Assistant Accountant (Ref: V734)

Nixon Williams

Posted: 08/07/2019


Full time


Study Support: ACCA/ AAT/ ATT

The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join our growing team.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.

As an Assistant Accountant, you will be aligned with Nixon Williams, which is a specialist provider of accountancy services to contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals. So, if you have a finance-related degree and a desire to build a career as an accountant, then we want to hear from you.


Role and Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Accountant, you will be given on-the-job training and study support which will enable you to be the main point of contact for a portfolio of up to 130 clients. You will provide email and telephone support for your own individual client base and will build a good rapport with your clients by gaining an understanding of their businesses.

Responsibilities include:

Creating and maintaining client files

Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown from documents provided to you by the client (Premier service only)

Completing periodic reviews of client’s online files to ensure that information is being recorded and allocated correctly (Vantage service only)

Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met

Drafting personal/company tax returns for client approval, providing advice and guidance to clients where necessary to an early draft stage

Preparation/reconciliation/explanation of annual accounts, closure accounts and Corporation Tax computations to an early draft stage

Ensuring your clients meet all their filing deadlines, providing reminders to clients where necessary

Communicating with HMRC and banking providers

Uses good knowledge of technical and professional standards to carry out specific tasks within the team

Delivers excellent service to internal and external clients

Works efficiently and understands how your own role contributes to the success of the business


Person Specification:   

Will ideally have a finance-related degree or equivalent commercial experience

Will ideally have an understanding of Accountancy practices and the challenges they can face

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Good time management and organisation skills

Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and email

Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally



Study support towards AAT/ ATT/ ACCA qualifications

On-the-job training and mentoring from a Team Manager

Clear career progression and development

Modern office with a social space which includes a break-out area and pool table

Private Medical Insurance

Perkbox Membership

Free Parking

Ability to buy and sell annual leave

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