Job Vacancy – Management Accountant – Knutsford, Cheshire. Full time or Part time.

We are very excited to be looking for a management accountant to join our team.

Whilst your qualification may be important, we are looking for industry experience so you may have the skills we are seeking without the certificate.

You may be a qualified accountant or qualified by experience, you might be CIMA, AAT, ACCA or ICB.

What we are looking for is excellent analytical skills, excel skills and an all round enjoyment of a good reconciliation! You will be able to interpret the numbers and work closely with our clients helping them understand the figures that make a difference to them in their business. You will need excellent time management, the ability to multi task and respond quickly. We will provide training on the accounts software we use – SAGE50, SAGE business cloud, Xero and Quickbooks, experience is helpful.

You will see from our website the services we offer our clients, we are the outsourced finance department for many businesses and it is a complete pleasure to work closely with so many entrepreneurs and businesses.

Our clients vary in size and industry – no day is the same – but all days are challenging and interesting. A really important feature of Knutsford Admin Limited is the sense of team, we have a broad range of skills between us and this provides the solutions our clients need and provides them with a 52 weeks a year service with no interruptions for absence.

Knutsford Admin’s office is based in the centre of Knutsford, it really is a delightful location alongside the Moor park and Moor pool. With so many lovely eateries on the door step we do get to enjoy the odd breakfast sandwich and cake!!

This post is being advertised as part time and may suit someone who is wanting to work school hours, however we would also consider full time.

Please email in a covering note telling us a bit about you and why you would like to take on this role and your CV.

[email protected]

 

Finance Apprenticeship Opportunity – Knutsford, near Wilmslow, Warrington, Northwich, Cheshire

Do you aspire to work in business? Would you like to learn finance skills needed to work in or run a business?

Knutsford Admin Limited provide an all round bookkeeping and payroll service to a variety of businesses. We are delighted to be advertising for another apprentice to join our team and look forward to your application.

Remember – Finance ISN’T boring!! We get to play with lots of really interesting software, retail till and a whole range of apps, we have fun resolving problems, we get to know the clients really well and understand how (and help) their businesses work. Everyone who’s worked at Ka has enjoyed putting into play the skill of good credit chasing. Plus you may get to use the laminator and the ring binder!!

This apprenticeship can be following one of these courses:  AAT, ICB or CIMA (degree level)  or alternatively there is the Business and Chartered Management degree at Salford University.

The apprenticeships vary as to whether you study on line or at college. Whilst completing your studies you are paid to be at work and also while you are studying, the courses are funded – no student loans or student debt.

Katie our employee, completed her Level 3 AAT at Macclesfield College and has now completed a year of her Business & Chartered Management degree at Salford Uni – all this whilst fitting in completing her Level 3 Payroll Diploma! Luckily Katie enjoys study and gets to put her skills to work at Knutsford Admin. No two days are the same and as Katie says, “it’s so interesting seeing all the different businesses people set up, we really do have such a range of clients”. Katie always enjoys taking phone calls from prospective new clients and finding out more about them and how they work.

Rachel, a former employee of 4 years was very happy to write this for this apprenticeship advert,

“I would recommend anybody to jump at the opportunity to join the KA team.  Everybody was incredibly supportive of me completing my AAT qualification and the experience I gained working with the clients was invaluable for me really understanding and putting into practice what I was learning.  The variety of the clients also meant that I was able to gain on the job experience of everything from VAT returns to payroll, whilst gaining a well-recognised qualification.  I’m still in touch with many of my KA colleagues and clients and built relationships that I think will last well into the future.  Years on, I know I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for KA and I still use knowledge and skills learnt at KA regularly in my career today.”

Please call Helen or Rebecca for an informal chat on 01565 625615,email a bit about yourself to [email protected] or call in at our office 65a King Street, Knutsford.

We look forward to hearing from you and telling you how interesting a career in finance is.

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Bookkeeper / Accountant job vacancy in Knutsford, Cheshire

Do you love reconciling? Do you enjoy making accounts tidy and meaningful?

We are looking for someone enthusiastic for bookkeeping to join our team, four full days a week, may consider full time. You might be a bookkeeper or an accountant who enjoys bookkeeping. Our industry has seen HUGE changes with massive advances in software and I.T and you would be eager to embrace the new technology out there (training will be given). We offer an exceptional bookkeeping/accounts/management reports service to our clients and are proud of the work we produce and relationships we develop with our clients. Our team work closely with each other so that we can all cover each others work and support one another during particularly busy times. AND we have fun, accounts isn’t boring!!

This role includes: entering purchases / sales with correct VAT. Keeping supplier / customer accounts tidy. Credit chasing. Reconciling bank / credit card / paypal / stripe etc accounts. Payroll journals. Balance sheet reconciliations. Management reports and cash flow report knowledge. 

