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Senior Bookkeeper

The Workshop
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Bookkeeper with report to the Financial Controller, this key role is responsible for accurately overseeing all daily bookkeeping activities and internal systems to ensure all financial transactions and processes across the businesses are expertly managed.

Key Duties

  • Ensure all financial systems and processes are set up to support the businesses to help inform decision making with a clear picture of the financial position.
  • Accurately record and verify all financial transactions by maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers for each project.
  • Be responsible for bank reconciliation.
  • Process all supplier payments accurately and on time.
  • Be responsible for all end-to-end payroll administration, reporting and record keeping and dealing with employee queries.
  • Ensure effective internal and credit control systems are established and maintained.
  • Proactively support each project with financial information / guidance to aid commercial decisions and plan for the future.
  • Collate statements and prepare accurate and well-presented financial reports where required.
  • Support with the preparation of management accounts and month end reporting.
  • Gather the information required and work closely with the Company Accountant to ensure all smooth and accurate processing of information.
  • Prepare year end records for submission to the Company Accountant.
  • Process, prepare and submit monthly VAT and CIS returns and liaise with HMRC when required.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legal changes / requirements.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant best practice, law and regulation is essential.
  • Excellent bookkeeping knowledge.
  • A good understanding of VAT treatment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of cloud accounting/bookkeeping software, including Xero.
  • AAT qualified, or higher, (or qualified by experience) is essential.
  • A minimum of 5 years' relevant experience in a relevant bookkeeping role is essential.
  • Experience of working within a construction environment is desirable.
  • Experience of setting up / maintaining effective internal financial systems is desirable.
  • Excellent Word and Excel Skills are essential.

Salary and Benefits

  • £30-35K
  • On Site Parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Hybrid working available after probation


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