Our busy Sussex office is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to join our growing Outsourcing Team. Having a highly prestigious client base of high-net worth individuals, SMEs, not-for-profits, regulated industries and agriculture; this position will provide plenty of variety, encompassing bookkeeping, management accounts preparation and VAT work for a wide range of clients.

If you have a strong background in practice and are now looking for a long term career move in a flexible and friendly environment this could be the role for you.

Key responsibilities are:

  • reviewing day to day bookkeeping for a portfolio of clients including limited companies, charities and farms as well as reconciliations of the main control accounts
  • preparing monthly management accounts to a high standard
  • dealing with client queries as and when they arise
  • managing own flow of work
  • preparing and filing VAT returns for various VAT schemes
  • attending client premises, where necessary, to undertake bookkeeping role on-site which includes preparation of management information for clients
  • providing training to clients on various packages and bookkeeping skills as required
  • supporting colleagues with accounts work when required including preparation of statutory accounts and corporate tax returns, would be an advantage
  • training and supporting apprentices with general bookkeeping skills

As the role may require you to travel to client premises it is vital you hold a current driving licence and have your own transport.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • recent and relevant experience in either practice or industry
  • 18 months bookkeeper experience
  • qualified by experience
  • good working knowledge of cloud based accounting software, preferably with knowledge of add-ons
  • hands on, diligent and demonstrates excellent client interpersonal skills
  • excellent organisation skills and ability to multi-task
  • excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • team player with a strong work ethic and drive
  • ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English, Grades A-C

Package:

  • competitive market rate salary
  • pension scheme
  • life assurance
  • 23 days annual leave (exc BH) – increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 28 days
  • opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
  • 9 day working fortnight
  • core working hours
  • free car parking
  • access to our corporate reward scheme
  • employee assistance programme
  • opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the Firm
  • relaxed and friendly working environment

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