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Bookkeeper and Office Manager

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £26,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2020

  • Advertised from 6th December 2019
  • 30 hours per week; some flexible working possible.
  • 28 days holiday including statutory days pro-rata, plus 4 days at Christmas/New Year. Contributory pension scheme.


Scottish book publisher and charity Floris Books is looking for an organised and pro-active bookkeeper and office manager to join our team of eighteen people.

The job is 30 hours per week and is based in our office in Edinburgh. It is a key role, reporting directly to the Chief Executive: it anchors everything we do in the office. The successful candidate will be reliable and motivated, with a can-do attitude. The heart of the job is bookkeeping and office management, but you should enjoy working in a small team with the added responsibilities and flexibility that are needed when every day is different. You will need excellent computer skills and communication skills, written and spoken.

Key elements of the job

  • Responsibility for all aspects of bookkeeping in Sage, including management of our annual audit, supplier invoices and payments, raising some customer invoices (most are handled by our third party distributor), annual royalty payments, journals, bank reconciliation and VAT returns. You should have at least two years’ solid experience in Sage.
  • Liaison with key partners and suppliers, such as distributors
  • All aspects of office management, including reception, maintaining office supplies, arranging appointments, maintaining schedules
  • Logistical support for evening events, from time to time
  • Any other support activities which might be required in a small office from time to time

About Floris Books

We produce award-winning children’s fiction and beautiful picture books alongside adult non-fiction on alternative and holistic living. Knowledge of publishing is not required but an interest in books and reading may be an advantage.

Please note that this is not an entry-level position for publishing. Please only apply if you have the relevant bookkeeping and administrative experience.

For more information about the role, pleasevisit our website.

Application notes

Please email your CV and a covering email stating current salary, your relevant skills and experience and why you are the right person for the job (max 300 words), to, subject line ‘Bookkeeper and Office Manager Application’.

Closing date: Friday 17 January 2020 at 5pm.

Interviews will be in late January/early February.

Start date: early March 2020 at the latest.