Assistant Accountant / Accounting Technician

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant / Accounting Technician to join the team within a busy Charatered Accountant firm based in Randalstown on a permanent basis. There will be potential for either full time or part time hours.

The role will involve:

  • Providing clients with an excellent level of service and ensuring all work is completed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with company and industry regulations
  • Work closely with all members of the team to ensure your continual development
  • Preparation of year end and management accounts for sole traders, partnership and limited companies
  • Preparation of tax computations and returns for individuals and companies using tax software and HMRC online software
  • Using client’s SAGE 50/ Xero/ Quickbooks accounting software to prepare year end and management accounts
  • Where needed, bookkeeping for clients using SAGE 50/ Xero/ Quickbooks accounting software. Sometimes at the clients premises.
  • Ability to process weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly and monthly payroll for a portfolio of clients, to include new start/ leaver procedures, SSP, SMP and pension auto enrolment
  • Providing clients and their staff with payslips and month end payroll reports
  • Monthly CIS returns for clients within the construction industry, to include subcontractor verification procedures
  • Reconciliations of CIS tax deducted from income for clients within the construction industry and notifications to HMRC
  • Providing contractor clients and their subcontractors with month end PDS’s and other reports
  • Reconciliations of PAYE and CIS tax payments against HMRC records
  • Using BrightPay payroll software to process payroll and CIS returns
  • Running reports from BrightPay for other team members when required
  • VAT returns, including EC sales and Interstat accounts
  • Ensuring client deadlines and expectations are met
  • Answering the telephone where necessary
  • Daily document filing and postage
  • Other ad hoc tasks of an administrative nature and helping the team if necessary in busy period
  • Criteria:

  • Accountant technician qualification or part qualified.
  • Previous practice experience preferred
  • Hours of Work:

  • Can vary depending on part time or full time hours
  • Salary:

  • Can be negotiated but will range between £23k – £25k
  • Job Type- Full time, Permanent


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