Code

Semi Senior Accountant

Location   

Brighton/Remote

Team    

Accountancy

Contract type   

Full-time, Permanent

Salary   

From £25,500 a year

About you

Are you a Part Qualified (ACCA) or newly qualified Accountant (AAT or equivalent), with experience working in an accountancy practice, looking to progress your career and continue your professional studies towards ACCA?

Crunch was the UK’s first fully online accounting software and service company and we are now hiring accountants to help achieve our growth plans. Our award winning software is used by over 20,000 clients and we provide accountancy services to over 11,000 small businesses, including freelancers, contractors and sole traders.

You’ll be helping our team to deliver all Crunch accountancy services ensuring that accounts and tax returns are completed according to statutory principles, professional guidelines and quality standards. You'll need to ensure key service and performance standards are met and that customers are completely satisfied with the quality of advice and service delivered.

The role will encompass professional studies and will work under the support and direction of the Accountancy management team. This role will support delivery of agreed operational targets and including the supervision of Accountants and Trainee Accountants.

Roles will be assigned between the different operational areas of the accountancy department, such as Accounts and Outsourcing; Direct Accountancy Services and Technical Accounting.

About the role

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out all accountancy related activities, including, but not limited to reviewing and producing limited company accounts, self-assessment tax returns, new client take-on procedures, Quarterly VAT returns, PAYE returns etc.
  • Keep up to date with latest changes to tax laws, rules and regulations through attendance at industry courses, workshops etc, develop knowledge and skills and maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Practical Experience Requirements (PER’s) and Crunch Essentials training.
  • Actively promote and manage the additional services delivered by Accountants to support achievement of Crunch’s key revenue growth targets (e.g. accountancy reviews, upselling packages, Client referrals, financial services etc.)
  • Assist Senior Accountants in resolving any complaints through to a satisfactory conclusion within the required service level.
  • Share knowledge and support the development of the Accountants and Trainee Accountants on the team by coaching and mentoring them.
  • Conduct effective 121 conversations, set priorities and targets for direct reports, measure progress towards these and embrace the optimisation of the Clear Review performance management and feedback software.
  • Build strong working relationships between Accountants and other Crunch service departments, in particular Client Services.
  • Effectively collaborate with other Accountants across teams to ensure knowledge is shared and that high quality advice and service is delivered consistently to Crunch clients at all times.
  • Where appropriate, support the Accounts and Outsourcing Manager to oversee the work of the Crunch Accounting Network and its outsource partners. This will include the on-boarding of new partners and the ongoing audit and review of work produced under contract on behalf of Crunch.
  • Review work produced by other team members - notably but not restricted to accounts produced, personal tax returns and accountancy references. Where the role supports the Accounts and Outsourcing Manager, feedback to be provided to the Crunch Accounting Network and its outsource partners.
  • Identify and offer suggestions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Crunch service proposition including the development of specialist services to meet specific client needs.
  • Proactively manage own tasks, client queries and team phone calls.
  • Maintain your understanding of the Crunch system, and update this knowledge as new features become available. Engage in system testing new features as required.

You will need:

  • May be qualified AAT Level 4 and/or working towards a professional accountancy or tax qualification (post AAT) such as ACCA or CTA.
  • Consistent track record of working successfully towards professional qualifications.
  • Previous practical experience of working in a team of accountants.
  • ICT literate, expertise on Crunch systems and able to apply/disseminate knowledge effectively.

The following experience is not essential, but would be beneficial:

  • Previous line management, coaching or mentoring experience (full training and coaching will be given in role).

Working at Crunch

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

  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays), which increases with length of service - plus an extra half day holiday on your birthday!
  • Private Medical Insurance with Vitality
  • Life Assurance
  • Lots of wellbeing support and events across the year; including the MyMindPal app, in-house personal training sessions, yoga sessions and more!

The majority of our team work remotely, and we’re pleased to welcome applications from across the UK - ideally with the ability to visit our HQ in Brighton every now and again, particularly for our team social events!

All we need is for you 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 equipment you need to get set up before you start with us, delivered to your door.

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £25,500.00 per year

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

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.

Send your CV and covering letter to careers@crunch.co.uk

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Helena Mann

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