Bookkeeper in London - Parker Lane

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
27 days ago

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Job Description

Parker Lane Group's primary service is to manage and then resell customer returns and excess stock. Our Resale as a Service (RaaS) solution allows brands to outsource all physical processing, sorting, quality control and order fulfilment to PLG.

Founded in 2010, PLG was originally one of the first companies worldwide to promote a full stack recommerce solution to returns and excess inventory management. PLG has now expanded its service offering to include recycling services, bespoke industry consultancy and a D2C Marketplace, Re Loved, which offers both rental and purchasing options.

PLG is present in over 60 markets worldwide, processing more than 2 million units every month.  

No day at PLG is quite the same, we work collaboratively and make decisions collectively and each team member has their ‘turf' to take charge of. We all love retail, recycling and sustainability, yet are all commercially savvy entrepreneurs at heart. If this sounds like you, come join us!  

We are looking for an experienced Bookeeper for our London office. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their workload and prioritising tasks in a challenging and commercial environment.

As a part of the finance department, the appointed person will carry out bookkeeping and accounting tasks on a day to day basis.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Bookkeeping and preparing bank reconciliations and controls.

Processing of purchase invoices, supplier payments and remittances and liaising with suppliers.

Maintaining customers' accounting records and reconciliations. Dealing with queries from suppliers and customers.

Preparing and posting journals including accruals, prepayments, depreciation and month end control reconciliations.

Preparation of VAT returns and EC Sales Lists.

Intrastate reporting.

Preparing monthly management reports.

Assisting business development team with data analysis.

Other Duties:
Assisting with basic tax compliance matters

Attendance at other Parker Lane offices, as required

Qualifications and Experience :

Education to a minimum of A Level/GNVQ or equivalent

English and Maths GCSE's grade A-C, or overseas equivalent.

Qualifications: AAT desirable

Fresher/1 year experience in a bookkeeping and/or accounting role

Knowledge of regulations governing exports and imports from/to the UK essential

Good working knowledge of VAT/Intrastat and EC Sales Lists

Knowledge of XERO accounting software is preferable

Good level of IT knowledge and skills

Skills and Personal Qualities :

Professional attitude – identifies and acts upon customer needs and is able to deliver excellent customer services.

Keen to learn and develop – demonstrates understanding of own profession and keeps abreast of relevant developments.

Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

The ability to work as part of a team

Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accurate work

Plans and organises tasks/priorities and effectively meets deadlines

Demonstrates good self motivation and uses initiative appropriately to resolve problems

PLG offer the opportunity to work in a fun, energetic and fast paced culture. We are high performing and provide high levels of challenge and support. In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded, some of our benefits include competitive salary, bonus scheme, medical insurance, Cycle 2 Work scheme, and plenty of room to grow in your role. It's our way of empowering you to make your career here. 

PLG is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment and against customers.


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