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Practice Accountant - Full time

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 DOE
Added: 19/11/2023

TaxAssist Accountants are the largest network of accountants, currently working from over 300 locations throughout the UK. We are a Times top 25 accountancy company which is owned by the franchisees and managers.

We focus our accountancy skills specifically on small business and individual taxpayers to over 80,000 clients. We specialise in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings, and tax advice to our clients - Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Personal Taxpayers. We have established processes in place, along with access to excellent ongoing training and technical support in all aspects of the role. We focus on utilising technology and enjoy using cutting edge apps and cloud-based software to better service our clients.

We are looking for a Practice Accountant to join our expanding accountancy practice in Cambridge, where we have 2 offices.

This exciting opportunity would suit a dynamic, flexible and motivated individual. Our accountancy practice provides varied and interesting work, delivering a friendly and proactive year-round service to small businesses and personal taxpayers in the local area.

The successful candidate will report to the Practice Manager and be involved with all aspects of accountancy, taxation and client relationships.

The Role Provides: • A varied workload with a diverse client base including local businesses and individuals

• Opportunities to liaise with clients at all levels and manage a portfolio of clients

• Opportunity to develop the practice, assist staff and enhance processes and systems

• Develop market leading services with latest practice software

• Opportunity to meet potential new clients

Duties and Responsibilities of the Role: The key duties of the role are as follows:

• Preparation and review of Accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies

• Preparation and review of Self-Assessment Tax Returns for Sole Traders, Rental Property Income, Individuals and Partnerships

• Preparation of Corporation Tax Computations for Limited Companies • Preparation, review and submission of VAT Returns

• Provision of client-focused support including client meetings

• Communicate and liaise verbally and in writing between clients/visitors/enquirers and staff and interpret and respond clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions

• Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public


• ACCA/ICAEW qualified or equivalent, QBE also considered. Min 5 years (recent) practice experience.

• Accounts, VAT and Tax knowledge and experience with OMB, Small Businesses and Individuals

• Excellent communication skills and demonstrate an enthusiastic, customer-focused approach.

• A proactive, positive and self-motivated attitude with a problem-solving mindset.

• Strong IT skills, with experience in practice software, including TaxCalc, QuickBooks, Xero and Dext.

• Experience of dealing with HMRC.

• The ability to adapt to new software, systems and regulatory changes.

• The ability to work independently (with appropriate support) and to take responsibility for all aspects of technical work.

• An excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written).

• You must have a “can do” attitude and should be proactive, with a problem-solving attitude. You will be confident in engaging with clients to build a rapport and offer solutions and direction.


  • Full Time Salary £36-42k, depending on experience

  • Bonus scheme

  • Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays, plus your birthday

  • Company pension scheme

  • Genuine opportunity for career progression

  • Fantastic training opportunities through our academy

  • Study support for suitable candidates

  • Employee assistance programme - Health Assured

If you are interested in applying for this position, we would love to hear from you. Please email your completed CV and Covering letter to [email protected]

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