Bookkeeper Jobs

An accountancy practice may recruit a Bookkeeper and the role of this individual is primarily to maintain financial records, prepare tax returns, and generally oversee the financial health of a company.

Bookkeeper job description and responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis a Bookkeeper will take on any number of tasks including the preparation of financial statements for review by the company’s accountant. 

Additional bookkeeper duties and responsibilities can include;

  • Managing both accounts payable and receivable
  • Managing profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Keeping sound records of all financial transactions
  • Managing invoices and making payments
  • Maintaining financial records on the relevant internal systems
  • Distributing money appropriately to various departments within the company
  • Preparing information for auditors
  • Handling subsidiary accounts
  • Recording cash receipts and handling bank deposits

Bookkeeper job qualifications, experience and skills

The requirements to become a Bookkeeper are varied, and some practices may offer training and support to be able to take on the role. However a degree and/or an AAT qualification are typically desired for such a role.

Further bookkeeper skills and experience that an employer may ask for include:

  • A sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Knowledge of accounting software
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to communicate and resolve queries

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