Accountant

Posted 03 March 2021

Salary : TBC
Job Type :
  • Full Time,
  • Part Time,
Location :
  • Durham,

We have a great opportunity for an accountant to join our small, friendly and expanding accountancy client based in Durham. 

The client specialises in providing a friendly, flexible and proactive year-round service to small businesses and individuals in the local area. 

Qualifications are less important than experience, with a minimum 1-2 years’ practical experience preferred.

Hours: Full time or Part-time

Accountant Job in Durham

Responsibilities:

  •  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

Competencies:

  • Previous experience within a small accountancy practice (essential) 
  • Excellent numeracy skills 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook 
  • Knowledge of accounting software – TaxCalc, QuickBooks, Brightpay etc – is preferred 
  • A high degree of IT literacy and willingness 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 

Attributes:

  • You must have a positive attitude and demonstrate a proactive and enthusiastic, customer-focused approach 
  • You will need to be conscientious, committed and reliable 
  • 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
  • You should be proactive, motivated and willing to learn, with a problem-solving attitude 

Come and join the team! 

This is an excellent opportunity for a capable individual looking for a little variety who wants to develop their skills and experience in an expanding business, using industry-leading software with support from a multi award winning network. 

Experience the rewarding and varied nature of working with small businesses and individuals in a friendly local business atmosphere 

Work for an employer focused on long-term staff retention – career development opportunities are available to the right candidate. 

Benefit from access to high-quality training and CPD to expand your skills and technical knowledge. 

If you are an enthusiastic and hard-working individual and are interested in applying for this post, please submit your CV, along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, preferred hours of work and salary expectations.

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