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Accounts Assistant

Hays Senior Finance
Chester, Cheshire, England
GBP23000.0 - GBP26000.0 per annum + £23,000 - £26,000 DOE
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Your new firm
A Chester based Accountancy firm are seeking to recruit an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their growing team. This firm is committed to its staff and creating a team environment, with a bonus structure which relies on the success of the team as a whole. They emphasise work life balance and are flexible on working hours but don't encourage overtime and aim to provide a stress-free office environment. This firm provides a range of accountancy and tax consultancy services to clients across the UK. Their client base is a range of SME's, limited companies and corporate partnerships that sit within a range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, distribution and property.

Your new role
As Accounts Assistant, you will be responsible for managing the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and compiling personal tax computations and returns. You will have provision over bookkeeping and management accounting services and will be responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date accounting records for clients. You will also be required to prepare annual accounts and corporation tax returns.

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal candidate for this role will have previous experience handling accounts within a practice and will be AAT or part ACA / ACCA qualified. You will have previous experience with accounting software such as Sage or Xero. You will need strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will be offered a competitive salary dependent on experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing firm which will prioritise your professional development and also general wellbeing. They have a competitive firm wide benefits package with 24 days holidays + bank + an extra day for your birthday, flexible working hours and a great bonus scheme.

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