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Position available, Semi-senior accountant

Posted by: edwinsmith on March 1st, 2016

We are looking for a semi-senior accountant for a vacancy in our Reading based practice to undertake accounts preparation and tax compliance services for a range of business clients, predominantly small and medium sized Limited Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders.  The ideal candidate will also have experience of planning and carrying out audits in a range of industries and be keen to take on the responsibility of supporting junior members of staff.

Main duties:

  1. Preparing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
  2. Planning, executing and completing statutory audits for limited companies, charities and other entities.
  3. Completion of Personal, Partnership and Company Tax Return forms.
  4. Preparation and completion of VAT Returns.
  5. Involvement in bookkeeping and preparing management information
The individual will:
  1. Be AAT studying or qualified
  2. Have strong interpersonal and IT skills
  3. Have previous experience in a practice environment
  4. Be seeking to pursue a career in practice


Study leave and training costs provided.

Competitive salary based on experience and training requirements.

How to apply

A copy of your current CV should be sent to info@edwinsmith.co.uk for the attention of Philip Nixon.

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Revised advisory fuel rates 1 March 2015

Posted by: edwinsmith on March 31st, 2015

H.M. Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published the latest advisory fuel rates relating to mileage payments for business travel in company cars. These are as follows:

Engine size Petrol LPG
1400cc or less 11p ↓ 8p ↓
1401cc to 2000cc 13p ↓ 10p ↓
Over 2000cc 20p ↓ 14p ↓


Engine size Diesel
1600cc or less 9p ↓
1601cc to 2000cc 11p ↓
Over 2000cc 16p ↓

The changes this quarter are highlighted in red above.

The new rates will be effective from 1 March 2015. However for the first month employers may continue to use the previously published rates if they choose to.

These rates will be reviewed again in May 2015 and any changes made will be effective from 1 June 2015. The revised fuel rates will be published on the fuel rates page on the HMRC website when they are released.

Advisory fuel rates can be used to calculate the following:

Reimbursement to employees of fuel used for business travel in a company car;
Repayment by employees of fuel used for personal travel in a company car;
Allowable input VAT claims on business mileage claims in personal cars made by employees.
A more detailed explanation of the use of these rates is on the HMRC website.

The rates applying for earlier periods are also on the HMRC website.

If you have any questions regarding the use of advisory fuel rates or mileage payments please contact us.