Senior Bookkeeper for accountancy practice



£26,000 - £30,000

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


We are looking to expand our fast-growing practice with an enthusiastic and experienced Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant.

You will have responsibility for the production of VAT returns, CIS return calculations and submissions, updating our own and clients cloud based accounting software and assisting other staff with the production of end of year financial statements. Clients will typically be small limited companies with turnovers of between £100k and £3m, from a variety of industries.

You will be comfortable working in a general practice environment, confident using accounting packages (Sage, QuickBooks, Xero etc) and Excel, and working from incomplete records to produce a fully reconciled trial balance. You will need to compliment your technical skills with the ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and approachable way, with a view to building long-standing relationships. Many of our clients have a limited grasp of accounting and will rely on you to guide and help them to understand their accounts.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following broad range of accounting duties:

• Bookkeeping;

• Management of incomplete records;

• Preparation of VAT returns and filing with HMRC;

• Preparing interim management accounts, to include a P&L and Balance sheet;

• Resolving technical queries;

• Assisting in the planning and management of workflow;

• Building and maintaining client relationships;

• Ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget;

• Meeting and exceeding statutory and client deadlines;

• Providing the client with efficient and effective client service at all times;

• CIS calculations and return submissions;

• Updating desktop and cloud-based accounting software.

The following skills and experience are essential for the successful candidate:

• Minimum 2 years' experience within a UK general accountancy practice environment, covering ledger work, journals and balance sheet reconciliations;

• Proficient in Excel;

• Experience with QuickBooks, Xero, Sage and VT useful;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Excellent attention to detail;

• Outstanding organisational skills;

• Ability to work to deadlines and manage a diverse portfolio of clients;

• Someone who takes pride in their work and in offering a first-class service;

• Comfortable working within a fast-paced working environment;

• Team player;

• Self-starter, proactive and capable of using own initiative;

• Problem solving;

• Self-management, able to manage their time effectively to meet long term goals set by management and directors.

To apply, please email [email protected]


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