Kreston Reeves LLP


Discovery Park & Canterbury
Competitive salary + benefits
03 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We are currently recruiting for a Bookkeeper to join Kreston Reeves in Discovery Park, Sandwich.

Firm Introduction

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families on all areas of business, tax and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future.

With offices across Kent, London and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

We are looking for a trusted and valid member of staff to join the current team.

Firm Culture and Benefits

Having started out over 100 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed – creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients.

We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently ‘give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more.

We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy.

Role Description

As Bookkeeper you will process and maintain client’s records, with preparation of VAT returns and assistance in the preparation of management accounts and analytical review.  To process client bookkeeping and to ensure it is completed on time and accurately.  To complete checklists and maintain procedures and be able to understand balance sheet controls. 

The objectives of the role

To complete client bookkeeping on time and accurately.


Along with those responsibilities mentioned above you will:

  • Bookkeeping processing and functions
  • Set up and monitor bank payments on various banking performance
  • Monitor deadlines to ensure compliance and Service Level Agreements met
  • VAT return processing and submission
  • Management accounts preparation and self-review
  • Sales ledger functions, ability to chase debts
  • Credit control functions/purchase ledge functions
  • Liaising with, and working closely with, client service accounts teams and direct communication with clients
  • Build and maintain adequate knowledge within the team of all main bookkeeping software packages


  • AAT part qualified/qualified or a recognised bookkeeping qualification preferred
  • Experience using accounting software preferred such as (Xero/Sage/Quickbooks)
  • Analytical, with good attention to detail

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa and be eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.

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