Chartered Accountants & Business Tax Advisors

Humphrey & Co

The firm has built a strong reputation for successfully advising and supporting individuals and businesses with their financial affairs for almost a century.

Our clients benefit from our depth of experience and expertise with an established reputation in many fields.

We are based in Eastbourne and in Brighton & Hove. However, a client’s location is never a problem as we travel to meet clients at their homes or businesses.

Career Opportunities

Be More Than Just An Accountant with Humphrey & Co!

Our firm is growing. We are always on the lookout for talented people for both our Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove offices.

If you can offer a great skill set, are motivated to continuously improve and have a personable style for building client relations, we would like to hear from you.

For the right candidates we offer excellent training and exciting career opportunities. We aim to reward our team well with competitive pay and benefit packages. 

Job Vacancies

Accounting Technician

Description

As an Accounting Technician, you will work as part of the Accounts team assisting on client accounting and tax compliance tasks.

Responsibilities

  • The role will involve all areas of practice work for a range of personal tax and business clients
  • Assisting in the management of a portfolio of clients to deliver a high quality service
  • Preparing and reviewing sole trader accounts, personal tax returns, company accounts and corporation tax returns
  • VAT advice and compliance services
  • Maintaining a high technical and professional standard. This would be facilitated through ongoing training and access to CPD programmes within the firm
  • Coach, train and develop junior staff to improve and further their knowledge 
  • Opportunity to develop skills in key areas such as Xero and other Cloud based systems
  • Undertake wider practice activities, as required
  • Communicate with the team on any issues or findings
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with both clients and colleagues

Skills required

  • 2-3 years post AAT qualified
  • Experience of accounts preparation in an accountancy practice 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage own workload and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Problem solver with investigative nature
  • IT Literate able to use MS Excel and Word

Learning and Development is an integral part of Humphrey & Co. We aim to provide the best support to our people to ensure that their development and knowledge is at the best level possible through professional qualifications, in-house training and self-development.

Hours: Full time (38.75 hours per week)

Based: Eastbourne & Hove positions available

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualification

Closing date: TBC

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@humph.co.uk

Trainee Accounting Technician

Description

As a Trainee Accountant you will work as part of the Accounts team assisting on client accounting and tax compliance tasks whilst studying towards an AAT qualification.

Responsibilities

As a Trainee Accountant your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assist seniors and managers on accounting or administrative tasks
  • Carry out bookkeeping tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping
  • Prepare a small company, partnership or sole-trader accounts file to a high degree of accuracy
  • Basic tax computations and returns
  • Utilise accounting software
  • Communicate with the team on any issues or findings
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with both clients and colleagues

Skills required

As a Trainee Accountant your skills, qualifications and knowledge will include:

  • A levels of grade B or above in three subjects – Accounting A level desirable
  • GCSE Maths and English grades A or B
  • Dedication to achieving an AAT qualification
  • The ability to manage own workload and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Problem solver with investigative nature
  • IT Literate able to use MS Excel and Word

Learning and Development is an integral part of Humphrey & Co. We aim to provide the best support to our people to ensure that their development and knowledge is at the best level possible through professional qualifications, in-house training and self-development.

Hours: Full time (38.75 hours per week)

Based: Hove

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualification

Closing date: TBC

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@humph.co.uk

Payroll Administrator

Description

As a Payroll Administrator you will work as part of the Payroll team with your own portfolio of clients.

Please note we may consider a part time role for a candidate with the relevant experience or a full time trainee position.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of weekly / fortnightly / four-weekly / monthly and annual payrolls, within tight deadlines
  • Must have a full understanding of all aspects of payroll including:
  • Tax and NI Calculations
  • Statutory Maternity/Paternity/Adoption payments
  • Statutory sickness payments
  • Student loans and statutory recoveries
  • Understanding of taxable benefits and expenses
  • HMRC requirements for RTI processing
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Holiday Pay Calculations
  • Basic understanding of Auto Enrolment
  • Prepare payments by BACS for salaries and PAYE
  • Submission of FPS and EPS for all clients each pay period
  • Deal with a variety of client and internal queries
  • Liaising with HM Revenue & Customs with client queries
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

Skills Required

  • Previous experience of working within a busy bureau environment is essential.
  • CIPP qualification or membership would be advantageous.
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines, using own initiative.
  • The payroll software in place is Iris Payroll Professional.  Previous experience is not essential.

