Ainsworth Lord Estates

Book Keeper (Part-time)

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Vacancy for : Book Keeper

Hours : Hours: 16 hours/week.

Rate of Pay : Attractive Package, dependant on experience

Details :

We are looking for a part-time, qualified book keeper/accounts manager who can maintain our day to day financial records suitable for annual submission to our accountants, and carry out payroll functions using SagePayroll for a team of 11 staff (and growing).

Historically, this has been a part time role and managed 4 mornings a week, although we are very flexible on days and hours to be worked.


  • Be the main point of contact for all company accounting/financial matters
  • Maintaining and managing cash and credit card records, inc petty cash etc
  • Preparation and submission of VAT records
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Pay trade suppliers (verify invoices, negotiate and credit terms whenever possible)
  • Chase outstanding invoices (verify receipt of invoices and payment dates)
  • Manage and pay company suppliers
  • Enter and maintain all financial records on Sage50 Accounts
  • Deal with accountants/prep annual records
  • Prepare wages and track staff hours/holidays etc with Sage Payrol software
  • Prepare and maintain debtors list (1 x weekly)
  • Prepare and maintain creditors list (1x weekly)
  • Maintain Journal and Trial balances
  • Maintain trial balance and P&L records
  • Preparation of forecasts, and other financial reports occasionally
  • Maintaining costings and other financial records for project works (on excel)

Skill set

  • You must have a keen eye for detail
  • Be a strong hand at administration
  • Need to be highly organised
  • Personable team player and good internal/external relationship builder
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Calm under pressure
  • Establish control through credibility
  • Fast and efficient
  • Customer orientated
  • Be highly organised
  • Excellent communicator in English


  • Highly competent Sage50 user
  • Highly competent SagePayrol user
  • Highly competent MS Office products user, inc Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have extensive experience in a similar job role

We are a friendly and highly professional company operating in a highly complaint environment that has been praised for its record keeping.
The diversity of work is interesting, requiring experience in order to maintain accuracy through good organisation and operating efficiently.