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Accounts Assistant

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    Supply Chain

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    Market related

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    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Accounts Assistant - Axminster

We are currently looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our Axminster office.

You will undertake both practical and theoretical training whilst potentially studying for qualification under an apprenticeship agreement. We believe that a professional qualification can help you to achieve a rewarding career in accountancy but “Qualification By Experience” is also highly valued.

Main Duties

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships, and sole traders.
  • Providing bookkeeping services.
  • Preparation of personal and corporate tax computations and returns.
  • 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.
  • Complying with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • General admin duties to provide support to the Partners, Managers, and the office.
  • Assignments undertaken in the office and at client’s premises.

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 candidates will have the following attributes, skills, experience, and qualifications: -


Everything else can be discussed but these would be preferred:

  • Experience of working in a practice-based environment
  • Resilient, able to multi-task and work independently / flexibly.
  • Adaptable, organised, and conscientious.
  • Takes the initiative, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Professional and team orientated in approach.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting software.
  • Ability to learn new IT skills quickly.
  • A positive attitude, friendly and personable.

This advert represents a summary of the full role description. To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted immediately.