Practice Accountant Full-time/Part-time (115 views)

Poole and Christchurch
June 18, 2024

TaxAssist Accountants are the largest network of accountants who focus their accountancy skills specifically on small businesses and taxpayers needing a tax return in the UK. We specialise in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to small businesses and individuals.

We are looking for a Practice Accountant to join our expanding accountancy practice which spans Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. We currently have offices in Poole and Christchurch. Our work is varied and interesting and we provide a friendly, flexible, and proactive all year-round service to small businesses and individuals in the local area.

Salary: £32,000 – £40,000 dependent on experience (pro rata if part-time) + 10% performance related bonus

Location : Working between our Practices in Christchurch and Poole.

Contract: Full time, permanent OR Part time, permanent.

Benefits : Flexibility. In-house training programme and ongoing CPD. Employee assistance programme – Health Assured.


The key duties of this role are as follows:

• Preparation and review 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 and review of Corporation Tax Computations for Limited Companies

• Preparation, review and submission of VAT Returns

• Provision of client-focused support including client meetings

• Communicate and liaise verbally and in writing between clients/visitors/enquirers and staff and interpret and respond clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions

• Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public

• Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures

• Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility

• Management and guidance of junior staff

• Dealing with client queries via phone, email and in person

• Provision of client-focused support including client meetings

• Plus, other duties consistent with the grade as directed


• ACCA/ICAEW qualified or equivalent or qualified by experience

• Recent and relevant experience in a practice environment

• Current working knowledge of UK tax laws and accounting standards applicable to small business

• Strong knowledge of computerised accounting systems

• Genuine desire to be a trusted advisor to small business clients

• You must have good people skills, be highly organised 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

• Conscientious, committed and reliable

• Able to work to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of your work

• Experience of using QuickBooks Online, TaxCalc and Office 365 would be extremely beneficial

Must have a “can do” attitude and be able to work independently with appropriate support. You should be proactive, motivated and willing to learn, with a problem-solving attitude. You will be confident in engaging with clients to build a rapport and offer solutions and direction.