Assistant Accountant (71 views)

We are an accountancy practice based in Montrose with a second office in Arbroath. We provide services to the business sector, which includes limited companies that do not require audits, sole traders and self-employed businesses, personal tax return filers, and various bookkeeping and compliance services. We don’t do auditing – this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn and grow with our business, developing your accounting and tax skills, rather than just ticking boxes. We are part of the TaxAssist Accountants network of practices that is the largest franchise network of accountants in the UK.

This means that we have a wealth of experience in developing people and processes, building on the expertise of a huge group of engaged accountants and business owners. We have a local team of 8 staff and are in the process of developing the local team to cater for our own business growth providing services to clients across Angus and South Aberdeenshire. We would like to recruit Accountants at various levels in the organisation.

This includes new talent who have ambitions to grow their own knowledge and experience, while developing a career path within our business that will enhance their skills and professionalism. This can be recently graduated accountants from University or College or could be an already working accountant looking for a team in which they can grow and contribute more to the business.

Skills

You must be a confident speaker, who can liaise with our team, and directly with clients, who require a personal and professional service.

You will be eager to work in a cloud-based environment, where our suite of systems is the leading software used in our industry and you will become knowledgeable and skilled in these systems.

We have a wide range of procedures that support our business services, and you will learn and understand these procedures and help to improve and develop the procedures as your knowledge and experience grows. This role is within our Production Accounting team, and you will have hands on responsibilities, and be able to demonstrate your knowledge and be a solution driven individual. We work closely as a team, sharing in team performance targets, and celebrating our successes.

As our Assistant Accountant you will likely join us as a graduate or semi experienced person, looking to become involved in hands on experience, with coaching and oversight from the senior members of the team, and training opportunities from within the TaxAssist network.

Most important is that you will have a positive, can-do attitude, and be eager to learn new systems and procedures, and develop your skills.

This role will include basic accountancy procedures like Sales and Purchases processing, Payroll processing, and VAT compliance. You would prepare working papers for Accounts Preparation exercises and assist the more senior members of the team with Company accounts and Company tax return work, plus Sole Trader accounts and Personal tax returns.

You would have client responsibilities and liaise directly with clients to ensure delivery by targeted deadlines, and first-class customer service. So excellent communication skills are important.

This role will require someone with an eye for detail, who is not afraid to take on responsibility to achieve a deadline and can be relied upon to work through tasks and know when to ask for support.

Benefits

What you will offer will be an accounting qualification or demonstration of pursuit of accountancy technical training. You will be ready to work in an office environment with a positive attitude, and ready to demonstrate your knowledge. This is an office-based role, so please don’t apply if looking for a remote role or if you don’t hold the right to work in the UK.

The initial salary for the role is ranged between £20k to £25k, and this will be driven by experience and ambition, and demonstration of success to date.

The role will be based initially in our Montrose office but could be based out of either of our offices.

If you would like to apply for the role, we would love to hear from you.