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Job Vacancy: Accountant

We are looking for an Accountant to join our busy Accounts team on Tresco Island - a unique, family-owned island just off the coast of Cornwall.

Job Description

Job Description: Accountant

Reporting To: Accounts Manager

Job Purpose: To assist the Accounts Manager in all aspects of the Accounts Department function.

Hours: Full time flexible 40 hours per week  

Main Duties:

  • Assisting with producing accurate and timely monthly management accounts, working closely with the Accounts Manager
  • Assisting the Accounts Manager in completing all statutory returns in an accurate and timely way, such as VAT, CIS and P35
  • Communicating generally with other managers and external bodies about any accounting issues
  • Production of weekly and monthly reports and breakdowns, specifically Cash Flow Update and Rolling Forecast
  • Processing and production of Smith Square Ltd monthly management and year end financial accounts
  • Assisting with all payments made either by BACS, cheque, credit card or bank transfer
  • Working with Accounts Manager to ensure all systems and financial software are kept up to date and compliant with statutory requirements
  • Assisting with ensuring the accuracy of current assets and liabilities by stock checks, debtors checks and reconciliations
  • Supporting the Accounts Manager in all accounts department regular functions and providing cover for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and Accounts Manager functions as required during staff absence
  • Assist in the streamlining of processes and future digital development of the accounts department
  • Supporting the Accounts Manager in ensuring the confidentiality and safe storage of all accounts records and information
  • Keep line manager informed of all commercial and operational events of importance to the Estate
  • Be aware of health and safety within the office environment


How to Apply

If this opportunity is for you, please apply with a CV and covering letter by email. For further information please telephone 01720 424134.


Life on Tresco

Tresco is one of the five inhabited islands that make up the Isles of Scilly – an archipelago of islands around 30 miles from the Cornish coast.

Tresco is a family-owned holiday island with timeshare and rental cottages, restaurants, an inn, a world famous garden, gallery, leisure spa, shop and a working farm. Tresco Estate also owns and runs the award-winning Hell Bay Hotel and Crab Shack on the neighbouring island of Bryher.

We offer excellent rates of pay with gratuities and the option of paid overtime in many positions, and all of our staff are paid at National Living Wage or above, regardless of age.

We provide all staff with accommodation and also pay your travel expenses from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly at the beginning and end of your contract period.

For families, we have an excellent island school and a very friendly island community.

We know a good team member when we see them, and there are regular opportunities for progression within our business.

Of course, life on Tresco is about more than just a job – we want you to enjoy being part of our team.

Besides getting to work on a beautiful private island with the beach on your doorstep, you’ll also receive extensive benefits. These include 20% discount in our shop and restaurants, free use of camping equipment and kayaks to explore the islands, and preferential rates in our holiday accommodation so friends and family can come and visit.

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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