Practice - Business Services Assistant/ Senior Bookkeeper

Location Somerset
Discipline: Accounting
Contact name: Carly Dunn

Contact email:
Job ref: 4165

Business Services Assistant 

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Dependent on experience (Ask Recruiter Below)    


  • Using cloud-based accounting software including –Xero, QuickBooks and SAGE50.

  • Processing payments, invoices, income and receipts and entering data into accounting software or spreadsheets from client’s physical records

  • Reconciliation of clients bank accounts and analysing clients income and expenditure correctly in the profit and loss account and balance sheet.

  • Regularly monitoring accounts payable and receivable to ensure it’s as up to date and as accurate as possible within the accounting software.

  • Preparation of VAT returns for a range of clients and review client’s bookkeeping and VAT treatment where necessary.

  • Manage a portfolio of clients and ensure all VAT records are requested, and returns prepared and submitted within deadlines.

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts for clients of varying sizes, whilst gaining a good understanding of each client worked on.

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly accounting journals relating to the management accounts and any additional journals including payroll journals.

  • Produce financial statements including P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries.

  • Communicate with clients regarding queries.

  • Prepare payment runs to pay client’s staff wages and supplier payments


A top 20 firm across Bristol and Exeter. The practice is part of a larger organisation of approx. 50 offices across the UK.

About you:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience within industry or an accounts practice including bookkeeping experience

  • AAT qualified

  • Must have experience working on Xero software(preferably Xero certified)

  • Experience preparing and filing VAT returns through accounting software

  • Experience preparing management accounts and being confident analysing data to produce reports and working papers to support the management accounts

  • Ability to work both independently, direct liaison with clients, as well as part of a team in both a supporting and supervising capacity

  • Positive team player with a “can-do” attitude

  • Accurate data entry skills with excellent knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and good IT skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Passionate about great service in order to provide a high level of client care

  • Experience managing a client portfolio would be desirable

For more information, please contact the below:  

Joe Henderson 

Recruitment Consultant  

T: 07842 316631