Home Based Bookkeeping Supervisor required - Experienced with Xero advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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BookCheck Limited

Contact Information:
BookCheck Limited
The Midway
Chalford Hill
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 8EN

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Home Based Bookkeeping Supervisor required - Experienced with Xero

UK - Home Based

Employment Status: Permanent, Full Time or Part time. Flexible.

This is a great opportunity to work flexibly and from home with BookCheck – we are the market leading outsourced Bookkeeping with Management Accounts company that was started in 1994 and continues to expand strongly.

We work closely as a team of 60 staff. The successful candidate will have huge scope for developing their knowledge and skill as all work is thoroughly checked by one of our seven qualified accountants. 

You will be working from home via our Cloud server as one of five Supervisors. You will be responsible for guiding and checking a team of bookkeepers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising and working as part of the book-keeping team
  • Ensuring BookCheck's policies and procedures are followed
  • Book-keeping mainly on Xero, some Sage
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with clients and colleagues
  • Setting up new clients before the handover to the bookkeeper, reporting progress to the BookCheck qualified accountants, highlighting all key issues
  • Advanced reporting in Excel, setting up for new clients, update and roll over as needed
  • Managing book-keepers in all aspects of their role and conducting their annual reviews
  • Attending and presenting at client meetings and internal meetings as required

Requirements:
What you will need to bring with you:

  • A love of communicating with people and a curious mind
  • An eagerness to learn and progress
  • Fresh ideas
  • Knowledge of what you do know, and what you don’t know!
  • High level Xero skills. Xero accreditation desirable but not essential
  • Some knowledge of Xero apps e.g. Receiptbank, Hubdoc – desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of Sage desirable but not essential as we now major on Xero
  • Minimum of 3 years bookkeeping experience.
  • Good IT knowledge, including Excel
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and prioritise workloads
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and BookCheck managers
  • Diplomatic, discreet, polite and patient
  • Punctual, reliable, and attentive to support a busy team
  • You will need to be self-motivated, professional, and adaptable as you will be expected to work independently from home, as well as part of a team
  • Good organisational and communication skills are a must
  • You will need to have your own PC with 2 screens, a printer and a good broadband connection

What do we offer?

  • A happy team is the most important thing for us at BookCheck.
  • We listen to our staff and implement their ideas.
  • Flexible full time or part time hours (minimum 24 hours/week)
  • Working from home as part of a talented and supportive team that will help you develop your skills
  • A portfolio of clients to nurture and support
  • No requirement to source your own clients
  • A quality system underpinned by our ISO9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation
  • A competitive rate of pay either Employed or Self Employed
  • 28 days paid annual leave including bank holidays (employees only)
  • Company pension scheme (employees only)
  • Join in with company socials which are arranged on a regular basis

Quotes from current Supervisors:

“Challenging position requiring attention to detail, methodical approach to problem solving and ability to work on own initiative.”

“You will be managing a team of bookkeepers ensuring timely quality of output and training as required.”

“You will need to be confident, able to work with personnel at all levels, and pro-active with both personnel and problem solving.”

“You will be well supported by colleagues and have flexibility in your working hours.”

“Great variety of work / clients & BC staff.”

“No two working weeks are the same.”

“Supportive work environment – usually somebody somewhere can help, from a bk / technical issue to a staff issue, other staff happy to advise if needed & not their client.”

“Balance of working at home / onsite varies, depending on current client work.”

“Very satisfying to get a new client into shape, working through their nuances to achieve a tidy month end checklist for the Accountant to review, it sometimes takes a few month ends to achieve this.”

“Regular, more complicated work on clients each month, where this is required, is great to do.”

“BC Procedures and articles are great point of reference.”

“Everyone following the same Xero / Sage ME checklist, it makes it easier to handover work to staff.”

We thank all applicants but due to the high expected response, we will only reply to individuals who match our requirements.

If you have the skills and experience we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge please email your CV by clicking on Apply Now.Previous Applicants need not re apply as we hold all previous CVs on file.

No Agencies please

Screening Questions:

  • Do you have advanced Excel skills?
  • Have you a minimum of 3 years working on Xero in a commercial environment?
  • Do you have any experience of managing a team
  • Do you have your own PC with 2 screens, a printer and a high speed broadband connection?
  • Are you eligible to live and work in the UK, with fluent English language skills?

Salary: £30 - 40K pa, DOE

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