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Bookkeeper

Bramley Care

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Full-time

£32,500 per annum

 

Job description

Bramley Care operates a group of three high-end private care homes and a home care agency in Dorset & Wiltshire. With a rich history and commitment to providing personal care and accommodation for older people, Bramley Care stands as a testament to quality care and service. Our care homes - The Old Rectory, Bramley House, and Millbrook House - are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated staff. Additionally, our home care agency, Bramley Home Care, boasts a fleet of 23 cars, ensuring prompt and efficient service.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to join our team and manage the financial records of our group of companies. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organised, and have a deep understanding of bookkeeping principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update financial records for all four companies in the Bramley Care Group.

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry into our Sage 50 accounting system.

  • Reconcile bank statements, invoices, and payments on a regular basis.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports from sage for management purposes.

  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable.

  • Coordinate with the Directors to provide support in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts.

  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations and standards.

  • Liaise with the company’s accountants and provide all necessary documentation.

  • Offer insights and recommendations for financial optimisation.

  • Continuously update and improve bookkeeping practices to enhance efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified to at least AAT level 4 with current membership.

  • A minimum of 3 years recent experience in a similar position.

  • Proven experience managing the accounting function for a group of companies.

  • Familiarity with accounting software and tools specifically Sage 50.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Ability to handle sensitive financial information with discretion.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in the healthcare or care home industry.

  • Knowledge of tax regulations specific to the care sector.

  • Familiarity with payroll processing for a group of companies, (our payroll is outsourced).

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team.

  • Continuous professional development opportunities.

  • Staff discounts and perks.

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