London, City of London
£35000 - £40000 per annum + market leading benefits
18 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019
Stewart Dickens
Job role
Contract type
Full time

The role of the Bookkeeper is to oversee the day to day running of the Private Office which has a substantial investment portfolio. Much of the day to day work is focused on property investment. Because of this the successful candidate needs a proven track record of overseeing a portfolio of properties.

Client Details

Under its Owner, the Private Office holds substantial equity and property investments in excess of £100M. It also has associated charities in which it has equity investments of more than £50M.


Key Duties

Holding Company

  • To ensure that day to day financial matters are dealt with promptly and appropriately, including processing of payments.
  • To ensure that the payroll is managed appropriately
  • To maintain accurate and up to date accounting records using Sage 50.
  • To assist the Financial Controller with the preparation of management accounts/financial reports as required.

Subsidiary Company - Commercial Property

  • Dealing with day to day repairs/service requirements
  • Raising of rent and service charge invoices.
  • Completion of VAT returns.

Subsidiary Company - Residential Property

  • Responsible for the day to day management of an apartment complex with twenty-six flats all rented on AST's.
  • Liaising and working with agents to minimize void periods.
  • Dealing with tenant queries including arranging repairs and dealing with any other problems as required.
  • Ensuring rents are paid on time.


  • Proven ability in financial accounting
  • Previous experience in a Family/Private Office
  • Significant experience of commercial and residential property management (necessity)
  • Experience in Sage Accounting desirable
  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with a broad network of stakeholders, including the most senior.
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor, take initiative and problem-solve.
  • Ability to recognise potential conflicts and acknowledge where guidance is required / necessary.
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and prioritise confidently against conflicting demands.

Job Offer

Market leading salary and benefits.

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