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Trainee Accountant

Posted 8 December 2021 by Optionis Group Ltd
Salary negotiable
Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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The Optionis Group is currently looking for Trainee Accountants to join our industry leading business.

Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams

What we offer:

  • Your Flexibility - we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in an office or in an arrangement mixing the best of both.
  • Study support towards AAT or ACCA
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays). As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
  • Additional days off for Birthday and 100% attendance
  • Exclusive Discounts & Offers from 'SavingsPal’ - UK’s Leading Benefits Platform
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Pension
  • Dress down dress code
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme - salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free Mortgage service
  • Holiday Buy & Exchange Scheme
  • Gym Discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye Care Vouchers -Specsavers
  • The Opportunity to Earn Vouchers for Business Referrals & Review

Role & Responsibilities:

As a Trainee role you’ll be offered full training and the responsibilities below is what you’ll be working towards over time:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Co-ordination and management of VAT, and administration duties
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, and Company Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company promise
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Confirmation Statements
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC

Skills & Experience:

  • A recent Accounting / Mathematics / Finance graduate or someone who is currently working towards AAT or holds some ACCA exemptions
  • A desire to build a career within practice accountancy
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel

Required skills

  • AAT
  • ACCA
  • Accountancy
  • Accounting
  • Tax

Reference: 44976696

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