Practice Accountant

Tax Assist
Dunstable, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Practice Accountant

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 1JN.
Salary: £22 - £27K.
Contract: Full time, permanent.

About us

We are part of an award winning, UK-wide network of accountants with more than 280 offices supporting more than 60,000 clients. We specialise in providing accountancy and taxation services to small businesses.

About the role

We are seeking an accountant with practice experience to join our growing, ambitious accountancy practice. We require a confident, motivated professional to help us continue to deliver an unrivalled service to our clients.

If you can combine a strong desire to progress within a Practice Accountant role along with a very high degree of IT literacy, excellent communication skills and some relevant experience then your application would also be welcome.

Duties and responsibilities

• Review & prepare self-assessment tax returns, accounts for sole traders and partnerships.
• Ability to prepare from incomplete records / brown paper bag
• Dealing with clients and HRMC enquiries and queries
• Reviews & prepares Ltd company accounts and corporation tax returns
• Review of monthly payroll and CIS prepared
• Preparation and review of year end payroll routines including contractor CIS refunds
• Preparation of bookkeeping and VAT returns/submission
• Manage and organise your own workload and help other staff members do the same
• Assist with training new members of staff when required
• Providing advice and guidance to clients and junior staff when required
• Migrating clients onto cloud accounting bookkeeping systems
• Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed.

What we need from you

• Comfortable talking to small business owners about their accounts and tax returns at their level
• Strong knowledge of accounting systems, UK tax laws and accounting standards applicable to small business
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to both clients and colleagues
• Ability to manage yourself and others
• Full or part qualified within a professional accountancy body is preferred but not essential
• You will have made significant progress towards for instance AAT or ACCA qualification and have several years' experience within the accountancy profession.
• Full or part qualified within a professional accountancy body is preferred but not essential
• Qualified by experience would also be considered

Desirable Requirements

• Working knowledge of Quickbooks, TaxCalc, Excel, and Brightpay, (training will be provided on these and other software as required)

Additional Benefits

• In house training programme at our National Training Academy and external trainers

This is an excellent opportunity for a capable individual who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service. The ideal candidate will be looking to develop their skills in a rapidly growing and dynamic business using industry leading software with support from a multi award winning accountancy network.

If we've just described you and you want to experience the rewarding and varied nature of working with small businesses in a friendly local business atmosphere, then click the APPLY button to forward an up to date CV and cover letter.

Strictly no agencies.

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