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Practice Accountant Job Description

Job Overview
To provide support for Managers and Directors in providing professional accountancy services to fee-paying clients. The services can include financial reporting, taxation, audit and assurance. 

Duties and Responsibilities
- Liaising with clients (individuals and businesses) and providing financial information and advice
- Producing year-end accounts
- Undertaking financial audits
- Complete VAT Returns
- Advising on tax planning
- Maintaining records, preparing accounts and management information
- Advising on business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions
- Advising clients on areas of business improvement, or dealing with insolvency
- Completing self-assessments and corporate tax returns
- Maintaining accounting records and preparing accounts and management information for small businesses
- Supporting junior colleagues

Skills / Attributes Required
- ACCA / ACA qualified or QBE
- Legislative compliance – ability to interpret relevant legislation to clients
- Previous experience of working with clients in a busy accountancy practice
- Sound knowledge of payroll / PAYE and experience in preparing VAT returns for a wide range of clients
- Knowledge of Accountancy / Tax Software such as SAGE, Xero and Iris would be useful