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Practice Accountant Job Description

Job Overview

To provide support for Managers and Directors in providing professional accountancy services to fee-paying clients. The services can include financial reporting, taxation, audit and assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising with clients (individuals and businesses) and providing financial information and advice
  • Producing year-end accounts
  • Undertaking financial audits
  • Complete VAT Returns
  • Advising on tax planning
  • Maintaining records, preparing accounts and management information
  • Advising on business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions
  • Advising clients on areas of business improvement, or dealing with insolvency
  • Completing self-assessments and corporate tax returns
  • Maintaining accounting records and preparing accounts and management information for businesses
  • Supporting junior colleagues

Skills / Attributes Required

  • ACCA / ACA qualified or QBE
  • Legislative compliance – ability to interpret relevant legislation to clients
  • Previous experience of working with clients in a busy accountancy practice
  • Sound knowledge of payroll / PAYE and experience in preparing VAT returns for a wide range of clients
  • Knowledge of Accountancy / Tax Software such as SAGE, Xero and Iris would be useful

Typical Salary Range

£28,000 to £38,000