Accounts Person - Derby
Smith Cooper Limited
Ashbourne, GB
16d ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an accounts person to join the expanding Accounts and Management accounts team of Smith Cooper in Derby.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires a career in accountancy, to join a flourishing and supportive team that has carved an impressive niche in the local market.

If you are an accountant who is motivated to provide the highest quality of service to clients and you’re looking for your next career step, we want to hear from you.

About Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper is an award winning, Accountancy Age Top 50, accountancy and business advisory firm based in 6 offices across the Midlands.

We are a full service firm offering our clients, who are predominately owner-managed businesses, services including audit and accounts, tax advisory, HR, payroll, corporate finance and more.

Over the past 30 years, we have become one of the largest independently owned and preferred accountancy and business advisory firms for owner managed businesses across the Midlands and our plan is to continue growing!

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of statutory accounts for companies, sole traders and partnerships.
  • Preparation of draft corporate tax computations
  • Assisting in the production of monthly managements accounts for a varied client base
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prioritising workload effectively to meet set deadlines and budgets
  • Liaising with clients to obtain information to prepare accounts
  • Able to carry out ad hoc assignments with assistance
  • Understand and prepare financial statements correctly
  • We’re looking for someone with excellent accounting skills who

  • Has experience working within an accountancy practice (particularly experience undertaking the preparation of financial statements and tax work for small companies, partnerships, sole traders and individuals)
  • Has a good understanding and knowledge of relevant accounting standards
  • Is a team player with a strong work ethic
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is confident in a client facing role and working with people of all levels
  • Is motivated to provide the highest quality service to clients
  • Has their own transport
  • Experience of CCH, Xero, Sage and Excel software is an advantage
  • Some of the perks

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Option to buy an additional 5 days of annual leave
  • Discounts and cash back at numerous shops, holidays and services using our Smith Cooper Rewards service
  • Cash back on healthcare including eye tests, dentist visits, physiotherapy etc
  • Discounted (and sometimes free!) tickets for sports and entertainment venues we sponsor
  • Regular staff social events and annual firm wide away days
  • How to apply

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