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Bookkeeper - full time or 4 days p/w

Accountancy Recruit
Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountancy Recruit is partnering with a family run commercial interiors fitters and refurbishes in the recruitment of a Bookkeeper, based in Luton. This role will have full responsibility for maintaining all financial information in accordance with legal and company requirements in conjunction with the external Accountants: covering day to day transactions, monthly and quarterly reports, CIS processes and working with the external Accountants at year end.

Your will join a small team, welcoming, professional, and friendly and will need to demonstrate a willingness to support this team and the business, assisting in general administration when necessary. The Bookkeeper role is either full time or 4 days per week, reporting to the Directors. As the account's person for the business, you will have autonomy to control the processes and procedures from start to finish using Sage 50.

Main Tasks/


  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports on sales, costs, profits, and business performance, as required by the Directors.
  • Liaise with appointed Accountants to ensure that the financial accounting policies and systems comply with statutory and legal requirements and implement procedures as required.
  • Forward end of year accounts to the external Accountants for tax purposes.
  • Maintain the Sales Ledger: Issue invoices and statements, deal with customer invoice queries.
  • Carry out the duties of a Credit Controller ensuring that payments are made promptly drawing on the courts legal system if required.
  • Maintain the Purchase Ledger: Record all invoices, liaise with suppliers regarding any invoicing queries and ensure the prompt payment of all cleared invoices.
  • Ensure sub-contractors are paid, as per company terms, and that the necessary tax is withheld according to CIS status. Where necessary apply Subcontractor VAT reverse charge.
  • Process CIS payments, VAT returns etc.
  • Maintain the Nominal Ledger: Assist in the preparation of an annual budget, and keep the Directors informed of exceptional overheads and budget performance.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations (including VAT, Company Cards, PDQs, Bank & Petty cash).
  • Arrange bank transfers, loans and HP agreements, as required and instructed by the Directors.
  • Ensure that the staff expenses and mileage claims are recorded accurately and reimbursed.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings as required.
  • Ad hoc administrative duties.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role and transfer to other members of staff as required.

Person specification
  • Part Qualified ACCA, ACA, CIMA, AAT, or Qualified by Experience.
  • Experience in bookkeeping.
  • Ability to manage an accounts function on a sole charge basis.
  • CIS payments and returns experience would be an advantage.

So, if you are currently working as a Bookkeeper, Accounts Manager, Accountant, or similar role then please apply now!


£30 - 40,000 pa.

Hours: 9.00 am to 5.30 am. Either full time Monday to Friday or 4 days per week.

Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Pension: auto enrolment.

Private health-care.


Office based.

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