Bookkeeper/Business Support - Torquay - Torquay

Salary up to £27k - could be higher for the right candidate - Accountancy and Finance
Ref: 191 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Feb 2021
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This exciting new position will be accountable for the company’s bookkeeping and financial administration obligations, as well as supporting the Directors in the day to day running of the business undertaking a variety of administrative duties.  You will take responsibility for a number of particularly important duties for the company as well as a series of more routine day to day tasks so flexibility and a willingness to “muck in” and get the job done is essential.

For the right candidate, the rewards here are fantastic; a long established and highly successful local business, a friendly team and the opportunity to really advance your career.


  • Minimum AAT Level 3 qualified
  • Good knowledge of bookkeeping procedures
  • Proven administrative experience 
  • Min 2 years’ experience with accounting software Xero
  • Excellent/good knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Personally effective – excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise
  • Highly accurate, with attention to detail and the ability to identify numerical errors
  • Data entry skills
  • Excellent standard of spoken and written English with a polite and helpful telephone manner
  • Willing to be flexible, work with minimal supervision and to agreed deadlines

Key role & responsibilities


  • Manage accounts and bookkeeping activities ensuring complete accuracy on data entry, nominal/general ledger account reconciliations, preparing accounts to trial balance level
  • Completion of bank reconciliations
  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT return
  • Manage the petty cash
  • Post CIS journal
  • Credit control
  • Respond to customer and supplier account queries
  • Assisting external accountants with preparation of year-end accounts

Administrative duties:

  • Supporting the day to day running of the office
  • Answering the telephone and responding to email enquiries
  • Ordering supplies/equipment; registering products
  • Annual review of utility suppliers costs  
  • Set up new supplier accounts and maintain existing account details
  • Support Management with conducting performance reviews and appraisals, recruitment, training and staff development
  • Liaise with our HR Company and get any necessary correspondence out to staff
  • Update social media platforms and review sites
  • Create staff monthly newsletter
  • Take the lead on agreed initiatives where appropriate

The Person

You’ll need to be highly motivated and a proactive team player who gets things done. You will be self-sufficient and confident to put your ideas forward, have an eye for detail with an analytical mind, be adept at planning and organising yourself and others with the ability to meet tight deadlines, solve problems and approach things creatively. 

Most importantly, we have set a standard whereby our people go beyond the call of duty and we expect this characteristic in our applicants.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary - up to £27k but could be higher for the right candidate, 28 days holiday inclusive, pension scheme and opportunities for career development.

The hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Occasional holiday cover may involve a Saturday morning 8.30am to 1pm.