Business Services Associate

Job Title: Business Services Associate
Location: Maidstone
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-11-03
Contact Name: Chris Howden
Job Published: March 23, 2020 11:52

Job Description


Reporting to the mangers and partners, this role is designed to provide a broad but high level of client service to small, (non-audited) clients, primarily owner managed business including sole traders, companies and partnership. Services include accounts prep, management accounts, personal and corporation tax computations, VAT and providing advice to these clients about their personal and business matters. You may continue with studying to complete your professional experience with a view to become a qualified accountant.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accounts preparation for sole traders, companies and partnerships
  • Preparation of simple corporation tax computations and returns
  • Preparation and review of management accounts
  • Travelling to client premises as required
  • Achieving or exceeding assignment budgeted fees and profits and/or identifying reasons for non-achievement of budgets as appropriate
  • Keeping senior management/engagement partner fully informed at all times of progress on jobs, in particular if there is likely to be an unplanned write off
  • Liaising with managers and/or team leaders across the firm to ensure the teams are making best use of the resources available at all times
  • Carrying out review work on accounts and other assignments prepare by team members when required
  • Any ad hoc assignments or tasks


Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • AAT qualified (or nearing completion)
  • Practice background
  • Prior practice experience
  • Good solid and demonstrable knowledge of accounts prep for owner managed businesses (OMBs) to include partnership, sole traders and companies
  • Knowledge and experience of management accounting
  • Knowledge and experience of outsourcing
  • Experience of personal and corporation tax computations
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationship
  • Competent and confidential using both manual and computerised systems
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Dependable and reliable team player
  • Happy to delegate when appropriate and also be to delegated to
  • Must project a professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Possess the ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Have an outgoing and proactive approach to work


  • Practice background
  • Tax knowledge and experience
  • Car driver with access to a car


To be considered for this role please aply direct. We will not be considering agency CVs for this role.