Below you will find our Accounts / Finance current vacancies, if you would like to apply simply click the apply now button and send us your details and CV, if you cannot see the role you are looking for please do contact us with your CV and we will do our very best to help you.

Business is running as normal at Spec Recruitment, but please note that opening times may vary due to COVID-19.

Role Overview:

To assist and deputise for the Payroll Manager in managing and operating the payroll function for the Company (both the Company payroll and the pension scheme payroll). Ensure all payroll records, procedures and reports are maintained to satisfy both statutory and business requirements.  

Main Duties:

  • Liaise with HR to ensure new starters, leavers and position changes are processed in an accurate and timely fashion and maintain employee databases. 
  • Process changes to employees’/retirees’ pay packages including implementing the annual increase any profit-related pay amounts.
  • Review daily, weekly and monthly hours using electronic timesheets prepared by other departments and process and import the data into the payroll system.
  • Ensure employees’ annual leave (including bank holidays) is accurately tracked and paid accordingly.
  • Ensure employees’ sickness is properly tracked and paid (both SSP and Company sick pay) and ensuring sick certificates (either self-certifications or statement of fitness to work) are obtained for all periods of sickness.
  • Processing of any other statutory leave (e.g. maternity, paternity etc.).
  • Processing of expenses claims, flagging any claims that are not in accordance with the Company’s expenses policy to the relevant director.
  • In addition you will be able to:
    • Manage the monthly payroll process and ensure checking procedures are in place to minimise the risk of error in employees’ pay.
    • Prepare and submit all required statutory submissions in relation to the payroll (including HMRC and auto-enrolment).
    • Prepare journal files each month for the accounting system for the costing and payment of payroll by the pay date.
    • Manage the tax year-end process ensuring the payroll system is rolled-forward for the new tax year.
    • Preparation of any regular and ad-hoc payroll reports as required by the Chief Executive, Finance Director or Personnel Director.

Key Skills:

  • A financial/accounting qualification or payroll experience
  • Intermediate – advanced Excel
  • Able to deputise for the Payroll Manager
  • Possess a high level of discretion
  • Work to deadlines
  • Understand or be able to pick up the legal intricacies of payroll
  • High level of accuracy

This is a great opportunity for someone to work with one of Bristol’s most foremost employers.  Apply today!


 Reference: P2003421




Client Accounts Co-Ordinator – North Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to join our award winning, energetic and

experienced lettings team.

Key Skills: The ideal candidate would;

Have accounts experience

Have a good knowledge of MS Office packages

Thrive on keeping busy and enjoy working under pressure

Have excellent telephone manner

Have a meticulous attention to detail

Have a passion for customer service

Demonstrate first class administrative skills

Have excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritise

Enjoy a fast paced and high-volume workload

Ability to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation

Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of RPS/Reapit software would be advantageous although full training will be

given to the successful candidate

An overview of day to day duties;

Maintaining the Client Rent Accounts

Receipting in Tenants payments

Approving Contractor invoices

Paying Landlords/Contractors; running statements & remittance advices

Assisting the Property Managers in chasing late rent payments

NRL (Non-Resident Landlord) Tax – Reporting and processing for HMRC - including quarterly

& year end returns

Month End reconciliations

Collating monthly team performance figures and updating various spreadsheets for

month/year ends

Keeping reports on Managed Portfolio properties

Registering deposits with the DPS (Deposit Protection Service) and ensuring compliance

Preparing and overseeing our annual audit’s – ARLA & Franchisor Audit

Send the Company Accounts team – Agency Fees; Lets Referrals; Lets Return

We are offering:

£24K Basic salary with a REALISTIC OTE of £27K (Uncapped Pooled Commission)

25 Days annual leave + Bank holidays

Great company culture and values

Plenty of first-class training and development resources

Funding of ARLA exams/qualifications and membership

The opportunity to learn from a lively, highly-skilled team

The right candidate does not need years and years of experience - with a can-do attitude, great

attention to detail, and eagerness to learn...we can teach the rest!

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.45am-6.00pm

Upon successfully completing your training and passing probation your office location can be

flexible (multi office site’s and/or home working)

Start Date: Flexible for the right candidate


Reference: P2002421




Purchase Ledger Clerk

Our successful client has a position available immediately in their Bristol office for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk with a minimum of one year’s experience to join their busy and friendly team for a 12-month period.

The successful candidate is expected to be well presented, a good communicator, self-motivated and have a good eye for detail.

Key responsibilities:

  • Receiving all incoming purchase invoices
  • Stamp, code and pass invoices for authorisation
  • Receive authorised invoices and enter on purchase ledger
  • Generate payables reports and batch with relevant invoices
  • Check funding
  • Obtain authorisation for cheque / BACS payment runs
  • Produce computer generated cheques
  • Send out cheques and remittance
  • Deal with all supplier queries & account reconciliations
  • Provide holiday cover filing clerk and general assist at peak times

 Skills and Experience:

  • Good attitude
  • Hard working, reliable, honest, polite, co-operative
  • Numerate
  • Good attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to work as a part of a team
  • Computer literate (MS programs)



Reference: P200521