Part Qualified Accountant

Reference Number: 900039475

Salary: £ 18K - 28K

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere

Thompson Balch

We are recruiting for an AAT finalist /qualified or ACCA studier with experience gained from working in Public Practice to deal with the accounting, bookkeeping and payroll requirements for a varied client base.

Our client is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants providing dedicated accountancy services to small and medium-sized businesses, covering many industry sectors across Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Brackley and Buckingham.

The firm is growing and offers services from bookkeeping and payroll, to year-end accounts and taxation for sole traders, partnerships and family companies.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Year end accounts preparation for a range of owner managed businesses.
  • VAT submissions to HMRC.
  • Book-keeping for clients including; purchases, sales, bank payments and receipts.
  • Assisting with the processing of payroll (using in-house computer system to run weekly/monthly payroll).
  • Maintaining Company information, databases and records with Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Liaising and building relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Monthly ad-hoc reporting.
  • Maintaining client filing system.
  • Be a point of contact for customers, quickly and efficiently answering and resolving queries.
  • Marketing and promoting the practice through marketing, social media and networking events.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Have previously worked in a finance role within an accountancy/finance environment. General practice experience preferred.
  • Studying towards an accountancy qualification, AAT Technical level or ACCA.
  • Book-keeping experience.
  • Experience of using sage accounts and payroll software
  • Proven experience of high quality administration work.
  • Previous payroll experience using on-line payroll systems.
  • Numerate, able to work with and interpret financial data, analytical with good problem solving skills.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of MS-Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Confident telephone manner and ability to convey professional image at all times.
  • A team player but able to work on own initiative and unsupervised.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to deal with people at all levels.
  • Able to work efficiently with a high level of accuracy.
  • Prepared to travel locally and have own transport. Hold a full, valid UK or EU driver’s licence.