Assistant Accountant in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Recruiter
TP Financial Recruitment
Location
Harpenden, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1178782329
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A multi-office accountancy practice in Hertfordshire are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their Harpenden offices. This is a small, friendly, well-established firm of Chartered Accountants providing accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation services to a range of clients.

The ideal candidate will be AAT qualified or QBE and not looking to study further. You should have a minimum of 2-3 years of accountancy practice experience and a good working knowledge of IRIS, Excel, Sage, QuickBooks and Xero.

Duties will include:
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and companies.
  • Preparation of associated income tax and corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of company tax returns
  • Preparation of personal tax returns
  • Client bookkeeping on Sage, QuickBooks or Xero
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Payroll cover
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Being the first point of contact for a mixture of clients
  • Management accounts

Skills / experience:

  • AAT qualified or QBE
  • A good working knowledge of IRIS, Excel, Sage, QuickBooks and Xero
  • A minimum of 2 -3 years of experience within an accountancy practice
  • Approachable and friendly with good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Reliable and organised with good time management skills

This is a full time permanent position with an immediate start available. Salary is dependent on experience but likely to be in the £24-28k range.

When applying please specify:
  • Current salary and notice period.
  • Reasons for leaving your present role (if working).
  • Ensure you have identified any practice roles you have had to date (as opposed to industry roles).
  • Detail your qualifications - e.g. if you are AAT qualified, how many years of post-qualification experience do you have?
  • Your home address and postcode (postcode at the very least). If you are not near to the role are you planning to relocate?
  • What you are looking for in a new position yourself - i.e. why you are looking at this role - what is it that has caught your eye (e.g. location, opportunity, higher salary etc.)

Full details of accounting software used to date.

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