Our client is looking for an experienced bookkeeper to join our growing team based at our offices in Preston’s docklands. This is a full-time position in our cloud bookkeeping department. We’re after a skilled multi-tasker and team player who is reliable and committed to consistently meeting deadlines.
Confidentiality, excellent organisation skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good client relations and the ability to communicate clearly.
At WNJ we pride ourselves on the quality of our advice and on our proactive, friendly and personal approach.
The successful candidate will assist in processing and preparing clients’ financial records and VAT returns within cloud accounting software and Excel. The role will also include a small element of training clients on a one-to-one basis over the phone and at client’s premises within cloud accounting software they’re proficient in. Benefits include 21 days annual holiday, increasing up to 27 days and free car parking.
The role and responsibilities include:
Data entry of accounting information
Reconciliation of key accounts (bank, debtors, creditors, VAT, PAYE)
Investigation into discrepancies and finding solutions
Preparation of Quarterly/Monthly VAT returns and submissions
Meeting monthly VAT deadlines
Reviewing VAT transactions for accuracy and completeness
Keeping up to date with HMRC VAT and other relevant regulations along with new releases within cloud software
Liaising with clients in a professional manner
The successful candidate will liaise with partners and other staff members over information requests, such as producing relevant financial reports from the accounting software.
The role also includes reviewing clients’ work, such as bookkeeping entries, VAT returns and answering clients’ queries.
What we are ideally looking for:
At least five years+ experience
Someone with excellent communication skills
Good problem solving • Good technical knowledge of VAT
Someone who can ‘hit the ground running’, work independently and be able to use their own initiative
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
Proficiency in at least two accounts software packages such as Sage 50, Sage Business Cloud (Sage One), Xero, QuickBooks or FreeAgent
Knowledge of post-Brexit VAT regulations and experience of entering these transactions within the accounting software.
Preferably, although not essential, have certifications for using the above software Qualifications and requirements
Level 4 AAT or qualified by experience (five-plus years)
Have access to a vehicle for travelling to clients when required
Confidentiality: It is expected that all WNJ employees will understand that our work is confidential and that personal details must not be divulged to members of the public. This obligation will continue indefinitely even after termination of employment