Careers at Accounting Services for Business

Assistant Accountant

Full Time, or Part Time - 3 days per week

Employed (or self employed/freelance option)

Westbourne, Bournemouth 9th July 2015


Accounting Services for Business was established in 2002.   We provide a managed 'Virtual Accounts Office' and payroll service to a wide range of clients.

We have exciting plans for growth this year including offices in Southampton and London.

We now have a vacancy for a top flight person to join our small friendly team in Bournemout as:

Assistant Accountant

To have the right background, you must have a minimum of two years experience working within an accountancy practice dealing with a variety client work.

You will be keen to progress in your career - we like ambitious people!

You will need to be a 'hands on person’ who can take full responsibility for client work from arrival of paperwork through to production of management reports, preparation of VAT Returns, bank reconciliation, etc

You’ll be confident dealing with acounts for sole traders, self assessments, partnerships, limited companies with revenues of several million pounds, and clients operating with multiple currencies.

Naturally, you’ll be fluent with Sage 50 Accounts and Microsoft Office (predominantly Word and Excel).  You'll know how to use these applications efficiently.

It would be advantageous if you also had experience with VT Transaction +, CCH, TAS Books, Payroll (Sage & Qtac), Bankstream, and cloud accounting software.

You must be formally qualified

Your key attributes will include

Good communication skills with excellent use of written English and the ability to relate to clients in language they understand

Energetic with an outgoing personality

A good team player, able to motivate and lead others

Well organised with the ability to work independently

The ability to apply efficient working practices and to identify better ways to do things whenever possible

A strong attention to detail and the ability to quickly and accurately and see any irregularities in accounts

Ability to take a pragmatic, commercially astute view of our client’s needs

Flexible and adaptable to a varied workload - able to multi-task

Totally reliable and able to accept responsibility

It would be advantageous if you have a good awareness of current IT and software trends in accountancy practices.

The position is based at our Westbourne (Bournemouth) office. There is on-site parking and we are well served by local buses

Flexibility in working hours will be required. You may also be required to work on site at client's offices. You will therefore need to be professionally presented and comfortable working independently with our clients.

You will need to live within easy commuting distance of Westbourne, ideally within 10 miles, and have your own reliable transport.

We’re 'family friendly’ and recognise the need for happy employees to have a good work-life balance. Childcare vouchers are available, if appropriate.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and would like to apply, either:

Click here to visit our on-line recruitment application page, or

Contact us by e-mail:

Vacancy, Recruitment qualified Accountant, Part-time, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset

Where We Work

Tayfield House
38, Poole Road
Dorset, BH4 9DW

  • Tel: 01202 755600
  • Fax: 01202 755744
  • Email:

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Public Accountants
Association  (CPAA)

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    • Inland Revenue
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    • Government Agencies
    • Banks

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