Assistant Accountant in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

The Ten Percent Group
Harpenden, UK
13 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
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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