Accounts Technician

Accounts Technician

Responsible to: 
Accounts and Audit Managers

The job: 
Details of the job are described in the attached job description.

The salary: 
The salary will be dependent on experience.

Salaries are paid monthly in arrears through the BACS System directly into the bank or building society account of each member of staff. Caladine Ltd must pay salaries through the BACS system. They cannot be paid by cheque. It will therefore be important to supply account details in order to ensure prompt payment.

Working week: 
The hours of work for this post are 35 hours per week, excluding meal breaks (these are unpaid), 52 weeks per year and hours of attendance will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday to Friday, with an hour for lunch.

The annual leave entitlement is 25 days (plus bank holidays) and an annual birthday holiday.

Other benefits:
The Company pays into a pension scheme for employees.

Health cover policy provided.


  1. Managing the Company’s bookkeeping clients and overseeing junior staff working on these jobs
  2. Completion of financial statements for various small and medium sized companies and charities
  3. Assisting with the audit of a small number of charity audits
  4. Completion of small business accounts
  5. Drafting income tax and corporate tax computations and completion of tax returns
  6. Assisting Charities with their in house accounting functions, including book keeping, financial management and IT
  7. Dealing with clients and being proactive within the development of the firm
  8. Assist with training and supporting junior members of staff

Selection criteria:

The criteria below indicate the qualities that are needed to do the job well.

Candidates will be selected according to the extent to which they satisfy this criteria. Evidence of potential will also be considered. Most of the criteria must normally be met in order to qualify for selection.



  • Minimum 3 years accounting experience
  • Ability to prepare financial statements for small and medium sized enterprises, to include the not for profit sector - Charities
  • Some audit experience
  • Accurate and good working knowledge of Excel and most accounting software
  • Good IT skills able to deal with in-house problems of clients’ needs


  • Clear, concise, timely and appropriate oral and written communication; can communicate information in an understandable way orally and in writing, as suitable to the situation
  • Self-motivation: meets objectives and standards on own initiative
  • Teamwork: flexible; co-operative; helpful; self-aware; collaborates well
  • Organisation: systematic; efficient; meets agreed priorities and deadlines on own initiative
  • Response to change: investigative; adaptable
  • Physical: able to use display screen equipment extensively, according to health and safety guidelines
  • Ethos: sympathetic to the Christian/charitable ethos of the firm