Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Sandwich


We are currently recruiting for a Bookkeeper to join Kreston Reeves in Discovery Park, Sandwich.

Firm Introduction

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families on all areas of business, tax and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future.

With offices across London, Kent and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

We are looking for a trusted and valid member of staff to join the current team.

Firm Culture and Benefits

Having started out over 100 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed – creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients.

We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently ‘give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more.

We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy.

Role Description

As Bookkeeper you will process and maintain clients’ records, with preparation of VAT returns and assistance in the preparation of management accounts and analytical reviews. You will also process client bookkeeping and ensure it is completed on time and accurate. Also, you will complete checklists and maintain procedures as well as being able to understand balance sheet control accounts. You will be proactive in a problem solving environment and resolve internal and external issues in a confident and meticulous manner.

This role is based in Discovery Park, Sandwich but the ideal candidate must be willing to travel.

The objectives of the role

To contribute to the provision of an excellent service to a diverse range of clients, providing support to managers and partners, and supervising junior staff.


Along with those responsibilities mentioned above you will:

Be involved with bookkeeping processing and functions

Set up and monitor bank payments on various banking platforms

Monitor deadlines to ensure compliance and Service Level Agreements met

Process and submit VAT returns

Prepare and self review management accounts

Deal with sales ledger functions, ability to chase debts

Credit control functions/Purchase ledger functions

Liaising with, and working closely with, client service accounts teams and direct communication with clients

Build and maintain adequate knowledge within the team of all main bookkeeping software packages.

Quickly understand the ever changing needs of clients and to put in place best practices to assist in implementing these changes


AAT qualified/part qualified, or a recognised bookkeeping qualification

Experience using accounting software preferred such as Xero/Sage/Quickbooks/Twinfield

Team player

Ability to multitask

Good communication skills with outstanding customer service skills

Attention to detail


Kreston Reeves will not accept CVs unless The Recruitment Team has instructed you to work on a position.

Kreston Reeves asks that you DO NOT send any speculative CVs to recruiters, Partners or Hiring Managers across any of the offices in Kent, London and Sussex as we will not be liable for any fees obtained through unsolicited/speculative CVS.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

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