Practice Accountant - Ashford, Kent

Consultant
Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
02 Jul 2020
Work Type
Full Time
Start
August 2020
2165
Permanent
Accountancy Practice
up to £30000, negotiable

Our client is looking for an experienced practice accountant to join their team in Ashford Kent. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified or part-qualified individual with recent practice experience to join an ambitious, award-winning, multi practice accountancy firm. 


This will be a varied and busy role, and duties will include:

  • Looking after limited company, partnership and sole trader clients
  • Preparing and filing VAT returns, annual accounts and corporation tax returns
  • Preparing and filing personal tax returns
  • Onboarding new clients
  • Attending and dealing with client meetings on site when required.
  • Selling the firms software & accounting solutions (Xero, Quick Books)
  • Reviewing support staff output and ensuring an error free environment
  • Other duties as required to support management and the team, eg: answering telephone calls, dealing with enquiries and responding to queries in a timely, courteous and efficient manner and accurately logging information.

Package of benefits to include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Auto enrollment pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Professional office environment
  • 28 days holiday
  • Support for further training and qualifications.


  • Solid, relevant and recent experience in a practice environment
  • Part Qual/Qual Bookkeeper/Accountant
  • The ability to take ownership of your work and see things through to completion, including working unsupervised and to constant reporting deadlines
  • Working current knowledge of UK tax laws and accounting standards applicable to small business
  • Strong knowledge of computerised accounting systems and IT proficient – SAGE , Quickbooks, Xero
  • Working knowledge of payroll and pensions
  • Genuine desire to be a trusted advisor to small business clients
  • Good people skills and a confident and friendly personality to help build strong relationships both within the team and with clients
  • Exceptional communication, organisational and management skills

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