Senior Bookkeeper - Great work-life balance in South West London - AJ Chambers

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South West London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
6 days ago

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Job Description

AJ Chambers is working on an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to join a well-established, growing accountancy practice based in Central London. Our client are looking for a Senior Bookkeeper to join their outsourcing team.
Primarily, you will carry out tasks such as bookkeeping, VAT and management accounts for your own portfolio of a varied range of clients.
What will you be doing?
Record day to day financial transactions. This may include but not be limited to raising (or recording) sales invoices, recording purchase invoices and posting bank payments and receipts.
Ensure that transactions are recorded accurately and postings are reviewed in the general ledger.
Able to keep client records up to date on a timely basis. This would vary client to client and their own individual requirements.
Ensure bank reconciliations are performed which include current accounts as well as any petty cash and credit card accounts.
Be able to analyse debtor and creditor reports. Request missing information from clients and advise them of any overpayments they have made, etc…
Being able to update records to the trial balance stage. This will include, but not limited to, being exposed to: Prepayments, Accruals, Depreciation, Deferred/accrued income, Rent free periods, Balance sheet reconciliations of net wages, PAYE and pension control accounts&Payroll journals
Be able to process invoices and make payments on the client’s behalf. Ensuring that invoices haven’t been provided previously to reduce risk of overpayments. Limit the risk of paying the wrong beneficiary by checking any bank templates against invoices received.
Agree timelines with clients in respect of when to receive information to completed bookkeeping and VAT returns. To be able to meet expected deadline for deliverables and able to deliver the VAT return in advance of the deadline.
Similarly, produce management accounts to a very high standard. Ensure all control accounts in the balance sheet reconcile and be able to explain any abnormalities. In addition, be able to explain to clients any P&L items. Maintain schedules of prepayments, accruals, other debtors, etc… and ensure these match back to the main balance sheet and profit and loss.
Produce VAT returns to a high standard. Checking transactions allocated to the relevant box numbers. Reporting to a manager to review the VAT return before onward authorisation by the client.
Submission of P11Ds. Create workings for Partners to authorise and use our software to produce the reports. Informing clients of the liability to be paid ahead of the deadline.
What is required?
You will be AAT qualified, with previous experience working as a bookkeeper within an accountancy practice. You will need a good knowledge of cloud based accounting software such as Sage and Xero.
What’s in it for you?
Hybrid working; 3 days in the office, 2 from home
Vitality healthcare
Study support, for those studying
Employee assistance programme
If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contract Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment.

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