Careers

Careers at KTS Owens Thomas, one of Wales' leading firms of accountants and business advisors.

KTS Owens Thomas is a long established and progressive professional services business servicing a diverse range of clients throughout Wales, the UK and overseas. It is one of Wales’s largest and most innovative independent practices.

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Forensic Accounting and Corporate Finance Executive 

(Salary dependent on experience)

Are you currently wanting to take your career in a different direction or are you already in forensic accounting? We are seeking an ambitious qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent to develop a career in this varied and challenging area. We are a leading firm of accountants and have an opening due to expansion of our nationwide forensic accounting service which is growing and has a healthy pipeline of assignments. Cases include commercial litigation, matrimonial, fraud and other investigatory assignments. Corporate finance assignments include acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs.

Forensic accounting or corporate finance experience would be advantageous but not essential if you can demonstrate a genuine interest in and an aptitude for, this type of work. Candidates from an audit and accounting or tax background or with other investigation or financial modelling experience will be considered.

This will offer the right candidate an exciting and varied career within a fast growing company. The right candidate will have a clearly mapped career path and opportunities to progress.

Responsibilities

  • Assistance on corporate finance transactions and financial due diligence
  • Assistance on forensic accounting assignments
  • Involvement in the team’s business development activities
  • Ad hoc project work

Attributes

  • Ability to quickly establish strong relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Sound technical knowledge with a commercial outlook and the ability to think laterally and show initiative
  • Confident at interacting with all levels of team members
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills, experience at financial modelling would be an advantage
  • Team player, enthusiastic and proactive attitude required to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible in approach and manage a variety of task effectively
  • Strong adherence to ethical principles, particularly with the nature of the confidential work

Location

The candidate would be based in Cardiff and with the nature of the work and our nationwide service offering some travel may be necessary.

Please email Tanya Wilson with your CV if you are interested in applying for this position: tanyaw@ktsowensthomas.com.


Accounts Senior

We are seeking an experienced, high calibre Accounts Senior to join our growing team in our Head Office based in Cardiff Bay. This person would be someone who has previous experience of working in practice and exposure to the essential elements of client service and delivery. The successful applicant will be a part of a team of 18 people working in the accounts department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As an Accounts Senior, you will be required to:

  • Prepare accounts for limited companies from trial balance stage, as well as sole traders and partnerships from primary records
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly management accounts including variance analysis
  • Maintain client books and records on a regular basis
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of Corporation Tax, Partnership Tax and Personal Tax returns ready for review
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new and existing clients
  • Work and liaise with other members in the accounts team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality client service
  • Report directly to a Manager/Director
  • Able to project manage in order to meet deadlines and budget constraints

Requirements:

  • Newly qualified ACCA or QBE with previous experience of working in practice
  • Broad range of experience dealing with all aspects of limited companies in particular, as well as sole traders and partnerships
  • Technically capable of producing statutory accounts to a high standard
  • General corporate and personal tax experience essential
  • Working knowledge of Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel essential
  • Working knowledge of CCH desirable
  • Able to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
  • Possess strong team working skills
  • Demonstrable ability to take responsibility and use own initiative
  • Full, clean driving licence as some work may require travel

For further details, please contact Stephen Holley (stephenh@ktsowensthomas.com)


Audit/Accounts Senior

We are seeking an experienced high calibre audit senior to join our growing team in Cardiff. This person would be someone who is developing their experience and exposure to the essential elements of client service and delivery. Technically capable, this person is developing their ability to apply their knowledge to client service and advice, are developing their business skills and is starting to or would like to develop some managerial skills. As an Audit/Accounts Senior, you will be required to provide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning,
day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments. You will also need to build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients and work and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients service.

Duties/responsibilities

  • Some IFRS experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of FRS 102 and new UK GAAP
  • Knowledge of group accounts desirable
  • Report to an Audit Manager/Director
  • Supervisory responsibility for teams of up to 2 people
  • Coach and train junior staff
  • Some assignments may require travel
  • Ability to project manage to meet deadlines and budget constraints

Requirements

  • Technically capable in audit and financial reporting
  • ACCA/ACA or equivalent professional qualification or several years’ experience
  • Broad range audit experience including planning, controlling and completing diverse range of assignments
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
  • Possession of strong team working skills
  • Gained experience of supervising and developing junior staff
  • Demonstrable ability to take responsibility and use initiative

For further details of this post please email Amanda Kruger or ring her on 029 2082 9000.


Audit and Accounts Manager

KTS Owens Thomas is a long established and progressive professional services business servicing a diverse range of clients throughout Wales, the UK and overseas. It is one of Wales’s largest and most innovative independent practices. An opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced, qualified accountant with excellent and proven financial reporting and audit skills. The successful candidate as part of their future development plans will have the opportunity to enrol on a management development programme with a view to progressing to a senior management role within the business as appropriate.

We are seeking a suitably qualified high performing professional to join our Audit and Assurance department. You will be involved in providing audit, accounting and business advice to a diverse and interesting portfolio of clients in various business sectors including Charities. You will be responsible for the execution of the firm’s risk based audit approach and leading an audit team during the fieldwork. In addition, you will have the opportunity to provide a variety of non-audit business services to a dedicated and growing portfolio of clients to include accounts, tax and business advice. The position reports to Associate Directors/Directors and will have direct responsibility for a portfolio of clients.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Delivery of high quality audit and non-audit services, coordinating team members in delivery of same
  • Working knowledge of UK GAAP (including FRS 102) and International Auditing
  • Standards (UK and Ireland) to include New Charity SORP
  • Achieving department and individual performance objectives
  • Managing administration of client, including budgets, WIP and timely billing
  • Maintaining the highest technical and professional standards
  • Thinking strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
  • Providing additional help and guidance to clients on a consultancy basis
  • Delivering results and managing client expectations
  • Identifying ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
  • Monitoring and control staff working on the portfolio
  • Supervising and coach, train and develop staff to develop their knowledge
  • A role model for department professionals
  • Assisting the department’s Associate Director in carrying out various practice management activities e.g. resourcing and training
  • Career progression through professional development and external training in readiness for Senior Manager Role

Requirements

  • Professional accounting qualification ICAEW/ACCA
  • Up to 6 years of post-qualification experience
  • Proven and strong financial reporting and technical knowledge including consolidation and group reporting
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills

Remuneration and Principle Terms

  •  Very competitive and attractive salary
  •  Auto enrolled for pension contributions
  • Full CPD support and professional development

For further details of this post please email Amanda Kruger or ring her on 029 2082 9000.

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