We talk to Michael Green about his role as an Accounts Semi–Senior here at The Accountancy Partnership.
Give an overview of the duties, functions, and responsibilities of your job.
Preparing accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, and assisting clients with any queries they may have.
What is a typical working day like for you?
Every day is different, but I normally start the day preparing a set of accounts or a tax return. Through the day I assist my clients with any queries they may have, either on a call of via email.
What particular challenges do you regularly encounter?
I plan my day in advance to make sure I can manage and meet my client’s deadlines, whether that’s for accounts, VAT returns, or tax returns. We also work to a 24-hour email response time, so I must make sure I reply in a timely manner to meet my client’s expectations.
What are some of the biggest challenges faced by your clients?
Clients can find it difficult to understand what they need to prepare their accounts, and how to portray the records. I try to help them as much as I can to make the process less stressful.
How are you able to use your skills to solve problems for them?
I have been working in accounts for 5 years so I use my experience and knowledge to assist clients with any issues they may have.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Every client is different, so it is interesting to be working with clients in many different sectors. Also, it is great when am I able to provide clients with a solution to any problems they may have.
What do you like most about working for The Accountancy Partnership?
All the people I work with. The people at TAP make it an enjoyable environment to work in, with everyone being easy to talk to and with constant support available.
What skills do you find most useful to do your job?
Organisation and communication. I have a wide range of clients, but it is key to understand their needs on an individual basis so we can have the best working relationship possible.
Where’s your favourite place to visit on days off?
I enjoy going to see my family and friends when I am not in work.
Tell us about your proudest achievement.
I am proud of passing all my AAT exams first time and passing the ACCA exams I have done so far.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Friendly, easy going, and hard working – Per my colleague Ben Grimwood.
What are you reading/binge watching at the moment?
I have just finished watching Daredevil on Netflix and currently binging the Snowpiercer series!
Who do you admire, and why?
My Girlfriend Becky, as the way she has overcome personal issues in her life to now be the business Manager at her work, after only working there for 18 months.