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Ascott Estate
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Location Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0PSContract: Permanent, Part time (24 Hours Per week)Salary: £27,500 FTE plus excellent benefits package

Every successful organisation relies on an efficient and organised accounts function to ensure its smooth running and continued success. If you’re a qualified bookkeeper looking for your next challenge, you won’t find any organisation quite like this one.

We are the Ascott Estate, a 16th century former hunting box filled with exquisite art and surrounded by extensive gardens, woods, a cricket ground, tea room and other properties. A year-round calendar of seasonal events, theatre shows, cricket matches and walks ensures a constant flow of visitors of all ages enjoying the beautiful ambiance.

This role reports to our Estate Manager and encompasses a wide range of finance, accounting and administration duties, with a high degree of accountability and autonomy.

In particular you will be:
  • Processing and recording of all invoices and other
  • financial records
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly and annual management and financial accounts, including balance sheets
  • Managing all HR administration on our database, from sickness absence and holidays to expenses and timesheets
  • Managing all general correspondence and communication necessary as part of the role

As part of this role, you’ll liaise closely with our Accountant, and use your organisation and time management skills to balance the external requirements with meeting the internal needs across the Estate and from the senior team.

Ideally AAT qualified and currently a Bookkeeper, you’ll be experienced in the skills we’re looking for above, bringing excellent Word, Excel and database experience to the role. You will be able to work under pressure, with changing priorities and tight deadlines, and always to the highest standards.

The salary is flexible, depending on experience and we pay a very generous 10% into your pension. 25 day’s holiday plus bank holidays completes the picture.

If you are interested and have the relevant experience we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter, telling us why you should be the next Bookkeeper at Ascott. We will respond to all applications within 5 working days of receipt. And if successful, virtual interviews will be held on 5th July 2024 and face to face interviews will be held at the Estate Office week commencing 8th July 2024, so please ensure you are available to attend.

  • Competitive salary
  • 10% of your salary will be contributed into your pension
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays

Closing date: 2nd July 2024Virtual interview will be held on 5th July 2024Final interviews will be held at the Estate from week commencing 8th July 2024

REF-214 952

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