Senior Bookkeeper

Job Title: Senior Bookkeeper
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood
Salary: £Competitive package with excellent benefits and continued study support
Reference: AA3007192
Contact Name: Tatjana Golovina
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2019 14:15

Job Description

About Us

Established in 1975, Sopher + Co is a trusted business adviser of choice for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, professional partnerships and expats. Our roots in Elstree led to our early client base in the media and entertainment industry. Since then we have grown immensely, with our portfolio now spanning over 20 industries.

Our teams of accountants, tax advisers and business advisers pride themselves on our entrepreneurial approach to our clients’ personal and business affairs based on trust and expert advice. This, combined with the personalised service and tailored approach our clients receive, means that long-lasting working relationships can continue to be formed.

Our success is within our people - with endless opportunities and open-mind approach, Sopher + Co is a place where you can drive your career and ambitions forward, sharing and promoting our commitment to excellent client experience. We take individual approach to our talent and work together to reach mutual goals, whilst building a truly diverse, equal, proud and happy workplace. Our engaged and committed teams of professionals will assist you with achieving your career goals in an atmosphere of respect, understand and full support.

We are looking for a Senior Bookkeeper to join our growing Audit and Accounts team in our Borehamwood office. You’ll provide a first-class service in the completion of bookkeeping, reconciliations and preparation of Quarterly and Annual VAT return and Ledgers for our valued clients.  You will be familiar with processing year-end journals. You’ll also be responding to client queries, so it’s essential you’ll be comfortable in providing full confidentiality, transparency and exceeding expectations whenever possible.

Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring client assignments are completed in line with all relevant accounting and accounting standards
  • Reconciling and balancing of all accounts
  • Preparing management accounts
  • Drawing up financial statements (trial balance, income statement, balance sheet)
  • Collating and analysing account data and generating financial reports
  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Any other ad hoc duties assigned by the Manager

About you

Sopher + Co take pride in their employees and their achievements whilst praising and recognising hard work. We are looking for people who embrace the 3 C’s – change, challenge and commitment. We enjoy working with people who can work well with others and in turn enjoy working amongst a diverse team of professionals.

We’ll need you to have a keen eye for detail, teamed with the ability to spot any inaccuracies or duplications and provide resolutions. Efficiency and accuracy are key as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, effective communication and the ability to work to deadlines.

You will also have/be:

  • Previous practice experience in a similar role
  • Solid understanding of accounting software
  • Good knowledge of VAT law and compliance
  • High level communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and unsupervised
  • High level time management skills

In addition to the above successful candidate will be organised and commercially minded, displaying level of flexibility, professionalism, confidence and ability to build successful relationships through credibility, trust and mutual respect.  

In Return

We will offer you a competitive package, including extensive benefits for you and your family, a comfortable warm and friendly environment with great people and the chance to work with some of the most prestigious clients that no other family-based firm can offer. Sopher + Co strongly believe in staff development and continuously encourage internal progression.

Sopher + Co is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and we expect all our employees to act in accordance with this policy, we recognise the key role it plays in the success of our business.