Estates Bookkeeper - Part Time

Are you a commercially astute bookkeeping professional looking for an interesting and fulfilling part-time role? We're delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for an Estate Bookkeeper to bring their accounts expertise to a prestigious estate, offering the chance to work in a picturesque historical and rural setting.


The information below covers the role requirements, expected candidate experience, and accompanying qualifications.

Reporting to the resident owner, you take responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the Estate and all related accounts administration processes.

The successful candidate will enjoy working cohesively as part of a small friendly team based in the Estate office, which plays an important part as a hub for the local community.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility for the financial control of the Estate enterprises
  • Accurately raising demands and processing invoices
  • Analysing payments and receipts, and raising inter-departmental invoices in a timely fashion
  • Undertaking bank reconciliations, no less than once a month
  • Producing creditor, debtor and management reports, along with analysing cashflows, and delivering this information to the management team
  • Managing petty cash
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets
  • Coordinating year end accounts and preparing tax returns in conjunction with an external accountant
  • Liaising with external professional advisors as required
  • Challenging existing practice, and identifying opportunities for innovation

Skills and experience required:

  • Extensive relevant experience in a bookkeeping or accounts role, ideally within involvement in estates, agriculture or land management.
  • Relevant qualification such as IAgSA, AAT or similar
  • Friendly, positive and helpful verbal communication skills
  • Able to produce clear, well-structured and dramatically accurate documents, reports and correspondence
  • Works in a well-organised fashion, with excellent attention to detail
  • Understands the importance of discretion and confidentiality

Hours of work:

  • 3 days per week, 8.30am - 5.00pm (7.5 hours per day - 22.5 hours per week)

Salary and benefits:

  • £28,000 - £30,000 (pro-rata)
  • 20 days + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)