Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper

Location
Penzance, Cornwall
Salary
£18,000 - £22,500
Posted
02 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

The Backroom are looking for an accounts assistant / bookkeeper to join our expanding business. We are a friendly team, based in central Penzance and working with clients all over the UK.

The ideal candidate will have experience and AAT qualifications or be willing to work towards this.

Duties Include

Using QuickBooks for purchase and sales ledger entries, bank reconciliations, preparing payment runs, sorting and filing paper work, aged debtors liaison, as well as submitting VAT returns, payroll processing, creating management accounts, compiling end of year accounts for onward handling by clients’ accountant. Some preparation and filing of limited companies’ accounts and Self-assessment tax returns.

In addition employees are required to use the company’s databases and administrative systems to record daily work sheets, changes to client details, work in progress, calendar etc.

We are a small team and everyone pitches in to help with general office duties as the need arises; e.g. making a coffee round, organising social events, keeping the office tidy, post runs, stationery orders etc.

Personal Attributes

Friendly, competent, organised, articulate, efficient, adaptable, accurate and dependable.

Skills

  • QuickBooks / Xero / Sage (or similar) payroll experience
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook useful.
  • Filemaker Pro, and good IT skills (Windows 10) helpful
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs including English Language and Maths essential
  • Studying for or qualified to AAT standards
  • Degree and A-Levels or equivalent qualifications are welcomed

Company Description

Imagine a friendly and efficient bookkeeping / accounting service that is cheaper than an in-house team and smarter than a one man band. We are fully accredited by the AAT and we’ve been in business for over 20 years. Our clients typically work in the creative sector, although we have businesses of all shapes on our books. They vary in size from individual artists, and makers to London based businesses with up to thirty members of staff.

Access

The office has one flights of stairs and several steps.

Benefits

  • Pro rata statutory holiday entitlement, 20 days, plus bank holidays.
  • Good rates of pay
  • Excellent career progression

Other Application Details

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the role.

Full-time but part-time hours considered

Closing Date: 30th August

Please note:

Applications must be submitted via the Unlocking Potential Jobs Website