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French Speaking Senior Accountant

Full Time
Central London,
£38,000 - £45,000


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Halliday Marx have partnered with an International Corporate Advisory firm to recruit a Qualified Accountant on an permanent basis.


Managing a portfolio of clients ensuring timely & accurate production of financial statements
management accounts and reporting packs (including bookkeeping & payroll)

Train, develop & manage an Assistant Accountant (AAT level)

Acting as major point of contact for clients together with the Business Line Manager. This includes responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress and identifying cross-selling opportunities

Company incorporation and set up (including coordination of UK bank account opening, employment contracts, employee benefits)

Building sustainable external and internal client relationships

Use of Sage Business Cloud Accounting or other cloud based solutions to maintain books and
produce trial balance, profit & loss and other reports

Processing monthly payrolls including general payroll queries and related issues

Preparation of HMRC related returns including monthly PAYE/NI submissions and quarterly VAT returns.

Admin and any other ad-hoc duties as required.

The Successful Candidate will be;

Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or French equivalent

Fluent French speaker

Minimum 4-5 years’ experience (at least 3 years within the UK)

Excellent bookkeeping skills and fully experienced in the preparation of statutory accounts, VAT & other HMRC returns, payroll and management reporting

Completely conversant in the use of Sage and Microsoft Office tools. Experience in the use of cloud based accounting solutions would be advantageous

Recognise issues with European implications and act accordingly (eg VAT, taxation, FX,
employment matters)

Consulting mindset when analysing results and KPIs to deliver further value to clients

Basic knowledge of UK Company law and company secretarial requirements.
Experience of UK employment law would be advantageous.

Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail