Recruitment

Current Vacancies

We wish to recruit an experienced Bookkeeper for our Exeter office working with an interesting mix of clients.

Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Carry out weekly, monthly and quarterly bookkeeping for a portfolio of clients.
  • Prepare & submit VAT returns for a range of clients.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Prepare financial management reports.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data.
  • Maintain CPD.

Education and Experience

  • At least two years bookkeeping/accounting experience in industry or practice.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices essential.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications essential.
  • Knowledge of Sage Line 50 essential.
  • Knowledge of Xero desirable.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks Online desirable.
  • Experience of MTD implementation desirable.

Candidates will need to:

  • Explain why they are interested in a career with Bush & Co.
  • Demonstrate that they are numerate and have good communication skills.
  • List their significant achievements and/or failures to date and explain why these experiences will be helpful in a career in accountancy.
  • Demonstrate continued academic success throughout their accountancy qualifications.

Full time and part hours considered.

What Bush & Co can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Up to 23 days annual leave
  • Birthday day is given as holiday
  • Payment of professional institute subscriptions
  • Flexible working
  • Continuing professional development training and support
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Generous pension scheme

About Us

We are a firm of accountants and tax advisors operating from our office in the centre of Exeter. We have been advising clients since 1955. We are proud to have worked with local business, families and individuals throughout our 65 years.

This past year has seen significant changes to our working practices as with all businesses, a lot of our work is currently now conducted remotely.

Although our team has grown in recent years, client care remains core to the services we deliver. As a firm we have tried to ensure that we continually work with our teams to ensure the best outcomes for team members and clients alike. We believe in a strong team culture.

Our tax team ensures the clients’ needs are met in relation to their tax affairs which ranges from compliance needs to special advisory work to probate and trust work. With a large array of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to business owners, there is a good variety of work and challenges to deal with.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established firm and continue your career. We support all of our staff with ongoing CPD training each year and from day one you will be a valued member of the team.

The varied nature of our clients will mean that you will be constantly challenged and continually gaining valuable experience.

You will join our tax team which has a broad client base of high net worth individuals, business owners, trusts and estates. Your main role will be undertaking the preparation of tax returns for a mix of clients and assisting the tax manger with varied other tax work as it arises.  

The Job Description

  • To have a strong working knowledge of and undertake annual tax compliance work to include the preparation of personal tax returns. Knowledge of  trust tax returns and partnership tax returns would be an advantage but are not essential as training can be provided.
  • Under the direction of the tax manager to be aware of statutory deadlines for the tax compliance work and ensure work is completed to meet deadlines.
  • Assist with the preparation of the year-end tax letters for the firm.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual P11D letters for the firm and assist with the preparation of the P11D forms.
  • To assist with the compliance work for probate cases and estates to include preparation of PA1 form and IHT forms 205 and 400 under the guidance of the tax manager. Knowledge of probate is an advantage but is not essential as training can be provided.
  • To ensure work is being undertaken in the most efficient manner, being up to date with the most recent software developments and working methods.
  • Provide ad hoc support to the tax manager as the work arises.
  • To undertake administration for the tax manager including new client on boarding and department billing.
  • To have excellent client relationship skills and handle client queries in a positive and client focused manner.

About You

You will have at least 3 years of experience in tax and have a strong working knowledge of tax return preparation and compliance.

Have attention to detail and a methodical working manner with an ability to prioritise work and communicate with the team and tax manager regarding workflow.

Ability to manage multiple deadlines, external and internal and have excellent client communication skills .

You will enjoy the challenge of working with a large variety of clients and the varied types of work those clients bring. You will be someone who wants to make a difference to the firm’s clients and to be part of the team.

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • 23 days holiday (full time equivalent)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Leave 30 mins early before bank holidays
  • Generous pension
  • Death in service cover
  • Regular firm socials (pre-covid included karting, gin tasting & farm walks/BBQs)
  • Part-time time hours will be considered
  • Flexible working and home working to be agreed

The above is dependent on experience & qualifications.

Apply by sending a covering letter and CV to recruitment@bushaccountants.co.uk

About Us

We are a firm of accountants and tax advisors operating from our office in the centre of Exeter. We have been advising clients since 1955. We are proud to have worked with local business, families and individuals throughout our 65 years.

