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We are hiring!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
By Cheryl Sharp
We are hiring!

Position: Accounting & Payroll Technician (Part-Time)

Do you want to work for an accountancy practice with a difference? 

PPF is an accountancy practice run by parents for parents.  Our mission is to make the accounting process as simple and stress free as possible, so our clients can spend more time doing the things they love with the people they love.

Being a digital firm, using online software only (no paper here!) we are not your traditional accountancy firm.  We partner with Xero, Receipt Bank and other software companies to take the headache away from our clients and help them build the business of their dreams.

We do more than just the compliance side, working with clients to advise them and guide them through the business world to help them achieve their goals.

We have experienced fantastic growth over the last few months and we wish to give a new team member a unique and exciting opportunity.

What PPF can offer you:

  • You will be an integral part of a fun, hardworking team, based at our offices in a stunning location, and get to enjoy many social events including lunches, evenings out and Xero events
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) Pro-rata
  • 1 additional day holiday for each year of service up to a maximum 5 additional days
  • A workplace auto enrollment pension
  • You will be given training with Xero, Receipt Bank and other cloud apps, and will complete the Xero Certification Program
  • You will be working 15-20 hours per week spread over 3-5 days, with a view to increase your hours as the company continues to grow. 
  • Flexibility on hours, with up to 12 work from home days per year

Key Tasks/Responsibilities – inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Preparing monthly payroll for a wide range of clients using Xero Payroll
  • Preparing monthly CIS Subcontractor and Suffered returns using Xero
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Bookkeeping for year end, to include maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
  • Preparing director Self Assessment Tax Returns
  • Setting up new clients
  • Dealing with HMRC & Companies House
  • Answering the telephone and talking to clients
  • Dealing with client queries
  • General administrative duties
  • Scanning & electronic filing
  • Taking the post to the Post Office on occasion

Required Skills/Experience:

We are looking for someone who has a grounding knowledge and minimum of 1 years experience in preparing payroll, and 2 years experience in bookkeeping.  A payroll or accounting qualification of at least AAT Level 3 (or equivalent) plus a payroll qualification is preferable. Knowledge/experience of Xero is beneficial, but not essential.  You will be able to learn a very broad spectrum of the industry.  Common sense is crucial.  You will meet and greet clients, so you must be approachable and have a good telephone manner and be able to keep calm with some of our more challenging clients (although this is rare). The role will be very hands on, so it is important that you can work in a small team and accommodate different personalities. You should also be able to work independently.  You must be good at taking instructions and thinking outside the box.

The role is office based, and due to the location of the office being able to drive is essential

To Apply:

If you would like to become part of our team please send us an email or video explaining why we should consider you for this role, along with your CV to

No agencies please

Office location: Unit 5 Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex CM3 1LN