Senior Bookkeeper

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Bookkeeper working dayshift in our Manila office. You must be WFH capable with a strong internet connection as we are home-based for the duration of the pandemic. 

When you join Yempo, you’ll receive the following fantastic benefits: 

  • Highly competitive salary – paid weekly! 
  • HMO enrollment on commencement 
  • Additional HMO dependents are added each year of service 
  • 20 vacation days per year; 7 sick days 
  • Annual performance bonuses and incentives 
  • Annual salary reviews and increases 
  • Free cooked rice, snacks, and hot drinks 
  • Company polo shirts provided 
  • Fantastic bright and cheerful open-plan work environment  
  • Prestigious clients and highly professional and friendly co-workers 

Our Client:

In this position, the Senior Bookkeeper will be assigned to our Australian-based client. They are a Xero Advisor Certified Practice and they provide high-quality financial management services to small. Medium and large organizations, supporting them to operate, report and plan effectively. 

The Senior Bookkeeper will be responsible for implementing high-quality accounting practices and quality communication both within the team and with clients to meet deadlines and achieve high customer satisfaction. 

Your Responsibilities 

  • Accounts Payable 
    • Process and/or review accounts payable for AFG clients 
    • Continuously train a team of bookkeepers to improve the quality of work and reduce the number of errors 
    • Review batch payments for accuracy, upload payments to the bank 
    • Advise clients when files are ready for authorization in the bank 
    • Review general ledger and cost center coding of invoices to ensure accuracy 
    • Follow up on outstanding payables 
  • Accounts Receivable 
    • Review and update general ledger coding of invoices 
    • Follow up on outstanding receivables 
  • Payroll 
    • Process and/or review payroll accurately and on time for AFG clients 
    • Advise clients when files are ready for authorization in the bank 
    • Review and lodge PAYG Payment summaries to the ATO 
    • Review the accuracy of salary sacrifice payments to third parties on behalf of staff and compliance with the client’s policy and legislative requirements 
  • Bank Reconciliation and ReceiptBank 
    • Review and/or perform bank reconciliation against bank-issued statements regularly 
    • Follow up with the clients for outstanding supporting documents 
    • Monitor ReceiptBank processing for AFG clients 
    • Work with clients to ensure timely provision of information via ReceiptBank 
  • Month End 
    • Process outstanding journals 
    • Process end-of-month adjustments 
    • Reconcile all balance sheet and income accounts 
    • Run all initial reports to budget and check for unexplained variances 
    • Reconcile customers’ internal systems/databases 
    • Prepare Xero Workpapers 
    • Other ad hoc problem solving 
    • Other duties as required 
  • Monthly / Quarterly / Annual Tasks 
    • Prepare review and lodge BAS/IAS and FBT returns by the due date 
    • Review and pay superannuation liabilities by the due date 
    • Assist in the preparation of the client’s budget 
    • Assist with the preparation of draft Grant Funding Acquittals as required 
    • Assist with year-end reconciliation and audit 
    • Maintain and update Asset Register including depreciation and reconcile to the general ledger 
  • Support Bookkeepers 
    • Prepare detailed procedures for all AFG clients 
    • Learn and document client processes during onboarding 
    • Train bookkeepers to work with AFG clients in an error-free way 
    • Provide regular feedback to bookkeepers on the quality of work to ensure continuous improvement 
  • Customer Service 
    • Thoughtful and knowledgeable interactions with clients: handle, resolve, or reassign inquiries 
    • Attend to Freshdesk tickets, resolve or re-allocate to the right team member to address the issue 
    • Work closely with the AFG Account Manager and Practice Manager to ensure positive relationships are maintained with clients 
    • Train and support clients to submit information in a proper/timely way 

Your Background:

  • At least 3 years experience with hands-on bookkeeping/accounting, including BAS, FBT, and other taxation reporting 
  • Demonstrated experience with Xero accounting software 
  • High-level numeracy and reconciliation skills, with demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy with figures 
  • Intermediate Excel / Google Sheets skills 
  • Xero certification is desirable 
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative, prioritize work and meet deadlines  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Tertiary qualified in an accounting discipline 
  • Proficiency with other accounting and reporting software 
  • Experience in an accounting practice environment 
  • Knowledge of the following programs is a plus: 
    • Xero and Xero Workpapers 
    • Google Suite 
    • Freshdesk 
    • Jetpack 
    • ReceiptBank 
    • Slack 

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