Account Manager

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23 days ago

Accounts Manager

Midlands office/hybrid

£50,000 to £60,000

We are looking to recruit an Accounts Manager to join our Midlands team.

We are a specialist practice who are looking to recruit an Accounts Manager to join our Midlands team. We attend to the affairs of many individuals and companies in the international entertainment, media industry and provide niche specialist advice in that sector. This provides amazing opportunities for the right person to develop specialist skills and experience - an opportunity that would not exist in most accountancy & tax advisory practices.

The role is ideally suited to a dedicated candidate that can take ownership and responsibility of their workload and work closely with both senior and junior members of the team. As the team and business continue to grow, the role offers a unique opportunity for the candidate to expand on their wider account's knowledge, with the potential to become involved with more complex advisory projects.

From day one we will expect you to start to build relationships with your client portfolio as personal attentive service is at the heart of our firm and the reason for our continued success.

We offer a clear pathway of progression. Due to our continued expansion, there are no barriers to promotion for the right person. We are looking to recruit an individual who will be with the business in the long term.

Role Purpose
  • Manage the day-to-day affairs of a portfolio of clients
  • Work directly with the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners
  • Reviewing Financial Statements, Corporation Tax Returns, VAT returns, management accounts and other client requirements
  • The role requires a large amount of client interaction, and you will be required to speak to clients daily
  • To provide training and support to staff
Core ResponsibilitiesClients and relationships
  • Manage the affairs of a portfolio of clients
  • Being first point of contact for some client's affairs (Accounts, tax and general)
  • Ensure all client's deadlines are known and are met
  • Liaise with clients on their deadlines and other requirements
  • Assist clients with ad hoc questions in relation to financial matters including the interpretation of results
  • Assist clients on the setting up and development of internal systems and controls, including implementing suitable accounting software
  • Able to relay with confidence knowledge on tax and other affairs to reassure clients
  • Produce letters/e-mails for Directors and Partners to review/send with regards to advice or other matters
  • Able to hold client meetings independently of a director and speak to clients on their affairs.

Service Provision
  • Ensure clients deadlines are known and met
  • Prepare complex Financial Statements for review as required
  • Review of Financial Statements / Corporation Tax Returns
  • Review Income & Expense reports
  • Review regular management accounts
  • Review of VAT Returns
  • Have a good understanding of VAT
  • Have a good understanding of disclosures
  • Have a full knowledge of firm compliance and client take on procedures including Anti-Money Laundering Procedures
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge of UK GAAP and / or IFRS
  • Take responsibility for technical matters
  • Resolve any problems which may arise
  • Helping with general administration tasks where required
  • Train more junior members of the team on software and other processes necessary for the role
  • Be responsible for the allocation of staff on client work whilst keeping in mind the technical and career development of more junior members of staff
  • Implement ideas for staff motivation and development
  • Lead weekly manager meetings to discuss work management
  • Provide monthly updates to Partners
  • Create and implement new processes to ensure the smooth running of the practice
  • Assist junior members of staff with their career development
  • Ensure you know what work has been allocated to you and you have allocated to staff using our work trackers
  • Ensure you understand what is being asked of you
  • Speaking to senior team members if the work allocated needs to be reallocated
  • Ensure that you understand timescales and deadlines
  • Ensure that you understand work priorities
  • Ensure that budgets are in place on jobs before you start and that the team are staying within their budgets
  • Ensure that jobs are planned before you start
  • Prepare own immediate work schedules and plans / develop daily work plans
  • Be aware of and always comply with the firm's policies
  • Record time accurately using our practice management software
  • Authorise staff timesheets
  • Manage your portfolio's billing process
  • Ensure bills are sent out by admin in a timely fashion
  • File e-mails in guidance with the firm's procedures and ensure that these are stored on the document management system
  • Be aware of the firm's risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance
Attributes, Requirements, Skills
  • Have a professional qualification (ACA / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Solid public practice experience
  • Minimum of 2 years as a Manager in another practice
  • Committed to maintaining technical knowledge to a high level
  • Competent using MS Products - Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Competent using Xero
  • Experience of Iris, Alpha, Quickbooks and Sage 50 would be useful
  • Have a good awareness of technology in general
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
  • Good people and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills

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