Westcotts is a Top 50 + 50 Accountancy Practice and Real Living Wage Employer with over 280 team members based in 16 offices across Devon and Somerset.

We are currently looking for a Bookkeeper to join us in our Honiton office to support the team in providing an effective bookkeeping service to our clients. Full-time or part-time applications will be considered.

Main Duties

The main duties (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Providing bookkeeping services
  • Ensuring that accounting records for clients are maintained and kept up to date
  • Dealing with the preparation and completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Complying with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements
  • General admin duties to provide support to the Partner, Managers and the office
  • Assignments undertaken in the office and at client’s premises

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, however the list is not exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility.

Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ideally candidates will have the following attributes, skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Analytical, methodical and numerical
  • Outgoing, socially confident and emotionally controlled
  • A positive attitude, friendly and personable
  • Resilient, able to multi-task and work independently / flexibly
  • Adaptable, organised and conscientious
  • Takes the initiative, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Professional and team orientated in approach
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Xero, Quickbooks and Sage
  • Experience of delivering exceptional customer service in an office-based working environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Ability to learn new IT skills quickly
  • Experience of working in a practice-based environment preferred but not essential

Terms / Benefits

  • 36.25 hours / 5 days per week full-time however part time hours / days can also be considered
  • Flexible and hybrid or office working available
  • Annual salary review
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 3 years’ service
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline
  • Flexible benefits including Buy and Sell holiday, Cycle to Work, Payroll Charity Giving and Private Medical Insurance
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% (but matched up to 6%) after 4 years’ service

How to apply

To apply for this position, please upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary (if applicable), salary expectations and available start date.

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