Experienced Bookkeeper

Our busy Bookkeeping department provides high quality, value for money services to clients. The department regularly deals with a high volume of data for a wide range of clients. This role is suitable for an individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, with a minimum of two years’ experience, preferably working in an accountancy practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Software packages – Xero, Sage, Quickbooks
  • Bank entries (manual and via Bank feeds) and reconciliations
  • Sales & Purchase ledger invoice entry, matching and Debtor & Creditor account reconciliations
  • Cash transactions and reconciliations
  • Journal entries
  • EC Sales lists
  • Liaise with clients to resolves queries and obtained approval for online submission
  • New VAT applications and set up approved schemes through Agent online portal
  • Changes to VAT clients details on HMRC portal (QE dates, address, bank)
  • Changes to VAT schemes and VAT De-registrations
  • CIS Returns
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
  • Preparation and completion of VAT Returns
  • Knowledge of VAT schemes: Standard, Accrual or Cash basis, Flat Rate, Partial Exemption


  • Perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Good computer skills (Specifically Xero, Sage, Quickbooks, Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Keep client matters strictly confidential
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing results as needed, within designated time-frame
  • Prepare appropriate schedules and ad-hoc reports as requested by Clients and Partners
  • Work accurately and quickly with an eye for detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Desirable values include putting the clients first, and being honest, consistent and transparent at all times.

How to apply

Please apply by email, stating which position you are applying for, your current salary and enclosing your CV, to: careers@clayshawthomas.com