Good knowledge of excel. Previous use of bookkeeping software – we use Xero, SAGE50, SAGE Business Cloud, Quickbooks, Landmark. We can train in specifics but do need bookkeeping software experience. 

All our team are members of the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) – if you have an alternative qualification you can join ‘by exemption’. We can discuss study and exam options to become a member too, this may suit a bookkeeper qualified by experience. 

This role will involve attending clients premises, receiving visits from clients to sit and go through accounts and speaking on the phone. 

We look forward to hearing from you by email in the first instance to [email protected] with a covering note and CV or summary.  

Outsourced payroll service for businesses in Cheshire

Are you employer A, B or C? We have a solution to fit your payroll

Employer A

Runs your own payroll but you don’t really like it very much – hadn’t ever considered outsourcing.

We invest in our payroll services and in up to the minute payroll software, so you are included in the process, but we do all of the routines and keep everything on track.

Through the software you have full access to a range of payroll reports should you wish to keep check on the numbers.

Employer B

Absolutely loath payroll – it’s complicated and always bites you on the bum every month!

You need to relieve that stress so you can enjoy your business and your employees.

We run the payroll software and can do everything to keep your payroll department, including autoenrolment pensions and PAYE, on track – you will need to give us some information, but we promise not to be contacting you all the time, only when needed.

Employer C

Happy doing your payroll – interested to hear about payroll with bells and whistles.

  • Approve payroll & annual leave with the touch of a button
  • Payslips go to employees’ same time, same day, every month
  • Employees have an app on their phone and can see all their payslips plus you can also load any HR documents for them too – for example company handbook, employee contracts
  • AND employees can have their holiday calendars on the app and can request holidays that you can approve
  • We look after the software, but you still play a part in your business’s payroll department

Do not suffer payroll pain any longer. Call us on 01565 625615 and let us talk you through how we may be able to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting room hire in Knutsford, near Altrincham, Northwich, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Our office is on two floors, on floor one we have a reception area, off it, tucked away, is our main office for our team.

On the second floor is a private meeting / training room which is available to hire. It is next to the kitchen and visitors have exclusive use of this area during their bookings.

Meeting room, can seat 6 around the table, there is a flip chart and a large screen on the wall with HDMI cable. (COVID: for social distancing we recommend only booking for 3 persons, there is also a window that opens so good ventilation is possible.)

Kitchen also has two bucket chairs and a coffee table so can be useful as a break our area. (COVID: these chairs are 2+ m’s apart.)

We can offer a meet and greet reception service, for example if you were using the room for a series of job interviews we can greet candidates and ask them to wait.

Excel, Word, Powerpoint and general office skills tests can be provided if you wish to test any interview candidates at the same time as attending interviews, please call for more details, 01565 625615.

If you require lunch there are many fabulous eateries within a very short walk from the office. Many of these can provide a delivery service too if you wish to have a working lunch.

Please call Helen or Rebecca 01565 625615 or email [email protected] for further details.

Details are HERE on our meeting room hire web page

Your outsourced payroll team in Knutsford, Cheshire explains payroll in the new year 2020/2021 including furlough

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April. It is P60 time of year. Do you and your employees know what a P60 is?

Does your team read their payslips and understand them? What is a tax code? Why do they change? What does the letter at the end of the tax code mean? Employees should be encouraged to set up a personal log in to the government gateway so they can see their personal tax code information.

Do you run a business with employees? We can help you run a smooth payroll so you can feel happy that someone else is taking the responsibility and pressure away from you. It is easy to take over a payroll at the start of a tax year, we would need employee information and tax codes that were current in the prior year – we can manually input this information or import from a backup or download from your current software.

Many years ago, the HMRC ran classroom-based lessons in payroll and across the county big A3 orange paper forms were filled in and physical books of NIC/Tax tables were used.

The HMRC introduced digital RTI reporting (real time information) in 2013 – no more submitting paper forms!

In 2016, along came autoenrolment pension obligations – a burden to small business owners not just in terms of cost but in terms of time having to complete registration forms and learn the terminology.

There are many excellent software options for payroll, and we use award winning Brightpay. Clients who use us for our payroll service receive informative reports which can be tailored to the employers needs, the reports can be broken down including showing routine salary, overtime at different rates, unpaid leave, commissions, re-imbursement of expenses and notes on individual employee payslips.

Employees receive payslips by email.

BrightPay communicates seamlessly with Smart and Nest pensions and provides excellent spreadsheet downloads to then upload into other pension schemes. We are well experienced with Smart, Nest and Standard Life pensions.

