Part-Time Bookkeeper

Job Reference: 887999

Bury St. Edmunds

Circa £30,000 pro rata

MacKenzie King are excited to be supporting our valued client, Javelin, in recruiting a Bookkeeper to join their team. Javelin have been proudly trading as an independent retailer for over 30 years and as an experienced Bookkeeper you will have the ability to make a real impact to the efficient running of a well-established and reputable family run business. As a Bookkeeper you will cover all aspects of the finance function, providing timely and accurate financial support to the senior team. You will need to adopt a hands on working style to be able to adapt and work in an ever-changing, fast paced environment. 

Working at Javelin, you’ll explore everything that independent retail has to offer - asking questions, trying new things, and chasing new opportunities to streamline their finance function. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show and expand your skillset. It is a fast and furious environment at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you're collaborative, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge then this will be a great fit for you.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Purchase invoice processing, matching and payments
  • Reconciliations - Credit card, Bank, Sales
  • Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly sales and margin reporting
  • Monthly and quarterly management accounts - close and preparation to review stage
  • Monthly payroll (checking and validation)
  • Quarterly VAT return (checking and filing)
  • Periodic stock checks (scheduling, managing the count & reporting)
  • Additional bookkeeping duties as designated by management

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience as a Bookkeeper who has proven ability to maintain the company’s financial transactions.
  • Previous experience in a retail/stock environment.
  • A creative and flexible working approach with a good mix of initiative, teamwork and a “can do” attitude.
  • AAT qualified would be preferrable, but also part qualified and qualified by experience will be considered.
  • Great attention to detail and an inquisitive nature to ask how and why things are done
  • Xero & Shopify experience would be preferrable but not essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills are a must as you will need to explain numbers and trends to Non-Finance Managers


  • Generous staff discount
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Possible further progression
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If you would like to talk to a consultant about this role, contact:

Ben Dotesio-Eyers

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a close knit 'work family'. You will be a valued member of the team by playing a critical role in the business' future. 

Ben Dotesio-Eyers

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