Book Keeper Job Description

[company name]  are looking for a skilled Bookkeeper to maintain our financial records.

Duties include working closely with our Accounting team to create and analyse financial reports and ensure legal requirements.


  • Recording financial transactions
  • Handling accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing tax forms
  • Managing profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • Paying regular bills for the company
  • Maintaining company ledgers
  • Handling client invoices by recording and approving or denying the payments
  • Appropriately coding payables to prepare them for the accountant's input later
  • Distributing money appropriately to various departments within the company
  • Invoicing deliveries and paying vendors for their goods and services
  • Maintaining office supplies by keeping an inventory and ordering new supplies as needed
  • Preparing purchase orders in accordance with requests for materials
  • Handling subsidiary accounts
  • Filing historical records and retrieving necessary documents as needed for others
  • Recording cash receipts and handling bank deposits
  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Preparing information for auditors
  • Keeping an annual company budget
  • Providing administrative and clerical support as needed
  • Additional bookkeeping duties as designated by management


  • Proven bookkeeping experience
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the average salary of a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper jobs advertised on Jobibo have an average salary of £27,500 per annum. However, salaries can vary depending on experience and location.

What skills are required to be a Bookkeeper?

Some of the skills required to be a Bookkeeper include; being detail oriented, excellent organisation skills, being able to work independently as well as part of a team and being able to prioritise workloads.

What other related job descriptions are there to a Bookkeeper?

Other similar job description samples to a Bookkeeper are; Accounts Payable Clerk or an Accounts Receivable Clerk.