Accounts Senior – Agriculture
£35-40,000pa FTE Full or Part-time hours considered BGC-2053-AC Permanent
A superb position for an experienced Accounts Senior to manage an agricultural client portfolio with this north east accounting firm. The opportunity to work in this sector is rare and we are looking to talk to accounting professionals either with existing agriculture experience or those with an interest to specialise in this area.
Based in either Newcastle or Northumberland you will support the Partners with managing your own portfolio of local farming clients. This will involve the preparation of year end statutory accounts, VAT returns, bookkeeping, and basic tax preparation. More junior individuals within the team will support you with the preparation.
You will be the first point of contact with your clients so your ability to communicate and develop a relationship is essential. Customer service is high and we require someone who appreciates the value of strong relationships. Over time as you get to know your clients, they will look to you for accounting and business support.
We are looking for an individual who can hit the ground running and is familiar with portfolio management. You must be able to work independently using your own initiative, yet know when to ask for guidance. Knowledge of the sector can be taught, but technical accounting experience is essential.
Whilst a professional qualification such as ACA or ACCA is preferred, years of experience is equally valued. Any prior experience with Farmplan and Xero is helpful but again can be taught.
There may be some occasional events to attend with your clients as you develop your relationships within the agricultural community, but most of these will be in work time.
Once familiar with the day to day responsibilities and culture of the firm this position offers the flexibility to split your time between home and office. Full-time is desirable however 3 or 4 days can also be accommodated for the right individual.
A competitive salary and benefits package comes as standard as does a friendly and supportive team who are professional yet also able to have fun.
Parking is available for free, also accessible by public transport.