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
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
‘Dress Down’ dress code