Junior Accounts Assistant - Watford

HW Fisher Ltd
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Firm:

HW Fisher & Company is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small, medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals. Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively. Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 36 partners and approximately 320 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT, business recovery and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

The non-resident landlords department currently consists of one manager and three accounts assistants overseen by a Partner, and is based in our Watford office. The department complete the accounts and provides advice for clients based overseas but with property in the UK.

The Role:

We require a junior accounts assistant to assist in this small but busy department, completing rental accounts and tax returns for our non-residential landlord clients.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • The preparation of rental accounts on Microsoft Excel

  • The preparation of tax returns (using the appropriate software)

  • Liaising with clients, third parties (for example, letting agents and banks) and HMRC by telephone, letter and email

  • Various administration tasks in the department

  • Other ad-hoc tasks as and when they arise

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a graduate or possess excellent A-levels and able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • A familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, as well as general computer literacy

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral

  • Confidence in dealing with clients and third parties by telephone

  • Good inter-personal skills

  • A willingness to learn

The successful candidate will report primarily to the department manager but also to the other staff members as necessary.

In return, the right candidate will be offered study support after successful completion of the probationary period.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: Up to £18,000

  • Group Life Cover

  • 22 days holiday on commencement

  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme

  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)

  • Contributory Private Health Scheme

  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan

  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Cycle voucher scheme