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Bookkeeper in North London at a Top 60 Accountancy Firm

London   •   £20,000 - £30,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Growing Accountancy Practice, Management Accounts, Bookkeeper
  • North london, ACA, ACCA, AAT

About Our Client

Our client is well established and renowned practice based in North London who is investing in growth. This is a very exciting time to join the firm with growth rates of 15% between 2014 and 2015.

This opportunity will provides a great opportunity for client exposure and will allow you to work with a wide variety of sectors such as catering, financial services, inward investments, media, entertainment, and retail. These sectors also offer a range of turnovers from £1M and in excess of £5M.

This firm recognises that it is only as good as its people. This firm looks after its staff, which is shown in the way they retain their staff with over 40% of their employees having been with them for 10 years or more. They are also a practice that encourages organic growth; since 2010 3 of their last 6 partners joined the firm as juniors.

Our client also offers extensive training and development opportunities, as well as private medical cover and season ticket loans. They actively encourage our team members to find a good work-life balance and are happy to help you with cycle to work sponsorship, gym memberships and childcare vouchers.

This client is very sociable and their events team schedules monthly team-building activities for all employees, as well as participating in charity events and social events allowing you to get to know your colleagues outside of the working environment.

Job Description

The successful Bookkeeper candidate will be required to carry out the following;

  • Full range of bookkeeping duties, including purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control
  • Monthly and quarterly management accounts
  • Understanding and application of double entry
  • Understand VAT requirements, concepts and calculations
  • Ensure year end files are complete with back up schedules
  • Assist in preparation and filing of VAT returns
  • Full understanding of requirements and assist in preparing CIS returns
  • Develop working relationships with clients
  • Become familiar with all relevant software used by the Firm, including Singleview, Practice Engine and Sage.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Bookkeeper will have the following skills:

  • Up to date knowledge of accounting standards.
  • Ability to perform management accounts to a high specification.
  • Fully AAT qualified or hold or be working towards ACCA / ACA qualification.
  • Practice experience in providing bookkeeping services to clients in an accountancy practice.
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and Sage (Xero would be an advantage)
  • Double entry bookkeeping skills.
  • Able to meet time constrictions and tight deadlines.
  • Inter-personal and customer service skills are essential.
  • Personable and confident.

What's on Offer

  • The opportunity to work in a Top 60 accountancy Practice
  • Salary range depending on experience from £20k - £30k per annum
  • A mixed management accounts and bookkeeping role
  • The opportunity to develop the role and create client relationships