Hours: Full time (38.75 hours per week)

Based: Eastbourne

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualification

Closing date: TBC

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@humph.co.uk

Payroll Apprentice

Description

As a Payroll Apprentice you will work as part of the Payroll team. As part of your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Preparation of weekly / fortnightly / four-weekly / monthly and annual payrolls, within tight deadlines
  • Gain and understanding of all aspects of payroll including:
    • Tax and NI Calculations
    • Statutory Maternity/Paternity/Adoption payments
    • Statutory sickness payments
    • Student loans and statutory recoveries
    • Understanding of taxable benefits and expenses
    • HMRC requirements for RTI processing
    • Holiday Pay Calculations
    • Basic understanding of Auto Enrolment
    • Prepare payments by BACS for salaries and PAYE
    • Submission of FPS and EPS for all clients each pay period
  • Deal with a variety of client and internal queries
  • Liaising with HM Revenue & Customs with client queries
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

Skills Required

  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines, using own initiative
  • Interested in a career Payroll

Hours: Full time (38.75 hours per week)

Based: Eastbourne

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualification

Closing date: TBC

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@humph.co.uk

Our Charity Partnership

After many years of supporting and sponsoring various local organisations, we decided in 2014 that we would prefer to concentrate our efforts by predominantly supporting one local charity each year.

In this way, we felt as a firm that we could:

Proudly sponsor a local charity and support the work that they do for our local community

Promote a partnership with the charity, working together to achieve specific aims or goals

The firm is pleased to announce that for 2022 we will be supporting The Pedal People.

The Pedal People is a small independent Brighton charity running weekly, year-round cycle rides providing uplifting (and often the only) outdoor activity for disabled people, elders and people living with health challenges or special educational needs. The cycle rides enable meaningful community interaction plus wind-in-hair wellbeing benefits. They offer highly adaptable side-by-side tandems, recumbents and Trishaws (riders sit upfront pedalled by cycle pilot) plus guided and co-piloted options, enabling families, carers and friends to cycle together.

Accessible cycling improves wellbeing, health, reduces isolation and increases independence.  Rides are fun with smiles and waves galore. We see spirits lifted, people report feeling 'awake again', 'alive', 'happy’, ‘less anxious or depressed’ and ‘sleeping better’ after rides. All return buzzing. People really notice the fabulous, visible cycles and interact positively.

We will be supporting the Pedal People throughout the year by donating the money raised through various fundraising activities.

For more information visit: www.pedalpeople.org.uk

Humphrey & Co also participates in numerous local charity events and fundraisers. We actively encourage members of staff to independently volunteer and be involved in the work of other charities in the local area. 

Past Charities

Our nominated charities for 2020 & 2021 were
The Eastbourne Foodbank & Hangleton and West Blatchington Foodbank

Foodbanks are here to support those in the local community who do not have sufficient funds to buy their own food and essential toiletries, whilst also offering advice and support groups to those in need.


Our nominated charity for 2019 was
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

JDRF funds research into the cure, treatment and prevention of type 1 diabetes. It is their aim to help develop new treatments to keep people with type 1 as healthy as possible until they find the cure. Ultimately, they want to prevent people from getting the condition at all.


Our nominated charity for 2018 was
Embrace East Sussex

Embrace was formed in 2014 to support special needs and disabled children and their families with their ethos being 'Because no child should feel alone'. Embrace run a number of services and projects, providing vital social and respite support as well as advocacy support for its beneficiaries.



Our nominated charity for 2017 was
You Raise Me Up

A local charity based in Eastbourne founded by Fraser and Jane Brooks in June 2011 following the sudden loss of their daughter Megan. The charity’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support families that have suffered the loss of an adult child between the age of 16 and 25 and to be able to provide compassion, support and to simply be able to say “we totally understand” rather than “we cannot imagine what you are going through”.


Our nominated charity for 2016 was
RISE

RISE (Refuge, Information, Support and Education) - freedom from domestic abuse. A National Award winning charity providing sanctuary and support in Sussex since 1994.
This is a Brighton-based charity offering practical solutions, shelter and support to those in Sussex affected by domestic abuse. They work alongside survivors giving practical support to help them rebuild their lives.

Our nominated charity for 2015 was
Sussex Cancer Fund

Since 1981 The Sussex Cancer Fund has been giving invaluable assistance to The Sussex Cancer Centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. This is in the form of additional equipment and building improvements for the treatment and comfort of cancer patients attending the department. The Centre treats thousands of Sussex people each year.


Our nominated charity for 2014 was
Children’s Respite Trust in East Hoathly

This charity is largely run by volunteers and supports children with disabilities and their families by helping them get a break throughout Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Vital to all of their work is fundraising to help the limited number of families they can reach with the money they raise.


Networking

As a firm we feel it’s important to engage in business networking to develop new relationships with local contacts, sharing ideas and discussing topical issues.

We also realise how invaluable networking is for our staff for building their confidence and expanding their portfolio of contacts.

We also attend numerous networking events in East Sussex including, but not limited to, breakfast and lunch clubs, the local Curry Clubs and networking on the golf course. 

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