Accounts Technician Senior

Job Title: Accounts Technician Senior
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Holsworthy
Salary: £18,500- £25,000
Reference: HOLS- Accounts Tech Senior
Contact Name: Georgia Whitehead
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2021 10:54

Job Description

Accounts Technician / Senior



Thomas Westcott is a Top 50 Accountancy Practice with over 250 team members based in 17 offices across Devon and Somerset. 


We are now looking for an Accounts Technician or Senior to join us within our Accounts department at our Holsworthy office; however, it is likely that for the first few months the role will need to be carried out remotely for either some or all of the time hence candidates will need to have the ability to work efficiently remotely.

Main Duties


The main duties (but not limited to) are the following: -

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders up to the audit threshold
  • Preparation of personal and corporate tax computations and returns
  • Providing bookkeeping and management accounting services
  • Filing Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs documents on client’s behalf
  • Ensuring that accounting records for clients are maintained and kept up to date
  • Dealing with the preparation and completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Comply with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements
  • General admin duties to provide support to Partner, managers and the office


This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, but the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility


Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications


Ideally the successful candidate will have the following attributes, skills, experience and qualifications.

  • Outgoing, socially confident and emotionally controlled
  • A positive attitude, friendly and approachable
  • Resilient, able to multi-task and work independently / flexibly
  • Adaptable, organised and conscientious
  • Takes the initiative, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Discreet, professional and team orientated in approach
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Experience of working in a practice-based environment.
  • AAT qualified or qualified by experience. (ACA/ACCA part qualified also considered)
  • Previous experience in accounts preparation for limited companies and unincorporated businesses.
  • Good working knowledge of general IT Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Social Media programmes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Ability to present information effectively and concisely in emails and documents
  • Good general education, including English and Maths at GCSE Grade C or equivalent



  • 36.25 hours / 5 days per week (Flexible hours working is available including a combination of working from home and in the office)
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 5 years’ service
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline
  • Buy and sell holiday
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% after 4 years’ service

How to apply


To apply for this position, please email  with your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary, salary expectations and notice period.