Hub Leader - Bookkeeping Manager

£40,000 - £50,000


Adam Munro

Bookkeeping Manager – Hub Leader

Central London

Fast growing ICAEW firm founded by two former PwC London colleagues.

Clients are innovative – mostly technology, science, engineering, and consumer products – and are backed by well-known growth and venture investors from the UK, US and Europe. Part of the UK’s tech and start-up economy which makes working exciting and rewarding.

You will specialise in finance, accounting and tax services that help ambitious entrepreneurs grow big businesses quickly and achieve their vision. They receive the best possible advice in the form of straightforward, actionable recommendations. You’ll find their approach different from a traditional firm. It’s designed to ensure that every business we advise grows and thrives.

As a team you will use technology to its full potential, and it regularly teaches us that in a remote and open-mind culture innovation matters. It means that all your work is highly collaborative – with clients, colleagues and associates.

Many of the team have young families, some are semi-retired and so are flexible around family life and always listen to and support those they work with.

Role and responsibilities:

Carrying out monthly, quarterly, and annual bookkeeping for the clients in your client portfolio. Onboarding new clients, and provide guidance and oversight of work carried out by a team of contractor bookkeepers delivering work to our clients.

Typical activities that the individual will be carrying out include:

  • Guidance/Oversight of contractor bookkeepers
  • Answer ad hoc queries from contractor bookkeepers
  • Ensure contractor bookkeepers are finalising Xero at the of the financial year in a timely and complete manner
  • Provide guidance to contractor bookkeepers where there are known problem areas

Onboarding new clients

  • When the company takes on a new client you will either onboard the client yourself or oversee the work of someone else doing it.
  • Checking the client bookkeeping is in a good state when we start working with them
  • Checking we have received all required information from the prior accountant and/or bookkeeper
  • Resolving any issues that are present at the start
  • Documenting a good understanding of what they do and how they want us to work with them
  • Allocate the client to a bookkeeper to look after them once the onboarding process has been carried out

Monthly, quarterly and annual bookkeeping

  • Review and maintain sales, purchase and general ledgers
  • Calculate and process monthly journals for prepayment/ accruals/depreciation/payroll and other monthly adjustments
  • Key monthly or quarterly account reconcilliations such as VAT/PAYE/accruals/deferred Income
  • Post and review month end journals
  • Adhere to bookkeeping standards and guidelines
  • Meet client and team deadlines
  • Complete and review VAT returns
  • Develop and maintain good client relations
  • Ensure a high level of service to meet client’s expectations
  • Finalise the reconciliations and trial balance at the end of the financial year and pass the client to the accounting team

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