Pertemps - Leeds Perm Hub
£18000 - £25000/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Established in 1995 with over 200 franchised areas worldwide, they are a multi-award winning small friendly practice who currently look after small business clients.

Essentially they provide a full range of accountancy services including management accounts, accounts preparation, sage book keeping, taxation & VAT returns, business start-up advice, payroll bureau and auditing services for small business whose turnover are under £2m.

Job Purpose:

1. To complete the bookkeeping and VAT returns for a varied portfolio of clients which consists mostly of corporate clients with the occasional sole trader.

2. Build good working relationships with clients so work is completed on time and to a high standard.

3. Reconciling a portfolio of clients for yearend accounts and tax preparation.


1. Essential

• Organise one self so that prime records are supplied in good time for the necessary work to be completed.

• Complete the bookkeeping to a high standard including processing sales and purchase invoices, bank transactions, payroll journals and other accounting adjustments.

• Reconcile control accounts on a periodic basis.

• Produce management accounts if the client requires including individual sales and purchase accounts.

• Complete VAT returns under the appropriate VAT scheme and ensure that the client is complying with rules.

• Build up excellent relationships with clients and represent the firm.

• Produce query sheets and send to clients to deal with any unresolved issues.

• Deal with review points given by the manager.

• Answer phone calls.

• Deal with reasonable clients queries.

• Complete work which has been allocated from the Managing Director or Practice Manager which is reasonable.

2. Desirable

• Complete self-assessment tax returns as and when necessary.

• Be Sage Line 50 and Quickbooks online proficient, and familiar with Xero.


• Excellent bookkeeping skills with good knowledge of double entry.

• Proficient with completing VAT returns and knowledge of different VAT schemes.

• Able to produce management accounts from the completed trial balance.

• The ability to produce financial statements would be advantageous.

• IT Skills – good knowledge of MS Office products especially Excel and Outlook. Would be desirable if the successful candidate has experience of CCH but not essential.

• Excellent communication skills and able to communicate with fellow staff members and clients.

• Able to build good business relationships with clients.

• Good organisational and time management skills.

• Applicant will need to be Sage Line 50 proficient