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Financial Services

Bookkeeper / Finance Officer / Senior Accounts Assistant

£24000 - £27000 per annum

Job Title: Bookkeeper

Location: Basingstoke

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000

Hours: 40 Hours per week Monday to Friday (8:30 – 17:00, lunch ½ hour)

The company are a specialist provider of Employer Services. They provide outsourced Employer Solutions to clients in the areas of HR, Payroll, Bookkeeping and Health & Safety. They are part of a larger group who provide global HR and Payroll solutions to a wide and prestigious client base, with the head office in Hong Kong. They are a small but growing team with two operational offices in the UK (Basingstoke, Hants and Ashford, Surrey) as well as a sales & marketing office in Hereford.

Key Duties:

  • Accurately and timely processing of all Xero data and relevant paperwork in respect of Month End client companies
  • Maintain and reconcile Purchase and Nominal ledgers
  • Reconcile all bank accounts including EUR & USD accounts
  • Reconcile all VAT accounts and provide figures for client VAT return
  • Input and reconcile petty cash
  • Weekly payment reporting
  • Process Expenses and review company expenses policies
  • Maintain and view Purchase Order Tracker
  • Maintain Fixed Asset register
  • Input and reconcile credit cards including multi-currency transactions
  • Post all journals for month (i.e. depreciation, accruals and prepayments, payroll etc.)
  • Forward month-end to client by due deadline
  • Respond promptly to all client queries
  • Advise client on best practice, clerical support, housekeeping, authorisation etc.

Skills & Qualifications

  • AAT qualified or equivalent
  • 10 years’ relevant experience
  • First rate working knowledge of Xero
  • Multi-Currency experience
  • Excellent IT skills and used to multiple system usage (Expensify & experience would be useful)
  • Excellent Excel ability
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to work alone effectively, but also a good team player
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Customer Service skills
  • Be driven and show initiative
  • Extremely organised
  • Proactive, professional attitude to all tasks, customers and colleagues
  • Smart, presentable appearance
  • Full driving licence and access to own car


  • 21 days annual leave rising to 25 with service
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme (after 3 months’ continuous service)
  • Private Medical Cover (after 6 months’ probation)
  • Life Cover x3 base salary
  • Free parking on site at all of the company’s offices

To apply for this role, please click APPLY to submit your CV and a Cover Letter.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; ACCA, CIMA, AAT, Bookkeeper, Purchase Ledger, Assistant Accountant, Financial Assistant, Accounts Admin, Accounts Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Finance Administrator, Financial Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Junior Accountant, Xero.