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
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Role: Practice Accountant