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Accounts Manager / Bookkeeper

The bookkeeper is responsible for the entire finance function within the organisation with the main focus on managing the day-to-day accounting processes in real time and producing financial reports for the Principal and senior management team in a busy international environment.


  • Bookkeeping  - invoicing clients, paying supplier invoices, bank reconciliations, VAT returnsFinancial administration

  • Monthly financial statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets plus quarterly management accounts.

  • Credit Control

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

  • 5 years’ experience of working in accounts payable and receivable, general ledger

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and a variety of financial programmes including QuickBooks

  • Strong understanding of business

  • Excellent communication skills, a professional telephone manner to liaise with customers and suppliers and a high standard of written presentation skills, attention to detail critical

  • Excellent customer service skills, problem solving and analytical skills

  • A proven ability to take initiative, to work independently and in a team

  • Comfortable within a changing and developing environment

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

  • Experience of sales/operations in an international educational environment desirable

  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) desirable

    Salary in the region of £25,000 - £28,000 depending on qualifications and experience

    Application: Send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you, your skills and experience are a good fit for our organisation to: kate@livingenglish.com

    Closing Date: Friday 12th April, 12pm

    Interviews: 17th and 18th April

    Safer Recruitment: LLE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  LLE operates a safer recruitment policy to help deter candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.  References will be sought from short-listed candidates before interview and questions will ask specifically if there are any reasons why the applicant should not be employed in a position where they have responsibility and access to children and young people aged under 18 years old.  At the interview stage, any gaps in employment will need to be explained satisfactory and proof of qualifications will need to be seen.  If successful for this position, applicants should be aware that they will need to undergo an Enhanced DBS check by the disclosure and baring service before appointment is confirmed.  This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, written warnings, bind overs, including those regarded as “spent” must be declared.  It is a criminal offence to provide any false information. 


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