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Accounts Assistant – Cambridge

A smarter way of working

A Top 30 UK accountancy firm, Price Bailey will offer you the best opportunities for training and development, personal growth, and career engagement. We want our people to be happy and fulfilled by their work, whilst being supported and challenged to grow. We also understand that you have a life outside of work, which is why our Smart Working culture means you have flexibility to work when and where you choose, whilst still caring for your clients.

We strive to deliver first-rate, cutting-edge services that are suited to our clients’ specific requirements. As a leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we provide consultancy and planning skills to complement the traditional auditing, accounting, tax and financial services.

The team

The Business team provides a mix of accounting services ranging from bookkeeping and year end accounts preparations, including tax returns, to our rapidly growing and innovative cloud accounting service line. We have a relationship centric approach and are trusted advisors to clients of all shapes and sizes, but they are typically owner managed businesses, giving you the opportunity to deal directly with the decision makers and to truly help shape the direction of their firm.

In our Cambridge based Business team you will be responsible for preparing year end accounts and tax computations for non-audit clients with turnovers typically up to £2m.

The role

As an Accounts Assistant you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Preparing accounts from client records using a variety of software
  • Drafting basic tax computations and completing personal tax returns
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and VAT returns where appropriate
  • Dealing with initial queries on accounts and liaising with clients in a professional manner
  • Managing own time within pre-determined budget for assignments

The person

You might not have all of the experience below, but if you meet the minimum criteria and are passionate about developing yourself, we’d love to hear from you:

  • AAT part qualified/qualified or ACA/ACCA part qualified (minimum criteria)
  • Experience of working in an accountancy practice preparing sets of accounts (minimum criteria)
  • Up to date working knowledge of VAT Experience of using Sage, Xero and Quickbooks Online
  • Client facing experience

The package

On top of a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from:

  • 20 days (increasing to 23 days) annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme ​ ​

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