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Head of Bookkeeping Guildford

A rapidly expanding, award winning firm of Chartered Accountants in Guildford have an exciting opportunity for a tech savvy Head of Bookkeeping.  

The firm pride themselves on their technology driven, people focused ethos and offer flexible working and an excellent benefit package.  

The Head of Bookkeeping will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the day to day running of the bookkeeping team including training and development
  • Bookkeeping for more complex clients
  • Creating and implementing procedures to improve the overall quality of bookkeeping and ensuring all internal bookkeeping deadlines are met
  • Liaising with the outsourced FD department
  • Ensuring all compliance deadlines are met including VAT, Payroll, Annual Accounts, Corporation Tax and confirmation statements
  • Reviewing and implementing new accounting software to help streamline the bookkeeping process whilst driving and maintaining the principles of the firm

Your skills:

  • You will be FMAAT qualified with at least 5 years of bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with the use of cloud-based accounting technologies such as Xero and Dext
  • Experience of and passion for managing, motivating and developing a team of junior accountants and bookkeepers
  • You will have a passion for developing personal skills and experience to promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • You will have strong organisation skills and a positive attitude


This firm have a people focused ethos and place a high value on their staff. The package includes:

  • Salary of £35,000 - £40,000
  • Flexible working
  • Generous benefit package


The role is based in Guildford and is commutable from Woking, Dorking, Leatherhead, Farnham, Aldershot and surrounding areas.

Fletcher George is a Leatherhead based financial recruiter.  We specialise in placing candidates resident and wishing to work in Surrey and South West London.  Our team have over 50 years of experience recruiting Accounting and Tax professionals in the local area.

We aim to offer all registered candidates a first class service based on our local knowledge and specialist relationships.

Please do apply for this role and we will assess your suitability for the role and will be prompt to make contact where relevant. Sometimes we may consider your application is more suited to other roles we have registered and we may also consider your application for more than one role.

Fletcher George is acting as an Employment Agency and we aim to respond to all candidates relevant for the role within a 48 hour working period.

Referrals are welcome – you can receive up to £500 of Amazon vouchers when we successfully place your referral, just make sure they mention you when they register. The full details of Fletcher George’s referral scheme is on our website.