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We also offer amazing opportunities to ‘be ambitious’ by supporting staff members who want to achieve exam success and further their career in finance with an ACCA qualification.


Current vacancies

Main responsibilities

Accounts Preparation

  • Small limited companies, LLPs, sole traders and partnerships, pension schemes
  • Prepare planning sections of work programme in accordance with office guidelines
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Liaise with clients for information gathering purposes
  • Settle queries with seniors
  • Prepare completion section work programme including paper or electronic disclosure checklists
  • Review with seniors and complete file including reporting pack

Bookkeeping

  • Write up cash books, sales day books, purchase day books for limited companies, LLPs, sole traders and partnerships
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Prepare accounts from incomplete records or client trial balances (Sage, Xero, Quickbooks, etc)
  • Liaise with clients for information gathering purposes
  • Settle queries with seniors
  • Review with seniors and complete file including reporting pack

Audit

  • Internal and external audits
  • Fieldwork testing of bank, sales, purchases, including stock take attendance and other site verifications

Tax

  • Prepare personal tax returns
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Prepare corporation tax computations and returns
  • Prepare P11ds

General

  • Occasional advisory work – business plans, profit and cash flow forecasts
  • Deal with correspondence from clients
  • Review work of juniors, resolve technical queries and ensure the file is complete and all review points addressed before passed to the manager
  • Attendance at in house and external professional training courses
  • Be aware of other LG services and products which may be appropriate to clients

Qualifications & skills

  • Accounting and finance or other relevant degree preferred but not essential
  • ACCA/ACA exam qualified preferred but not essential
  • 18 months post membership experience
  • Good up-to-date CPE and recent developments in accounting standards
  • Experience of OMB's covering a range of industries
  • Computer packages – Excel, Word, Outlook, Sage Line 50, Iris, CCH Pro audit, VT

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Technical approach to work and excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure
  • Organisation skills - ability to manage a number of different tasks simultaneously
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Positive and committed to LG in dealings with both clients and staff

Main responsibilities

Accounts

  • Limited companies, LLPs, sole traders and partnerships, pension schemes
  • Complete planning sections in accordance with office guidelines
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Prepare accounts from incomplete records or client trial balances (Sage, Xero, Quickbooks, etc)
  • Liaise directly with clients and settle queries
  • Review with supervisor and complete file including reporting pack

Audit

  • Internal and external audits
  • Planning, controls and risk assessment, setting materiality and sample sizes
  • Fieldwork testing including stock take attendance and other site verifications
  • Analytical reviews
  • Completion of audit files

Tax

  • Prepare personal tax returns
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Prepare corporation tax computations and returns
  • Prepare P11ds

General

  • Occasional advisory work
  • Deal with correspondence from clients
  • Review work of juniors, resolve technical queries and ensure the file is complete and all review points addressed before it is passed to the manager
  • Ensure effective on the job training occurs for all semi-seniors and juniors
  • Be aware of other LG services and products which may be appropriate to your clients

Qualification and Skills

  • ACCA/ACA fully qualified would be desirable
  • Accounting and finance degree would be desirable
  • At least 18 months post membership experience
  • Good up-to-date CPE and recent developments in accounting standards
  • Experience of OMB's covering a range of industries
  • Computer packages – Excel, Word, Outlook, Sage Line 50, IIRIS, CCH , VT Transactions, Xero, Virtual cabinet, Quickbooks

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Technical approach to work and excellent problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure
  • Organisation skills - ability to manage a number of different tasks simultaneously
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Positive and committed to LG in dealings with both clients and staff
  • Supervisory experience is essential

Specialities – preferred

  • Medical sector
  • Food and hospitality sector
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Professionals (Surveyors, IT contractors, etc)
  • EC Sales VAT reporting
  • Paperless office systems

The company benefits we offer

  • Healthcare scheme
  • Performance bonus scheme
  • Regular CPD courses for audit, accounts, tax and other specialist courses

If you would to apply for the role, please send us your CV and a covering letter to be-ambitious@lawrencegrant.co.uk by Thursday 31st March. Due to the volume of enquiries we may receive, we will only be able to contact those we would like to interview.

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We are a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW). Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland. Our Insurer is Prosure Solutions (per W R Berkley , and IGI), 34 Lime St, London EC3M 7AT (worldwide, excluding North America). Also an independent member of GGI, a multidisciplinary worldwide association of accountants, tax consultants & lawyers.