Graduate Accountant

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Accounting Practice

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  • Contact:

    Tamara Hastie-Thorpe

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Client:

    Leathers LLP

Graduate Accountant 

Opportunities in both Tax and Accounts and Audit  

Newcastle upon Tyne 

Starting salary of £20,000 and fully funded training and study support for your path to Chartership! 

People expect us to be qualified to advise individuals, their business and their family – and we are. But that’s not enough for people to want to build a relationship with us.  

We believe it’s the sort of people we are that makes that happen.  

We’re a unique group of individuals that make up a close team, we carry a depth of experience and a shared commitment to our clients and each other.  

All of our staff are essential to the business, without them we would not be able to deliver the level of service we aspire to.  

We are people who love where we work. We are Leathers.  

Want to join us?  

We are looking for agile thinkers; team players; people who want to join us and share our vision. If you are just looking for a job, we are probably not for you. If you are looking for a chance to work in a team that truly believes in itself and each other then welcome aboard. 

Working with the senior team; we will develop your knowledge in either Tax or Accounts and Audit and responsibilities will include – 

Tax – 

  • Preparing personal tax returns and corporation on behalf of clients to include collecting initial information from client/accounts team, preparation of tax calculations and preparation of final documents to issue to clients  

  • Providing support to senior team members across all tax related matters, both technical and administrative, to include identifying potential issues and opportunities 

  • Researching specific subject areas and projects to support the senior team and Partners in relation to client advisory tasks 

  • Drafting letters/emails including engagement letters, covering letters/emails, and advice letters/emails 

  • Assisting with the maintenance of client logs for personal and corporation tax returns  

  • Undertaking professional development to stay up to date with the latest tax legislation, guidance and case law, and providing the tax team with any relevant updates 

  • Assisting with general administration duties both within the department and the office 

  • Assisting with overall practice development in terms content for marketing, events, seminars and webinars. 


Accounts and Audit – 

  • Assisting with preparing accounts on behalf of multiple clients covering a wide variety of company formats and sizes 

  • Working with accounting software including Sage to provide accounting services for clients 

  • Completing any review recommendations provided by the Accounts and Audit Senior team 

  • Analysing data to determine variances and obtaining reasons for any deviations  

  • Supporting the Audit team with the completion of client Audits including assistance onsite 

  • Preparing compliance related documents for clients to ensure they meet their legal duties  

  • Preparing monthly analysis and reconciliations of financial data for clients 

  • Assisting with general administration duties  

The successful candidates will – 

  • Have a minimum 2:2 degree class; any discipline  

  • Maths & English GSCE (min grade C)  

  • UCAS points – equivalent to 3 A Levels or equivalent qualification 

  • Have strong written and numeracy skills  

  • A full UK driver’s license is desirable 

  • Be adaptable and have a flexible approach to work  

  • Be computer literate  

  • Have strong attention to detail and organisational skills  

  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn  

What we offer – 

  • Structured pay scale with increments for exam passes and annual performance reviews 

  • Fully funded training and study support for your path to Chartership 

  • 20 days’ annual leave core entitlement…plus 1 day for your birthday…plus 1.5 days gifted by the partners for Christmas 

  • Tuition provided by a national external professional provider 

  • Tuition during work hours  

  • Auto enrolment pension scheme 

COVID safe Assessment Centres will run February 2022 

September starts required