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Cooper Parry Castle Donington

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We’re killing it....

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. We were voted the #No1 Accountancy firm to Work in the UK by best companies, along with a host of other awards as well.

We also have amazing relationships in place for Early Stage and Scale Up businesses such as sponsoring Tech Nation Upscale and partnering with Crowdcube.

So what make all this happen? Because we are leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.

About the role...

Within our fast-growing Outsourced Business Services team, we are looking for someone with excellent attention to detail to fill a bookkeeper role. Day to day you'll be working with a range of entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses and group companies managed overseas, taking responsibility for the operating and maintenance of their company records. You will be at the forefront of digital advancement using the very best, market-leading accounting software.

Essentially, this means you’ll look after the bookkeeping and company records for a range of clients, ensuring they receive a smooth, well-organised, monthly outsourced service. You will play a key role within our team, working closely with those who deliver the preparation of statutory and management accounts.

We support our people to work to their strengths so that they can help growing businesses succeed through better technology, information and processes. Because when they thrive, they make a difference and that is why we do what we do!

By joining us you will be working with a team and company that inspires you and be given an active opportunity to shape the future of our company and encouraged to be innovative. There will also be bucket loads of opportunity for development and progression into a Team Leader role, which would involve co-ordinating and coaching a team to deliver a portfolio of bookkeeping assignments

You'll also have access to the largest entrepreneurial client base in the Midlands making a genuine impact on their success. We deal with a range of clients in every sector with a key focus on owner managed fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses.

What you’ll need

  • Previous bookkeeping experience, whether in a similar Outsourcing team or in an industry role.
  • Ability to project manage multiple clients and deadlines - someone who is ace at managing their time and keeping themselves, and their clients, organised.
  • Experience using Xero accounting software. Experience using QuickBooks and Sage is preferable, but not essential.
  • A genuine passion and drive for "getting stuff done" to help deliver AMAZING client service.
  • Umpf! Someone who takes ownership of their workload and communicates realistic timescales.
  • Ability to spot a needle in a haystack (not literally… but you catch our drift).
  • To be passionate about client experience, be curious and constantly looking for ways to add more value to our clients.

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

Competitive salaries aligned to big firms

  • 100-80-100 (4 day working week)
  • Open holidays
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • No dress code - just “Wear something!”
  • Incredible ongoing development and career growth
  • A truly flexible approach to work balancing working from home, in office or with clients - “Work From Anywhere, Forever”
  • Study support /leave and professional memberships
  • Cooper Parry social/sports clubs
  • Some of the most impressive offices in the UK
  • Regular social events
  • Volunteering / charity days

Are we a match?

Our values are at the heart of what we do at Cooper Parry and it’s really important we recruit like-minded individuals into our teams.

  • Play all in – we are committed, engaged and driven
  • In it together – we believe in all for one and one for all
  • Be Nice – we are kind, humble and authentic
  • Be Brave – we are bold, entrepreneurial and rebellious
  • Keep Learning – we explore, discover and are curious

A little more about life at CP….

We are challenging grey...

We are challenging boring. We are challenging status quo. Our people engagement scores are through the roof – our people are fully engaged in everything we do - from how we embrace technology and workplace design to how we create innovative and flexible working patterns that have a positive impact on the service our clients receive and on the lives of our people. Our culture is who we are and it genuinely shapes our strategy and the experience for our clients. The way in which we operate and the incredible environment we are building is hugely advantageous to those wanting to combine a career in practice with an unrivalled culture and personal growth opportunity.

We are building a truly modern workplace culture...

We’ve always believed in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves. From how you dress (our only rule is ‘wear something’) to when you work (we have no ‘core hours’) and how often you holiday (we have open holiday). We also have ‘Work From Anywhere. Forever’ (WFAF!). We now give our people the opportunity to work flexibly, and potentially from anywhere, giving our people the trust and accountability to deliver to the required standards.

Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about. Then, work flexibly to design a life that’s right for you.

It’s different here. Read our culture book for yourself #makelifecount

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  • #bookkeeping-#aatl4-#accounting