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Date Added: Sat 08/06/2024

Bookkeeping Supervisor

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00

Job Title Bookkeeping Supervisor
Location Newcastle Upon Tyne Hybrid (3 dpw on-site)
Salary - £40 - 43K Per Annum
Benefits Excellent Benefits

The Client Curo are Partnering with a Global Organisation, consisting of Designers, Engineers and Consultants, dedicated to sustainable development. They support their clients to solve the most complex challenges, turning their ideas into reality, leveraging the latest technology.

The Candidate This role would suit a candidate with excellent General Accounting experience and the ability to lead a team. This will include appraisals, reviews and setting goals. The Accounting focus is Intercompany Transactions, Fixed Asset Register, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, and Transactional Accounting. This role will be a key support to the Supervisor, in developing the team. The successful candidate will have good General Accounting experience, ideally gained within a Shared Services Environment. Experience in Blackline (Reconciliation Tool) would be very advantageous.

The Role Supervising 12 members of staff of the Bookkeeping team along with the support of your manager. You will drive a culture of continuous improvement in delivering services to the business globally, and be responsible for managing and reviewing the reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts.
This includes the reconciliation of bank accounts, staff loan accounts, fees ledger accounts and payroll related accounts in a timely and accurate manner. You will also be expected to deal with ad-hoc queries. This will, at times, require working to demanding deadlines.

The aim is to foster an environment of service orientation, performance, and accountability with the team, who should feel empowered to make a difference in the service and to the business.
The supervisor will be a key member of the Newcastle based Shared Services and develop, support, and adopt practices, projects, and approaches to contribute positively to the teams employment experience, and the development of the service itself.

The Bookkeeping Supervisor along with the support of the Bookkeeping manager, will play an active role in the development of the team in line with the business needs, and aligning expectations clearly.

Key responsibilities -

Working as part of a team, responsible for managing and reconciling Balance Sheet accounts including bank accounts, staff loan accounts, fees ledger accounts and payroll related accounts.
The team currently look after several different global entity regions such as UK, Middle East, India, Australasia, Indonesia, Singapore, Denmark, South Africa, Mauritius, Canada, and Americas.

  • Bank reconciliations for the firms many entity accounts of which there are numerous currencies.
  • Regional office returns; making foreign and one-off payments via HSBCnet eg CHAPS, standing orders, drafts, TTs etc.
  • Daily banking and associated cash received records; to write-back BACS or cheques as necessary; to complete BACS traces and stop cheques.
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations as required for various entities.
  • Dealing with audit requirements during the annual audit.
  • General queries re ledger postings, completing journals as required and filing documentation in accordance with our QA requirements.
  • Intercompany settlements processing and posting.
  • International mobility monthly reconciliations.
  • Fixed assets Set up of fixed assets as well as depreciation runs and monthly or quarterly reconciliations.
  • VAT compliance foreign and domestic.

General duties of the supervisor

  • Review and scoring of global balance sheet reconciliations as part of the monthly review process.
  • Ownership of balance sheet for a specific entity/region, managing working relationships and leading on customer service.
  • Dealing with general daily team queries and ad hoc queries from the regions.
  • Review of current processes and implementing controls where weaknesses are identified.
  • Monthly one to ones with team members and direct line management responsibility.
  • Assisting the team in cross training of duties.
  • Assisting in the preparation of standard procedure documentation and process mapping.
  • Assisting with annual and ad hoc audits.
  • Ensuring that the team meet all their targets and deadlines.
  • You will also be assigned ownership of tasks for a specific region/entity.


  • Part/Qualified in ACCA/CIMA (or any other relevant accounting body)
  • Management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience in working to monthly/annual deadlines, prioritising workload, balancing service delivery with project work.
  • General ledger reconciliation and account management experience
  • Transactional processing experience eg journal entries, payment processing and cash allocation.
  • Strong IT skills in Excel and accounting systems such as Oracle, JDE or other ERP Finance Systems.
  • Awareness or experience of working in a Finance Shared Service Centre environment.
  • Experience of working within a team environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and good organisation skills.
  • Strong customer service focus and good communications skills.

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Curo Services endeavours to respond to all applications, however this may not always be possible during periods of high volume. Thank you for your patience.

Curo Services is a trading name of Curo Resourcing Ltd and acts as an Employment Business for contract and temporary recruitment as well as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.

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