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Accounts Assistant (Accounting Practice)

Sector: Accounting

Location: Berkshire

Type: Permanent / Full Time

Pay rate: £0 - £

Job Role: Accounts Assistant (Accounting Practice)
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Salary: Attractive Salary
Permanent, Full time

Due to continued growth we are seeking a capable Accounts Senior for a Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants based in the Thames Valley. You will work with Client Managers and Directors to deliver accounting and technical support with a focus on VAT and management accounts to a range of limited companies, partnerships and sole traders.

This position will also support the development of Accounts Trainees and other junior staff as appropriate.
The role includes:
  • Preparation of VAT returns for clients and assisting clients with book-keeping and management information
  • Review of VAT returns prepared by more junior members of staff
  • Researching VAT issues and update staff on any changes in legislation etc changes involving VAT Making Tax Digital and other developments
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts
  • Provide accounting software training and supporting clients with accounting software issues
  • Support Client Managers and Directors with the delivery of technical knowledge
  • Mentor and support the development of Trainees in a clear and concise manner, identify and solve knowledge gaps
  • Preparation of year end accounts for small limited companies, partnerships and sole traders
  • Draft corporation and income tax computations.  
Professional Experience:      
  • Essential: AAT or qualified by experience 
  • Essential: Previous experience working in a practice environment
  • Essential: A minimum of two years relevant experience
  • Desirable: Background working in a corporate environment.
System Experience:      
  • Essential: Microsoft Office, Accounting Software Packages
  • Desirable: Digita Suite, SAGE, QuickBooks, Xero, Virtual Cabinet, DEXT, Auto Entry.
Other Skills and attributes:      
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate technical processes to suit a wide ranging audience including management, peers, trainees and clients
  • Confidence to build rapport manage a professional relationship with clients
  • Excel and accounting software knowledge
  • Organised with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills.
Working arrangements:
The working week: Normal hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, to be worked from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Location: Principal work base is the Newbury office. 

You will be eligible for an excellent employee benefits package including hybrid working, non-contributory health care, wellbeing programme including premium gym membership discount, life assurance, free onsite parking, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and more.

This is an immediate requirement, so if you are interested in the position – or even finding out more information
– please do not hesitate to APPLY today!

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