Bookkeeper and Financial Administrator




Dependent on experience

Start date:


Hours: Part-time – 12-16 hours per week (three or four mornings / afternoons per week)

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the managing director and internal management team to bring a machine-like approach to our bookkeeping and financial processes.

The successful candidate will be an attentive and diligent individual. If you’re ultra-organised, able to solve problems before they become problems, and great at getting stuff done, this could be a brilliant, challenging and rewarding position.

Typical duties will include:

  • Responsible for the generation of sales invoices and the chasing of debtors to ensure they remain within agreed credit terms
  • Responsible for overseeing the input of purchase invoices and for the payment of those invoices in a scheduled timescale
  • Reconciliation of bank balances on a daily/weekly basis, updating in-house monitoring systems on a daily basis
  • Cashflow management
  • Experience of using online banking systems
  • Production of weekly/monthly management accounts using an in-house spreadsheet system
  • Practical experience of QuickBooks accounting program
  • Practical experience of Excel spreadsheet production
  • Monitor the progress of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Overseeing the information given to the payroll bureau and ensuring employees are paid on a monthly basis
  • Provide regular budget monitoring information and budget reports as required
  • Responsible for the timely month end close down and updating of cash flow and P&L reports
  • Preparing, checking and submitting quarterly VAT returns
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Liaising with external accountants to prepare end of year accounts
  • Maintaining accounting records, filing systems and computer files
  • Provide administration support where required in the organisation
  • Working knowledge of HMRC legislation
  • Be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills required

Core skills:

  • Professional and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Outstanding organisational skills, with a flexible, can-do approach to working
  • Previous experience of a bookkeeping or accounting role
  • Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Outlook, and the Microsoft Office suite
  • A service first mentality, i.e. you enjoy supporting and helping others and take pride in getting stuff done for others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Able to build strong, trusted relationships with individuals

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Standard benefits include:

Freshfield - 25 days holiday

25 days' holiday plus additional holidays for long-term service

Freshfield - Pensions

Employer contributory group pension scheme

Freshfield - Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve given as Freshfield Bank Holiday

Freshfield - Career Progression

Career progression opportunities

Freshfield - Personal Development Plan

Company funded professional development programme with assigned mentor / coach

Freshfield - Flexible Fridays

Flexible Fridays

Freshfield - Flexible Benefits

Flexible Benefits (such as child care vouchers)

Freshfield - Social Calendar

Active employee social calendar


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