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Bookkeeper / PA

Bookkeeper / PA - Swindon

£22,000 - £24,000 Per Annum - Finance
Ref: 1270 Date Posted: Tuesday 16 Jul 2019
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Bookkeeper / PA

Swindon, Wiltshire

£22,000 - £24,000 Per Annum

An exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking, expanding company as a Bookkeeper / PA.

Our Client is well known brand who are a rapidly expanding online retailer. They are looking for a Bookkeeper / PA to assist the Managing Director with their ever-demanding daily duties. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is an interesting, challenging and varied role for the right candidate. 

Bookkeeper Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Adding customer/Suppliers’ invoices onto Xero
  • Customer/supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Credit control reports
  • End of month supplier run
  • Liaising with Management Accountant
  • Holiday diary management
  • Filing full payment submission & employers payment summary
  • Pension scheme – auto enrolment
  • Weekly pension filing
  • Reading emails
  • Censoring Calls
  • Running monthly payroll for 27
  • Building relationships with suppliers
  • Dealing with managing bank accounts
  • Management of filing
  • Finance duties, i.e. collating expenses, checking staff expenses and petty cash duties.

PA Responsibilities:

  • Diary management – arrange meetings by liaising with suppliers and customers
  • Plan and co-ordinate meetings including preparing documentation.
  • Produce a high standard of written communication.
  • To draft documents and correspondence on behalf of the Chief Executive and to format documents, such as letters and presentations as required.
  • Being pro-active and using high level initiative to make decisions (using broad knowledge of the company) when the Chief Executive Officer is not available
  • Act as representative of the Chief Executive Officer where required.
  • Have a strong appreciation of confidentiality.
  • Working with senior management team to ensure various business projects are delivered in efficient and timely manner.

Bookkeeper / PA Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Bookkeeper, Accountant or in Payroll
  • Experience of supporting Senior Director level and above.
  • Maintain superior working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
  • Superb English skills - written and spoken.
  • Flexibility and good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to meet targets and deadlines.
  • A self-starter able to work with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to think strategically with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

The Successful Candidate:

  • Enthusiastic and driven individual.
  • Proactive and focused self-starter.
  • Highly confident, assertive and efficient in dealing and engaging with senior/high profile contacts and clients.
  • Highly confidential and discreet.
  • Good at building relationship at all levels within an organisation.
  • A flexible and professional approach, remaining calm under pressure.
  • The ability to prioritise matters and juggle many projects simultaneously.


Jackie Kerr Recruitment is an independent agency that has been established for 22 years.

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