***In Brightpay there is a special deduction option for Furlough Leave introduced for this new tax year and this means we can keep a good breakdown on an excel spreadsheet of which parts of the pay are for claiming through the HMRC Job Retention Scheme portal.

What a curve ball life sent payroll – FURLOUGH – and there are many businesses small and large who are truly grateful to the government to have offered this option. The details have come out bit by bit and as members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals we literally have access to teams who support us and liaise directly with the HMRC.

As the new tax year starts for 2020/2021 we feel privileged to support our clients through what is a truly stressful and anxious time with a calm and pragmatic approach. Would you like to have this support with your payroll?

If you would like to know more about our outsourcing your payroll to our team at Knutsford Admin Limited, where you and your employees are guaranteed a personal service please call Helen on 07507 897756 or Rebecca on 07479 358588.

Exciting bookkeeping opportunity at Knutsford Admin Limited, Cheshire

Would you like to join a small happy team who work from our office in the centre of Knutsford as the ‘finance department’ for many companies in a friendly environment?

Due to ongoing growth in the business we are looking for the right candidate to strengthen our bookkeeping department.

We have a wonderful selection of interesting clients and do their bookkeeping, payroll & admin.

Key tasks would include:

  • Sales & credit chasing
  • Purchases & payments
  • Bank recs
  • VAT submission
  • Payroll (desirable but not essential)
  • Ad hoc admin tasks

Skills required:

  • Good working knowledge of bookkeeping
  • Recognised bookkeeping / accountancy qualification (AAT, ICB, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Good experience with various software packages, for example, Xero & Sage
  • Good Microsoft office skills – in particular Excel
  • Ability to multitask – will have to juggle workload and clients
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Team spirit – our clients are looked after by all of us and become part of our ‘family’
  • Personable and happy talking to clients face to face, on the telephone and by email

You will be working in the centre of Knutsford in a nice modern office with shared facilities available. An element of flexible working will be possible and may include some home working.

Assistance with further study may be considered.

Looking for someone four – five days a week.

Rate of pay £22,000 pro rata based on experience

Please send an email with your CV in the first instance to [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you,

Rebecca & Helen

Knutsford Admin Ltd – Bookkeeping | Secretarial | Training – Services 2019 Cheshire

How can Knutsford Admin Ltd help you in 2019?

Established for 8 years, our friendly team offer Bookkeeping, Secretarial and Training services.

Tech savvy and enthusiastic in this world of ever-changing technology we use the Microsoft office suite to a high standard and the major bookkeeping software and associated apps (i.e SAGE 50, SAGE Business Cloud, Xero, Quickbooks, AutoEntry, GoCardless, PayPal, Stripe, Eventbrite).

Existing clients use our services in different ways, some have regular monthly routines, others use our services on an ad-hoc basis.  Maybe you have a staff member on holiday or off sick – instead of booking a costly full time temp you may prefer to outsource certain tasks and the urgent work, or likewise at times when your own team are stretched due to volume of work it is useful to have us in the background as an extra pair of hands.

Our clients are all important to us, we are a really engaging smiley bunch of people who work best when we get to know you, your business and your team so that we can offer a robust and seamless service.

Christmas Celebrations – December 2018

A bit of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL inc Autoenrolment

Have you watched BBC’s Dragon’s Den and cringed as the business owners crumble under interrogation of their numbers – particularly the Net & Gross Profit – let us, and our experience with a whole variety of industries and bookkeeping scenarios help you get to really know your figures.

We work with businesses on routine bookkeeping ensuring they are meeting their legal obligations, avoid HMRC fines and get the most from their figures.  This might include regular entry of expenses into the correct expense categories, recording sales by type, and regularly reconciling the bank account.  As with any database the better you enter the information the more useful it is when it comes out the other end in a management report, such as your profit and loss, you may use your reports to monitor your cost of sales, your profitability, your cashflow and we’ll go through the reports with you so you know how they are compiled and that all the information is present and correct – we’ll always go through your VAT report before submitting your VAT return.  A key area for all businesses is credit chasing, it makes a significant difference sending out sales invoices in a timely and routine fashion and then chasing up when payments are not received as per a business’s terms.  We can also advise of payments using Direct Debits and how to send invoices with ‘click here to pay now’.

Please note, our experience tells us, that we work best with businesses who can see the benefit of prioritising their bookkeeping and want to understand their bookkeeping, this leads to a mutually beneficial and long-term working relationship.

