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Semi Senior / Senior Accountant

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£28,000 - £35,000
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Danny Brown

AJ Chambers are working with a very well established Accountancy Practice in Sawbridgeworth who have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced practice accountant. This role may suit someone who is AAT qualified, ACCA or ICAEW student, a finalist/newley qualified accountant, or someone with the equivalent experience and technical knowledge.

Our client have a wide range of interesting clients from a variety of different business backgrounds.  All staff and partners are prepared to perform whatever tasks are needed to meet the client\'s deadlines and requirements, and no task is considered beneath anyone regardless of position. they departmentalise their work or staff so you can expect a varied range of duties and earn experience touching on all aspects of accountancy. In return they can offer a relaxed and friendly environment in which to work and improve as an accountant.

The role would mainly consist of supporting one of the partners portfolio of clients, as well as taking on a small portfolio of your own when training has been completed.

The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • A minimum 3 years previous experience within a general (ie non-specialised) accountancy practice
  • Confidence and experience in bookkeeping, VAT compliance and preparation of limited company accounts ready for partner review.
  • Professional personable manner with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be comfortable managing workloads and client deadlines and working relatively unsupervised.
  • Good time management and experience keeping timesheets.
  • Competent using MS Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience using a range of accounting systems (e.g Xero, Sage, Quickbooks)

The following would also be preferred, but are not essential:

  • Advanced IT and Excel skills, the ability to assist both clients and staff with accounting-related IT matters and thinking of ways IT can improve efficiency and workflow.
  • Previous experience of processing payroll.
  • Experience using IRIS
  • UK Driving Licence

Your typical responsibilities might include:

  • Preparation of end of year accounts for limited companies and sole-traders
  • Corporation tax
  • VAT compliance (MTD, VAT Returns, EC Sales Lists)
  • Bookkeeping using a range of systems
  • Reconciliations
  • Management accounts, budgets, cashflows and other reports to meet client requirements
  • Some company secretarial duties
  • Payroll cover
  • P11d preparation
  • Accounting systems advice and support

This role would come with a lot of autonomy as well as the support and guidance needed throughout your career and professional training.  

Should this role be of interest to you or anyone you know, please do not hesitate to contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

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