Role details

Accounting Services Manager

London   •   £52,500 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Big 4 firm - London
  • Provide outsourced accounting services for clients

About Our Client

Big 4 accounting firm, London

Job Description

The Accounting Services (AS) business group at this Big 4 firm provides outsourced accounting services for large national, multinational and inbound clients. These services include:

* The preparation of local GAAP statutory financial statements

* Providing skilled accounting resource on secondment, where there is a temporary need for additional resource

* Bookkeeping and preparation of periodic management accounts

In addition, AS manages and controls the preparation of local GAAP SFS for cross border clients. AS also provides advisory services which include:

* Advising on statutory accounting compliance requirements

* Advising on improvements to the SFS cycle i.e. the production, audit and filing of SFS

* A Manager in AS requires the ability to manage a portfolio of clients and to work on ad hoc projects

* An AS Manager needs the ability to apply their accounting compliance knowledge to major proposals to help manage and grow the AS accounting compliance portfolio worldwide. In addition, the ability to contribute to the development of the accounting advisory service offering with regards to process improvement, technology, risk and controls is required

* The role also requires an ability to take responsibility for the management of accounting staff, as well as participating in group management matters such as, effective financial management of own portfolio of clients and participation in group technical training meetings

The Successful Applicant

* Qualified ACA / ACCA with proven management experience in a medium to large accountancy firm.

* Strong accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial reporting matters including the ability to work from first principles

* Successfully deal with "companies in a mess"

* Very good working knowledge of UK GAAP and some awareness of US GAAP and IFRS

* IT literate, ideally with some experience of accounting packages and very good excel spreadsheet skills

* Highly professional attitude to providing a quality service in a deadline driven environment

* Self motivated with strong communication skills (written and oral)

* Strong supervisory skills and ability to work in a team environment

* Ability to develop and coach staff

* Demonstrate flexibility in changing client demand environment

* Proactive and be able to identify opportunities for new work

Desirable skills:

* Networking skills and an ability to contribute to the growth of the business

What's on Offer

Excellent salary and benefits.

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