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Accounts Assistant

Knight Frank LLP
Bristol Commercial/Homeworking
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Knight Frank is looking to hire an Accounts Assistant based in Bristol.  The Rural Consultancy department currently operates from offices across the UK, delivering a wide variety of specialist advice to a fascinating array of rural landowning clients. One of our core services is property management, which includes a client accounting service. 

Our Rural division is currently undergoing an expansion plan and the team is set to grow as clients arrive in the coming months, the Head of Client Finance is therefore looking for an enthusiastic Accounts Assistant who can help manage the day to day function of looking after the clients.

We are the world’s leading independent international property consultancy, headquartered in the UK, offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors. Established in 1896, Knight Frank now comprises a global network of over 20,000 people in 487 Offices across 53 Territories.


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Why Knight Frank



  • Supporting the Rural Client Finance team in delivering a top-quality service to their new and long-standing clients. Understanding client requirements and assist in establishing systems and processes for delivery. 
  • Undertake a variety of bookkeeping responsibilities to assist a range of valued clients, including processing of credit cards, supplier invoices, rent collection and ensuring correct VAT records are maintained.
  • Communicating at all stages with colleagues and clients where necessary.
  • Adhere to and maintain policies, procedures and controls in order to ensure the integrity of the financial records.
  • Preparation of VAT returns.
  • Provision of bookkeeping services using accounting software.  Including processing financial transactions, completing monthly reconciliations, preparing accounts to trial balance, resolving incomplete records and correcting errors in the books of accounts where required.
  • Managing debtors and creditors and preparing payment runs on behalf of clients.
  • Performing bank reconciliations.


Qualifications and Experience

  • AAT qualified (or working towards), qualified by experience bookkeeper or equivalent.
  • Experienced in the use of various accounting software including Xero
  • Experienced in the use of other cloud based software that integrate with Xero
  • Extensive accounting knowledge including VAT and PAYE.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and all round IT competence.
  • Experience as an accounts assistant or bookkeeper working in industry and/or practice with small owner-managed businesses or client accounting
  • Knowledge of the RICS Client Money Rules.


Aptitudes/Skills Required

  • Strong numeracy skills and be able to reconcile accounts with the ability to learn quickly.
  • Methodical approach to all tasks and excellent attention to detail.
  • Display a professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to organise own workload, working with multiple deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic team player but must also be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Adopt high standards, a strong work ethic, and strive to deliver a “best in class” service that clients would be happy to recommend to others.
  • Flexible in approach to work.


Please Note: this is a Direct Search led by Knight Frank. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs, even if provided by PSL agencies.

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Please note: this is a Direct Search led by Knight Frank. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.


The property industry is changing, and we invite you to be at the centre of that change.

At Knight Frank, our commitment to our purpose means that we empower our people to have autonomy in their role and everyone is encouraged to think and share ideas for how we can make the difference through our work and behaviour. For our clients, our purpose drives us to provide innovative solutions that add tangible value across a variety of sectors and services. Wherever you work with us in the world, you’ll be surrounded by passionate, energetic and inspiring people who care about the work they do and the people they work alongside.

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