Accounts Assistant (Part Qualified)

Ward Williams Ltd
Weybridge, UK
09 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward Williams is a progressive firm based in Weybridge, Sunninghill, Uxbridge and Bracknell providing wide ranging business solutions for small and medium sized businesses. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional service that will contribute towards our client's business success. As a medium sized accountancy firm, we provide a wide range of services including audit and accounts, tax compliance, tax planning, payroll, financial planning, HR and company secretarial. An opportunity has now arisen for an Accounts Assistant (Part Qualified) to join the Business Services team to assist in the delivery of departmental workflows and work within our Weybridge Office.

The role:

As an Accounts Assistant, you will support the Director with compliance work with the opportunity to get involved in advisory work as you gain experience and qualifications.

You will be responsible for a mixed portfolio of clients and duties will include:
  • To assist with bookkeeping assignments using Xero and Sage or Quickbooks. Providing assistance to clients to meet Making Tax Digital requirements.
  • Liaising with the firm's partners and accounts managers to ensure that client deadline management is met.
  • Preparation of analysis of client accounting records for accounts work.
  • Assist in the completion and e-filing of VAT returns.
  • Assist in preparing micro entity accounts in accordance with FRS105 and FRS102(1a).
  • Assist in the delivery of the department's client payroll details and communications thereon.
  • Liaising with internal client managers and partners to ensure that all the accounts administrative functions are completed as required.
  • Drafting of standard accounts packs and delivery via WW client portal.
  • Assist when required with booking in client records and maintaining departmental deadline management records.
  • Drafting client fee notes for partner approval.
  • Providing assistance to complete other departmental administrative tasks.

Experience required/Person specification:

To be considered for this opportunity:
  • The successful candidate will have good communication and organisation skills. They must have excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office products as this is fundamental to the position.
  • Must be prepared to work in a team.
  • Although not essential, ideally the candidate would have a finance based background and have experience of using Xero or Sage and/or Quickbooks. Training will be provided as required.
  • Will suit either a part qualified ACCA or AAT studier. A study package maybe available for the right individual.

Further information:
  • Full time position Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch
  • The position is in the company's Weybridge office.
  • A good working knowledge of using SAGE, Xero and/or Quickbooks would be advantageous.
  • Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • Holiday: 20 days, plus 8 bank holidays


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