Accountant
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About Crunch:

Crunch is a multi-award winning Software as a Service (SaaS) company born in the heart of Brighton with a brilliant team of 130, over 17,500 clients and 50,000 Crunch Chorus members. Together, we single-handedly pioneered a complete online accounting solution to empower self-employed contractors, freelancers and micro-businesses in the UK, helping them to grow their business and create the lives they want as part of a powerful community.

Now we no longer have a large office base as we embrace remote-first ways of working, the role offers you the opportunity to work remotely all the time, or a mixture of office and remote working if you would prefer this as we have some temporary office space in the Brighton & Hove area.

We’re hiring for a permanent, full-time Accountant as we bring some previously outsourced department processes back in-house, who will focus on producing accounts and self-assessments in accordance with department service level agreements.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to work as part of a small accountancy team to provide excellent service to our clients. The role will be coached and guided by more experienced members of the team to reach agreed accounts and / or self assessment production targets.

Please note that our management accountant and financial accountant roles are in a separate team with no vacancies at present.

About you:

  • This role is open to applicants with the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Please note that we’re unable to offer sponsorship to overseas candidates.
  • The usual working hours are Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.
  • You need to be able to work from home in a comfortable, private and distraction free environment, with a solid internet connection (a minimum of 10-12 Mbps upload speed).
  • We'll provide you with all the IT equipment you need to get set up before you start with us - so there's no need to supply your own.
  • You would agree to visit our offices in the Brighton & Hove area on your first day to collect your IT equipment and attend a business induction.

Role responsibilities:

  • Work on the production of company accounts and corporation tax calculations.
  • Support the performance of Accountancy teams towards achievement of agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Provide accurate accounting and tax advice to our clients based on their individual circumstances.
  • Answer client queries via email, telephone and online chat support and maintain accurate records.
  • Proactively manage your own tasks, client queries and team phone calls as part of your own workload management.
  • Understand the Crunch systems and apply this knowledge efficiently and effectively.
  • Work closely with other departments, in particular Client Services, to ensure high levels of client service are achieved.
  • Actively promote and manage the additional services delivered by Accountants to support achievement of Crunch’s key revenue growth targets (for example, accountancy reviews, upselling packages, Client referrals, financial services).
  • Keep up to date with the latest changes to tax laws, rules and regulations, develop knowledge and skills and maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Practical Experience Requirements (PER’s) and complete annual Crunch Essentials Training.
  • Embrace the usage of the Hibob system, which is being used by Crunch to complete regular 121 and review conversations, and for setting and tracking company and department Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

Role specific qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • 5 GCSEs (Grades A* to C or 9 to 4), which must include Maths and English, or equivalent.
  • Previous practical experience of working as an Accountant in an Accountancy practice.
  • Previous experience of working in a volume accounts environment.
  • Have a keen interest in software applications and developing accountancy knowledge.
  • Experience of using cloud accounting software.

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment.
  • A recognised Accountancy qualification.

What you’ll get in return:

We’re very proud of our collaborative and inclusive working environment - you’ll be working as part of a fun and vibrant team, with a whole host of fantastic company benefits!

These include:

  • A basic salary range of £28,714 to £30,579 per annum.
  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) - plus an extra half day holiday on your birthday.
  • Workplace pension scheme auto-enrolment with Scottish Widows after 3 months
  • Life assurance (4 x salary) with Met Life after 3 months.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • The opportunity to earn commission for add-on products and services.
  • Store discounts with Crunch Perks.
  • Company funded social events.

If an applicant discloses any disability or learning difficulty, we will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview(s), which are usually carried out remotely on video calls. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and would like to discuss additional support available, please let us know.

Crunch is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of our company and the community, embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, those who apply to work for us and our client base, without exception.

We believe that the key to our success is our people, we value the contributions and experiences of all who make up our community. Supported by our company policies and procedures, we will take every possible step to ensure that no person will suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, age, neurodiversity or disability status.

Crunch reserves the right to perform pre-employment checks using a designated third party partner on all successful applicants for roles at Crunch, (including but not limited to): Right to Work in the UK verification, DBS check, address check, employment references and UK credit checks. I will be informed of the requirement for these by Crunch in advance of these being completed.

No recruitment companies or agencies please as we don’t accept unsolicited CVs for our vacancies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £28,714.00-£30,579.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience of producing accounts or self-assessments in an accountancy practice environment?

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: Remote

Like what you see? Please get in touch! You can apply by sending your CV and a cover letter telling us a bit more about yourself to careers@crunch.co.uk

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Crunch is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of our company and the community, embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, those who apply to work for us and our client base, without exception.