Accountant – Saffron Walden (Hybrid)

  • Full Time
  • Saffron Walden
  • Salary:£25,000 - £40,000 DOE

Are you an accountant with a solid mixed accountancy skill set — particularly good with accounts or tax, or both? Have you been looking for a supportive firm with a varied client base? Do you have excellent interpersonal and IT skills, and have experience working with charity clients and/or audit? Our client would love to see your CV! 

We are actively recruiting for an experienced accountant to join their busy team in Great Chesterford. 

The Company & Role

Our client is a leading chartered accountancy firm, providing proactive accounting compliance services and tax advice to owner-managed businesses. They invest in their staff to add value to the team, the firm and clients. All staff benefit from regular performance reviews and training so you are equipped with the right skills and opportunities. 

The Accounts and Tax Team provides direct support to clients in their compliance requirements such as accounts and tax returns preparation, as well as general support and problem-solving. Support to business clients ranges from making recommendations on best business practices to helping them be tax efficient.

As part of your role on the Accounts and Tax Team, you will produce annual statutory accounts and tax-related matters for clients, while starting to identify advice on best practices and recommendations for partner review. In addition to providing support to clients from an accounting and tax perspective, you will also work on the wider goals of the team and firm. This will include the development of junior team members.

Based near Saffron Walden, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a hybrid level after a three-month probationary period.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Accounts preparation for limited companies, partnerships, and sole traders
  • Supporting clients in accounting and taxation issues; in particular, charities
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns – this will be a small part of the role
  • Preparation of personal tax returns – this will be a small part of the role
  • Assisting in the preparation for client meetings and client visits
  • Working as part of a team to carry out additional client and in-house projects as required
  • Assisting clients with systems development and improvements
  • Assisting in the development of junior staff members

What you’ll bring to the table

Due to the growth within our client’s teams, they can accommodate various levels of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with charities and//or audit.

  • At least 2 years of experience working in practice
  • Qualified, qualified by experience, or actively tudying for professional qualifications
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Suberb organisational skills
  • Very good technical knowledge
  • Ability to use own initiative and work autonomously, as well as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must be located in and have the right to work in the United Kingdom

What’s in it for you?

  • Job title: Accountant
  • Location: Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, hybrid (after three-month probationary period; any remote work to be carried out in the UK)
  • Type of Employment: Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (part-time will be considered for the right candidate)
  • Rate of pay: £25,000 – £40,000 (DOE)
  • Holiday: 23 days + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time)
  • Full study support (as applicable) and flexible working on offer

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we would love to see your CV – apply today!

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