Office Manager/Bookkeeper- Hove, East Sussex £20,000 to £28,000 per annum

Hove, East Sussex
£20,000 to £28,000 depending on experience
18 Nov 2016
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Office Manager/ Bookkeeper, Hove, East Sussex

£20,000 to £28,000 pro rata. 

Full or Part time considered

This is an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager/Bookkeeper to join a fast growing Groundworks specialist company based in Hove. With the majority of our works based in and around London.

We are seeking an experienced Office Manager /Bookkeeper 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.

Main Duties: 

  • Organise the provision of comprehensive administrative support to the business manager/ director
  • Respond to invitations to tender , collate and prepare follow up enquiries and explore procurement opportunities
  • Manage and update subcontractors details ( verification , monthly CIS returns, statements )
  • Support site supervisors with project administration
  • Assist to develop Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Order supplies and tools for projects
  • Manage and track subcontractors daily time sheets then subsequently set up their payments
  • Assist in developing the training matrix and booking training
  • Bookkeeping, bank reconciliation , customer and supplier reconciliation
  • Recruit subcontractors

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the groundworks and construction sector 
  • Good understanding of Eque2 construction software
  • Good knowledge of using Microsoft packages 
  • VAT understanding and completion of returns 
  • Knowledge of Health and safety in construction 
  • Project management experience 
  • Marketing experience 

You will need the following essential experience/skills:

  • Previous office manager experience
  • Experience with Sage 50 accounts, payroll
  • CIS scheme knowledge
  • Excellent IT skills covering database, MO software
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Self- reliant and self-motivated with the ability to take initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing workloads




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