Assistant Accountant – Cambridge

Role Overview

  • Assistant Accountants are expected to have gained a solid understanding of the basic principles of accounting. You will be responsible for the undertaking of accounts preparation for non-audit clients, including the preparation of related tax computations/returns and the completion of personal tax returns with minimal supervision


Principle Responsibilities:                                                                                                     

  • Prepare and check accounts from client records using a variety of software
  • Deal with initial queries on accounts (by phone, email or letter) and action accordingly
  • Finalise and send accounts after review
  • Draft basic tax computations and complete personal tax returns
  • Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget
  • Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff
  • Complete adhoc management accounting assignments when required
  • Not responsible for other team members directly on arrival, but in due course required to assist new trainees and less experienced members in the team



Person Specification:

Work based competencies:

  • Up to date knowledge of VAT
  • Experience of using Sage, Xero and Quickbooks would be preferable
  • AAT/ACA Part/Fully Qualified



Behavioural competencies:

  • Professional attitude
  • Confident, articulate and able to communicate with all levels (externally and internally)
  • A team player liaising with all departments within the firm
  • Good at building effective relationships with colleagues, partners and clients
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to meet client deadlines and to manage competing priorities of a varying complexity
  • Ability to follow compliance procedures (i.e. following instructions and makes clear file notes)
  • Self-motivated with a high standard of reliability
  • Good problem solving and self-management skills (clearing queries with clients and suggesting sensible conclusions to queries


Training & Development:

  • Potential secondment opportunities
  • CPD programme for part/fully qualified candidates including compliance and broader technical skills training
  • Performance reviews every six months


Benefits Package:

  • Smart Working (see link for further details ( )
  • Competitive Salary and benefits package
    • 20 /25 days Holiday depending on level of qualification (ability to purchase up to 5 extra days annually under our flexible benefits scheme)
    • 4x salary life assurance
    • Contributory pension Scheme
    • Retail discounts as part of UK 200 Group
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • All employee share scheme after 12 months of service

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