VAT & Bookkeeping Technician

Maxwells are a growing firm where you can gain exposure to various clients both large and small. You will be working closely with experienced Accountants and partners.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a super team, with great work life balance and welcoming culture. The firm is looking for someone to join the Bridgwater office and become a key member of the team providing a range of services to our clients. This role is ideally suited to a qualified Accounting Technician or qualified Bookkeeper but applications will be considered from those who are qualified by experience.

Maxwells offer a full range of accountancy services to ambitious businesses and individuals helping them prosper in a supportive, professional, constructive and collaborative way. We offer flexibility to the team through variable working practices whether this is working from home, in the office, or being flexing with the hours you work. The partners will support you in your journey. We’re happy to be flexible (it’s part of our ethos) and consider reduced hours and job shares and we’ll support you to balance your work and life, talk to us about what worksfor you.

What you will do

  • Ideally the successfully applicant would have 2+ years’ experience in general practice.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing in English
  • Key roles and responsibilities include:
    • Maintaining clients’ bookkeeping using accounting software, mainly QuickBooks and Xero but also have a working knowledge of a variety other digital systems. This would include inputting invoices and bank transactions and completion of bank reconciliations.
    • Preparation of VAT returns for clients using accounting software
    • Assistance with the setup of new clients on QuickBooks and Xero software, training client staff members and addressing queries on an ad-hoc basis.

What you need (Qualifications)

  • Accounting Technician qualified or with suitable experience; or
  • Bookkeeper qualified or with suitable experience

Personal requirements

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Self driven and highly motivated to work hard both practically and academically
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, methodical, and numerical
  • Effective time and task management skills
  • Well presented, outgoing, socially confident, and emotionally controlled.
  • A positive attitude, friendly and personable.

Terms & Benefits

  • The position is 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday but would consider part time with a minimum of 20 hours.
  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 5 years’ service (and 30 days after 10 years!)
  • Opportunity to carry over 1 week’s holiday into the following holiday year.
  • Private healthcare plan
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline.
  • Contributary pension with death in service benefit
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes

Pay: £20,000 - £26,000 per annum (pro rata) and dependent upon experience.

Applications (including curriculum vitae) should be made to Clive Hall-Tomkin by emailing or posting to 4 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3YF.

Deadline for applications: 7 June 2024

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