Accounts and Taxation Senior

Job Title: Accounts and Taxation Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester
Salary: Competitive - negotiable based on experience
Reference: ICAEW Accounts Senior 10/21
Contact Name: Sarah Hamilton
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2021 11:25

Job Description

A vacancy has arisen for an Accounts Senior at Richard Sexton & Co, a vibrant three partner firm of Chartered Accountants based in the centre of Colchester, Essex. Our team of friendly staff provide a high-quality service to a diverse range of clients, and we specialise in all round services for owner-managed businesses incorporating family tax planning and compliance work.  

The position is a permanent, full-time role which will primarily be office based, although we do offer a good level of flexibility to work remotely. We may consider offering a part time position to the right candidate.  Our supportive and friendly environment provides scope for professional development, including for relevant accounting/tax qualifications if applicable. 


The successful candidate will  have existing practice experience, with strong organisation and communication skills and the ability to manage their own workload. A good working knowledge with Excel and cloud-based accounting software is essential (QuickBooks, Xero and IRIS would be advantageous).  


The main responsibilities for the role will include: 

  • Providing accounting and tax compliance services to a diverse range of clients - responsible for hands on compliance work and for reviewing 

  • Preparation of year end accounts and statutory requirements 

  • Preparation of personal and corporate tax computations and returns 

  • Preparation and review of VAT returns 

  • Assisting with client queries on VAT, bookkeeping and payroll matters 

  • Working as part of our small team to deliver best advice and support for our clients in a cost-effective way 

  • Providing guidance and training to junior members of staff and reviewing their work

  • Supporting the audit function within the firm