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Ref: 856| Posted: 23rd Feb 2021


Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant - Bristol

Job title: Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol

We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Accounts assistant to join our client in their Bristol office. The candidate should be pro-active and a self-starter who has an organised approach to tasks. They will be responsible for a broad range of clients, including sole traders, limited companies, sole traders and trusts, covering various activities such as manufacturing, property development, investment portfolios and consultancy services. 

The role

The role consists of, but is not limited to the following:

  • Recording transactions such as income and outgoings, and posting them to various accounts
  • Processing payments
  • Producing various financial reports
  • Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly VAT return
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Assistance with preparation of year end accounts.

The individual

  • Hardworking, show initiative and be self motivated
  • Organised approach and ability to cope with repetitive tasks
  • Detail oriented, accurate, persistent
  • Ability to use Excel essential, knowledge of Xero, Sage and other accounting softwares, as well as CCH AP advantageous
  • Experience with bookkeeping and accounts or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of accounting for VAT and preparing VAT returns
  • Deadline oriented
  • Works well under pressure and tight timelines


  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-12pm / 2pm-4pm
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu (pre-approved and only where required).
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month
  • and many many more....

First 2 Recruit Ltd is an Employment Agency who provide permanent and fixed term contract services and an Employment Business who provide temporary services as defined under the Employment Agencies Act 1973.  First 2 Recruit Ltd will collect the personal details which job seekers provide to us for the purposes of providing job seekers with work-finding services. In providing this service to job seekers we may need to transfer their personal details to our client companies.

Please note we regret that due to the high volume of CV's received we cannot give individual feedback to candidates, if you are not contacted within 5 working days of submitting your CV please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

First 2 Recruit Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or perceived age, marital or civil partnership status or disability.