Bookkeeper / Administrator

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Digital, Creative & Information Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Full time equivalent to £28,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

  • Contact:

    William Burnett

  • Contact email:

    will@smartsoho.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Smart Soho 1

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-05

  • Client:

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Smart Soho is a boutique sized all services creative agency providing great design and advertising services to all sectors. We have a large number of clients in the property sector but do not specialise. We keep all services provided in house ranging from a film or website to a branding exercise or brochure.

There are only currently 4 full time staff with 2 regular freelancers and a few more individuals we call upon when required for bigger projects. We are seeking to employ 2 permanent members of staff immediately. One account handler and one book keeper (this role) in order to balance up the office better. We are currently ALL creative with a distinct lack of admin and account support.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position who enjoys a varied role, being able to take ownership and working within a supportive team environment. We are looking for someone who is;

• Personable and warm
• Strong use of initiative
• Good relationship builder
• Proactive and highly adaptable
• High attention to detail
• Active team player/builder

Responsibilities include:

• Bookkeeping
• Maintaining all bookkeeping entries to Xero
• Creating and processing purchase and sales invoices
• Process supplier payment runs
• Provide monthly balance sheets
• Forecasting
• Reconciling supplier statements and bank statements
• Credit control / debt chasing including cash postings
• Email Statements to clients
• Credit control/debt chasing
• Data entry for accountant to run VAT Returns
• Make online bank payments to suppliers and HMRC
• Administration
• Using a range of software including email, spreadsheets and databases to ensure the efficient running of the office.
• Organise and send quotes to customers based on information from directors

Skills characteristics

• A keen eye for detail and accurate at data entry
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good at negotiating / asking questions to gain overdue customer payments
• Keen to learn and own tasks
• Productive and Organised
• Capable of taking on new tasks as they crop up
• Positive and empathetic character
• Comfortable handling conflict
• Ability to work on your own initiative
• IT literate and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desirable Skills and experience:

• Proven experience of bookkeeping and using accounting software
• Proven experience of using Xero bookkeeping software