Rutherford Briant
Canterbury, UK
18,000 - 20,000
16 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
Job role
Rutherford Briant are currently recruiting for a Bookkeeper to join a very reputable nationwide accountancy firm in Kent. The successful candidate will be joining a very closely-knit team to provide an outstanding service to the companies' clientele.

This opportunity would be great for anybody looking to improve upon their current Bookkeeping experience with a company that heavily focuses on employee development and opportunity.

Key Responsibilities - Bookkeeper
  • Undertake bookkeeping for a variety of clients as allocated by the team leader, inputting data and completing reconciliations as required.
  • Maintain a full and accurate audit trail by filing and referencing documents in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to proper accounting standards.
  • Meet deadlines and time budgets.
  • Advise team leader of any outstanding issues.
  • Complete quarterly VAT returns for allocated clients.
  • Preparation of year end accounts file as necessary.
  • Prepare management accounts from information and documentation received from clients, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met.
  • Complete each assignment as far as possible before passing to the team leader for review.
  • You will be expected to develop and maintain good relationships with clients.

Person Specification - Bookkeeper
  • 2 years or more Bookkeeping experience preferably within a practice environment.
  • Knowledge of a number of accounting packages (Xero/QuickBooks/Sage)
  • An enthusiasm for cloud accounting and apps
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Organised and methodical
  • Client focused with excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of spreadsheets
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to keep calm under pressure
  • Experience of working within teams

The role is a 9 month Maternity Cover contract - however, there may be the opportunity for the contract to be extended or for the role to become a permanent one. However, this is very dependant on personal and company performance.