Senior Bookkeeper (Maternity Cover)

Recruiter
Mayson Hunt Ltd
Location
London
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
13 Mar 2017
Closes
12 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Bookkeeper (Maternity Cover)

Central London

(£25,000-£32,000)

We are looking for a senior bookkeeper who is responsible for delegating and reviewing the work of all Accounting Associates and Junior Accounting Associates. This role is also accountable for the hands-on training of any new starters in the department.

Senior Bookkeeper Key Responsibilities

  • Review or prepare reports, including quarter end and VAT checklists, royalties, commissions and management reports
  • Assist and mentor all Accounting Associates and Junior Associates
  • Delegate and review work of team members
  • Monitor efficiency of the bookkeeping team, seeking to improve processes by ensuring relevant software is being used proficiently and team work effectiveness
  • Oversee the flow of information for all reports by liaising with the internal department heads
  • Manage VAT reporting including preparation of VAT checklists, VAT returns and EC sales list reports
  • Ensure the submission of VAT return in a timely manner
  • Oversee the processing of all books of prime entry
  • Oversee and review bank reconciliations
  • Professionally liaise with third parties where appropriate
  • Review timesheets of junior team members
  • Ad hoc duties and special projects as required
  • Ensure projects deadlines are met for all team members.
  • Review payments

Senior Bookkeeper Required Skills and qualifications

  • A proactive approach to tasks; the ability to manage and prioritise workload and ensure deadlines on projects are met.
  • Good communication; ensure that staff understand what is required and any areas of difficulty are communicated to managers as appropriate
  • Organisational and prioritisation skills; identify which tasks to prioritise on a daily basis and meet all required deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exhibit professional behaviour at all times