Assistant Accountant

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£20k - £24k
15 Mar 2018
14 Apr 2018
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Contract, Full time, Permanent


Responsibility for providing a complete accounting and business support service to clients.


The key duties of the post are as follows:  

  •   Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  •   Preparation and review of self-assessment tax returns for sole traders, rental properties, individuals and partnerships
  •   Preparation of corporation tax computations for limited companies
  •   Preparation, review and submission of VAT returns
  •   Completion of on-line submissions to HMRC and Companies House
  •   Managing the processing of weekly/monthly payrolls and setting up auto enrolment schemes *Not essential.
  •   Setting up new businesses with Companies House and HMRC
  •   Provision of day to day business support to clients
  •   Organising and updating relevant data using various applications
  •   Answering telephone calls, dealing with enquiries and responding to queries in a timely, courteous and efficient manner and accurately logging information
  •   Establishing and maintaining a professional and friendly working relationship with clients, outsourced partners and colleagues.


Qualifications/experience/achievements required to do the job:

  •  Part qualified ACCA/ACA or AAT level 3/4
  •  2 years’ experience in practice
  •   Up-to-date tax and accounting knowledge
  •   Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  •   Excellent numeracy skills
  •   Knowledge of accounting software – CCH, Moneysoft, Kashflow, QuickBooks
  •   A high degree of IT literacy and the ability to embrace new technology
  •   Excellent written and verbal communication with a customer service focus
  •   Excellent interpersonal skills 
  •   Ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines
  •   Experience of dealing with HMRC
  •   Working knowledge of payroll and auto enrolment procedures *Not essential.
  •   Organising and updating relevant data using various applications

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email with your CV and covering letter.