Careers

We are always interested in applications from experienced bookkeepers and from payroll staff. We offer flexibility, challenges, a superb learning environment and experience over a wide range of clients, with great satisfaction from a job well done. We are sometimes looking for qualified accountants of whom there are currently eight in the Company.

This flexibility includes where you work - on or offsite, what time of day and how much work you handle - from usually a minimum of one day per week up to full time.

We believe we have the greatest concentration in the UK of operational Xero and Sage skills and experience - after all we have 60 staff! We all work well individually and truly as a team. This is vitally important as the basis for great client service. We are friendly, always approachable and we never score points from each other.

Clients are allocated BookCheck staff who they keep - this builds up a strong bond and aids communication. At the same time, all staff know that help will be readily provided from the team, if required.

All work is thoroughly checked by one of our qualified accountants, normally monthly, so there is continuous feedback and training. We cannot imagine a better learning environment.

Prerequisites for a successful Bookkeeping application include:

  • Reconciling skills - a natural desire to 'get it right'
  • Solid bookkeeping experience, usually a minimum of 2 years, almost certainly using Xero, Sage or both.
  • Ability to recognise when assistance is required and to work in a team
  • Willingness to follow tried and tested procedures and methodology
  • Prompt responses to email communications
  • Good communication skills
  • Accuracy and reliability

Prerequisites for a successful Qualified Accountant application include:

  • Reliability in producing sound monthly Management Accounts
  • Ability to handle the Opening Balance adjustments from the external accountant
  • Being able to flex to the client's reporting requirements
  • Good client handling skills
  • Prompt responses to email communications
  • Good communication skills
  • Accuracy and reliability

Prerequisites for a successful Payroll Officer application include:

  • A preference for this role i.e. payroll is your first choice of work
  • Solid payroll experience, usually a minimum of 2 years, ideally Iris (Star)
  • Ability to work as a team to deal with unusual situations
  • Timeliness, accuracy and reliability - as close as possible to 100%

We offer enormous flexibility - staff can choose to work:

  • At home or onsite with clients or a mixture
  • A choice of working anything from one day per week up to full time
  • At a time to suit, so the school run is not a problem
  • Changing requirements over time

We also recruit Supervisors, either directly or from within BookCheck. These are senior bookkeepers whose main responsibility is, not surprisingly, to supervise bookkeepers. This requires a high degree of understanding of Xero or Sage, a thorough knowledge of BookCheck systems, the ability to supervise staff and being a real 'people person'.

Please contact Zara Rayson, our Office Manager, by mailing careers@bookcheck.co.uk to explore the possibility of a career in BookCheck and to request an application form.

Please note - we always recruit directly and never use agencies

Comments from our employees

"I thought I may find working alone strange but I have really enjoyed it. I have received so much support and feel help is at hand whenever required. Being able to process the payrolls with no distractions (as I’ve previously had in a large office environment) has been great. The peace and quiet has allowed me to stay focused. I also have enjoyed building a relationship with my clients and providing a good service to them."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my new working environment. I enjoy processing payroll and have a great sense of achievement completing my worksheet for the month knowing all has been done.  Therefore, I see my future in this role for a long time, gaining more knowledge along the way, continuing to improve my skills."

"I have been very pleased with how friendly and helpful all staff have been. Any questions or advice I have asked for has been sorted quickly and a great willingness to help which is greatly appreciated. I haven’t felt like I am working alone at all due to all the support available to me and definitely feel a part of a great payroll team."

"Head Office has been very helpful. The communication has been great."

"Working from home allows me to work using my own initiative and plan my own workload, going through my to do list methodically and always want to offer a great service to my clients. Help is always there if I need some. I have found my client allocation varied and interesting – also challenging at times. 
At the moment I have found nothing I dislike. My experience working for BookCheck so far is all positive and I feel very lucky to have become a part of your payroll team."