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Qualified Accountant

ECS Recruitment
September 8, 2023
Galway City, Ireland
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ECS Recruitment is currently recruiting a Qualified Accountant with a strong practice background for our client based in Galway City, Co. Galway.

Our client offers services to small and medium-sized businesses, sole traders, partnerships, and individuals.

Main duties will include:

  • Preparation and completion of audit-exempt financial statements.
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders and partnerships, primarily focusing on GP practices.
  • Preparation of tax returns, including income tax and property rental accounts, as well as corporation tax.
  • Some involvement in payroll, VAT, and RCT compliance, although this will be minimal.
  • Preparation of management accounts for specific clients on a quarterly or biannual basis.
  • Conducting audits and completing financial statements.
  • Preparation of budgets and cash flow projections.
  • Handling miscellaneous inquiries from clients, banks, and revenue authorities, including revenue audits.
  • Your responsibilities in this role will include:
  • Preparing working papers and financial statements in accordance with relevant procedures and standards.
  • Conducting audits for a diverse range of clients in line with auditing principles.
  • Preparing corporate and personal tax returns.
  • Investigating and resolving issues that arise during assignments.
  • Ensuring assignments are completed within budget and time constraints.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients.
  • Performing assignments in a timely, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Achieving fee targets for your assigned portfolio.
  • Creating technical briefs and checklists for both staff and clients.

Qualifications and experiences required:

  • 3+ years of general accounting practice experience.
  • ACA/ACCA qualification. 
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and auditing standards.
  • Practical experience in preparing tax returns.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly in Surf Accounts Production/Relate Accounts Production or similar financial statements software, Revenue online service, Excel, Word, and payroll packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to critically analyze information.
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills.
  • Leadership abilities with a capacity to supervise.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to use initiative while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
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