Bookkeeper/Management Accountant

Balance Books
North London, London
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Finchley Central, N3, North London.

About the company

Balance Books Ltd is a rapidly growing bookkeeping, VAT and Management Accounts bureau providing an excellent service to a varied client base for over 25 years.

We are looking for a bookkeeper/management accountant to join our team in our busy office in Finchley.

The Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and planning Bookkeeping, VAT Returns & Management Accounts prepared by others and provide feedback for corrections(this will be a core part of the role).
  • Preparation and submission of VAT Returns and EC Sales Lists
  • Period end adjustments and preparation of Management Accounts
  • Managing a portfolio of 25-30 clients ranging in size with whom you will have constant verbal and email communication
  • Training of clients on how to maintain their own books and records using online bookkeeping systems like XERO

Key knowledge:

  • Ability to review the VAT Returns and Management Accounts prepared by others, and provide feedback for corrections (this will be a core part of your role).
  • Strong working knowledge of double entry accounting (this is extremely important-we go far beyond the 'data processing’, and a short test on double-entry accounting and analytical review will be given at interview).
  • Good understanding of VAT rules and regulations.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting packages (Xero, Quickbooks online, SAGE, although some training will be provided on the online packages).
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Fully I.T literate.

Key experience

  • Have at least 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Preferably have worked in a practice environment (although not essential)

Key attributes

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal-there will be a written test at interview.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Have a 'can do’ attitude.
  • Be willing to work some overtime hours during our busy periods (April, July, October and January).

Other requirements

  • Live within 1 hour travel from our offices