Accounting Technician

Holsworthy Office

Westcotts is a Top 50+50 Accountancy Practice and Real Living Wage Employer with over 280 team members based in 16 offices across Devon and Somerset.

We are looking for an Accounting Technician to join us on a permanent basis in our Holsworthy office with part time, flexible and hybrid working available.

Main Duties

The main duties (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders up to the audit threshold
  • Preparation of personal and corporate tax computations and returns
  • Providing bookkeeping and management accounting services
  • Working as part of the digital services team supporting the delivery of app research and recommendation engagements based upon the Xero app ecosystem
  • Filing Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs documents on client’s behalf
  • Ensuring that accounting records for clients are maintained and kept up to date
  • Dealing with the preparation and completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Comply with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements
  • General admin duties to provide support to the Partners, Directors, Managers and the office

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, however the list is not exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility.

Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ideally the successful candidate will have the following attributes, skills, experience, and qualifications:

  • Outgoing, socially confident, and emotionally controlled.
  • A positive attitude, friendly and approachable.
  • Resilient, able to multi-task and work independently / flexibly.
  • Adaptable, organised, and conscientious.
  • Takes the initiative, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Discreet, professional and team orientated in approach.
  • Good working knowledge of general IT Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Social Media programmes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Ability to present information effectively and concisely in emails and documents.
  • Experience of working at an Accounts Senior or Semi-Senior level in an accountancy practice.
  • Previous experience in accounts preparation for limited companies and unincorporated businesses.
  • AAT qualified however part qualified or qualified by experience is also considered.

Terms / Benefits

 

  • Up to 36.25 hours / 5 days per week (part time, flexible and hybrid working is available).
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 3 years’ service.
  • Annual salary review.
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary.
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme.
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline.
  • Flexible benefits including Buy and Sell holiday, Cycle to Work, Payroll Charity Giving and Private Medical Insurance.
  • Introducing clients and team member commission schemes.
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% (but matched up to 6% after 4 years’ service).
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay after one years’ service.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary (if applicable), salary expectations and available start date.

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