Senior Bookkeeper - Xero Specialist In Peterborough City in Peterborough at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

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Job Description

We are looking for a highly skilled entrepreneurial individual to join 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.

This role, reporting to Client Managers, will be a mix of back office and 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 role is offering a highly competitive salary, progression within the team and study support if required.

The Senior Bookkeeper duties will be:

  • Carrying out Xero training for internal and external audiences
  • 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
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of accounts for managers to review
  • EC Sales List submissions
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with clients
  • Preparing for and conducting client visits


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

The 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 offering a great career progression, 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.


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