Influence and manage all stages of the sales pipeline process
• Produce new, repeat, lost business and pipeline statistics within the areas of focus
• Advocate and facilitate the use of social media to help build and maintain relationships with prospects
• Identify and assist partners in developing relationships with key sector trade bodies and institutions
• Set up qualified meetings for partners and attend (where required)
• Assist the PD Manager in supporting partners involved in new business pitches
• Assist with key practice development projects as required
• Manage relevant sector/office marketing campaigns, with the support of PD colleagues
• To manage relevant sector/office events, with the support of PD colleagues

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

HR Officer/Advisor – City of London

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

We are looking for an experienced HR Officer to join us during an exciting period of change as we move towards a Business Partnering model. Working directly for a Business Partner, you will provide effective and efficient support to a designated client group.

You will already be working as an HR Officer/Adviser within a Professional Services firm and will have a range of experience, including handling employee relations, recruitment and projects.

For a full job specification, please contact Victoria Green via vgreen@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

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

IT Support Administrator – City of London

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

We are looking for an experienced IT Support Administrator to join us. You will play a crucial role within a busy and demanding environment, keeping our business running on a day to day basis. We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic individual to deliver 1st line customer support, to train end users and to undertake departmental administration.

You will already be working within a similar role, ideally within professional services and looking for your next new exciting challenge.

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

To apply for this role

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

Management Accountant KSAM – St Albans

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

As a subsidiary of Kingston Smith, one of the UK’s top 20 Accountancy firms, Kingston Smith Association Management (KSAM) specialises in managing trade and professional associations, learned societies and other membership organisations. KSAM supports businesses in delivering the best possible service and value for money. They are now looking for a person to handle all aspects of clients’ financial transactions. The role will involve working on a growing portfolio of clients, covering a variety of business activities and sizes.

Job content

• Prime data processing.
• Reconciliation of control accounts (bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger and journal entries)
• Calculation and posting of accruals and prepayments.
• Preparation of VAT returns.
• Preparation of monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts.
• Preparation of cash-flow reports.
• Budgets and comparison with actual

Skills, knowledge & experience
 
• Minimum AAT qualified
• Competent with manual and computerised bookkeeping
• Clear and confident communication techniques and ability to feedback to all members of staff
• Strong organisational skills
• Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
• Good IT skills including confidence with using Sage Line 50 
• Competent in Microsoft Office
• Experience of preparing VAT Returns using Partial Exemption method

To apply for this role

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

Manager, General Practice – 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

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

Tax Manager (Specialist Tax Consultancy) – City of London

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

The role will involve direct interaction with Partners practising in all disciplines within the firm and will be client facing on matters from an early stage. The split is 70% advisory, 30% compliance.

The candidate should have experience in advising on a wide range of tax issues which should ideally include the following areas:

• Advising on structuring of employment packages, including considering implications of providing employment related securities, use of share options and structuring of employee secondment packages (inpats and expats);
• Advising on share options generally. A detailed knowledge of EMI schemes would be useful as would an understanding of the approach to take in valuing SMEs for the purposes of granting options;
• Reporting on tax and other implications of incorporation of partnerships either as limited companies or limited liability partnerships;
• Advising on operation of Corporation Tax reliefs/exemptions such as Substantial Shareholdings Relief, Research & Development Tax Credits and Rollover Relief;
• Advising with regard to EIS and SEIS;
• High level review of Corporation Tax computations to identify planning opportunities and checking whether complex areas have been correctly dealt with by general practice audit department;
• Structuring Corporate transactions such as s.110 reconstructions, statutory demergers and company share repurchases;
• Carrying out Taxation Due Diligence on acquisition and disposal of companies;
• Knowledge of international tax principles such as transfer pricing and mechanics of double tax relief and operation of tax treaties;
• Advising on individual capital gains tax issues such as issues that can affect availability of taper relief, operation of holdover and rollover relief;
• Planning for mitigation of Inheritance Tax including use of trusts and tax affect of lifetime transfers;
• Dealing with enquiries into all aspects of direct taxation including experience of settlement and penalty negotiation;
• A working knowledge of stamp duty and SDLT would be desirable;
• Although not essential - some experience in dealing with Special Civil Investigations would be useful.
• Ability to come up with creative ideas, both technically and for business development.
• Excellent written and presentation skills.

The candidate should be client focused with a solid knowledge base and experience of aspects of income tax self-assessment, PAYE and Corporation Tax compliance procedures so that they can supervise members of the team who deal with the areas. They should also have an understanding of accountancy principles. They will be preferably ACA/ACCA qualified and CTA qualified with 2 to 4 years experience following attaining their qualification.

A key factor in choosing the successful candidate will be the ability to manage and deliver high quality work to an agreed timescale and budget, ensuring team members adhere to the budget.

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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