Ascend Bookkeeper in Milton Keynes - Trek Bicycle

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Milton Keynes, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
1 month ago

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A bit about us 

Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!

Job Description

Job Title: Ascend Bookkeeper

Term: Permanent

Department: Finance

Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Travel Required: Minimal

Reports to: UK Financial Controller

Role Purpose

We are in a unique position to provide expertise and advice to help bike shops meet their full potential and our vision is to grow to 50+ customers in the next 3 years. This a key role in driving the future success of the Trek brand in the UK and beyond. You will be part of a talented and committed finance team, employing your first class technical and communication skills to drive a high-performance culture: doing the basics brilliantly and adding value to your business partners through developing strong working relationships, great story telling, innovative ways of serving customers and data-led, commercial decision-making.

You will occasionally have opportunities to travel to other Trek offices or UK based customers.

Key Accountabilities


Perform bookkeeping tasks for independent bicycle retailers across the UK and Europe
Verify and enter sales, cost of goods sold, payments and stock movement entries from EPOS
Validate accuracy of invoices, reconcile with goods received
Maintain accruals and prepayments
Fixed asset register and depreciation
Reconciliation of bank accounts and supplier balances
All balance sheet accounts are reconciled at least monthly with all balances understood & documented
Maintenance of VAT records and preparation of returns
Participate in Budget preparation and cashflow forecasting

Analysis and Business Information

Deliver business information and customised reports to retailers in a language they can understand
Review business processes to make process improvements
Deliver insightful weekly and monthly meetings with customers to review their financial performance
Provide analysis to customers that aligns to their business goals and how they can achieve them


Drive continuous improvement for clients
Support the Delivery Services Manager by preparing for and attending business growth events
Any other duties that may be required

Role Requirements:

Technical Skills:

Bookkeeping or Accounting qualification
Minimum of two years customer-facing environment, preferably with a retail focus
Ability to interpret and comment on Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet
Liaise with Accountants to provide all relevant information for Year End Packs & Tax Computations
Proficient in Xero and MS Office Suite, specifically Excel
Balance sheet and other reconciliations, alongside maintenance of support schedules
Understanding of VAT

People Skills:

Able to build relationships with and add value to customers and colleagues
Exceptional customer service skills and customer focus
Excellent communication skills (oral, written) - with people at all levels both in-person and remotely
Patience, understanding of others and ability to effectively influence both internally and externally
Calm and composed under pressure and/or in emotional situations
Ability to deliver financial information in a language non-finance personnel can understand
Provide great hospitality and flexibility with customers, delivering a gold-standard experience
Self-starter and ability to work alone with excellent time management skills
Eagerness to learn and develop
Mind-set that challenges existing thinking and makes recommendations for improvement


Willing and able to travel nationally to stores and/or dealer meetings

Other (Desirable):

Retail Experience / Exposure
Understanding of independent retail and small business sector
EPOS & Stock Control Exposure
Exposure to monthly management reporting & KPIs
Telephone based customer service experience

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!


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