Senior Bookkeeper – Xero Software Specialist in Finchley at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

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Senior Bookkeeper - Xero Software Specialist

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Bookkeeper to join our busy team within a top 15 accountancy firm. This role, reporting to the Bookkeeping Manager, will be a client facing role, covering all basic accounts work and provides an opportunity to develop bookkeeping skills within a supportive and collaborative environment. You will also be the Xero expert in the business and will carry out multiple projects and training work across the firm.

As the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

The Senior Bookkeeper role is offering a highly competitive salary, progression within the team and study support if required.

The Senior Bookkeeper duties will be:

  • Carry out Xero training
  • Assess and project manage Xero and Receipt Bank software set up and implementation
  • Provide Xero support to internal and external clients
  • Identify Xero add ons to assist clients with their accounting processes
  • Co-ordinating and carrying out monthly bookkeeping and preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Processing supplier and customer's invoices
  • Balancing control accounts
  • Ensuring timely supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of management accounts for managers to review
  • EC Sales List submissions
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with clients
  • Monitoring aged listings
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
  • Preparing for and conducting client visits


  • Advanced knowledge of Xero a must
  • Experience of Receipt Bank
  • Minimum 3 - 4 years bookkeeping experience
  • Previous practice experience is a must
  • Experience of attending client visits off-site

The Senior Bookkeeper will have the below skills:

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

Personal Qualities

  • Accurate
  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Willingness to travel locally

If you are keen to secure a progressive Senior Bookkeeper role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.