Bookkeeper

About this job

We are seeking a (Senior) Bookkeeper | Business Services Assistant to join a Bristol based accountancy firm.

This role will undertake higher level bookkeeping and management accounts with some opportunity to assist with year-end accounts. You must have a “can do” attitude, with a professional approach to your workload.

Location: Bristol

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: £32,000.00

Purpose of the role:

· Using cloud-based accounting software including – Xero, QuickBooks & SAGE50

· Processing payments, invoices, income and receipts and entering data into accounting software or spreadsheets from client’s physical records

· Reconciliation of clients bank accounts and analysing clients income and expenditure correctly in the profit and loss account and balance sheet

· Regularly monitoring accounts payable and receivable to ensure it’s as up to date and as accurate as possible within the accounting software

· Preparation of VAT returns for a range of clients and review client’s bookkeeping and VAT treatment where necessary

· Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure all VAT records are requested and returns prepared and submitted within deadlines

· Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts for clients of varying sizes, whilst gaining a good understanding of each client worked on

· Prepare monthly/quarterly accounting journals relating to the management accounts and any additional journals including payroll journals

· Produce financial statements including P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries

· Communicate with clients regarding queries

· Prepare payment runs to pay client’s staff wages and supplier payments

To be considered:

· Minimum 2-3 years’ experience within an accounts practice including bookkeeping experience

· AAT qualified

· Must have experience working on Xero software (preferably Xero certified)

· Experience preparing and filing VAT returns through accounting software

· Experience preparing management accounts and being confident analysing data to produce reports

· Ability to work both independently, and direct liaison with clients

· Accurate data entry skills with excellent knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and good IT skills

· Analytical and problem-solving skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Passionate of providing a great service in order to deliver a high level of client care

· Experience managing a client portfolio would be desirable

Benefit Package:

Hybrid working option (2 days home|3 days office) | Enhanced holiday allowance | Birthday Day off | Flexible working pattern | Life Assurance | + plus much more

Riverside Recruitment are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy.

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