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Two opportunities have arisen at the Treforest office

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Contract: Permanent

Package: competitive salary & progression opportunity, plus study support if required

Duties will be:

Working closely with clients to ensure accurate bookkeeping is carried out

  • Sales ledger and purchase ledger processing

  • Bank reconciliations

  • Invoicing

  • VAT returns

  • PAYE/NIC reconciliations

Preparing management accounts

  • Month end and year end processing

  • Journals – both preparing and processing

  • Preparation of month end reports

  • Preparation of summary (quarterly) management accounts and commentary

Preparing year end accounts

  • Preparing accounts to trial balance including all reconciliations

  • Preparation and review of statutory accounts

Training and mentoring

  • Training junior staff members

The successful candidate must have:

  • Part Qualified ACCA/ACA or equivalent as a minimum or qualified by experience

  • Must have substantial accounting experience commensurate with the role, and good IT skills including Sage Accounts 50 and Microsoft package

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Experience of working in teams and training others

  • Driving licence.

The following would also be desirable:

  • Experience of dealing with clients directly

  • Knowledge of Xero

  • Use of IRIS Accounts Production within a practice environment

  • Audit experience

  • Company secretarial experience

Job Title: Trainee Payroll Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Package: £13,500 + study, 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

This is a new role for an ambitious, intelligent and personable individual with a good academic background. Strong GCSE grades with a minimum requirement of B and above in Maths and English are a requirement. A Levels or equivalent higher level education demonstrating strong academics are desirable.

The candidate will be supported in study towards, and expected to attain the Payroll Technician Certificate. (www.cipp.org.uk/study/ptc.html). You must be willing undertake study in your own time to achieve this. Further progression of payroll qualifications will then be open to discussion.

Payroll requirements include:

  • Process weekly and monthly payrolls

  • Keeping up to date legislation

  • High level of accuracy

  • Liaise with clients for relevant information

  • Produce payslips and reports for all company payrolls

  • Calculate holiday entitlement

  • Submissions to HMRC

  • Adhere to deadline dates

  • Daily contact with HMRC. Address HMRC technical queries

  • Annual Year-end process and submissions

To apply for either role, please send your CV and a short covering letter stating the position you are applying for to HSaxton@obrienandpartners.co.uk

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