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
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
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
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.