Accounts Senior

Accounts Senior (full or part time)

Job Description


Russell & Co is an expanding firm of Chartered Accountants based in Ponteland. In order to continue our expansion, we are looking to recruit a team member who will be involved in all aspects of the business, but principally in undertaking accounts preparation for clients from incomplete records. As such there will be a high degree of interaction with clients.

We encourage our team to take responsibility and control of client’s affairs, whilst developing their understanding and knowledge of taxation and business matters. 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.

Experience of general practice in an accountant’s office would be an advantage.

Main Duties

  • Preparation of accounts files from incomplete records
  • Basic taxation computations
  • Bookkeeping for clients
  • Preparation VAT returns
  • Dealing with general queries from clients


  • Basic Excel
  • Basic Word
  • VT and or Sage (training will be given)
  • IRIS practice management (training will be given)

Key Traits

  • Systematic with an attention to detail
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Able to manage your own work flow
  • Willingness to work in new/different areas


It is likely that you are either qualified to AAT level or possibly part qualified, but we would also consider those with the right work experience.


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) and at client’s premises as required.


Salary is negotiable for the right candidate (£16,000+) and will benefit from 28 days holiday (including statutory holidays).

To apply send an up to date CV to Brian Russell  ( ).

About the Author

Brian RussellBrian Russell FCA is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 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 →