Edinburgh Technopole, UK
Competitive salary
21 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Bookkeeper, Independent CA Firm, Livingston, £competitive + Benefits

Your new company
Hays is proud to be representing an independent firm of Chartered Accountants with two offices across the Central Belt. Founded over half a century go, this firm has grown and now approaches approximately 50 in number. With a brilliant trainee programme and excellent staff retention, around 3 quarters of their employees joined as school leavers or graduates and progressed. Whilst this has been successful and developed a brilliant family-feel culture - friendly, dynamic, supportive and collaborative - the firm's client base is developing quickly. Given this, they would like to make a new addition to their Bookkeeping Team. This firm offers a strong flexible working policy, allowing individuals to start anytime between 8am and 10am. Standard working hours are 35 per week. Due to present circumstances, this role may be completed remotely, albeit some in-office training may be required. This client is adhering to all government guidance from a COVID health and safety perspective.

Your new role
As part of an established Bookkeeping Team you will be working with a broad range of clients. You will be responsible for supporting these clients with their day to day accounting needs and drafting statutory accounts to trial balance. This will include ensuring ledgers are kept up to date, bank reconciliations are completed, and VAT returns are submitted to HMRC in accordance with deadlines. You will support clients regular queries (over the phone, email and when possible, in person) and assist them with the use of various accounting software, such as Sage, Xero and Quickbooks to name a few.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have previous bookkeeping experience in a practice setting - whether that be as part of a firm or on a successful self-employed basis - and be capable of managing a varied and challenging case load. You will ideally be AAT qualified, but this is not essential. Experience of using various accounting software would also be an advantage.

What you'll get in return
In addition to working for a successful, growing and welcoming firm made up of friendly and credible professionals, you will receive a competitive salary. You will also receive 31.5 days annual leave, pension and become part of a firm-wide group life policy (4 x annual salary). Whilst the role is ideally full-time, as this is a newly created position part-time individuals may be considered. As alluded, this firm also offers an enviable flexible working policy and has both a high quality and varied client base.

What you need to do now
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