Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Chester
Salary: 18000 - 24000
Reference: MD/SH01
Contact Name: Steve Haslehurst
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2019 16:18

Job Description

Bennett Brooks Chartered Accountants, a successful and established firm, is looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our Chester based team.

Assisting the Chester Office managers in growing a varied portfolio of business clients you will be supporting a team of qualified staff.

No formal qualifications are required, but it is essential you have experience of working within practice and will be keen to work within a busy team and enjoy client interaction.

This role would suit a candidate who is looking for a hands-on role in a growing accountancy practice. 

Requirements: -

  • AAT qualified would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working within an accounting practice

The role will involve: -

  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and charities.
  • Completing monthly bookkeeping and quarterly VAT returns.
  • Use of computer software including IRIS, Sage, Xero and Quickbooks.
  • Preparation of income tax and corporation tax computations and returns.
  • Dealing with client queries and building ongoing client relationships.
  • Other ad-hoc assignments as assigned by the Head of Department
  • Ensuring that clients’ work is dealt with in a timely manner.


Role: Full Time, but would consider 30 hours a week over 5 days
Salary: ranging between £18,000 and £24,000 full time equivalent depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits include:

up to 36 days holiday - inclusive of Bank Holidays/Christmas period
Staff Pension scheme
Buy and Sell Holidays
Flexible working arrangements