Senior Book Keeper in Leicester at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy team within a top 15 accountancy firm.

This role, reporting to client Managers, will be client facing, and provides an opportunity to develop client management, reporting and bookkeeping skills within a supportive and collaborative environment. You will be the Xero Champion and expert within the business and will carry out multiple implementation projects and training work.

The Senior Bookkeeper duties will be:

  • Carrying out Xero training for a wide range of businesses
  • Implementation and backfill projects on Xero & Receipt Bank
  • Provide on-going Xero support to internal and external clients
  • Identify Xero add-ons to assist clients with their business and accounting processes
  • Coordinate and oversee monthly bookkeeping and preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Preparation of management information for clients & internal managers
  • Discussions with clients on management information and identifying areas for improvement
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with clients


  • Advanced knowledge of Xero a must
  • Working knowledge of Sage preferred but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Experience using Receipt Bank
  • Minimum 3 - 4 years bookkeeping experience
  • Previous practice experience is a must

The Senior Bookkeeper will have the below skills:

  • Strong organisational skills and time management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail

Personal Qualities

  • Accurate
  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Willingness to travel locally
  • A passion for technology within the accounting industry

Although this position is listed as full-time, we will also consider part-time hours.

If you would like to join a friendly and dynamic team in a growing accountancy practice, we look forward to hearing from you.