Accounts Associate

Job Title: Accounts Associate
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-10-26
Job Published: January 06, 2020 12:07

Job Description

Reporting to your superiors, this position involves working in the Business Services Accounts team, with the provision of appropriate training to obtain the relevant professional experience and becoming a qualified accountant. The main purpose of the role is the completion of accounts tasks as agreed at the planning stage of accounts preparation.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assisting with small and large assignments both in/out of the office using a computerised accounts preparation system
  • Producing files for review
  • Preparation of draft documentation
  • Preparation of accounts for a variety of
  • Preparation of corporation tax
  • Liaison with and dealing with basic client queries
  • Prepare accounts for a variety of clients including sole traders, partnerships, LLP’s and Limited companies etc.
  • Preparation of all draft documents including letter of representation, minutes to approve the accounts and all other relevant documentation to accompany accounts to client for signature.
  • Arrange for tax computation to be prepared by the tax team and provides them with all the data which they have requested, along with a drafted tax comp. Subsequently posts tax journals and update the accounts file for the tax computation received.
  • To download information from Companies House and to take into account the impact of changes in share capital, shareholders, directors etc when preparing limited company accounts.
  • Assist clients with completion of their book-keeping tasks and software queries as required.
  • Management accounts preparation
  • To deal with clients in relation to requests for information to support accounting entries.
  • To initiate return of records to clients.
  • To undertake and complete the AAT/ACA qualification


Knowledge Skills & Experience


  • Achieved A-C/9-4 grades (including Maths and English) at GCSE
  • Achieved A-C grades at A Level or equivalent
  • Graduates will be considered for the role
  • Competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to balance workload with the pressures of studying for a professional qualification
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as working as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in able to meet time deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and organised approach to work