Practice Bookkeeper


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Practice Bookkeeper

Location: Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1EB.
Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 DOE.
Contract: Full time, permanent.

TaxAssist Accountants Altrincham are a professional Accountancy practice that offers excellent, flexible and proactive service to businesses and individuals in the local areas.

Our diverse clientele consists of start-ups, limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, property landlords, contractors, freelancers and individual taxpayers across the local Altrincham and Sale area, and the wider Greater Manchester area.  

We are currently looking for an experienced and skilled Bookkeeper to join our friendly and rapidly expanding team, and to contribute to our mission.

If you are looking for a role that will challenge and further develop your skills, then this Bookkeeping position at TaxAssist Accountants in Altrincham is the perfect fit for you.

As part of our commitment to employee growth and well-being, we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, flexible working hours, and ample opportunities for professional development.

The role

You will be a key member of the team, whose role will be pivotal for sustaining the company’s reputation for accuracy and integrity.  

Key responsibilities

•  Serving as the primary point of contact for clients regarding bookkeeping enquiries, providing clear, timely, and professional responses to ensure long-term client satisfaction and trust.  
•  Logging records received from clients and checking that the information is relevant and complete.
•  Accurately processing sales invoices, receipts and expenses, and matching these with income and payments within the accounting software.  
•  Posting weekly / monthly payroll journals
•  Performing regular bank and credit card reconciliations, and reconciling balance sheet accounts (debtors, creditors, VAT, PAYE etc, ensuring that the data aligns accurately with bank statements and internal records.  
•  Performing regular reconciliations of online / retail / trading accounts like Shopify, Paypal, Stripe, Amazon and Etsy, to ensure that the data input matches these third party balances
•  Checking regularly for scope creep and initiating a review of the budget / fees
•  Preparing and submitting VAT returns, after due review processes.
•  Assisting in the preparation of the P&L and B/S ledgers for the purposes of preparing business accounts

We offer

•  Competitive salary, dependent on experience
•  Discretionary bonuses  
•  Workplace pension
•  Ability to work flexible hours
•  Paid time off (pro-rated), with an annual increase after 5 years of continuous service, and statutory holidays
•  Opportunity to join an international network of tax and accountancy practices
•  Technical support in the office and access to the network helpdesk
•  Ongoing training and opportunities for professional development

What we need from you:

•  A minimum of 3 years bookkeeping experience within a practice environment
•  AAT level 3 or higher
•  Proficiency with Xero and Quickbooks is essential
•  Experience of using Sage and other packages is preferable
•  Ability to set budgets and ensure delivery within these
•  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
•  Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
•  Commitment to ethical behaviour, transparency, and accountability
•  Willingness to work on-site in our Altrincham office
•  Good working knowledge of MS-Excel

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role then apply today!

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