Assistant Accountant
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About Crunch:

Crunch is a multi-award winning Software as a Service (SaaS) company born in the heart of Brighton with a brilliant team of 130, over 17,500 clients and 50,000 Crunch Chorus members. Together, we single-handedly pioneered a complete online accounting solution to empower self-employed contractors, freelancers and micro-businesses in the UK, helping them to grow their business and create the lives they want as part of a powerful community.

Now we no longer have a large office base as we embrace remote-first ways of working, the role offers you the opportunity to work remotely all the time, or a mixture of office and remote working if you would prefer this as we have some temporary office space in the Brighton & Hove area.

We have an exciting new permanent, full-time Assistant Accountant role in our Accountancy team. This role is part of our Enterprise team, supporting senior Accountants to provide accountancy services to a portfolio of small and growing businesses.

About the role:

This role requires demonstrable hands-on experience in a volume, practice accountancy environment, and involves speaking to clients directly and helping them with their queries.

The role will consistently deliver all Crunch accountancy services according to statutory principles, professional guidelines and quality standards. This will ensure that all key service and performance standards are met and that our clients are completely satisfied with the quality of advice and service delivered.

The role will include accountancy study support to commence or continue with an ACCA qualification.

About You:

  • This role is open to applicants with the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Please note that we’re unable to offer sponsorship to overseas candidates.
  • The usual working hours are Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.
  • You need to be able to work from home in a comfortable, private environment, with a solid internet connection (a minimum of 10-12 Mbps upload speed).
  • We'll provide you with all the IT equipment you need to get set up before you start with us - so there's no need to supply your own.
  • You would agree to visit our offices in the Brighton & Hove area on or before your first day to collect your IT equipment and attend a ‘Welcome to Crunch’ induction. This applies if you live within a reasonable travelling distance.

Role responsibilities:

  • Work as part of an Accountancy team towards achievement of agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Proactively manage your own tasks, client queries and team phone calls as part of your own workload management.
  • Produce year end accounts, using either our own Crunch software or Xero software.
  • Produce corporation tax returns, personal tax returns and file VAT returns.
  • Effectively collaborate with other Accountants across teams to ensure knowledge is shared.
  • Ensure high quality advice and service is delivered consistently to Crunch clients at all times via email, phone call and online chat.
  • Build strong working relationships with other Crunch service departments, in particular Client Services where teams work closely together as paired teams.
  • Actively promote and manage the additional services delivered by Accountants to support achievement of Crunch’s key revenue growth targets (for example, accountancy reviews, upselling packages, Client referrals, financial services).
  • Complete Accountancy Health Checks for clients as required, understand the nature of their businesses and provide the advice they need to operate tax efficiently as they grow.
  • Keep up to date with the latest changes to tax laws, rules and regulations through attendance at industry courses, workshops - develop knowledge and skills and maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Practical Experience Requirements (PER’s) and complete annual Crunch Essentials Training.
  • Share suggestions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our service to Crunch clients, including the development of specialist services to meet specific client needs.
  • Maintain your understanding of the Crunch software and (if applicable in the team) Xero software, and update this knowledge as new features become available.
  • Embrace the usage of the Hibob system, which is being used by Crunch to complete regular 121 and review conversations, and for setting and tracking company and department Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

Role specific qualifications and experience:


  • Working towards a chartered accountancy or tax qualification (post AAT) such as ACCA, or have the desire to study.
  • Previous practical experience of working in a team of accountants.
  • Previous experience of working in a volume accounts environment.
  • ICT literate, able to quickly develop expertise on Crunch and Xero systems and able to apply/disseminate knowledge effectively.


  • Experience of using cloud accounting software such as Xero.
  • Experience working in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment.

What you’ll get in return:

We’re very proud of our collaborative and inclusive working environment - you’ll be working as part of a fun and vibrant team, with a whole host of fantastic company benefits!

These include:

  • A basic salary depending on experience in the range of £24,000 to £26,000 per annum.
  • Fully supported ACCA study package, which includes online study with BPP, books/materials, exam fees, study and exam leave.
  • Professional ACCA registration and annual subscription fees are also funded.
  • Fully remote working in the UK, with no more than a quarterly meet up as required.
  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) - plus an extra half day off on your birthday.
  • Long service gift awards plus extra holidays for 5 and 10 years’ service.
  • Workplace pension scheme with Scottish Widows after qualifying service period.
  • Private Medical Insurance with Bupa after qualifying service period.
  • Life assurance (4 x salary) with Met Life after qualifying service period.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Enhanced pay for parental & family leave.
  • Store discounts with Crunch Perks.
  • Company funded social events.

Please note that we no longer fund AAT professional studies for Accountancy applicants already in progress with AAT qualifications.

If an applicant discloses any disability or learning difficulty, we will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview(s), which are usually carried out remotely on video calls. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and would like to discuss additional support available, please let us know.

Crunch is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of our company and the community, embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, those who apply to work for us and our client base, without exception.

We believe that the key to our success is our people, we value the contributions and experiences of all who make up our community. Supported by our company policies and procedures, we will take every possible step to ensure that no person will suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, age, neurodiversity or disability status.

Crunch reserves the right to perform pre-employment checks using a designated third party partner on all successful applicants for roles at Crunch, (including but not limited to): Right to Work in the UK verification, DBS check, address check, employment references and UK credit checks. Candidates would be informed of the requirement for these by Crunch in advance of these being completed.

No recruitment companies or agencies please as we’re unable to accept unsolicited CVs for our vacancies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£26,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: Remote

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Crunch is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of our company and the community, embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, those who apply to work for us and our client base, without exception.