As a leading recruiter for Finance & Accountancy jobs into charities and not for profit organisations, TPP has been placing finance professionals such as Bookkeepers for over 15 years.
Responsibilities & Duties for Bookkeeper Roles
Duties vary depending on the size of the organisation, however this is usually a varied role that requires being able to work confidently and independently up to trial balance. Bookkeepers will work alongside a Finance Manager and main responsibilities include: purchase and sales ledger maintenance, recording transactions, petty cash, undertaking routine monthly bank reconciliations, highlighting and reporting problems or queries, maintaining the company’s fixed asset register and preparing the accounts up to trail balance. Someone in a Bookkeeper’s job can also assist with statutory returns and year-end audit preparation.
Skills Required for Bookkeeping Jobs
For any Bookkeeper jobs key requirements are: attention to detail and accuracy with data/information, intermediate to advanced Excel skills and previous knowledge of accounting systems, such as Sage Line 50, Great Plains or Exchequer.
Bookkeepers can be fully qualified (ACCA, CIMA), or more commonly part-qualified or QBE (Qualified by Experience) Bookkeepers will usually step up from Accounts Assistant level before becoming a fully pledged Accountant or Finance Manager in a smaller organisation.