Accountant/ Tax Advisor

Competex Limited
Reigate, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Competex Limited are looking to recruit a new member of our accounts and tax team.

The role will be based at our Reigate office and is 3-5 days a week, with some flexibility. The role will be to prepare personal tax returns, accounts preparation, corporate tax and management of client filing deadlines. The job would suit a qualified accountant or tax accountant with a practice background. A person qualified by relevant experience may also be considered. It is important that the person has a strong accounting knowledge.

Job summary:

  • To prepare annual accounts and tax computations for Competex clients, in accordance with HMRC deadlines.
  • To complete and file personal tax returns before the due date, to avoid penalties.
  • Gather accurate information.
  • Ensure accurate and correct interpretation and recording of the above information and challenge information if it does not appear to be in accordance with general accounting practice or tax legislation.
  • Prepare annual financial statements and tax computations for clients on a timely basis.
  • Ensure deadlines are met and adhered to.
  • Ensure that clients are satisfied with the accounts, tax computation and general advice and that all requests are dealt with in a speedy, efficient and effective manner.
  • Keep up to date with client and HMRC correspondence and files.
  • Complete all allocated personal tax returns and ensure that they are filed to HMRC before the deadline on 31st January.
  • Assist the accounts department with general tax queries.
  • Ensure compliance with Money Laundering Regulations and ICAEW ethical guidelines.

Key skills/experience:

  • Experience of accounts preparation, business tax, VAT and personal tax

  • Experience of EIS/SEIS and R&D tax credits a bonus

  • Bookkeeping experience and knowledge of IRIS, Sage, Freeagent a bonus

  • Excellent attention to detail and record keeping

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to think logically

  • Team player with a flexible nature

  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook

  • Confident self-starter.

  • Up to date technical knowledge, particularly with personal and corporate tax.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


  • Competitive salary.

  • Competitive holiday allowance plus statutory bank holidays.

  • Pension scheme.