Bookkeeping Apprentice

Uckfield, East Sussex
£12,000.00 - £14,000.00 per year
12 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Your duties will include:

  • Input and review data
  • Review and maintain sales, purchase and general ledgers
  • Post and review month end journals
  • Advise managers of any outstanding issues
  • Complete and review VAT returns
  • Maintain a full and accurate audit trail by filing and referencing documents
  • Liaise with other departments such as Payroll
  • Travel to and work from client sites
  • Prepare and review management accounts
  • Complete each assignment before passing to the manager for review
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client’s expectations
  • Ensure that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded 

Desired skills  

  • Current relevant work experience
  • Numerate and analytical with excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Evidence of being a proactive, self-starter who can manage changing priorities in a demanding environment
  • Excellent organisational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Basic/intermediate Excel, Xero, Sage 50 Good working knowledge of VAT
  • Good sense of humour
  • Understanding of professionalism, integrity and the importance of building a relationship with our clients  

Personal qualities  

Experience in accountancy or law firm Knowledge of Xero and/or Sage 50 Working knowledge of VAT 

Desired qualifications  

L2 AAT minimum.

Future prospects  

The progression of this role is dependent on the level of experience the candidate has.

Progression post-apprenticeship to become a senior member of the team. The possibility of moving into other departments within the Simmons Gainsford group.

Things to consider

Walking distance from Uckfield train station.

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