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Bookkeeper

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£22,000 - £28,000 per annum
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Kieron Whitehead

An excellent opportunity for an experienced and skilled Bookkeeper to join the team at a well-established and ambitious accountancy practice, as out client are looking for a Client Bookkeeper for their East London office.

What’s on Offer?

  • Salary - £22,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Generous benefits package

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Complete client bookkeeping using Xero and other software
  • Assist the team with Xero queries together with clients as and when required
  • Analyse and reconcile VAT returns, preparation of VAT returns
  • Calculate accruals and prepayments and supporting schedules
  • Prepare or check fixed asset registers
  • Assist with production of management accounts monthly and quarterly for reporting and projection purposes
  • Dealing with general client queries
  • Opportunity to be involved in ad-hoc client projects

The Ideal Candidate

  • Prior experience working within accountancy practice in a Bookkeeping role
  • Experience working on various accounting softwares (Xero, Sage, FreeAgent, etc.)
  • Proven double entry bookkeeping skills
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Client focused & Commercially aware

For more detail on this role please either apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers

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