Full-Time Semi Senior Accountant – SMH Sheards

SMH Sheards have a fantastic full-time Semi Senior Accountancy position available, based in Huddersfield.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and friendly team who is looking for the next step in their accountancy career. The individual will have excellent communication and people skills, as great client relationships are essential to the service that we offer at SMH Sheards.  

Job Purpose

The role will specifically involve the preparation of accounts and tax returns for small to medium sized businesses and their owners. We use Iris practice software, so existing knowledge of Iris would be useful, although not essential.

The day-to-day responsibilities for the role include:

  • Preparation of financial statements for small and medium sized limited companies, sole traders and partnerships
  • Corporation tax calculations and submissions
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Self Assessment tax returns
  • Potential to attend client meetings and interact with directors and business owners
  • Assist with training of apprentices 
  • Company Secretarial Duties (desirable)
  • Preparation of P11ds (desirable)
  • Payroll experience (desirable)
  • Any other general accountancy/administrative work as required

We would expect candidates to have good knowledge and experience of cloud based book-keeping packages such as QuickBooks and Xero.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in an accountancy practice
  • Experience of Sage 50, Xero, Quickbooks, Iris, Sage Business Cloud an advantage
  • Strong Attention to Detail 
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Exceptional Communication Skills with a good telephone manner 
  • Good written and technical Skills
  • Strong Prioritisation and Organisation Skills 
  • Ability to Handle Confidential Information 
  • Strong Record Keeping Skills


The position would be a perfect fit for an AAT qualified individual looking to progress their career. We would also consider offering a training contract with ICAEW or ACCA, meaning the role would be ideal for an AAT qualified person looking to progress further with their studies.

Working at SMH Sheards

SMH Sheards is a firm of Chartered Accountants that places great importance on strong working relationships, both within the team, and also with its clients. We are part of the SMH Group – a multi-disciplined professional services company which includes Chartered Accountants, Tax Advisers, Financial Planners and Legal professionals working across eight offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Wakefield, Leeds, Harrogate, Huddersfield and Buxton.

At SMH Sheards, we offer a competitive salary with flexible working opportunities, including the option to work from home on a hybrid basis. We also offer our valued employees the training necessary to continue their own education and development.

SMH Sheards is dedicated to supporting local charities and causes, and so you will have the opportunity to get involved in our fundraising activities.

We are conveniently located just outside Huddersfield town centre with free on-site parking, and close to bus and rail links.

Other staff benefits include the option of purchasing additional holidays, client feedback and referral incentives, and group social events.

If you are interested in applying for this role then please send your CV and covering letter to advice@sheards.co.uk

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