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Junior/Trainee Accounts Assistant

  • Job reference: 919873
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: GBP18000 - GBP22000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Accounts Assistant, Finance
  • Date posted: 29/05/2018

This is a great opportunity for an aspiring Accountant

Are you looking to pursue a career in finance?

Are you looking for practical & study support in becoming an Accountant?

Do you have at least 6 - 9 months experience within an accounting function?

Accounting Consultants near Watford are seeking a Junior/Trainee Accounts Assistant.

Being in a fast-paced environment, in a team of 5, you will be working on a number of varied tasks and must be able to multi task while maintaining precise attention to detail.

A minimum 6 months practical accounting experience is ESSENTIAL!

It is important that you have a structured way of working and can be flexible in the tasks you will be responsible for/assisting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accounting, Tax and Administrative Support to Clients
  • On boarding clients
  • Incorporating companies
  • Registering companies for VAT and PAYE and Corporation Tax
  • Liaising with clients via telephone, e-mail and post
  • Processing PAYE and VAT returns
  • Processing of client payroll
  • Bank and other reconciliations
  • Adhering to all filing deadlines - which includes chasing clients for missing information
  • Filing Annual Returns and assisting with end of year returns
  • Meeting deadlines, such as the clearing of e-mails and post daily
  • Communicating with HMRC on behalf of the client
  • Answer and field calls
  • Assist with Back Office Accounting Administrative duties


  • Creating and maintaining client files on internal databases and management of CRM
  • Internal reporting supporting head accountant

Skills and experience

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner, clear and concise!
  • Excellent level of literacy, written communication and analytical skills
  • Accountancy, tax or payroll experience is highly preferable
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Positive 'can do' attitude
  • Hard working, diligent and conciseness
  • Good academic record
  • Accounting or tax qualifications preferable (can be working towards one) Study Support Offered
  • General computer knowledge and good use of Microsoft packages (in particular Excel) is highly desirable

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.