Practice Accountant (32 views)

TaxAssist Accountants are the largest network of accountants, currently working from over 300 locations throughout the UK, who focus their accountancy skills specifically on small businesses and taxpayers needing a tax return in the UK.

They specialise in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to small businesses. They have 100,000 clients including Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Personal Taxpayers.

We currently have a vacancy for a Practice Accountant to cover both our practices in North Leeds to help to provide and deliver high quality tax, accountancy & VAT services with the personal touch that our small business clients demand. You will work closely with all the existing team and will be taking a role in the preparation and filing of work.


Much of the accounts work is for small businesses to £500,000 t/o. The Practice has been operating for 25 years and has established processes in place, along with access to excellent ongoing training & technical support in all aspects of the role. You will have the opportunity to be client facing and take on a range of new and existing clients to manage.

The key duties of this role are as follows:

  • Preparing of Self-Assessment Tax Returns and accounts for sole traders and partnerships.
  • Preparing Ltd Company year-end accounts and Corporation Tax Returns.
  • Preparing VAT Returns along with Online Submission.

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 skills with access to the TaxAssist National Training Academy, providing a wealth of exciting opportunities for the right candidate.


You will have proven accounts and taxation experience and ideally 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/AAT or hold an accountancy degree. If required study support is available. However, we would also welcome your application if you are qualified by experience.

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. As a successful candidate you will also have:

  • 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 and you will need good IT skills.

You must have good people skills, be highly organized and be able to work unsupervised to strict deadlines. You must have a good command of the English language (both spoken and written) as the job involves writing of technical emails to clients.


  • Full Time Salary £27,500 – £32,500 depending on experience
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Hybrid working option
  • Pension available upon completion of initial period
  • Genuine opportunity for career progression
  • Fantastic training opportunities through our academy
  • Study support for suitable candidates
  • Employee assistance programme – Health Assured