Senior Bookkeeper


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June 7, 2024
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£28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: -Competitive Salary -Flexible Working Conditions -Pension -20 days annual leave + stats
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black are delighted to be working with a fast-growing accountancy practice with locations in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and West Yorkshire, with plans for further expansion.

The firm is dedicated to providing exceptional financial, accountancy and advisory services to clients across various industries. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, they are expanding their team and seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Bookkeeper with a strong background using Sage Line 50 to join their dynamic accountancy practice.

You will be responsible for overseeing bookkeeping tasks, performing bank reconciliations, and ensuring accurate and timely preparation and submission of VAT returns. You will thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a meticulous eye for detail, and possess extensive experience using Sage Line 50 in an accountancy practice setting.


-Flexible working conditions
-20 day’s annual leave (plus bank holidays)
-Competitive salary (£28,000 - £30,000)


-Manage and maintain accurate financial records for clients using Sage Line 50
-Handle day-to-day bookkeeping tasks, including recording transactions, expenses, and income

Bank Reconciliations:
-Conduct regular bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records
-Investigate and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner

VAT Returns:
-Prepare and submit VAT returns for clients, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations
-Stay updated on changes in VAT regulations and communicate implications to clients

Client Interaction:
-Interact with clients to obtain necessary financial information and clarify any discrepancies
-Provide guidance and support to clients on bookkeeping best practices

Quality Control:
-Conduct periodic reviews of financial records to ensure compliance with accounting standards and firm policies
-Implement and maintain quality control measures to enhance accuracy

-Work closely with the accounting team to share insights and best practices
-Collaborate with colleagues to address complex accounting issues

Professional Development:
-Stay informed about updates and advancements in Sage Line 50 functionality
-Attend training sessions or workshops to enhance skills and knowledge

Meeting Deadlines:
-Manage multiple client accounts simultaneously, ensuring that all tasks are completed within specified deadlines
-Prioritise workload to meet the demands of a busy accountancy practice


-Proven experience as a Bookkeeper in an accountancy practice with a focus on using Sage 50
-At least 5 years’ relevant experience is being sought for this role
-AAT or other relevant qualification would be advantageous
-In-depth knowledge of VAT regulations and experience in preparing and submitting VAT returns
-Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
-Excellent communication skills for client interactions
-Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy
-Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
-Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant accounting software

If you are an experienced Bookkeeper with a strong background in Sage Line 50 and are looking for a challenging role with professional growth opportunities in a busy accountancy practice, we encourage you to apply and contribute to the success of their team and clients.

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance

If you have the above skills and attributes with previous practice experience in a similar position, and would like to find out more then please APPLY TODAY

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Leyland, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast, Worcester, Dundee and Aberdeen, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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