Confidential Company
20 Jun 2018
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client based in Chelmsford are recruiting for an experienced Bookkeeper, to join their team to work across a range of duties to service their client portfolio made of a variety of sectors/industries. This is a permanent position to start as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will join to undertake bookkeeping, payrolls and management accounting and year end accounts preparation for clients ensuring deadlines and proper accounting standards are met. Therefore, prior experience within a practice environment is desirable.

Main Responsibilities


  • Undertake bookkeeping for a variety of clients as allocated by the line manager, mainly from client summary data/trail balances but occasionally inputting data and processing payments as required.
  • Maintain a full and accurate audit trail by filing and referencing documents in a timely manner.
  • Complete VAT returns for allocated clients.


  • Prepare small payrolls for allocated clients meeting required deadlines.
  • Ensure appropriate treatment of items such as bonus, overtime payment etc.
  • Apply appropriate tax codes, liaising with client and HMRC as required.
  • Maintain a full and accurate audit trail by filing and referencing documents in a timely manner.

Management Accounting

  • Prepare management accounts from information and documentation received from clients, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met.
  • Complete each assignment as far as possible before passing to the manager for review.

Yearend accounts

  •  Prepare year end accounts suitable for filing at Companies House from client records.

Client Relations

  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager to resolve queries or obtain further information.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years + Bookkeeping experience within a practice environment.
  • Knowledge of several payroll and accounting packages (SAGE / QuickBooks/).
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Client focused.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, to produce letters and spreadsheets.
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • Experience of working within teams.

For further information on this role, please apply directly or contact Billie Vallance at AJ Chambers

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