Freelance Accountant

R Johnson Ltd is currently looking for Freelance Accountants with experience of providing a great service to clients within an accountancy practice to join our industry leading business.

R Johnson is a market-leading provider of cloud accounting services, tax, and payroll services provider to individuals and SMEs in the UK.

What we are looking for:

  • Part-qualified/ qualified AAT or ACCA Accountant who is looking to progress.
  • Demonstrable experience in an accountancy practice with experience of owning a portfolio of clients is highly desirable.
  • An ability to prepare year-end accounts as well as corporation tax returns.
  • An understanding of UK VAT rules and Payroll requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with good time management and organisation skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel/Google sheets
  • Ability to deliver agreed work with little supervision and handholding


What you’re good at:

  • University Degree in Accountancy
  • Qualified/Part-Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent) or qualified by experience
  • Proven experience working within accounting practice, preparing and reviewing financial statements from source documents and records. Ideally have working experience in industry or accounting practice managing multiple client relationships
  • Strong Excel skills including understanding best practices in reviewing financial models; advanced knowledge of one or more accounting software’s
  • Strong knowledge of UK SME accounting
  • The ability to cope with multiple tasks and produce accurate work under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously or within a team to deliver quality work outputs


You will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality service to a portfolio of clients. Responsibilities will include but aren’t limited to:

  • The completion of year-end accounts, CT600 and Corporation Tax.
  • Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
  • Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met.
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Statutory Accounts, and other Returns.
  • Producing monthly management reporting packs
  • Bookkeeping and reconciliations (Bank, Balance Sheet Reconciliations & P&L Analysis)
  • Quality control and file reviews of colleagues if required.
  • Expense Management including ensuring bank transactions are appropriately supported with the right documents; Daily Maintenance of Dext Prepare / HubDoc accounts (the objective is to have zero unpublished items always)


  • Nice to have: E-commerce specific accounting knowledge; strong knowledge/understanding of Brexit regulation
  • Xero Certified Advisor
  • Quick Books Certification
  • Familiarity with HubDoc, Xero Expense, Dext Prepare, Dext Analysis and Accountancy Manager


We are looking for Freelance Accountants to provide 24 hours support, 365 days a year, so this will involve working 7-hour shifts remotely.

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