Accounting Assistant

Application ends: October 7, 2022
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Job Description

Leeds, England

About Armstrong Watson LLP

As an expanding business with 18 offices at present, Armstrong Watson LLP is a leading independent accountancy firm ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advisers.

With approximately 520 colleagues, our people and our culture are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the unique impact our employees have on not only our clients, but also our colleagues and the communities in which we operate in. Our success is dependent on every colleague behaving consistently across all four of our values: Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.

The Role

We are now recruiting for an Accounting Assistant to join our Leeds office and become one of the latest additions to our expanding Accounting service line.

The main purpose of this role will be to complete Accountancy and Business Taxation assignments for the clients of our firm.

The key elements of this role will include but not be limited to:

  • Completing draft financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and companies ready for review by an Accounting Supervisor / Manager
  • Completing draft business tax computations ready for review by an Accounting Supervisor / Manager
  • Ensuring all necessary client’s records are present before starting an assignment
  • Drafting appropriate meeting agenda points and a meeting pack for review by the Accounting Supervisor / Manager and discussion at the client meeting
  • Adjusting the draft financial statements and business tax computations after the client meeting in accordance with the meeting notes
  • Ensuring personal tax returns are updated by our tax team after the client meeting
  • Assisting with the filing of financial statements and corporate tax returns

The Candidate

In order to fulfil the role, we expect you to be:

  • AAT Qualified or Qualified by Experience
  • Experienced in using Xero (desirable not essential requirement)
  • Comfortable working within a fast paced working environment
  • A dedicated team player and willing to assist colleagues within the team where possible
  • Able to prioritise workloads under strict deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Able to use initiatives and have great organisation / problem-solving skills
  • Keen to become part of a dynamic team

The Benefits

In return for your hard work helping us shape our future growth and development; we will provide a competitive salary and a positive benefits package which includes:

  • 3.1% Employer Contribution Pension Scheme including Life Cover and Income Protection
  • Enhanced Annual Leave which will increase throughout your length of service and option an Annual Leave Purchase Scheme allowing you to buy up to 5 additional days annual leave each year
  • Flexible & Smart Working – giving you the ability to balance home-working, office location etc.
  • Life Cover of 4x your salary
  • Health Shield Cash Plan (provides cash back on a range of Health benefits and discounts on fashion, entertainment, holidays etc)
  • Introductory Commission Scheme (financial reward if you refer a new client)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (confidential support for emotional wellbeing)
  • Employee Referral Scheme (financial reward if you refer new AW colleagues) of up to £2,500
  • Detailed and thorough on-the-job training
  • Reviews and appraisals with your management team to ensure regular communication and providing you with a platform to enhance your career

In addition to all the benefits you would expect from an award winning employer, you will be given the utmost encouragement and support to develop your career further.

When you’re with us… we’re with you.