Accounts Senior - Durham

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
24 Feb 2021
Work Type
Full Time
Accountancy Practice

Accountant required to join a small, friendly and expanding Accountancy Practice in Durham. The practice specialises in providing a flexible and proactive all year-round service to small businesses and individuals in the local area.

Qualifications are less important than experience, but a minimum of 1 - 2 years Practice experience is essential

This is an excellent opportunity for a capable individual, looking for variety and wishing to develop their skills and experience in an expanding business, using industry leading software. Work for an employer focused on long term staff retention. Career development opportunities are available to the right candidates, who will benefit from access to training and CPD to expand on skills and technical knowledge.

  • Preparation 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
  • Managing the processing of monthly payrolls and setting up and administration of Auto Enrolment schemes
  • Provision of day to day business support to Clients
  • Organising and updating relevant data using various applications
  • Answering telephone calls, dealing with enquiries and responding to queries in a timely, courteous and efficient manner and accurately logging information
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional and friendly working relationship with Clients, outsourced partners and colleagues

  • An accountancy qualification ( AAT, ACCA, ACA) would be an advantage but QBE will be considered
  • Previous experience within a small Accountancy Practice (essential)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software – TaxCalc, QuickBooks, Brightpay or similar is useful but training can be given
  • A high degree of IT literacy and the ability to embrace new technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with a customer service focus
  • Experience of dealing with HMRC
  • Working knowledge and experience of Payroll and Auto Enrolment procedures
  • You must have a positive attitude and demonstrate a proactive and enthusiastic, customer-focused approach
  • You must be able to produce accurate and timely work and to work on your own initiative to tight deadlines, without compromising the quality of work
  • You should have good communication skills and be able to develop good working relationships within a small team
  • You must be able to communicate with Clients in a friendly and professional manner.

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2241
Role: Accounts Senior
Location: Durham