Accounts Technician (Experienced)

An opportunity has arisen within our rapidly expanding accountancy practice based in Newtownards, County Down for an experienced Full Time Accounts Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with general accounting/bookkeeping experience to join a company with exceptional customer service and significant training and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will deliver an efficient, timely and accurate service to a wide variety of clients in many industries either in house or on site as required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to this post such as a ‘can do’ attitude, IT capability, multitasking, attention to detail, teamwork and working to fixed deadlines.

The role will require the candidate to join a friendly and dynamic team with a focus on getting the job done for the client. There will be opportunity for self-management whilst being supported by the principal Accountant to increase efficiency and accuracy within each job.

Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • To communicate effectively with colleagues and clients to manage the workflow for our VAT clients
  • To accurately and efficiently process client paperwork to ensure timely preparation and filing of VAT returns
  • To ensure all client bank accounts are reconciled
  • To actively contribute to the team @ SJO ensuring client focus in every aspect of your work
  • To assist in the preparation of Payroll
  • To provide friendly and approachable administrative support in the office as required

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will have a can-do attitude with a strong focus on attention to detail and the ability to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines
  • You can efficiently use Microsoft Office and demonstrate advanced MS Excel skills
  • You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience with book-keeping and VAT and prior experience of Quickbooks or Xero would be advantageous
  • You will have previous experience of running computerised payroll
  • You will ideally have experience working in an Accountancy practice
  • You will have studied towards or achieved your AAT qualification or equivalent

The Benefits

  • Full time role but flexible hours
  • A challenging role that will help you to develop in your accountancy career
  • Training and Development Plan
  • Regular contact with clients and HMRC
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Mobile Phone and Tablet
  • Salary: £18,700 to £21,000

To apply please forward your up to date CV in confidence to sara@sjoaccountants.co.uk or by post to Sara Otley, SJO Accountants Ltd, 37 Movilla Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 7JQ. Applications should be received by 26th August 2020 @ 5pm.