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Location: LEATHERHEAD Salary: 25000 - 30000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3054257
I am currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Accounts Assistant with an annual salary range of £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience. My client is an award winning accountancy firm that offers business growth services to an array of clients.

Role Description:
- Prepare accounts from client’s records for companies, partnerships and sole traders
- Prepare quarterly VAT returns, mainly for limited companies – this could be standard VAT accounting or Flat Rate Scheme. This involves working with spreadsheets, Sage or Cloud based software in particular Xero
- Prepare business tax computations to identify the taxable business profits, including correctly claiming tax relief on fixed assets
- Input data into the Personal Tax Module using a checklist of items to watch for. Then mark sections of the Tax Return programme as complete
- Draft covering letters enclosing accounts and business tax computations to clients
- Draft supporting paperwork to go with a set of accounts – e.g. Minutes of meetings of directors/Letter of representation/Invoice/Notes & Recommendations/Fixed Price Agreements
- Tax planning regarding extraction of funds from a company in the most tax efficient manner
- Prepare invoices using our software and help with the renewal of fixed price agreements
- Update the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
- Review electronic in-tray and deal with tasks/post-in as necessary
- Help with social media marketing, the website or mailshots
- Assist with the processing of payroll

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills:
- AAT qualifications
- Accountancy practice experience
- Double entry bookkeeping
- Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Exeprience of IRIS or XERO Cloud is desirable
- Experience of social media marketing would also be helpful

Characteristics Required:
- Good attention to detail (essential)
- Willingness to learn, work hard and be the best you can
- Quick to learn and keen to progress to more complex tasks as knowledge and experience improve
- Will fit in well within the team
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to prioritise and work independently

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