Senior Accounts Assistant - Accountancy Practice

Posted 6 April by Plymouth Accountancy Featured
If you may be reviewing your career direction, with limited options for short, medium and long term career progression and development within your current firm, you will want to consider joining this large South West based practice, who truly values their staff & actively promotes within.

Along with a friendly family feel, they provide genuine prospects for the right candidate.

They are looking for a Senior Accounts Assistant who will provide a high standard of service to clients, drafting business accounts and ensuring that all statutory requirements, including deadlines, are met. To effectively communicate and act on guidelines issued from HMRC and other agencies on behalf of clients.

Key Responsiblities

• To draft financial statements for client businesses for review
• To draft tax computations and tax returns for client businesses and individuals for review

Additional Responsibilities may include any of the following:

1. Drafting and completion of VAT registration applications and returns
2. Drafting cashflows and forecasts
3. Drafting Accountant’s references for mortgage/loan applications and insurance
4. Drafting reconstituted accounts for clients to present to potential purchasers of their businesses
5. Advising clients on bookkeeping methods and improvements to existing methods
6. Attending SWAT courses and other external and internal training/update courses which are relevant to your clients e.g. Charities, Solicitors
7. Drafting and filing various statutory forms on behalf of client businesses
8. Drafting management accounts for clients
9. Assist with client audits in the office and on site

Knowledge and Experience

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experienced in dealing with clients in person
• IT skills; with working knowledge of Windows applications i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and preferably Cloud and Xero
• Ideally with minimum AAT Qualification
• 2/3 years PQE
• Salary depending on experience

Please apply online with your most up-to-date CV, detailing your salary expectations and availability/notice period within your covering letter.

If you have any questions, please email

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Application questions

Do you have recent accountancy practice experience?
Are you AAT qualified?
Do you have experience with Cloud based IT including Xero?
Do you have experience in dealing with clients in person?

Reference: 34850075

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