Our client is a leading British designer and manufacturer, specialising in luxury upholstery and bespoke furniture for some of the world’s leading interior design professionals, spanning high end residential, hospitality, superyacht and International luxury sectors.
Based in West London, their manufacturing facilities are home to an experienced team of skilled craftspeople and technical designers, combining traditional craftsmanship and an enviable knowledge of furniture.
As part of the growth of the business, they are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to join their friendly and entrepreneurial team in West London. Reporting to the MD and CEO, the ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience to help move the company forward.
With a proactive and flexible outlook, you will be prepared to take a 'sleeves rolled up’ approach to ensure the successful running of the finance function, whilst improving controls, processes and systems to enable effectiveness and efficiency using cloud-based accounting software.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Managing all aspects of the day-to-day financial operations, including maintaining and organizing the necessary records and files.
BACS Payment runs, ensuring payments are made in a timely manner.
Process Sales and Purchase Invoices.
Credit and Debtor Control, Preparation and management.
Preparation and management of quarterly VAT returns.
Preparation of Payroll for external bureau.
Accountants preparation, Tax compliance, Auditing and Banking.
Month-end account reconciliations, journal postings, accruals and pre-payments.
Review financial data and prepare monthly management/flash reports.
External compliance including liaising with HMRC, Banks, Accountants and Advisers where required.
Maintain Fixed Asset register.
Preparation of weekly/monthly reporting including sales, cashflow, VAT position and credit control.
Compiling end of year data for Accountants.
Skills & Experience
Bookkeeping within SME (min 5 years required)
Proficient with Cloud accounting including Sage, Xero and/or ERP systems
Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to manage and provide support where required.
Excellent communicator, with a high level of numeracy and literacy in English.
Excellent time keeping and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure both individually and as part of a team.
IT literate with sound experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and shared worksheets.
Excellent attention to detail.