Bookkeeper (Xero - small, yet growing accountancy practice)

Wingrove Tailored Ltd T/A Your People Partners
North West London
£25,000 - £29,999
19 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Bookkeeper

Organisation: Well-established small accountancy practice in Palmers Green

Team size: You'll join a small team of three plus two freelancers

Based: Palmers Green (office is directly next to the Overground station)

Salary: £28-34,000

Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, full-time Monday to Friday

Start date: Probably Feb 1st or earlier if this works for you (but bear in mind January is super busy for accountancy firms!)

Are you a whizz Xero user - know how to guide fellow team members and clients through a few easy things on Xero?

Excellent bookkeeping experience - ideally in a practice environment (not essential))?

Would you love to work within a small, growing practice where everyone knows your name and you're not just a number?

And is it easy for you to get to Palmer's Green every day 9am to 5.30pm?

You'd be joining a small, passionate team who love helping their clients.

There are two accountants already in the practice, supported by a full-time payroll assistant and also some freelance bookkeeping support. There is a plan to hire a new bookkeeper (perhaps you?) and then next year expand the team further with another accountant and potentially another bookkeeper.

These skills are essential for this role:
  • Skilled bookkeeper
  • Ability to do the VAT Returns accurately
  • Very strong Xero experience and hands-on knowledge - you'll be the client's Go'To on all things Xero with this practice!
  • Proven ability to do the bookkeeping required up to Trial Balance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work proactively
  • Fantastic time management as you'll be looking after 40-50 clients (the majority are Ltd companies and 80% are VAT-registered)
  • Super organised
  • You make a brilliant cuppa

If you've not worked in an accountancy practice before, that is not an issue - the main stipulation is that you have excellent hands-on knowledge on Xero as a bookkeeper!

This is an exciting time to be joining the practice as they step into 2020 with a focus on supporting their current clients whilst expanding their team. They're not in the plushest of offices although a move in the next couple of years to nicer, brighter offices is on the cards if we can help them expand their team and client base! No pressure!

NB. Please don't apply if you're looking for a remote bookkeeping role or any other hours other than 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday as this role is full-time and office based.