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Account Manager/Book Keeper

Position: Account manager for estate management clients 

Salary: From £12.80 per hour - £20.00 per hour depending upon experience and qualifications

Pension: Nest workplace pension scheme

Working Hours: 12 hours a week

Holiday: Full time equivalent 20 days + bank holidays

Main place of work: Chelmsford CM6 1QL with scope for remote working

The role will consist of dealing with the accounts for Whirledge & Nott clients.  One is a company that owns an Estate and the other is a farming partnership.  More specifically: 

  • Monitoring incoming rents and liaising with the W&N client manager if rents are unpaid
  • Receiving, checking, entering and paying purchase invoices
  • Invoicing tenants for rent, utilities and services
  • Maintaining a crop sale spreadsheet
  • Managing pension changes (re-assessment)
  • Notifying clients of any tax changes – VAT, employment allowance procedures and pension levels
  • Bank reconciliations and all usual accounting procedures 


  • Usual Sage accounting month end procedures including producing a cash account showing income and expenditure
  • Payroll for farm workers. Currently 5 employees, 4 on an ad hoc basis, based upon hours worked including pension provision with NEST


  • Produce reports ahead of quarterly meeting with client identifying the progress of the farms based upon the harvest year
  • Attending a quarterly meeting with the W&N client manager to outline the financial position
  • A quarterly management fee note
  • VAT report for the client to submit to HMRC


  • Provide figures for the stock taking and liaise with the W&N client manager who prepares the stock take for the client’s accountant
  • Completing usual year end procedures and liaising with the client’s accountant.

Ideal candidate: 

  • Expert user of Excel and Sage 50cloud Accounts and Sage50 Payroll is essential
  • Experience in the rural sector
  • Confident and experienced their field
  • Able to work autonomously, but with input from the clients, the W&N client manager and the clients’ accountants

If you wish to apply, please send your CV together with a formal letter of application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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