Practice Accountant (ACCA Qualified or Part Qualified or AAT Qualified)

HR Dept - Wokingham & Bracknell
Crowthorne, Berkshire
£20,000 to £25,000 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
16 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Practice Accountant (ACCA Qualified or Part Qualified or AAT Qualified) 

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a client for an experienced part or fully qualified Practice Accountant to join an established and expanding business based in the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Hours: 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday e.g. 9am to 2pm - flexibility considered

Reporting to: Owner/Director

Direct Reports: None

In this role it is vital that you build strong lasting relationships with clients, ensuring that every client is complementary of the service. The Practice have built an enviable reputation through attention to detail and attention to clients; providing professional accounting and tax services with a personal level of service.

The Practice Accountant will be responsible for all aspects of clients' accounting and tax compliance, actively operating bookkeeping, VAT, accounts and payroll systems and processes. You will be responsible for the set up and maintenance of pension auto-enrolment schemes (via NEST), company and personal taxation and the submission of documentation to Companies House and HMRC.

Demonstrable experience of working in practice in a similar role is essential. You must be a multi tasker, computer literate with good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook as well as accounting and accounts preparation software. Experience of using VT Transaction, Sage and Digita software would be an advantage.

You will be articulate, with excellent communication skills and a professional telephone manner as the majority of client contact is via email or telephone. It is also essential to demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development (CPD) and the learning/application of new accounting and tax software through online learning.

A confidence in your own abilities will enable you to work on your own initiative within our quiet office environment, alongside a small friendly team, including our infamous office labradoodle! You must be a dog friendly person.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your CV and covering letter.

Essential Skills/Knowledge

  • ACCA part qualified/qualified or AAT qualified (evidence of Continued Professional Development will be required)
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident user of IT Systems (MS Office, Accounting and Tax software)
  • Experience in Practice
  • Experience in payroll, VAT, personal and corporate tax

Desirable Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience of working with Sage, Digita and VT Transaction
  • Experience of providing services to owner managed SMEs
  • Knowledge of Company Law e.g. Companies Act 2006

About the organisation

A long established family firm, specialising in small businesses; providing a full suite of tax and accounting services to the self-employed, owner managed companies and property investors. With 200+ local clients we pride ourselves on providing professional services, tailored to their individual needs and covering all their accounting and tax compliance requirements.