Junior Accountant

Recruiter
Curtis Recruitment
Location
Watford
Salary
From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted
12 Apr 2017
Closes
12 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

On behalf of our client, Curtis Recruitment is looking to recruit a Junior Accountant to work in a fast-paced environment on varied tasks. You will need a structured, yet flexible approach to multi-task whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

Within the role of Junior Accountant - providing accounting, tax, and administrative support to clients - your key responsibilities will include:

  • On boarding clients
  • Complete ownership of a portfolio of clients
  • Incorporating companies
  • Registering companies for VAT and PAYE and corporation tax
  • Liaising with clients via telephone, e-mail and post
  • Processing PAYE and VAT returns
  • Processing of client payroll
  • Bank and other reconciliations
  • Adhering to all filing deadlines - which includes chasing clients for missing information
  • Filing annual returns and assisting with end of year returns
  • Meeting deadlines, such as the clearing of e-mails and post daily
  • Client management including filing and general administration of client companies
  • Communicating with HMRC on behalf of the client
  • Answer and field calls
  • Creating and maintaining client files on internal databases and management of CRM
  • Internal reporting supporting head accountant

To be considered for this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent level of literacy, written communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent level of numeracy & commercial judgement
  • Accountancy, tax or payroll experience is highly preferable
  • Good academic record
  • Accounting or tax qualifications preferable (can be working towards one)
  • General computer knowledge and good use of Microsoft packages (in particular Excel) is highly desirable

This role will suit a positive and motivated self-starter who has an amiable personality and a conscientious attitude. You will be hard working and be happy to assist in other areas of the business while building up their client base. Ideally, you will come from a contractor accounting or practice environment.

In return, this expanding firm is offering a competitive salary and the chance to build on existing experience and grow within the company.