Bookkeeper required at Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants, Bury
15th February 2018
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A vacancy has arisen for a full time bookkeeper at Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants, Bury.  A full time position, this would be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

Full-time Hours: 37 hours a week

Salary: To be agreed

This well established, forward thinking firm of accountants is looking to recruit a bookkeeper to join their successful and growing cloud accounting team, providing real time book-keeping services to numerous clients covering many diverse sectors.

Providing support to the administration team as and when required, along with face to face client contact and payroll services to a quality client base in Bury and surrounding regions, the individual will deal with a small portfolio of clients and assist the team where required.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Daily inputting and management of supplier invoices via ReceiptBank.
  • Daily inputting and reconciling of transactions in Xero.
  • Constant client contact to ensure that transactions are up to date daily and book-keeping is in real time. 
  • Providing client training on Xero and ReceiptBank to maximise efficiencies from the technology.
  • Preparation, review and completion of VAT Returns.
  • Receive telephone calls, send emails and prepare letters.
  • Use IT for including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other Accounting software including Xero, ReceiptBank and SAGE payroll.
  • File and scan documents both manually and on computer software including internal record systems.
  • Potential for learning payroll and company secretarial work etc
  • Ad hoc administration duties, including telephone support etc

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  •  GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above

Preferred Skills

  • Previous book-keeping experience, in particular use of Xero and ReceiptBank would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Numeracy skills - to the extent of being able to spot mistakes and show attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, to enable yourself to complete tasks fully and on time
  • Good verbal communication, listening skills and confidence using the telephone
  • Motivated, reliable and responsible, able to work on own initiative as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a real empathy for people and a desire to help them
  • Able to work effectively within a team and develop positive relationships with colleagues, service users and other professionals
  • Willing to undertake training and development appropriate for the role
  • Tidy appearance, approachable and friendly

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to valuing equality and diversity and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
  • An ability to deal with all levels of people in a warm and friendly manner
  • A willingness to share thoughts and ideas where improvements and efficiencies may be possible 
  • A general positive and “can do” attitude to work and to helping others
To apply 
Interested applicants should send their CV to Lee Sugden by email -
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