Accounts Semi-Senior

Job Title: Accounts Semi-Senior
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Newbury
Salary: Competitive
Reference: WK-NE2
Contact Name: Anna Gibbs
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2019 15:36

Job Description

Reporting to the Accounts Manager, this position is designed to provide a broad but high level of client service to small (non-audited) clients, primarily owner managed businesses including sole traders, companies and partnerships. The main purpose of the role is the preparation of year end accounts; preparation of tax returns and providing business advice to clients. You will continue with studying to complete your professional experience with a view to become a qualified accountant.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of accounts for a variety of small clients.
  • Preparation of all draft documents including letter of representation and minutes
  • Arrange for tax computation to be prepared by the tax team and provide 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.
  • Highlights any deficiencies in client records provided or in the conduct of the client’s business which are material or a cause for concern and recommends action to client to improve matters.
  • To ensure necessary adjustments are made to accounts before they are finalised and that disclosure checklists are completed.
  • Management accounts preparation
  • Delegate analysis work to more junior staff and monitor progress, including reviewing work once complete.
  • Travelling to client premises as required and to deal with clients in a professional manner either in person, telephone or by email.
  • To complete the ACA qualification.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Part qualified currently studying towards the ACA qualification
  • Previous demonstrable practice experience
  • Experience in the preparation of financial statements.
  • Experience of working with Sage 50 Accounts.
  • Experience of working with Xero.
  • Experience in the preparation of corporation tax computations and personal tax returns.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Team player able to develop good relationships with clients and within the firm
  • Ability to manage workload and time effectively.
  • Self-motivation and positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effectively solve problems