Accountant/Bookkeeper and Office Manager

  • Job Reference: 00077296-1
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: PCE Instruments UK Ltd
  • Location: Hamble, Hampshire
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Accounting, Administration, Facilities Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Accountant/Bookkeeper and Office Manager

PCE Instruments UK is a manufacturer, supplier and calibrator of precision measuring instruments, part of an international group of companies headquartered in Germany.

For a phased replacement of an upcoming retirement at the UK sales office, we are looking for an Accountant/Bookkeeper and Office Manager.

A financial background is required, demonstrated by accounting qualifications and previous job roles.

Full training will be provided to adjust to this interesting role. This is an ideal opportunity to grow within a team that provides an ever-expanding range of products to a diverse, global customer base.


Main Responsibilities (Accounting)

- Produce accounting records using Sage Line 50 and e.bootis (German ERP).

- Produce draft accounts on Sage line 50 for external accountants to audit for year-end reporting.

- Run a small payroll on a monthly basis.

- Compile and submit a VAT Return on a quarterly basis.

- Run a credit control department to issue monthly statements to customers and to chase late payments.

- Control incoming and outgoing international payments.

- Create weekly and quarterly financial reports for management.

- Complete supplier forms for new customers.

- Ad-hoc accounting duties when required and liaison with all staff around the Group on financial matters.


Main Responsibilities (Office Management)

- Administer the building lease.

- Administer the utility accounts.

- Administer the sub-tenant.

- Administer office services and supplies.


Other Responsibilities

- Assist with sales admin (customer support, stock control and despatch, returns, etc.).

- Any other task as required by a small team.


Skills & Experience

- Minimum AAT Level 2 or bookkeeping certificate.

- 3 years SAGE accounts and payroll experience or other well-known accounting systems.

- Confident use of MS Office.

- CRM/ERP system experience (desirable).

- 2 years foreign currency experience (desirable).

- Office management experience (desirable).

- Easy going telephone manner with good communication.

- Attention to detail for day-to-day transactions

- A team player, motivated, reliable, and adaptable.

- English fluency.

- Full driving licence.

- Passport (expected travel to German HQ for 1-2 weeks of training).



- Interesting and varied tasks in a friendly, owner-managed company with high growth potential.

- Spacious and comfortable modern office with free allocated parking and cafe next door.

- Casual dress code.

- Employee discount

- 25 days annual leave + public holidays.

- NEST pension scheme.


Full-time, 40 hours per week (M-F 08:00 - 16:15).

Start date ASAP.