Senior Bookkeeper/ Accountant

  • Job Reference: 00039779-1
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £10.00 to £14.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance & Superannuation, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

We currently require a Senior Bookkeeper/ Accountant for our client based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.

Due to retirement a vacancy will soon arise for a Senior Bookkeeper/Accountant who has a varied background in accounting ideally the person should have a minimum AAT accreditation or similar. The company systems are all computerised, but they would expect the individual to have a good fundamental understanding of the double entry system.

Confidentiality, honesty and integrity and a courteous telephone manner are some of the key attributes required, also the ability to work on their own initiative at all levels, good communication skills and the confidence to liaise with outside professionals is a necessity.

During the transitional period the successful applicant will be gradually introduced into the role, firstly to familiarise themselves with the daily routine of the business and system requirements before taking on full ownership of the management accounting role - this could be staged from a part-time position leading to full time and is open to discussion.

The following is a synopsis of what is required of the role – no job description can define the position entirely and on a daily basis ad-hoc reporting, letter writing and general administration duties are but a few of what one may be called upon to deal with.

A thorough knowledge of Sage 50 Professional accounting, Sage Payroll and strong Microsoft Office skills, excel word and outlook are a fundamental remit of the position

Monthly Trial Balance, P&L and Balance Sheet reports

Daily Warehouse Sales/Cash Sales Reports produced from handwritten Invoices

Cash and Cheque Daily Banking and postings

Recording of Post Dated cheques and daily cash receipts (manual)

Purchase Invoices matched with delivery notes and coded for authorisation

Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledger postings

Reconciliation of Supplier Statements for payment

EC Sales Lists

Analysis of Sales and costs incurred through our E-commerce sites Amazon, Ebay and Company Web site - generating relevant computer Sales Invoices and cost coding to nominal ledger

Paypal Banking, reporting and reconciliations

Contra Accounts

Credit Control/cash flow monitoring

Reconciling Debtors, Creditors, Wage, PAYE/NIC , Petty Cash - Nominal Control Accounts

EC Sales Lists

Cash and Bank Book reconciliations manually and through Sage System

Petty Cash and VISA reconciliations journals to Nominal ledger.

Foreign currency banking and revaluation accounting – real time foreign currency downloads from our online Trading Account.

Online Banking including International Payments, BACS, Chaps and all associated reconciliations.

Processing Weekly Wages and Monthly Salaries knowledge of HMRC guidelines for SMP and SSP – online submission of RTI reports to HMRC on a weekly basis, timely Month End Payroll - PAYE/NIC reconciliations and payment to HMRC

VAT Returns -quarterly reconciliations and timely online submissions to HMRC

Company House Annual Returns

A working knowledge of Letters of Credit would be useful but not essential

Knowledge of importing and exporting would also be useful

Accounting for bad debts

Accruals and prepayments

Deferred Income and depreciation

Preparation of Year End Accounts for Auditors

A tidy and documented filing system is essential

Additional requirements as needs be:

Ad-hoc reporting

Administration and correspondence relevant to the daily routine of the business

Telephone calls


Flexible schedule

On-site parking

Work from home



Work remotely:

Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19

Pattern shifts: 12 a 20 a week

Hourly wage: £10- £14

If you are interested in the role, please contact Carla Fernandes on (phone number removed) or (phone number removed) your CV to apply