Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant

11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant Chelmsford £20,000 - £25,000 pro rata Part Time – 3 days a week Skillsarena is looking to recruit a highly-organised bookkeeper/accounts assistant to join our small, busy team as we experience an exciting period of growth. The successful candidate will be based in our Chelmsford office and contribute to the development and implementation of our growth plans. The Role As the Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant, you will be responsible for the company’s financial records, preparing tax returns, monitoring cash flow and working with the Senior Management Team in overseeing the general financial health of the company. Reporting directly to the CEO, this exciting opportunity needs an energetic and committed self-starter who can take full responsibility for the company’s financial records. Key Duties: • Recording all financial transactions. • Maintaining the company’s ledgers. • Handling accounts payable and receivable. • Ensuring customers are invoiced promptly and correctly. • Recording customer payments. • Recording Supplier invoices and ensuring they are authorised and correctly coded. • Paying Suppliers promptly according to terms. • Preparation of the monthly staff payroll. • Reconciling the company’s bank accounts and other Balance Sheet accounts. • Completing company VAT and other tax returns. • Managing the production of monthly management reports to tight deadlines, including Profit and Loss account and Balance sheet. • Liaising with the Company Accountants in preparing year end statutory accounts. • Working with the Senior Management Team in production and maintenance of annual budgets and forecasts. • Additional bookkeeping and other duties as designated by management The Candidate To be considered for the Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant position you will have the following experience, skills and attributes: • Knowledge of Accounting Principles, Regulations and VAT. • 5 years’ work experience within a SME environment. • Experience working with Xero Accounting System. • Knowledge of payroll and workplace pension operations. • Excellent attention to detail. • Good written and verbal communication skills. • Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook. • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. • Ability to multitask. • Team Player In order to be able to deliver on these objectives, you should have relevant, demonstrable experience. We are a dynamic team, we work hard and play hard and have a great culture which rewards dedication and commitment. If you feel you are suitable for our Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant position please apply now with your cover letter and CV.