Our client is the largest network of accountants, currently working from over 300 locations throughout the UK, who focus their accountancy skills specifically on small businesses and taxpayers needing a tax return in the UK. They specialise in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to small businesses. They have 80,000 clients including Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Personal Taxpayers.
A vacancy has arisen for a Practice Accountant to join their expanding accountancy practice in Stockport. They provide a friendly, flexible and proactive all year-round service to small businesses and individuals in the local area.
The key duties of the post are as follows:
Preparation and review of monthly and end of year accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
Preparation and review of Self-Assessment Tax Returns for Individuals and Partnerships
Preparation of Corporation Tax Computations for Limited Companies
Preparation, review and submission of VAT Returns and knowledge of MTD required
Dealing with client queries via phone, email and in face to face meetings
Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications
Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance
Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed
Ideal candidate experience requirements:
Fully or part-qualified with appropriate technical qualification and with at least 3 years' experience in practice OR
Qualified By Experience (QBE) with at least 5 years' experience in practice and working to a high level
Recent and relevant experience in a practice environment
Current working knowledge of UK tax laws and accounting standards applicable to small business
Strong knowledge of computerised accounting systems
Genuine desire to be a trusted advisor to small business clients, you must have good people skills, and be highly organised.
You must have a good command of the English language (both spoken and written) as the job involves writing of technical emails to clients
Any new training will be provided in learning the practice software, however, experience with accounting and tax software such as TaxCalc, Xero and Quickbooks Online will be an advantage
You must have a "can do" attitude and be able to work independently with appropriate support. You should be proactive, with a problem-solving attitude. You will be confident in engaging with clients to build a rapport and offer solutions and direction.
Salary and Benefits
Full Time Salary £26k-£32k depending on experienceHoliday: 5.6 weeks + Birthday + Christmas WeekPart time role possible, pro-rata'dFlexible work arrangements available and welcomedCompany pension schemeIn-house training programme and ongoing CPDEmployee assistance programme - Health Assured
This is an important position for our client and an excellent opportunity to join a market-leading organisation in a key role where you will be able to in?uence its future success.
Please apply now via our client's dedicated online recruitment process, which also includes a couple of assessments, but should take you no longer that 15-20 minutes to complete.
We look forward to receiving your application!