Senior Bookkeeper – Chippenham (Hybrid)

  • Pillow May
  • Full Time
  • Chippenham
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary:£28,000 - £33,000

Are you an outstanding bookkeeper with experience of client interaction and a drive to help your clients succeed? We are actively recruiting a savvy Bookkeeper with a high level of attention to detail and communication skills to join an innovative and tech driven accountancy practice in the Chippenham area as a Senior Bookkeeper.

The Company

Pillow May is an award-winning, small, independent, and friendly East Tytherton-based chartered accountancy practice working mainly with local small and micro businesses and private clients. Their business clients all use either Xero or Freeagent software depending on the strategic aims for their business. They are working towards doubling their size in 2025 when a local accountant is retiring.

Their aims are:

  • To offer a Personal approach.
  • To inspire their clients to achieve their life & business goals.
  • To nurture their clients’ businesses so they are successful.
  • To support others through their Kinship.

The culture at Pillow May is led by their purpose “Accountants for a Better Life” which extends to their customers, suppliers, charitable partners, and their team. “Better life” for their team includes:

  • No overtime.
  • Flexible working policy so typically 40% of your working time can be from home and your working hours are set to suit you.
  • Fully digital practice meaning all of their clients are on cloud software using integrations such as Dext so they can spend the maximum time helping their clients understand their numbers in pretty much real time.
  • Systemised practice with clear processes & templates so you’re well supported in helping your clients and working as a team.
  • Beautiful rural modern office set in 50 acres of farmland, fully kitted out with air conditioning, full disabled access throughout, sit/stand desks, team training room, shower & bike-rack for cycling to work; and including a rack of pink wellies for lunchtime walks.
  • Yoga lessons on Monday lunchtimes with one of their clients, customised for any team needs each week.
  • Supported progression towards your personal goals, whatever they may be, so there is no rigid corporate ladder to follow.
  • Ownership of the company after a few years’ service – many of the current team are shareholders.
  • Regular weekly & monthly team meetings to continually cement & improve the company’s business; all held on Mondays which is the only day that everyone must be in the office.

Their current team members have explained below why they enjoy working at Pillow May:

  • “I actually achieve a true work/life balance due to the flexible working conditions and cloud technology.”
  • “I love being able to support small businesses to understand their numbers and be part of their journey.”
  • “There is always something new to learn and the opportunity to do new things which makes my role very interesting.”
  • “I feel a valued member of the team; not only as part of the internal Pillow May team, but also as an extended team member of all of our client’s teams. This has opened up a whole new community to myself that I would not normally have been privileged to be a part of.”

The role

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with the junior bookkeeping team to provide bookkeeping services and support to clients, with the help of clear custom workflows set up for each client in Dext Precision.
  • Produce monthly management reports varying in complexity from simple cashflow reports to full budget variance reporting.
  • Maintain the regular monthly client relationship, identifying any potential issues early so the whole team can work proactively to solve them.
  • Constantly look to improve the bookkeeping processes and reports, bringing ideas to the monthly team meeting.
  • Keep abreast of the latest technology innovations in financial systems through training and attendance at trade events such as Xerocon & Accountex.
  • Work as a team player, supporting each team member so together you can deliver the best possible service to their clients.
  • Help new bookkeeping clients into Pillow May through training and defining the scope of their services.

This role offers the possibility of hybrid working. Monday is a non-negotiable office day, but the rest can be discussed on offer of a position

Is this you?

  • A Bookkeeper with at least 2 years of experience in practice.
  • Some accounts experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Xero and Dext.
  • Have high attention to detail.
  • Personable, good communicator.
  • Detail-oriented multi-tasker with fantastic organisational skills.
  • Comfortable meeting and talking with clients.
  • Legally authorised to work in the UK.
  • Full UK driving license as you will need to commute to the office.

What’s in it for you?

  • Role: Senior Bookkeeper
  • Particulars: Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (25+ hours per week), permanent
  • Salary: £28,000 – £33,000, FTE
  • Location: East Tytherton (just outside Chippenham) office with hybrid working and flexibility offered
  • Benefits: Ownership of company, flexible schedule, hybrid working, modern office in beautiful scenery, personalised progression support, no overtime

Are you the candidate we are looking for? We would love to see your CV – apply today!

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