This is a varied and key role for our client based in Guildford. As the Bookkeeper you will be responsible for their in-house book-keeping, management accounts and year end accounts reports. The role is varied, and will suit a highly organised and self-motivated individual, with a 'can do' attitude that will fit the company culture.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sales Ledger - Generate sales invoices via Sage 50
  • Ensure debtors pay in a timely manner by carrying out credit control either by phone, email and statements
  • Maintain customer files
  • Purchase Ledger - Process purchases invoices and ensure these are paid in a timely manner
  • Banking - Complete paying in book for cheques and post all banking transactions to Sage 50 for all bank accounts. Ensure all bank accounts are reconciled on a weekly basis
  • Ensure all accounts are reconciled on a weekly basis, control accounts and client payroll accounts are reconciled each month
  • Create and maintain accurate records of all transactions
  • Petty cash - Issue, reconcile and post to Sage 50
  • Payroll - Prepare and complete the monthly payroll journals (Actual payroll is calculated in house)
  • Complete and pay monthly PAYE reconciliation
  • Ensure all quarterly VAT returns are completed on time
  • Handle commercially sensitive and valuable information
  • Assist with the entering of bank payment batches on the banking system in order for the partner to approve final payment
  • Write out and write off the time from the bills raised on our IRIS system, which is the system we use for our WIP
  • Monthly client money reconciliations
  • Monthly calculations of partner cash collections allocations
  • Quarterly management accounts
  • End of year accounts preparation
  • Ensure timesheets are up to date in order to update each partner's WIP ledger

Experience / Skills required

  • Methodical approach, with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Ability to work on their own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • An efficient working style
  • Previous Bookkeeping experience
  • Experience of Sage 50
  • Experience of Xero (although not essential as training can be done during the role)
  • Knowledge of IRIS
  • Ideally ICB/IAB/AAT qualified
Guildford, England, UK