Lithgow Perkins is looking to appoint a Trainee Bookkeeper to its accountancy team in Harrogate.

This is a great opportunity for the ideal candidate to make their first move into the financial sector and to join an excellent and friendly team within a long-established but growing accountancy firm based in the centre of Harrogate.

As one of Harrogate’s oldest accountancy firms, we are committed to continuing professional development of our team members, providing them with the support they need to develop their accountancy knowledge and expertise.

The Trainee Bookkeeper role is a full-time position (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) but the hours are flexible, although effective time management is essential. The correct training and qualification support will be available for the right candidate so, as such, no previous experience is necessary.

Trainee Bookkeeper duties and responsibilities:

Working within the bookkeeping and payroll department managing a portfolio of clients:

  • Liaising with clients regularly in order to meet deadlines and fee budgets
  • Adhering to and keeping up to date with professional standards and legislation
  • Maintaining accurate financial records for clients using a variety of software packages. This will include preparation and submission of VAT returns along with updating the general, sales and purchase ledgers and the reconciliation of control accounts
  • Assisting the payroll department with weekly and monthly payrolls. This will involve obtaining all necessary information from clients and making accurate and timely submissions to HMRC

The ideal candidate will have, as a minimum, the following skills and characteristics:

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload in order to meet differing and numerous deadlines
  • A passion for building relationship with clients and other stakeholders
  • An interest in finance

How to apply:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV and a covering email to

Read more about our Harrogate accountancy practice and our team here.