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Trainee Accountant

SJD Accountancy

Posted: 08/10/2021

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.

The Optionis Group is currently looking for Trainee Accountants to join our industry leading business.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Trainee role you’ll be offered full training and the responsibilities below is what you’ll be working towards over time:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations
  • Co-ordination and management of VAT, and administration duties
  • Completion and submission of forms P11d in accordance with clients completed questionnaire
  • Review of bookkeeping records and the completion of VAT Returns
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, and Company Tax Returns
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice
  • Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation
  • Respond to client enquiries in line with the company promise
  • General administration including post, filing, and scanning
  • Assisting clients with the completion of Companies House Confirmation Statements
  • Online submission of documents to Companies House and HMRC

 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A recent Accounting / Mathematics / Finance graduate or someone who is currently working towards AAT or holds some ACCA exemptions
  • A desire to build a career within practice accountancy
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel

 

Benefits Package: 

  • Clear career progression and development
  • An opportunity to enrol in AAT studies
  • 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
  • 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 on-site parking
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme – salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free Mortgage service
  • Holiday Buy & 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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To apply, please upload your CV and Cover Letter and submit your details below.

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