Full-Time VAT & Bookkeeper – SMH Sheards

SMH Sheards have a fantastic full-time VAT & Bookkeeper position available, based in Huddersfield.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and friendly team who is looking for the next step in their career. The individual will have excellent communication and people skills, as great client relationships are essential to the service that we offer at SMH Sheards.  

Job Purpose

We are looking to complete our VAT & Bookkeeping team with someone who has good organisational skills, has an eye for detail, feels comfortable liaising with clients via telephone and face to face, and who is eager and willing to learn.

This job role also would include working the payroll department on monthly submissions to HMRC for wages and CIS returns.  Experience with processing wages would be preferable, but training can be provided where necessary.

The day-to-day responsibilities for the role include:

  • Data entry on accounting software (Quickbooks, Dext, Xero etc)
  • Maintaining client records
  • Producing reports for clients
  • Managing and submitting client VAT returns
  • Processing standard monthly wages
  • Assisting with CIS return submissions

Our bookkeeping team plays an important role in maintaining the client relationship to SMH Sheards throughout the year and is therefore a key role for the right candidate to reflect our objective to be a friendly extension of our client’s finance team.

This is a full time role, although someone looking for part time hours would be considered.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years experience with data entry & bookkeeping
  • Experience of Sage 50, Xero, Quickbooks, Iris, Sage Business Cloud an advantage
  • Previous experience with payroll software would be preferable (Brightpay, Sage payroll)
  • Strong Attention to Detail 
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Exceptional Communication Skills with a good telephone manner 
  • Good written and technical Skills
  • Strong Prioritisation and Organisation Skills 
  • Ability to Handle Confidential Information 
  • Strong Record Keeping Skills

For any lacking experience with payroll, training would be provided as required, whether that be specific software training, or on the job support.

Working at SMH Sheards

SMH Sheards is a firm of Chartered Accountants that places great importance on strong working relationships, both within the team, and also with its clients. We are part of the SMH Group – a multi-disciplined professional services company which includes Chartered Accountants, Tax Advisers, Financial Planners and Legal professionals working across eight offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Wakefield, Leeds, Harrogate, Huddersfield and Buxton.

At SMH Sheards, we offer a competitive salary with flexible working opportunities, including the option to work from home on a hybrid basis. We also offer our valued employees the training necessary to continue their own education and development.

SMH Sheards is dedicated to supporting local charities and causes, and so you will have the opportunity to get involved in our fundraising activities.

We are conveniently located just outside Huddersfield town centre with free on-site parking, and close to bus and rail links.

Other staff benefits include the option of purchasing additional holidays, client feedback and referral incentives, and group social events.

If you are interested in applying for this role then please send your CV and covering letter to advice@sheards.co.uk

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