Junior Accountant, Expanding Firm

Recruiter
Cripps Recruitment
Location
Watford
Salary
20000.0000
Posted
17 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

On behalf of our client, Cripps 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.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.