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.
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
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
Ability to buy and sell annual leave