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Practice Accountant (Permanent Full/part-time, Office Based)

Location: Ashford
Salary: £32.5k-£42.5k FTE
Added: 14/11/2023

About Us TaxAssist Accountants is a UK nationwide multi-award-winning franchise of individually owned practices, which has been operating successfully since 1995. TaxAssist Accountants prides itself on being at the forefront of the changes facing the accounting industry, leading the way to ensure our accounting practices are the first choice for small business services. As a group TaxAssist Accountants can negotiate preferential software and support services and co-ordinate national advertising and social media output. With a network of more than 300 highly visible high-street shops and offices across the UK and a training and support centre in Norwich, our accountants are ideally placed to take advantage of the opportunities that HMRC MTD change is bringing.

TaxAssist Ashford Operating since 2001 the practice is undergoing rapid growth and is seeking the services of a hands-on Practice accountant to assist with the increase in client numbers. You will work with industry leading technologies (Accountancy Manager, Quick Books, Xero, DEXT, HubDoc, TaxCalc), competent and motivated colleagues and have access to the TaxAssist Support Centre, Norwich for a broad range of support services and training courses.

About You We are looking for someone with a bright, energetic and can-do personality, service focused, wanting to assist small business owners with the issues facing them. You must be able to converse confidently and competently with a variety of small business owners who will be your clients. You will be computer literate and comfortable with the internet. The ability to think quickly, with initiative is very important. You must be trustworthy, honest, good at problem solving, be motivated and patient, with great attention to detail and the ability to multitask. You should be able to work alone with motivation and initiative and able to manage a small team, performing well with others. A dynamic and resourceful attitude would be a good fit in this environment.

The Role As a Practice Accountant in a small firm the role will be hands on and will cover multiple facets of the business. You will work closely with the owner and the role will include but not be limited to the following: • Onboarding new clients • Selling the firms software and accounting solutions • Preparation and submission of Statutory Accounts for Limited Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders. • Assisting in book-keeping and VAT preparation where necessary. • Preparation and submission of Corporation Tax, Partnership, Sole Proprietor and Self-Assessment Personal Tax returns. • Liaise with clients to provide advice and support via telephone and email. • Attending and dealing with client meetings on site when required. • Coordinating work schedules and ensuring all deadlines are met. • Reviewing support staff output and ensuring an error free environment.

The Candidate To be considered for the position, we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: • 3- 5 years’ experience within an Accountancy Practice is essential. • CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified/part qualified. • Good organisational and people skills. • Experience with cloud-based accounting packages. • Ability to prioritise work and manage staff to meet deadlines.

Education • Undergraduate degree

Benefits • Competitive Salary • Auto enrollment pension scheme • Professional office environment • Parking provided if necessary. • Office location close to a variety of transport options. • Support for further training and qualifications.

**If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role then apply today! **

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