Book-keeper, Hampstead

Accountancy Expertise Ltd
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client an independent firm of chartered accountants are seeking a book-keeper.

The Bookkeeper will be responsible for managing the bookkeeping and VAT work for a portfolio of clients to ensure VAT Returns/EC Sales lists are filed with HMRC on time

Office based, but the role may include some travel to client’s premises.


Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Sales, purchases and nominal ledger management
  • Inter-Company transactions / recharges / reconciliation
  • Petty cash and expenses management
  • Reconciling bank and credit card statements
  • Dealing with currency / international payments and claims
  • Review debtors / creditors for old or negative balances and adjust as necessary
  • VAT reconciliation
  • Wages transactions and reconciliation of salaries and wages control accounts
  • Preparation and filing of clients’ VAT Returns and EC Sales Lists from the accounting records supplied
  • Producing financial reports and management information
  • Liaison with Auditors regarding year end statutory accounts
  • Carrying out assignments to agreed timetable and budget
  • Ensuring that each bookkeeping file has completed and up to date "VAT Notes" at the front of the file
  • Keep up to date with relevant technical material

Skills Required:

At least 1-2 years experience in practice as a bookkeeper

  • Good knowledge of Sage Line 50 or equivalent software s
  • Competence in basic computer programmes, in particular Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Solid working knowledge of debits and credits in an accounting framework
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills - ability to develop effective relationships with team members and clients
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a professional manner
  • Self-confidence (in particular when dealing with clients by telephone or in person)
  • Good time management, organisational and planning skills - ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines