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Posted: Thursday, 26 January 2017, 0:27


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Office manager with accountancy/ bookkeeping skills

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing Groundworks specialist company based in Hove. With most of our works based in and around London.
We are seeking an experienced office manager with accountancy/bookkeeping skills who has prior experience in business processes.
The successful candidate will have a hands-on approach, with a must do attitude towards daily tasks and running of a busy construction company. Our office is small but we can manage up to 60 plus subcontractors with turnover of £2 million+
You will be a key player whose vital role is the glue that pulls everything together.
Full or Part time position considered. Salary £20,000 to £28,000 pro rata

You will need the following essential experience

• Previous office manager experience
• Experience with Sage 50 accounts, payroll
• CIS scheme knowledge
• Excellent It skills covering database, MO software
• Must have excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
• Be self- reliant and self-motivational with the ability to take initiative
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads
• A desire to join the business for the long term

• Organise the provision of comprehensive administrative support to the business manager/ director
• Respond to invitations to tender, Collate, and prepare follow up enquires and explore procurement opportunities
• Managing and updating subcontractor’s details (verification, monthly CIS returns, statements)
• Supporting site supervisors with project administration
• Assist to develop Health and Safety policies and procedures
• Ordering supplies and tools for projects
• Managing and tracking subcontractors daily time sheets then subsequently setting up their payments
• Assist in developing the training matrix and booking training
• Bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, Customer, and supplier reconciliation
• Recruiting subcontractors

The ideal candidate

• Excellent knowledge of the groundworks and construction sector
• Good understanding of Eque2 construction software
• Good knowledge of using Microsoft packages
• Experienced office manager
• Experienced Sage 50 user
• Good knowledge of CIS scheme and payroll

• VAT understanding and completion of returns
• Knowledge of Health and safety in construction
• Project management experience
• Marketing experience
• Dedicated pioneering and reliable

Please reply with your CV


• Location: Brighton, Hove, East Sussex

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