This past year has seen significant changes to our working practices as with all businesses, a lot of our work is currently now conducted remotely.

Although our team has grown in recent years, client care remains core to the services we deliver. As a firm we have tried to ensure that we continually work with our teams to ensure the best outcomes for team members and clients alike. We believe in a strong team culture.

Our accounts teams ensure the clients’ needs are met in relation to their accounts and tax returns. These range from sole traders to medium sized group accounts & include both income tax as well as corporation tax. With a large array of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to medium sized companies, there is a good variety of work and challenges to deal with.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established firm and begin your accountancy career. You’ll receive training throughout your study contract & beyond and from day one you will be a valued member of the team.

The varied nature of our clients will mean that you will be constantly challenged and continually gaining valuable experience.

You will join a team which has a broad range of clients with a focus on corporate & charity clients including audited entities. The services these clients require range from tax return work to attending stock takes and performing audit work. As a result, some travel to client sites (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) will be required.

The Job Description

  • Preparation of unincorporated & company accounts
  • Prepare analysis of accounts
  • Draw up financial reports
  • Assist with year-end closings
  • Prepare tax computations and returns
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Perform audit work in the office and at client premises
  • Attend client stock takes
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.

About You

You will have a strong academic history, this will be demonstrated by having at least 100 UCAS points at A-Level (or equivalent).

The ability to be to self-motivated towards your studies is important and is demonstrated by your research into the accountancy profession.

You will enjoy the challenge of working with a large variety of clients and the varied types of work those clients bring. You will be someone who wants to make a difference to the firm’s clients and to be part of the team.

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • 20 days holiday (increases on qualification)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Leave 30 mins early before bank holidays
  • Generous pension
  • Death in service cover
  • Study support for AAT/ACCA/ACA
  • Regular firm socials (recently including karting, gin tasting & farm walks/bbqs)
  • Flexible working to be agreed

The above is dependent on experience & qualifications.

About Us

We are a firm of accountants and tax advisors operating from our office in the centre of Exeter. We have been advising clients since 1955. We are proud to have worked with local business, families and individuals throughout our 65 years.

This past year has seen significant changes to our working practices as with all businesses, a lot of our work is currently now conducted remotely.

Although our team has grown in recent years, client care remains core to the services we deliver. As a firm we have tried to ensure that we continually work with our teams to ensure the best outcomes for team members and clients alike. We believe in a strong team culture.

Our accounts teams ensure the clients’ needs are met in relation to their accounts and tax returns. These range from sole traders to medium sized group accounts & include both income tax as well as corporation tax. With a large array of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to medium sized companies, there is a good variety of work and challenges to deal with.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established firm and begin your accountancy career. You’ll receive training throughout your study contract & beyond and from day one you will be a valued member of the team.

The varied nature of our clients will mean that you will be constantly challenged and continually gaining valuable experience.

You will join one of two teams which has a broad client base, both of which have a focus on owner-managed businesses, many of which have been family owned for numerous generations. As a result of this focus, the vast majority of time is spent assisting these clients with their various compliance tasks such as VAT returns, accounts, tax returns, etc. There will be times when travel to clients is required (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

The Job Description

  • Preparation of unincorporated & company accounts
  • Prepare analysis of accounts
  • Monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Draw up financial reports
  • Assist with year-end closings
  • Prepare tax computations and returns
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Review and process expense reports.

About You

You will have a strong academic history, this will be demonstrated by having at least 100 UCAS points at A-Level (or equivalent).

The ability to be to self-motivated towards your studies is important and is demonstrated by your research into the accountancy profession.

You will enjoy the challenge of working with a large variety of clients and the varied types of work those clients bring. You will be someone who wants to make a difference to the firm’s clients and to be part of the team.

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • 20 days holiday (increases on qualification)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Leave 30 mins early before bank holidays
  • Generous pension
  • Death in service cover
  • Study support for AAT/ACCA/ACA
  • Regular firm socials (recently including karting, gin tasting & farm walks/bbqs)
  • Flexible working to be agreed

The above is dependent on experience & qualifications.

Please apply by emailing a covering letter and CV to recruitment@bushaccountants.co.uk


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