Accounting Technician - VAT Bookkeeping and Payroll

Job Description

Job Description

VANARTAH are very proud to represent this flourishing accountancy firm. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a super team, with great work life balance and welcoming culture. The firm is looking for someone to join the Belfast office and become a key member of the team providing a range of services to our clients. This role is ideally suited to a qualified Accounting Technician or qualified Bookkeeper but applications will be considered from those who are qualified by experience.

Your new employer

VANRATH are delighted to represent this Belfast based practice. They provide a full range of accountancy services to ambitious businesses and individuals helping them prosper in a supportive, professional, constructive and collaborative way. They offer flexibility to their team through their working practices whether this is working from home, in the office, or flexing the hours you work. The partners will support you with regular feedback and training.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible/agile working
  • Generous annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Fantastic culture and work life balance
  • State of the art office, with access to gym and social and wellbeing options

About you


  • Accounting Technician qualified or with suitable experience; or
  • Bookkeeper qualified or with suitable experience

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in an accountancy practice
  • Preparation of accounts and financial statements
  • Knowledge of VAT return preparation
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent client facing skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Payroll Experience including knowledge of auto-enrolment requirements
  • Experience using a range of accounting software, preferably Xero

What you will do

  • Ideally the successfully applicant would have 2+ years' experience in general practice.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing in English
  • Key roles and responsibilities include:
    • Maintaining clients' bookkeeping using accounting software, mainly Xero. This would include inputting invoices and bank transactions and completion of bank reconciliations.
    • Assistance with the preparation of annual accounts for companies, sole traders and partnerships.
    • Preparation of VAT returns for clients using accounting software
    • Assistance with the setup of new clients on Xero software, training client staff members and addressing queries on an ad-hoc basis.
    • Assistance with the preparation of personal and corporate tax computations and tax returns.
    • Assistance with audit fieldwork on an occasional basis

What's the next step?
If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other senior accountancy jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Emma Jayne Bowen at VANRATH or on LinkedIn in the strictest confidence.

Why VANRATH will help you secure your next role:
Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.