Bookkeeper – FT or PT
£24-28,000pa DOE Full or Part-time hours BGC2125-BK Permanent
A busy Sunderland accountancy practice are looking to appoint a Bookkeeper on either full or part-time hours to support their growing client base with bookkeeping services.
The role involves a nice mix of working at clients site (all local), the office and some flexibility for home working too. Your responsibilities will be to undertake all aspects of bookkeeping duties for a range of local businesses, across an array of sectors and sizes. The level of support will range for each business, with some requiring data processing of invoices, bank reconciliations, VAT returns and others a review of trial balance. All accounts are computerised with most clients using Quickbooks, Sage or Xero.
Your clients knowledge of accountancy packages will vary and some will require more training and advice than others on its use, which is all part of the service offered by the accountancy firm that you will need to take a lead on.
The position will suit those with bookkeeping skills gained either from working in practice or those who have managed more than one business during their career and are able to comfortably support multiple businesses with their varied bookkeeping requirements. You must be familiar with cloud accounting systems such as Xero, Quickbooks or similar. Most importantly you must enjoy liaising with people. This role requires you to communicate regularly with your clients and also internal staff.
For those that have experience with year end accounts preparation that knowledge could be used, although the position is predominantly bookkeeping.
This opportunity provides loads of variety and makes your role a very interesting one, working with different businesses each day providing a continuous challenge for you.
The firms employees all work well together and they have created a great culture in the office with occasional social events arranged for those wishing to attend.
There is sufficient work for full-time hours, however portfolios can be adjusted to cater for anyone looking at part-time hours to work around other commitments.