Junior Accountant (Ref: V806)

First Freelance

Posted: 07/11/2019

Hemel Hempstead

Full time


The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Junior Accountant to join our First Freelance business.

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 a Junior Accountant, you will be aligned with First Freelance who are the UK’s fastest-growing accountancy firm. We seek out the most talented individuals and reward them with a stimulating and challenging work environment. We offer an industry training programme, clear career progression and an excellent remuneration package.


The key responsibilities for the role will include, but are not limited to:

As a Junior Accountant, you will be responsible for a portfolio of clients working as an individual and part of a team. Your main function will include:

Preparing annual accounts

Preparing Corporation Tax computations

Dealing with accounts queries

Interpreting accounts to clients if figures need an explanation

Processing final accounts

Submitting annual accounts & CT600s to HMRC via iXBRL

Contacting HMRC if a problem arises whilst reconciling VAT, PAYE/NICs etc.

Personal Tax computations and support to clients

Preparing personal self-assessment tax returns

Dealing with tax queries and providing tax advice


Person Specification:

Hold or studying towards an accounting or tax qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ATT, CTA, ATT etc)

Accountancy, tax and payroll experience is essential

Proven practice and industry experience is highly preferable

Excellent level of literacy, numeracy, communication skills, analytical skills and telephone manner

Excellent level of literacy, numeracy, communication skills, analytical skills

General computer and software skills with good use of Microsoft packages (especially Excel)

Excellent attention to detail

Friendly and outgoing personality with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

Able to multi-task and prioritise tasks



Study support towards AAT and ACCA qualifications

Free parking and excellent public transport links

23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the opportunity to buy or sell an additional 3.

Private Medical Insurance

NEST Pension Scheme

Perkbox Membership

‘Dress Down’ dress code


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