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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

Digital Marketing Executive – City of London

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

Purpose of role

• Lead, develop and implement the digital marketing activities in line with business plans
• To help develop our digital presence across multiple platforms
• Develop and maintain the firm’s websites, including design, functionality, search engine optimisation and usability
• To generate more business leads through the website
• Design, build and maintain our social media presence and encourage and facilitate greater use of social media across the firm
• To further develop our e-marketing capabilities

Key accountabilities
 
• Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
• Review new technologies and latest practices to keep the firm at the forefront of developments in digital marketing.
• Improve our search engine rankings
• Devise strategies and tactics to drive online traffic to the firm’s website
• Utilise strong analytical ability to measure and report performance of all marketing campaigns and assess against ROI and KPIs
• Co-ordinate the social media activities for the firm
• Improve the usability, design and content of the firm’s website
• To facilitate a strategic and targeted approach to our digital activities and initiatives

Job content
 
• Manage the redesign of the firm’s website homepage.
• Manage the redevelopment of the firm’s website to a new content management system
• Working with our HR team, develop the graduate recruitment area of our website
• Monitor and maintain our various social media accounts, e.g. Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn
• Working with our digital agency, keep informed of the latest SEO developments and implement appropriate action on our websites 
• Train partners on the use and benefits of social media
• Plan, execute and measure experiments and conversion tests to make improvements
• Implement the digital elements of the business plans 
• Generate and share ideas across sectors and service lines
• Research and evaluate market conditions and competitor data
• Monitor leads generated through the website
• Produce reports for any relevant technology developments and competitor activity
• Liaise with the firm’s digital agency
• Attend sector marketing and business development meetings as required
• Work closely with PD colleagues and partners
• Assist with key practice development projects as required

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
 
Essential
 
• Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice
• Strong experience in digital marketing including online branding, web and blog content, website usability, SEO, e-marketing and social media
• Knowledge of website content management systems
• Previous experience in a similar digital marketing role
• Practical experience of introducing new initiatives
• Ability to evaluate, measure and monitor campaigns
• Experience of developing and delivering multi channel marketing campaigns
• A passion for all things digital
• Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
• Solid knowledge of website analytics tools, specifically Google Analytics

Desirable

• Knowledge of integrating marketing systems
• Knowledge of CRM systems
• Working knowledge of HTML
• Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments
• PPC experience

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

Management Accountant and Bookkeeper – City of London

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

You will be working on a portfolio of clients, covering a variety of business activities and sizes. You may be asked, on occasion, to work at other offices.

Responsibilities include:

• Data processing
• Reconciliation of control accounts – Bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages etc
• Journal entries
• Calculation and posting of accruals and prepayments
• Preparation of VAT returns and associated legislation returns, including cash accounting and partial exemption
• Preparation of management accounts
• Preparation of year end accounts to 1st draft stages
• Communicate with and deal with any queries from clients, including attending their premises when required
• Communicate with and deal with queries from Partners/Managers/Supervisors regarding your clients

Required skills:

• Experience/understanding of charity accounts 
• Competent with manual and computerised bookkeeping
• Able to produce accounts for sole traders and partnerships
• Clear and confident communication techniques and ability to feedback to all members of staff
• Strong organisational skills
• Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
• Able to travel to all areas of London and occasionally other locations if required
• Good IT skills including confidence with using Sage Line 50 and Excel
• Online software experience 
• Awareness of Viztopia

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

Paralegal - City of London

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

We are currently looking for two paralegals to join our tax and legal department in our City office.

Responsibilities include:

• Proof reading.
• Legal and factual research.
• Analysing legal documents.
• Preparing Instructions to Counsel.
• Electronic and hard copy document/database and diary management.
• Assisting in drafting and reviewing and amending materials and documents.
• Updating transaction documents and summarising transactions (when required).
• Working with experienced company commercial and private client counsel and company secretaries.
• Preparing and circulating legal updates for internal communication.

Essential skills and knowledge include:

• A high standard of oral and written English (especially grammar and spelling).
• High levels of concentration, accuracy and attention to detail.
• A careful and methodical approach and the ability to cope with repetitive tasks.
• Previous paralegal experience.
• Experience of private client, company and commercial law.
• LLB (or non-law) degree and successful completion of LPC (or its equivalent).
• Experience of working in a fast-paced professional services environment.
• Computer literate.
• Ability to prioritise workload effectively.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels.
• Ability to take responsibility and demonstrate initiative when the situation arises.

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

Secretary – Redhill

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

We are looking for a full time experienced Secretary to join our Redhill Office. Working 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday) you will be providing support for one Partner as well as responsibility for the smooth running of the Redhill office reception and office administration. Your duties will primarily involve:

Secretarial Duties
 
• Audio and copy typing
• Preparing and formatting proposals
• First draft letters for approval/amendment by Partners
• Diary Management for the Partners and meeting room bookings
• Scanning from Partners and Managers
• Relaying messages via e-mail
• Daily banking
• Inputting Partner’s expenses on a monthly basis

Reception/Office Administration Duties

• Deal with calls coming through the switchboard
• Open and sort post and assist in distribution
• Greet visitors and announce arrival. Arrange teas and coffee where required
• Log stamp and deliver all hand deliveries, incoming faxes as required
• Take meeting room bookings via outlook and email
• Order catering for client lunches
• General office duties to include organising general maintenance when required, testing fire alarms/emergency lighting etc.

The ideal candidate will have good experience of secretarial/reception duties. Excellent IT skills are essential, and minimum of 50wpm typing.

To apply for this role

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

Tax Senior (Corporate/Mixed 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

Tax Senior (Private Client) – West End of London

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

We are currently looking to recruit a Tax Senior to join our busy Tax Department based in the West End.

Your main responsibilities will include:

• Managing a portfolio, consisting of a mix of clients with multiple sources of earned and investment income.
• A key point of contact for the client.
• Dealing with larger partnerships and high net worth individuals.
• Dealing with a wide range of capital gains tax issues.
• Progress towards work only to be reviewed on an exception basis.
• Assisting with supervision of Tax trainees’ work and answering their queries.

You will have achieved the ATT (or above) qualification and will have a good understanding of personal tax issues. You will have experience of working in a similar role and environment.

You will need excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships and work well in a team environment. 

To apply for this role

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

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