Accounts & Tax Assistant

Posted 16 March by Spear Recruitment Easy Apply

Accounts & Tax Assistant

Location: Harrow

Salary: £15,000 - £20,000 Per Annum

My client are a 3 partner firm but have a total of 35 staff. They are soon going to be celebrating 50 years from when the practice first opened. Due to continued growth they are looking for an Accounts & Tax Assistant. Candidates need to have worked in a Practice before and ideally had some exposure to Sage, Quickbooks, VT and IRIS. You do not need to have previous Audit experience.

The role

Accounts preparation

  • Cash book analysis and bank reconciliation
  • Fixed asset schedules
  • Sales day book analysis and control accounts
  • Purchase day book analysis and control accounts
  • Profit and loss analysis
  • Small limited companies, LLPs, sole traders and partnerships, pension schemes
  • Prepare planning sections of work programme in accordance with office guidelines
  • Liaise with clients for information gathering purposes
  • Prepare queries for semi seniors and seniors
  • Review with seniors and complete file including reporting pack

Bookkeeping and VAT

  • Write up cash books, sales day books, purchase day books for limited companies, LLPs, sole traders and partnerships
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Prepare VAT summaries in excel, Sage Line 50 and VT accounts
  • Online filing of VAT returns
  • Prepare accounts from incomplete records or client trial balances (Sage, Quickbooks, etc)
  • Liaise with clients for information gathering purposes
  • Settle queries with semi seniors and seniors
  • Review with semi seniors and seniors and complete file including reporting pack


  • Internal and external audit fieldwork
  • Fieldwork testing of bank, sales, purchases, including stock take attendance and other site verifications
  • Internal controls and accounting system analysis


  • Prepare personal tax returns
  • Prepare corporation tax computations and returns
  • Online filing of returns
  • Prepare P11ds


  • Occasional advisory work â€" business plans, profit and cash flow forecasts
  • Deal with correspondence from clients
  • Attendance at in house and external professional training courses
  • Prepare Lawrence Grant Presentations
  • Be aware of other LG services and products which may be appropriate to clients

Qualification and Skills

  • Accounting and finance or other relevant degree preferred but not essential
  • CAT/AAT qualified
  • Computer packages â€" Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Accounting computer packages â€" Sage, Quickbooks, VT, IRIS (desirable but not essential)

Person specification

  • Excellent communication skills â€" verbal and written
  • Technical approach to work and excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure
  • Organisation skills - ability to manage a number of different tasks simultaneously
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Positive and committed to LG in dealings with both clients and staff

This vacancy is being managed by Laura Farmer at Spear Recruitment Ltd.

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Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy Firm
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Tax

Reference: 34704576

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