 

SECRETARIAL

We are expert at editing and formatting documents in Word or PowerPoint presentations.  Clients often prepare the documents themselves setting out what information their specific industry requires and we then edit and format the document, this may include: lining up bullet points, adding titles and subtitles and a table of contents, sizing photos, images and logos so they are uniform, ensuring all font is the same and same size, inserting page breaks where it improves the display of a page, maybe adjusting margins, adding headers and footers with current page setting, putting one page landscape amongst a portrait document. Creating master layouts in Power Point.

Do you have a database or a CRM system that needs tidying up, consistency is very important in these and we can put the right information in the right boxes.

Some clients require research that takes time, we can find that time and search the internet, following your instructions, for the information you need to help you in your business.

 

TRAINING

Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook are the work horses of many businesses and an introduction to these or a top up of knowledge can be very useful.  We offer bespoke training sessions to suit the requirements of your employees and business needs. Someone may need help with bullet points and document layout, perhaps some excel hints to speed up tasks with simple formulas, how to use a diary in Outlook, setting up meetings, sending invites and reminders.

 

Why not call us to have a no obligation chat about our services, find out a bit more about the team and see if we can take away some of your stresses in 2019 and help you be more efficient.

 

Please call Helen or Nathalie 01565 625615 / 07507 897756 or email

[email protected]

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

6 UK Employment Law Changes taking place in 2018

If you require further information on the items featured here or advice on any other HR or employment matter please get in touch:
[email protected]  or call  01565 625615 
Knutsford HR & Recruitment are part of the Knutsford Admin Group.  We offer HR and employment law advice as well
as a specialised recruitment service.

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will update and harmonise data protection law across the EU. Businesses will need to audit and review their existing data policy.   The GDPR is effective from 25th May 2018.


Initial agreement has been announced protecting the rights of EU Citizens who currently live in the UK to remain here to live, work and study following Brexit.
  Nonetheless, those employers that rely on a large inflow of European workers are still awaiting confirmation of immigration arrangements following our withdrawal from the EU.

 

From 6th April 2018, taxation of termination payments – that is all payments that are in lieu of notice must be treated as remuneration and so subject to tax and NI contributions.  Previously, employers could offer an employee a tax-free payment in lieu of their notice period where there was no contractual right to make a payment in lieu of notice.

 

National Living Wage for employees aged 25 and over will increase to £7.83 per hour from 1st April 2018.  Other rate increases are as follows:
21 to 24 is £7.38; 18 to 20 is £5.90; Under 18 is £4.20 and Apprentice is £3.70.

 

Statutory family pay rates including maternity pay, adoption pay, paternity pay, shared parental and maternity allowance will increase to £145.18 from 1st April 2018.

 

Private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more staff are required to publish their first gender pay gap report.  They are required to submit pay data from 2016/17 including differences in mean/media pay, mean/media bonus between their male and female staff.

Knutsford Bookkeepers polish their skills at Cheshire Cookery School

Team Day Out! Officially it was Knutsford Admin’s Christmas Do a trip out on a cookery course – however you could call it ‘Team Building’, it was certainly interesting seeing our different personalities shining through as we set about the various cooking tasks.

First we gathered by our office door, wrapped up warm to head off to the train.

Then with a bit of magic we transformed from bookkeepers into proper chefs.

We’d found the Cheshire Cookery School via social media but had never visited previously.

A complete treat, a fantastic foodie facility with a well set out and equipped kitchen and very best of all the delightful assistants who cleared up behind us.

Our challenge was to make ravioli with a mushroom sauce and baked focaccia, this perhaps doesn’t sound that difficult but it took us a while and was huge fun, testing our skills as we went.  Do you use a sharp knife to crack eggs?  Well we learnt how to sharpen knifes and then crack eggs.  Did you know the weather and humidity will affect how much water to put in your bread dough.  Would you know all about proper olive oil?  Great to learn new knowledge.

It’s fair to say that our most mathematical team members Jon and Alison took a far more precise approach to their ravioli and produced uniform squares, all very neatly executed.

My approach is much more about getting tasks done quickly – my plate of food was cooked and ready for eating way before anyone else, my ravioli tasted absolutely fine of course, but lacked the finesse of Jon and Alison’s, I like to think mine had a more ‘rustic’ look.

Interestingly though this is reflected in how we work with Knutsford Admin – I am much more prone to pushing work along quickly, whereas some of the others like to take more time – as clients are charged by the hour so long as the work is correct most of them prefer a speedier approach, and that’s what makes a good team, achieving a good end result but in the time frame the client desires.

All in all we had a marvellous day enjoying a complete break from computer screens and enjoying each others company – there is no doubt about it, the odd social activity does a great deal to keeping a team motivated and I for one, thoroughly enjoyed the Cheshire Cookery School experience with the Knutsford Admin team.

Now let’s start planning 2018!

Happy Christmas from

Helen and team KA