Accountant – General Practice

The Role

This position is for an experienced Accountant working in general practice to assist the director to manage our business. Within this role you will be preparing / finalising accounts, assisting with tax returns, dealing with queries raised by clients / HMRC and regularly providing advice to clients.

About You

We require someone who has a great attention to detail and who has experience of working in a small accountancy practice. It is essential that you have an understanding of:

  • Preparng accounts from incomplete records
  • Small limited company accounting and disclosure
  • VAT
  • Payroll & PAYE
  • Corporation Tax
  • Income Tax

Within our business we use a number of software packages including IRIS, VT, Kashflow, Freeagent, Sage, as well as Word and Excel. Training will be given where required.

Key Traits

  • Systematic with an attention to detail
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Able to manage your own work flow


It is likely that you are at least qualified to AAT level or possibly part qualified with one of the institutes, but we would also consider those with the right long term work experience in a similar position.

About us

Russell & Co is an expanding firm of Chartered Accountants based in Ponteland. We have a small, friendly and supportive team working in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our client base is made up of around 130 small business where we prepare their annual accounts, tax returns, VAT returns and wages, often from incomplete records. In addition, they often rely upon our ongoing support within their businesses.

You will be encouraged to take responsibility and control of your client’s affairs, develop your understanding and knowledge of taxation and business matters. And as this is a time of rapid change in our profession, you will need to be flexible in your outlook, constantly looking for improvements in our operations and the quality of our output.


Our office hours are 9:00 – 5:00 Monday to Friday. However, we would consider part time, flexible working and self employed options.


The work will be based at our office in Ponteland (10 minutes from Newcastle), which has on site parking and is well served by buses.


Salary is between £20- 25,000 for the right candidate and will benefit from 28 days holiday (including statutory holidays).

About the Author

Brian RussellBrian Russell FCA is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience working with owner managed businesses in North East England. He formed Russell & Co in 2000 to build upon his experience to provide high quality part time financial directorships for smaller companies particularly in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland. Russell & Co is based in Ponteland.View all posts by Brian Russell →