Part-Time Assistant Accountant / Bookkeeper

£30k - £35k (pro rata)
13 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time


Auerbach & Steele is a premium independent optical practice situated on the King’s Road in Chelsea. 

We are currently looking for an experienced and skilled bookkeeper to join our team on a part-time basis (two to three days per week depending on experience).

Duties include maintaining all aspects of the day-to-day accounting function using Xero cloud-based software requiring

  1. Detailed knowledge of Xero cloud-based software
  2. Maintenance of the purchase ledger to include posting invoices, reconciling to supplier statements and responsibility for supplier payments.
  3. Importing sales from the practice management software under Making Tax Digital rules for VAT and responsibility for sales ledger.
  4. Reconciliation of outstanding customer balances to sales ledger control.
  5. Use of digital scanning software to maintain a paperless audit trail.
  6. Complete responsibility for business bank account reconciliation to include control over regular payments and ad-hoc payments as required.
  7. Knowledge of payroll and auto enrolment pension (payroll to be maintained by third party.)
  8. Knowledge of VAT partial exemption rules – preferred but not essential.
  9. Monthly management account reporting to the director.
  10. Preparation of year end accounts file for external accountants
  11. Completion of budgeted and cashflow projections
  12. Liaison with 3rd parties and maintaining key relationships with Accountant/Banks/Suppliers.


Skills required:

The ideal candidate will be AAT/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified

Good communication skills

Good IT skills

Ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure

This is a great opportunity to join a flourishing independent business and to become an integral member of the team.


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