Graduate Accountant (6 Month Contract)


Posted: 29/10/2021

Full time

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.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.


Role Summary

Due to an exciting period of growth and change, we are looking to recruit a team of Graduate Accountants to support operations for approximately 6 – 9 months.

Full training and support will be provided. There is also the opportunity to gain permanent employment following the successful completion of the contract. Planned start dates for this role will be 8th and 15th November.

All roles are full time and we are happy to support remote and office working.

As a Graduate Accountant, you will be aligned across two of our core brands – SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams. Both are the UK’s largest specialist providers of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • VAT Returns – calculation and submission
  • Bank Reconciliation – reconciling bank transactions in order for accounts to be produced
  • Filing of financial statements
  • Liaising with HMRC and Companies House
  • General Administration – including data entry and dealing with client queries by phone


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Being a recent University Graduate in a subject such as Accounting / Finance / Mathematics / Economics is advantageous
  • Experience within an accountancy / finance role would be an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • You must demonstrate the capability to work in a busy / fast paced environment
  • This role would be ideal for a graduate who is looking to gain experience in an accountancy/ finance role


Benefits Package:

  • 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
  • Potential for a permanent contract come the end of your initial assignment
  • On-the-job training and mentoring from a Team Manager
  • Study support towards AAT / ATT / ACCA qualifications for permanent accountants
  • Clear career progression and development
  • Day off for your Birthday
  • Exclusive Discounts & Offers from ‘SavingsPal’ – UK’s Leading Benefits Platform
  • Free parking and great public transport links
  • Modern office space
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

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