Practice Accountant - Leeds

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
25 May 2021
Work Type
Full Time
Accountancy Practice

This busy accountancy practice currently with two offices in North Leeds seeks a Practice Accountant to provide and deliver high quality tax, accountancy & VAT services with the personal touch that their small business clients demand. You will work closely with the existing team and will be taking a leading role in the preparation and checking of final work.This role is an excellent opportunity to join a local office of a successful expanding accounting firm with excellent long-term career prospects. 

  • Competitve salary and good benefits package including annual bonus
  • Ample free parking
  • Flexible working hours

You will need to be able to prepare more complex accounts, although the majority of the work is for small businesses to £500,000 t/o. The Practice has been operating for over 20 years and has established processes in place, along with access to excellent ongoing training, CPD, & technical support in all aspects of the role.  You will have the opportunity to be client facing and take on a portfolio of new and existing clients to manage.

The role includes the following duties and therefore you are required to have technical experience in:

  • Reviewing & preparing of Self Assessment Tax Returns and accounts for sole traders and partnerships.
  • Reviewing & preparing Ltd Company management accounts, year-end accounts, and Corporation Tax Returns.
  • Reviewing & preparing VAT Returns along with Online Submission.
  • Assisting and training other members of staff.
  • Any new training will be provided in learning the practice software, however, experience with the accounting and tax software TaxCalc and QuickBooks Online will be an advantage.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skill

You will have proven accounts and taxation experience and will have worked in practice for a minimum of 5 years. You must have relevant and recent practice experience and be used to working on your own initiative. Ideally, you will be:

  • Qualified or studying towards ACCA/ACA or hold an accountancy degree. QBE will also be considered as long as experience has been gained in a practice setting
  • You must have a good working knowledge of accounts preparation and computations of taxes with the ability to hit the ground running and assist with complex tasks. 
  • The ability to develop strong client/colleague relationships
  • Exceptional communication/presentation skills
  • Drive & ambition with a high focus towards customer service
  • You will also have a sound knowledge of accounting principles and strong business acumen. 
  • Your tax knowledge must be up to date
  • Good IT skills.
  • Must be highly organized and be able to work unsupervised to strict deadlines

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2283
Role: Practice Accountant
Location: Leeds