Practice Accounts Assistant

HR Dept Leeds South
West Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Do you like working under your own initiative and taking responsibility for a diverse portfolio of clients? Do you describe yourself as quick, accurate, having excellent organisational skills and a great communicator?

Would you like to part of a small established bookkeeping and accountancy business? And would you like to be part of the journey and help shape the growth and future success of the business?

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Practice Accounts Assistant looking to develop their skills within a small but busy working environment.

The Role:

Our client's ideal candidate will be interested in helping the business to continue to develop, working under their own initiative and taking full responsibility for their client's requirements. The role will be office based and on site at client's premises within the Halifax and surrounding areas.

You will be working with a wide range of clients from different sectors dealing with the preparation of their accounts.

Since 2010, HBS has been working with a wide range of clients around Halifax providing Bookkeeping and Accountancy Services.


£22-24K dependent on experience (pro-rata for part-time hours)

Part of a small office-based team

22 days holiday plus bank holidays

Development opportunities

Opportunity to contribute to the business growth

Essential Duties:

Preparation of accounts including:

Purchase ledger

Sales ledger

Bank reconciliation

Credit card reconciliation

Month end journals

VAT returns

CIS and Payroll

Payroll year end and reconciliation to trial balance

Assisting in preparing year end accounts for Limited Companies and Sole Traders

The Ideal Individual:

Will be used to managing several clients across diverse industries

Be passionate about providing great customer service

Experience in and energized by working to tight deadlines

Will be keen to work as part of a small team

Will have worked in roles that demonstrate good relationship skills

Be personally responsible for own personal continuous professional development, ensuring they remain fully skilled and trained and effective in the post

Required Qualifications

Applicants will only be considered if they hold AAT or part ACCA qualifications


Use of Sage Line 50, Sage Payroll and Excel together with excellent IT skills are essential, as is experience with MS Office Software.

Knowledge of Xero, Quickbooks, Sage One and Payroll Manager and experience within a practice environment would place candidates in an advantageous position
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