Senior Bookkeeper (Maternity Cover)

Mayson Hunt Ltd
13 Mar 2017
12 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Bookkeeper (Maternity Cover)

Central London


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