Practice Accountant

  • Job Reference: 00001167-1
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Richard Allen & Associates
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us

We are a well-established, medium-sized accountancy practice situated in the heart of Ashley Cross in Poole.  We cater for a wider range of clients, from those with a rental property or two to well-established companies.  Most of our clients are local, but we extend nationally also. We are looking to expand our experienced and friendly team as our business grows.

 

Terms

Salary:                          £25,000 – £35,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Contracted Hours:         37 ½ per week

 

Person Specification 

AREA

PREFERABLE / ESSENTIAL

Experience

 

Strong background of working in practice

Essential

Working as part of a team

Essential

Recent experience of preparing year end accounts for a wide range of industries and client types

Essential

Preparing draft corporation tax computations

Preferable

Experience of preparing management accounts

Preferable

 

 

Knowledge

 

Part-qualified or fully qualified accountant (AAT, ACCA, ACA)

Preferable

Competent in using Microsoft Excel

Essential

Use of IRIS Accountancy Suite modules

Preferable

Use of Sage 50 Accounts, Quickbooks, Xero

Preferable

Confident and proficient in general computing

Essential

 

 

Key Skills

 

Can work to deadlines and manage own workload

Essential

Attention to detail

Essential

Confident in making calls to clients and other agencies

Essential

Can assess and prioritise important tasks, without losing sight of others

Essential

Friendly, polite manner

Essential

Conscientious working ethos

Essential

Able to carry out tasks independently, without direct supervision

Essential

Will take the initiative to identify tasks to be done

Essential

 

Job Description 

  • Preparing annual accounts for sole trades, rental properties, partnerships, LLP’s, limited companies. 
  • Occasional preparation of management accounts at the client’s request.
  • Addressing any queries with the client that arise during the preparation of their accounts.
  • Preparing draft corporation and personal tax computations based on the accounts.
  • Assisting the bookkeeping & VAT team as required.
  • Organising workload to ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Communicating with clients and other agencies.

To assist the other teams:

  • Payroll & CIS – Working with the team to ensure consistency across the accounts and payroll/CIS is achieved, identifying discrepancies
  • Admin – Working with the team to ensure communications with clients are effective, client details are kept up to date, and clients are looked after.
  • Taxation – Working with the team in the preparation of tax computations and returns.

 

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working hours, where staff cover allows
  • Potential for some flexi-working (working from home)
  • Opportunities for overtime
  • Working within a supportive and friendly team
  • On-site staff parking
  • Staff socials
  • Extended holiday allowance over the Christmas period
  • Relaxed working atmosphere
  • Ongoing study support, including potential for financial support