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accounting senior associate

background

flinder is an exciting and innovative start up formed by 2 entrepreneurial accountants and management consultants who have the ambition to really help businesses evolve by working with them, not just for them.

we see things differently and so using technology to embrace a remote working culture is just one of those things we do. we work with businesses across the country but our main footprint is in london & the south east.

technical skills are only a small part of our requirements – yes, our team has to have top notch accounting and people skills, but buying into our vision and sharing our values are as critical, if not more so, than technical skills.

flinder offers an end-to-end accounting solution for ambitious sme and scale up businesses who, like us, love technology and doing things better than they have ever been done before. with the accuracy and quick turnaround of our delivery team and experts, our clients have rich data at their finger tips with management information dashboards accessible on the go, anywhere, anytime.

we are looking for exceptional candidates to come on our journey – are you the next team member to help our business evolve?

role description

As an accounting senior associate, you will be responsible for delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients predominantly in the London and South East region. With technical accounting experience, you will be close to the detail and instrumental to ensuring all client deliverables are accurate and timely, including management accounts, annual financial statements and technical accounting questions. You will be responsible for providing a premium client service that is absolutely second to none. Just like your clients, you will also be an instrumental part of a new and growing business.

duties & responsibilities

you will have responsibility for:

supporting the client onboarding journey
• finance system design & build and working with data structures
improve processes for new clients to best in practice, leveraging technology where possible and streamlining them
• supporting the design of rich bespoke client management information
developing client process manuals
coach associates
performing close activities and monthly working papers for complex clients e.g. reconciliations, vat returns, prepayments/accruals & journals
 familiar with using and reporting from cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks)
 preparing management commentaries for complex clients
 preparing monthly/quarterly management accounts for complex clients
 review of annual statutory accounts and corporation tax
 investigating and responding to technical accounting queries
 primary relationship owner for less complex clients
 performing ad hoc requests and non routine questions from less complex clients
 ad-hoc work required in an agile business
 technical support to flinder managers in delivery of their portfolios

experience & requirements

to be considered for the role you must have:

passed ACCA or ACA exams and be working towards an accountancy qualification
at least 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in a small to mid sized practice
good experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and management accounts
 an enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding their individual needs
experience in coaching junior members of the team
experience in managing smaller clients
 strong computer skills, with particular experience in excel
good experience with cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live)
 excellent attention to detail and time management skills
 the ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes
 an approach that client satisfaction is absolutely second to none
 drive and desire for progression within flinder, we want you to be our accounting managers of the future

additional info

 travel to client sites may be required
 your skills and experience will determine the entry level, and progression within flinder will be dependent on performance
 thrive working in an entrepreneurial environment, have a clear understanding of the flinder values and demonstrating these in everything you do is an absolute must
 an interest in skiing or snowboarding would be helpful for our annual ski trip!

package

£25,000 – £35,000 pa (experience dependent)
discretionary performance related bonus (expectation 5 – 10%)
 pension
• private medical insurance
• employee perks
• fully paid skiing strategy week
• unlimited holiday allowance
• MacBook Air available for business and personal use

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