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  • Location

    Welwyn Garden City. Hertfordshire

  • Salary

    £25,000 - £27, 000pa

Job Introduction

We are very pleased to be offering a role with one of our premium clients who are based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Job Description

Purely Personnel Limited resourcing a Bookkeeper to deliver a seamless and efficient monthly bookkeeping service to our client based in Knebworth, Hertfordshire. The successful candidate will ensure agreed service levels are met and that clients are completely satisfied with the quality of work and service provided.

The role requires first class communication skills using telephone and email, and to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the organisation and Accountancy teams.

Our client prides itself on their relaxed, friendly, learning environment to thrive in. You will work with great new technologies and approachable colleagues, enhancing your skills to develop your career as we grow together.

About our client :

Our client is the UK’s first fully online accounting practice. We are one of the UK’s fastest growing and market leading online accounting companies and are the proud winners of a number of prestigious awards, including Accounting Excellence - Large Firm of the Year 2019.

They pride themselves on being a little bit different to a 'typical’ Accountancy firm. We have a fantastic working environment and encourage team collaboration to provide world class service to our 11,000 clients who are freelancers, contractors and small businesses.

You will work with colleagues from different professional backgrounds, including software developers, sales and marketing executives and client managers. We operate in a fast-paced environment, where our clients expect real-time information and where every day is different, and we support you with studying world class accountancy qualifications as you work.

Your role responsibilities:

  • Complete the monthly bookkeeping for a portfolio of our clients and other clients purchasing services on an ad-hoc basis using our cloud based software.

  • Identify potential opportunities for additional services that meet needs specific to the client.

  • Allocate expenses in software in accordance with HMRC eligibility rules.

  • Liaise with part qualified or fully qualified Accountants on advice to be provided regarding VAT registration and appropriate VAT schemes; identify clients who may require additional support with their VAT returns.

  • Maintain records of time spent on individual clients using the timesheet system.

  • Notify the Head of Accounting or Deputy Head of Accounting where additional fees are required from clients.

  • Perform bank reconciliations using PDF files and/or CSV files uploaded into a client’s account or direct BankFeeds.

  • Liaise directly with clients via email, phone and in-app chat to obtain all necessary information to complete bookkeeping activities.

  • Work with Client Services and Accountancy teams to make them aware of any matter arising such as accounting adjustments needed to a client’s account.

  • Provide information to clients regarding their expenses and answering general bookkeeping queries.

  • Liaise with Accountancy team colleagues on advice to be provided regarding expenses.

  • Achieve agreed service levels for bookkeeping services performed.

  • Adhere to company policies and processes to be used for bookkeeping services at our client.

About You


  • Excellent communication skills, levels of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • High standard of literacy and numeracy.

  • Previous bookkeeping experience (Minimum of 3 years experience is required).

  • Knowledge of HMRC rules surrounding allowable business expenses.

  • Knowledge of VAT schemes.

  • Usage of cloud based accounting software such as Sage, Xero or similar.

  • 'Client facing’ service experience of providing assistance over the phone or by email.

  • Intermediate Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office or G-Suite packages.


  • AAT (level 3 or 4), ACCA-X, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers or equivalent bookkeeping qualification from an accredited training provider.


They are offering a competitive starting salary for an experienced Bookkeeper, with opportunities for additional study as and when required. The office dress code is smart-casual and we have regular social events and activities, as well as a number of benefits and perks.

We provide a Workplace Pension, Life and Health Cover, free breakfasts, Cycle to Work scheme, half day off on your birthday, discounts at local food/coffee establishments and discounted local rail and bus travel.

Additional Info

Purely Personnel Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to diversity and inclusion for all. We deal with all applications equally regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, religion or beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.

If you would like more information before applying, please email us and we will send you a full Job Description and arrange a call back to chat through the role.




Bookeeping, Finance, Accounts


Permanent role


37.50 per week / Full time

Places to Fill


Employment Start Date

Apr 8 2020


Welwyn Garden City. Hertfordshire