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Accounts & Tax Assistant

Posted 12 February by Novus Resourcing Easy Apply Ended

A well-established and highly reputable Chartered Accountancy Practice based in Leatherhead are seeking a dynamic Accounts & Tax Assistant to join their team. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability to prioritise their own workload.


  • Prepare accounts from client’s records for companies, partnerships and sole traders
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns, mainly for limited companies - this could be standard VAT accounting or Flat Rate Scheme. This involves working with spreadsheets, Sage or Cloud based software in particular Xero
  • Prepare business tax computations to identify the taxable business profits, including correctly claiming tax relief on fixed assets
  • Input data into the Personal Tax Module using a checklist of items to watch for. Then mark sections of the Tax Return programme as complete
  • Draft covering letters enclosing accounts and business tax computations to clients
  • Draft supporting paperwork to go with a set of accounts - e.g. Minutes of meetings of directors/Letter of representation/Invoice/Notes & Recommendations/Fixed Price Agreements
  • Tax planning regarding extraction of funds from a company in the most tax efficient manner
  • Speak to clients to resolve / deal with any queries.
  • Prepare invoices using our software and help with the renewal of fixed price agreements
  • Update the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Review electronic in-tray and deal with tasks/post-in as necessary
  • Deal with emails in as required
  • Help with social media marketing, the website or mailshots


  • Attend weekly full team meetings and contribute ideas and opinions
  • Assist with the processing of payroll
  • Help with maintaining the database on our website.
  • Attend both technical and practice management training sessions (external & internal)


  • AAT qualifications as minimum
  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience of IRIS desirable / Experience of Sage & Xero Cloud based software desirable

Reference: 33728115

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