Bookkeeper - Part Time - 4 days per week

Shepherd's Bush, London
£25,000 pa. 4 days a week with flexibility
15 Mar 2017
12 Apr 2017
Bookkeeper / Financial Controller
Contract Type


Claret Showroom Ltd is a womenswears fashion wholesale agency with an office located in Shepherd’s Bush.  The company has traded for 11 years.  We are looking for a bookkeeper with a good level of experience, answering to an off-site Accountant and the two Directors.


  • Balancing accounts
  • Processing sales invoices, receipts and payments 
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Preparing invoices for customers
  • Checking company bank statements
  • Chasing late payments
  • Creating customer statements
  • Maintaining efficient filing of finance related paperwork
  • PAYE administration to support accountant
  • Building a strong relationship with the Logistics team
  • Building knowledge on supplier and customer terms
  • Working on brand margin analysis
  • Constantly monitor working capital
  • Liasing with bank and finance provider
  • Meeting with company directors and Finance Director weekly
  • Preparing monthly P+L and Balance Sheet

We hope the role could develop into Company Financial Controller:

  • System Change from Sage – Xero
  • Setting company budgets
  • Creating management accounts
  • Currency trading
  • Updating and maintaining cash flow model


  • Knowledge of both Sage and Xero
  • Excellent Excel skills including formulas and pivot tables
  • 4+ years of bookkeeping experience including exposure to VAT & PAYE
  • Part qualified accountant with expectation of completing exams in 12-18 months  
  • An ability to work quickly and accurately              
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • To be honest, discreet and trustworthy
  • Good time management
  • Flexibility of workload and types of tasks required
  • Flexibility with hours during school holidays