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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

Responsibilities

  • Good technical skills in bookkeeping, tax, audit and accounts.
  • Be responsible for tasks which could range from accounts preparation (relating to Companies, Partnerships, LLP’s and sole traders), completion of personal and partnership tax returns and computations, assisting clients with HMRC tax enquiries and other tax matters, completing
  • P11D returns and any other special assignments and/or ad-hoc projects as required by the managers/partners.
  • Review and completion of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, LLP and company accounts as well as income tax and corporation tax computations.
  • Completion of audits
  • Review of audits
  • Managing and dealing with staff matters including:
    • Supervision of staff
    • Develop and train seniors, semi-seniors & juniors
    • Undertake required training for all staff
    • Ensure that professional standards are maintained
  • Maintaining accounts to staff to ensure that the relevant deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that all assignments are completed to a high standard before passing them on for Partner review.
  • To act as primary contact for a portfolio of UK and international clients
  • Be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, and have excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Identify risk matters and selling opportunities
  • Handle all aspects of running and delivering client personal, accounts and consultancy requirements and reporting to partners.
  • Able to work with and understand any accounting/bookkeeping software.
  • Liaise with practice manager on progress for all jobs and cross selling opportunities.
  • Control cost budgets, meet reporting timetables and prepare key client reporting documents.
  • Develop professional relationships with clients and within the firm.
  • Actively manage your self-development and continuing professional education.
  • Attend CPD courses or other professional courses as required by the firm.
  • Have a genuine interest in understanding your clients’ businesses with the drive to deliver exceptional client service.
  • Ensure IRIS Practice Management is kept up to date in respect of all your assignments.
  • Be able to work well both as part of a team and also unsupervised.
  • Be prepared to travel when required.

Software used at Lawrence Grant:

  • IRIS
  • CCH
  • Sage
  • Virtual Cabinet
  • VT Transaction
  • QuickBooks
  • Xero
  • Receiptbank

Benefits

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

Potential opportunities:

  • Dealing with UK & international tax matters.
  • The ability to develop own portfolio of clients
  • Partnership opportunity

Please send all CV’s to recruitment@lawrencegrant.co.uk and the closing date is Monday 30th September

Requirements

  • Good technical skills in tax (UK and international) and accounts.
  • Be responsible for tasks which could range from accounts preparation (relating to Companies, Partnerships, LLP’s and sole traders), completion of personal and partnership tax returns and computations, assisting clients with HMRC tax enquiries and other tax matters, completing P11D returns and any other special assignments and/or ad-hoc projects as required by the managers/partners.
  • Review and completion of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, LLP and company accounts as well as income tax, corporation tax computations, VAT Returns and EC Sales List
  • To act as primary contact for a portfolio of international clients
  • Provide tax planning and structuring advice to the firm’s UK and International clients.
  • Advise international clients on UK residence and domicile matters
  • Advice on pre-arrival tax planning opportunities, remittance of funds and distinction of clean capital including preparation of tax memorandums
  • Advise clients on the ever changing property taxes and provide property structuring advice
  • Advice in respect of the non-resident landlord scheme and attend to various related compliance
  • Provide inheritance tax advice and capital gains tax advice with an international focus
  • Advice on offshore trusts and offshore companies and their related UK tax implications
  • Advice to individuals coming to work in the UK, overseas workday relief and all related matters
  • Advice on cross border VAT queries, import/export queries
  • Liaise with practice manager on progress for all jobs and cross selling opportunities.
  • Ensure that all assignments are completed to a high standard before passing them on for manager/partner review.
  • Control cost budgets, meet reporting timetables and prepare key client reporting documents.
  • Be prepared to travel abroad for GGI conferences, meeting with the firm’s international clients and taking part in seminars and trade missions
  • Actively manage your self-development and continuing professional education.
  • Attend CPD courses or other professional courses as required by the firm.
  • Have a genuine interest in understanding your clients’ businesses with the drive to deliver exceptional client service.
  • Ensure IRIS/CCH Practice Management is kept up to date in respect of all your assignments.
  • Be able to work well both as part of a team and also unsupervised.

Software

  • IRIS
  • CCH
  • Sage
  • Virtual Cabinet
  • VT Transaction
  • QuickBooks
  • Xero

Benefits

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

Potential opportunities:

  • Dealing with UK & international tax matters.
  • The ability to develop own portfolio of clients
  • Manager/partner opportunity

Please send all CV’s to recruitment@lawrencegrant.co.uk and the closing date is Monday 30th September

Responsibilities

Managing and dealing with staff matters including:

  • Ad hoc staff queries and advice
  • Delegate work to staff and allocate brief to supervisors / line managers as and when required.
  • Train seniors / supervisors where applicable
  • Maintaining and reviewing jobs that have been allocated to staff by meeting with supervisors every week to ensure that the relevant deadlines and budgets are met.
  • Reviewing WIP and debtors ledger with supervisors / staff on a monthly basis.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the partner’s client portfolio to ensure that the firm’s filing obligation for clients are undertaken on a timely basis. These include; personal tax, VAT, bookkeeping preparation (relating to Companies, Partnerships, LLP’s and sole traders), completion of personal and partnership tax returns, PllD returns as well as any other special assignments and/or ad-hoc projects as required by the partner.
  • Being able to undertake fee proposals for new clients and identify selling opportunities.
  • Being able to meet prospective clients and also pick up new enquiries that are received.
  • Undertake tax planning for both personal and corporate clients.
  • Be able to write reports and memos in respect of tax advice that will need to be provided to clients.
  • Be able to review business plans and forecasts to support immigration applications.
  • Undertaking final review of accounts and discussing with clients.
  • Undertaking review of tax returns and discussing with clients.
  • Approving client packs for secretary to publish to clients.
  • Undertaking presentations locally and at international conferences / networking events.
  • Identify risk matters
  • Be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, and have excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Communicating and meeting with clients as and when required.
  • Ability to undertake work independently and bring new ideas to the practice.

