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Senior Bookkeeper in London at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

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Job Description

Senior Bookkeeper - City office

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Bookkeeper to join our new City office within a top 15 accountancy firm. This role, reporting directly to the Partners, it 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.

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.

The Senior Bookkeeper duties will be:

  • Processing supplier and debtor's invoices
  • Balancing accounts
  • Ensuring timely supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparing of VAT returns
  • Preparing statutory accounts
  • EC Sales List submissions
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with clients
  • Monitoring aged listings
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
  • Processing monthly management accounts through Sage
  • Preparing for and conducting regular client visits


  • Minimum 3 - 4 years bookkeeping experience
  • Previous practice experience is a must
  • Experience of attending client visits off-site
  • Experience of using Sage Line 50

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 an all-round 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.