Bookkeeper

Recruiter
Ritz Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Salary
£16000 - £20000/annum
Posted
08 Jul 2017
Closes
07 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Bookkeeper
Manchester City Centre
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week Mon - Fri

Our client is forward thinking accountancy practice that in the City Centre.
The Bookkeeping function assists clients with bookkeeping services either remotely from the office or by visiting the client premises, ensuring that clients books are kept up to date thereby relieving pressure on other members of the finance team whilst allowing clients to focus on growing their business.
Key Responsibilities:
Raising clients’ sales invoices and emailing to customers via Xero
Maintaining purchase ledger (with the use of Receipt Bank) and managing supplier payments (where specified by client)
Handling staff expense claims, ensuring that these are approved by the appropriate manager within the business, then handling physical payments (where specified by client)
Bank/credit card reconciliation in Xero
Continuously automating all of the above to ensure that the client is as efficient as possible
Adhoc credit control duties where required
Managing own workload, planning and managing jobs and tasks to ensure great service outcomes and peace of mind for the client
Providing support to Client Managers by keeping everything up to date and ensuring that all month/year end Balance Sheet items are fully explained and justified (e.g. year end bank statement copies provided to Client Managers)

Success measures:
Exceeding customer satisfaction targets
Having the ability to structure own workflows and actively reviewing these to ensure productivity and service levels are achieved
Engaging with the client from the beginning of their relationship, providing training and advice to make bookkeeping easier and streamlining where possible
Feedback from Client Managers
Justification of value added

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
AAT Qualified/Part-Qualified bookkeeper
Experience in working in bookkeeping profession
My client is also interested in looking at fresh Finance and Accounting graduates, either with or without some industry experience OR a college leaver who has completed stages 2 or 3 of their AAT (the company will support further study)
Exposure to cloud accounting software such as Xero and Receipt Bank (Desirable to be certified on both or another Cloud Accounting Software) – minimum 2 years experience
Interpersonal relationship skills
Effective time management skills
Skilled and effective communicator and connector
Ability to remain resilient when faced with challenging situations
Ability to adapt to changes in systems and technology

In the first instance please apply by forwarding your CV, however, preference will be given to those who then follow up with a phone call.

Please contact Vicky at our Manchester office

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