TLC Loves… recruiting
9th June 2016
Could you be the next amazing cog in our well-oiled machine?
We’re on the look out for some new recruits! If you are an accountant and keen to work in a small (but perfectly-formed, even if we do say so ourselves) accountancy practice with an emphasis on customer care, read on. We’re looking for a senior and a junior/trainee. If you think it sounds like you, drop us a line – all of the ways to do that are here.
We are looking for a friendly senior accountant to join our fast-growing team. Set up two years ago by Claire Turner and James Lister, we’ve been on a speedy upward trajectory ever since. Our TLC ethos is just what you’d think – we put our clients at the heart of what we do, differentiating on our great service.
This role will be challenging, demanding and exciting for a qualified accountant with an accountancy practice background, and includes the need for detailed accountancy along with close interaction with prospective and existing clients, as well as the firm’s directors.
In return we’re offering an excellent salary, free parking at our beautiful offices in Wetherby where the only rush hour is if you catch a tractor on the road and Perkbox.
The TLC way
We’re looking for a special someone who is not only personable and confident but who also demonstrates tremendous attention to detail. The right person will be able to hold their own, think creatively and be a team player. Our new senior accountant will not only crunch the numbers but will also be an account manager in the true sense of the word, delivering on our promise of great customer care.
We know all of our clients by name – and we probably know their partner’s name and those of their children too, along with other little details like their birthday, if they’re moving house or getting married. We don’t just look at our clients’ numbers retrospectively, but spend time understanding what they really mean to our clients’ businesses, and helping them make the most of the choices they’re presented with – it’s all part of our can-do attitude, which the perfect person for this role will also have in bucketfuls.
All about you
Ideally you will be ACA/ACCA qualified, and have at least three years’ current practice experience covering all the usual stuff – VAT returns, management accounts, cash flow forecasting, preparation of statutory accounts and corporation tax returns.
We use a lot of cloud computing packages to help give our clients great information from their numbers, so we’d love it if someone had experience with Xero – we’re proud to be Xero gold partners and that all of our staff are Xero accredited. If you don’t have experience but are willing to learn, we’ll also see that as a plus.
As a senior accountant we also expect you to be very confident at using Excel and Digita experience is advantageous, although not essential. Your technical knowledge will be excellent and you will be able to communicate clearly and openly to the team, clients and prospects without resorting to jargon.
You will have high levels of initiative and self-motivation and be the kind of person that drives others to ‘make it happen’. We work in a highly entrepreneurial environment so need to be adaptable enough as a firm to respond to the curved balls we’re occasionally thrown. We’re a small team, so you’ll be flexible, able to multi-task and advise other members of the team and will thrive on new challenges.
We are also looking for a friendly junior or trainee accountant to join our fast-growing team.
All about you
With at least 18 months’ experience and ideally on the way to being at least AAT level 3 qualified or close to ATT level 4 (fully qualified) you’ll want to work in a team where you can really make a difference to our clients. We’ll support you with your studies if that’s what you need. In return we’re offering an excellent salary, free parking at our beautiful offices in Wetherby where the only rush hour is if you catch a tractor on the road, and Perkbox.
You’ll need a good understanding of working with SMEs – including sole-traders, partnerships and limited companies, an awareness of cloud accounting packages – Xero a distinct advantage – and be fully competent in the use of Excel, Sage and Microsoft Office. You’ll also be willing to learn – new software packages, new skills and about new clients.
We work in a highly entrepreneurial environment so need to be adaptable enough as a firm to respond to the curved balls we’re occasionally thrown. We’re a small team, so you’ll be flexible, able to multi-task and will thrive on new challenges.
If either of these positions sound like you or someone you know, what are you waiting for? Check out how to get in touch here.