Accountant (Office or Home-based)


Posted: 09/09/2021

Full time

*Applicants can be based anywhere within the UK*


Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams.

The Optionis Group is currently looking for Accountants with experience of providing a great service to clients within an accountancy practice to join our industry leading business.


Main duties and responsibilities:

You will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality service to a portfolio of clients. Responsibilities will include but aren’t limited to:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600 and Corporation Tax
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Statutory Accounts, Company and SATR
  • Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown for clients if required
  • Liaising with HMRC and banking providers on behalf of clients
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Supporting a Team Manager and mentoring junior team members if required
  • Quality control and file reviews of colleagues if required


What we are looking for:

  • Part-qualified/ qualified AAT or ACCA Accountant who is looking to progress
  • Demonstrable experience in an accountancy practice with experience of owning a portfolio highly desirable
  • An ability to prepare year-end accounts as well as tax returns
  • An understanding of IR35 is highly desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with good time management and organisation skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel


Company benefits:

  • Your Flexibility – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in an office or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays). As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
  • Additional days off for birthday and 100% attendance
  • Exclusive discounts & offers from ‘Savings Pal’ – UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Pension
  • ‘Dress down’ dress code
  • Free parking
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme – salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free mortgage service
  • Holiday buy and exchange scheme
  • Gym discount
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eye care vouchers – Specsavers
  • The opportunity to earn vouchers for business referrals and reviews

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