Senior Accounts Assistant

Posted 30/05/2024 by Ian J Brown and Company


Senior Accounts Assistant- £30,000 + dependent on experience , plus Benefits– Edinburgh/Midlothian.

The Role

Do you possess a minimum of three years’ experience in accountancy or finance system administration, with the proven ability to deal with accounts and tax software? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We are a well-established chartered accountant, looking to appoint an experienced Accounts Senior to our growing team.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing comprehensive financial services to our valued clients. Your primary responsibility will be to support our managers in delivering accurate and timely bookkeeping, payroll, end-of-year accounts, VAT, and Tax calculations services.

Join our team and become part of a company with a rich heritage and a commitment to excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Managers to provide accurate and timely bookkeeping, payroll, end of year accounts, VAT and Tax calculations service to business clients.
  • Preparing finalised accounts, VAT, Tax detailed reports
  • Prioritising /preparing/ administering client emails and letters.
  • Updating and maintaining manual and digital client accounting information systems
  • To liaise with Company clients and help them with accounts related queries as required via the telephone or in person.
  • To help organise and manage office manual filing and digital client information databases systems and develop / improve these in line with ongoing business requirements.

The Company

Ian J Brown & Co is a long-established firm with a bang-up-to-date approach to accountancy.

A trusted heritage with a modern approach.

Friendly and approachable, we’ve been taking care of individuals and businesses since 1986.

The Benefits

  • Flexible working hours, including 12.30pm finish on a Friday.
  • Long service holiday reward.
  • 35 Hour working week.
  • Private Healthcare
  • 33 days paid annual Leave.
  • Small team structure for promotion and development.
  • Regular social activities.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Supportive training.
  • Enhanced Sick Pay.

The Person

  • At least three years’ experience of working in an accountant’s office or finance system administrator role preparing accounts, bookkeeping for sole traders, partnerships and companies. Ability to deal with accounts and tax software.
  • Numerate with the ability to prepare annual tax returns both personal and partnership and have a sound working tax knowledge.
  • Ability to prepare vat returns with excellent vat knowledge.
  • Computerised payroll processing experience.
  • Good PC skills and understanding of MS Excel, Word & Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including professional interpersonal skills and friendly telephone manner.
  • Confident in dealing with clients and work colleagues.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

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