Senior Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant

Job Description

Our Client, based in Central Douglas, is seeking a Senior Bookkeeper for their small Douglas office.

Duties include:
Processing of various monthly bank statements into accounting software
Processing of various monthly investment/broker house cash accounts
Maintenance of general ledger accounts
Maintenance and improvement of sound internal controls
Responsible to lead the monthly and year-end ‘accounting close’ process
Month-end closures of foreign currency adjustments on foreign currency bank accounts, loans and foreign customers/suppliers
Maintenance and processing of various monthly group interest calculations
Preparation and processing of various monthly journal batches, entries and accruals
Maintaining a good electronic and physical filing system
Monthly and quarterly invoicing
Maintenance of a small fixed asset register
Preparation and submission of company group VAT return
Preparation and submission of annual company and agent income tax returns
Prepping/drafting of Excel annual financial statements for some of the smaller entities
Maintenance of various monthly reconciliations relating to group investments
Balancing and maintenance of intercompany, and associate entity loans
Assisting with the audit processes of the various entities
Assisting with the budgeting process
Assisting with monthly group management accounts
Assisting with weekly cashflow updates
Track and resolve accounting discrepancies
Other ad-hoc duties as and when required

Skills and experience required:
AAT or CAT Qualified
Relevant Accounting Diploma
2 years+ experience working in a similar role
Excel (basic formulas & large spreadsheets) and Microsoft Office proficiency
Experience of preparing and maintaining financial records up to trial balance level, with a good understanding of general accounting and taxation (VAT) principles
An understanding of foreign currency transactions and fair value accounting will be an added bonus
Have a good general understanding of accounting software (Sage/Xero/QuickBooks), and the ability to process bank statements, journals and foreign currency month-end closures on an accurate and timely basis

The individual must be willing to potentially travel to the UK and South Africa, should it be required of them.