Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper

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Water Temp: 12.3° C
Wind Speed: 15 mph

Full Job Description

West Country Water Park is a new WaterSports Activity Centre in North Bristol. We offer Open Water Swimming, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing and our Aquapark during the summer months. We have a cafe and shop on site and are looking to expand to a restaurant in the next year or so.

The business is just over a year old, but we have grown very quickly and are now in need of a fantastic finance assistant / bookkeeper to take over from our externally provided Bookkeeper.

The bookkeeping and tech stack have already been set up, but we will continually be looking for ways to improve it as tech and the business develop. We need someone who is willing to get stuck into the day to day work of keeping track of things and working with our team. But also willing to develop the finance systems as the business grows and tech changes.

Some of the Jobs

Daily sales ledger reconciliation

Daily purchase ledger reconciliation

Daily Bank reconciliation

Monthly payroll including salaried and zero hours staff

Quarterly stock takes and reconciliation

Quarterly VAT returns

Monthly Management Accounts

KPI Reporting for Senior Management Team

Communication with internal team members, external suppliers and service providers

Tech we use and would love someone to have experience of some of them









Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures

Advanced spreadsheet skills

Familiarity with accounting software (ideally Xero)

Organisational and time-management skills

Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors

AAT qualified

3 years experience of working in a finance department / bookkeeping team.

We are a fast growing business and are looking for someone with experience who is up for a challenge and getting stuck in.

Working Arrangements

Work from our site – The Lake, Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY

Flexible working

3 days a week, with potential to increase during busier periods.

Reporting to Finance Director


Staff Discount in Cafe

Access to our Lake and Water sports

Family Staff Discount on Water Sports Activities


£25-£29k Pro Rata

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 22 per week

Salary: £25,000.00-£29,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bristol: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Accounting: 2 years (preferred)

Work Location: One location