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We are always interested to receive CVs from talented people who feel a compatibility with our work. In the first instance these should be sent (preferably by email), with examples of drawings for the attention of Mura Mullan, Director.

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BOOKKEEPER

Overview: We currently have a vacancy for an experienced bookkeeper to work between 22.5 and 30 hours per week (by negotiation). The successful applicant will be joining our established award winning architecture practice as part of a small administration team of two. You will be responsible for invoicing, VAT returns, bank reconciliations,...

Overview:
We currently have a vacancy for an experienced bookkeeper to work between 22.5 and 30 hours per week (by negotiation). The successful applicant will be joining our established award winning architecture practice as part of a small administration team of two. You will be responsible for invoicing, VAT returns, bank reconciliations, payments of suppliers, debtor invoice log and depreciation journals, along with the monthly accounts, cashflows and year-end preparation and budgeting. You will also have contact with management companies, external consultants as well as suppliers and work flexibly to share some general administration tasks.

Principle Duties:

  • Bookkeeping and preparing VAT returns.
  • Raising invoices from Workflow Max and Xero.
  • Sending out invoices, chasing bad debts and reconciliation.
  • Liaising’s with debtors and creditors.
  • Preparing monthly cashflow forecasts.
  • Data entry of receipts, remittances, cheques etc.
  • Working with online banking platforms.
  • Making cheque deposits to bank and handling petty cash.
  • Reconciliation of credit cards.
  • Dealing with payroll journals and any other month end journals.
  • Dealing with client queries by email and telephone.
  • Liaison with contractors (e.g. cleaning, phones, etc.) and administering lease agreements.
  • Liaison with insurance brokers and company pension provider.
  • Placing orders for office supplies.
  • Sharing general telephone, reception and administrative duties at times to be agreed
  • Occasional typing of confidential letters for directors.
  • Staff expenses.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience:

  • Strong understanding and experience of bookkeeping and preparing VAT returns.
  • A high level of computer skills necessary to operate, Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based platforms, preferably including Xero and Workflow Max.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Ability to work on your own, accurately, and to deadlines, as well as part of an administrative team of two and a wider company team of 20.
  • Managing positive client and contractor relations via the one to one contact relating to financial matters as well as supporting reception/admin duties.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field. We will check references provided.

Package:
This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful company with excellent benefits:

  • We operate a flexible working policy, details available on request
  • We will offer a competitive salary and a company workplace pension.
  • We offer 21 days paid leave per year, rising annually to a maximum of 26 days plus bank holidays and annual office shutdown at Christmas (pro rata to part time hours)

If you have the energy and positive attitude required to make a substantial impact on our business we would like to hear from you. Please forward your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you think you are the right fit for us.

Email Angela Cowens

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"I have worked for JDDK since 2005, coming into the industry directly from college which shows JDDK’s dedication to staff development.  I am so proud to work in such a respected practice alongside such talented people."

Tristan Cooper, Associate, Technologist

"I enjoy working as part of the JDDK family. The support and encouragement of such a friendly and knowledgeable team has allowed me to develop my technical and creative skills on a wide range of projects as well as encouraging me to explore my interest in heritage and conservation."

Samantha Dixon, Architect

"I have worked with JDDK since 1991 and have had the privilege to work with some lovely people whom I regard as close friends as well as work colleagues. One of the strengths of the office is its friendly, open approach which provides a comfortable and fun place to work for not only the employees of JDDK but also for the clients, many of whom are repeat customers. Another benefit is the medium size of the office which means everyone feels connected with one another, while it enables people to work on a wide range of type and size of projects, at varying work stages. Overall, we share a similar outlook of caring for a crafted end product, caring for our clients and caring for each other."

Alison Thornton-Sykes, Principal Architect

"I enjoy being part of the exchange and continuing my professional development - capitalising on the exceptional wealth of knowledge in the practice. My experience of JDDK is of a nimble, dynamic and innovative hive."

Otis Murdoch, Architect