Other

  • Attend CPD courses or other professional courses as required by the firm.
  • Be able to work well both as part of a team and also unsupervised.
  • Be prepared to travel when required.

Software

  • IRIS
  • Virtual cabinet
  • SAGE
  • VT Transaction
  • Receiptbank
  • Quickbooks
  • Xero
  • CCH

Benefits

  • Healthcare
  • Holiday & sickness bonus scheme
  • Regular CPD courses for audit, accounts, tax and other specialist courses

Potential opportunities:

  • Overseas travel to attend international networking events organised by GGI (Easymeet meetings)
  • Network and develop own client portfolio
  • Undertake trade missions with UKTI or independently
  • To learn and undertake international tax advisory work.
  • To develop new skills and knowledge based on the firm’s needs and requirements.

Please send all CV’s to recruitment@lawrencegrant.co.uk and the closing date is Monday 30th September

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

Communications

  • Partners - ad hoc tasks
  • Manager/senior - review points, planning, progress on jobs, technical issues
  • Semi senior/trainees - allocation of tasks/timescales, answer technical queries, provide feedback
  • Clients - regularly to discuss any queries and problems

Decision Making Parameters Delegation

  • Recommend and propose budgets to senior/manager.
  • Technical decisions using accounting and audit guidelines

Qualification and 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

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

Benefits

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

Potential opportunity

  • Dealing with UK & international tax matters.
  • Senior/Manager

Please send all CV’s to recruitment@lawrencegrant.co.uk and the closing date is Monday 30th September

We have an exciting new opportunity at our office in Harrow. We are looking for someone to manage the firm’s current CRM system (Infusionsoft) ensuring the company communicates with its clients on a regular basis with reminder updates. There are also additional opportunities to come up with creative marketing ideas to maximise the software’s potential.

You will also be able to support Marketing Manager across a number of social media platforms (including LinkedIn & Instagram) and have involvement in the ‘day to day’ running of the marketing team, as well as ownership of smaller projects & internal events (such as breakfasts, summer & Christmas parties).

This is a part-time role 3 days a week, working 22.5 hours per week (3 x 7.5 hrs a day).

Role Description

CRM Management

  • In co-ordination with the Practice Manager plan and deliver the CRM strategies across the company encouraging customer retention and customer loyalty.
  • Working closely with all areas of the firm to ensure the CRM works effectively. 
  • Monitor and maximise customer lifetime value strategies ensuring maximum profitability.
  • Follow up and analysis of campaign results.
  • Ensuring the database is segmented (tagged) effectively for targeted business and other marketing activities.
  • Developing testing strategies for all aspects of the CRM to ensure the most effective approach for the company and our services.
  • Managing all tax reminders are completed on the CRM system.
  • Migrating to CCH CRM system from March 2020.

Social Media

  • Manage business social media profiles such as Twitter and Instagram (initially).
  • Develop and maintain Social Media profiles for the business.
  • Build followers and increase engagement across all social media platforms.

Creative Design

  • Image design & editing opportunities using Canva software.

General

  • Some administration duties, i.e. answering phones.
  • Manage websites live chat service in Marketing Manager’s absence.
  • Supporting upcoming international conferences, i.e. creating presentations (using Przi software) and sourcing merchandise.
  • Ensure any presentations are delivered to the highest level of quality adhering to brand guidelines.
  • Source merchandise for events.
  • Provide a support function to the Marketing Manager.
  • Article/Blog writing opportunities, i.e. for GGI Insider (our international alliance).
  • Maintaining the Marketing Calendar.

Analytics

  • Analyse the traffic and visitors to the business website and social media platforms.
  • Pull post-campaign CRM reports and update Practice Manager with client figures in VAT campaigns.

Key Requirements - Candidate Skills and Attributes

General

  • A good level of English both written and verbal is essential
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills (particularly email).
  • Ability to multi-task & work as part of a team
  • Experience and knowledge of social media
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Highly motivated and have the drive to succeed
  • A creative eye 
  • Keen to learn and develop new skills/knowledge
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • A desire for a progressive career in CRM & the larger marketing function.

CRM Specific

  • Ideally 1 – 2 years experience.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and outstanding time management skills.
  • Teamworking and leadership skills; you’ll be in charge of the system and may on occasion ned to train colleagues on some aspects of the system and stay on top of the administration side of things.
  • Commercial awareness. A CRM Executive must know his/her target market well and have the ability to create campaigns that grab the attention of customers and solves their problems.
  • Top quality analytical skills. A part of your job involves gathering and analysing data to help you understand your customer base and coming up with suggestions for improving the existing strategy.

Technical (Other)

  • A keen interest in digital online technologies
  • Knowledge and experience of editing Adobe PDF’s would be advantageous
  • An interest in design using canva.com. Training available
  • Experience in the use of social media management systems would be advantageous
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Personal digital marketing experience (blog, social media etc.) essential

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 October. 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.