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Client Manager required join an East Devon, accountancy practice.
Client facing, relationship buidling and service focused role, with progession
About Our Client
The firm based in East Devon, near Axminster deals with a large number of clients across the region, wide ranging in industries and turnovers, with a significant proportion of sole traders and limited company, OMBs and SMEs across East Devon and further afield. The firm environment is very client service focused and the accountancy practice is growing and the role provides a superb opportunity for the right practice background professional, looking to progress in their career.
You will join as a client facing senior accountant or Client Manager, dependent on your level of experience and background, mouldable to fit around the right person. Overtime you will provide a right hand support to the directors and carve a key role in this growing firm. The firm has a significant chunk of sole traders and smaller element of larger limited companies. Clients are very varied in industries and trades and are often on the phone, or visiting in the office, looking for advice on accounting and tax issues and the firm has a very client service focused and facing approach and the successful individual will have the opportunity to benefit from this, dealing directly with clients, advising on queries, with the backing and support of directors. You will get opportunity to build client relationships and meet clients, presenting an opportunity to develop skills beyond a pure compliance, technical accounting angle, presenting a chance to develop as a more all round advisory and accounting professional . Alongside the client service side , there will be the hands on accounts preparation, bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT, payroll and potential for involvement in tax, both personal and corporate, preparing tax returns for this varied client base.
The Successful Applicant
You may be AAT qualified, and/ or ACCA qualified or studying, as a client facing senior accountant or client manager, with experience gained in the accountancy practice sector, working for a small/medium/large independent, or larger firm. Ideally you will have experience preparing accounts and tax for sole traders and/or limited companies. Most importantly, will be your ability to demonstrate a client service focused approach, with the right attitude, confidence and positive approach to deal with clients in a client facing capacity. Ideally you will have knowledge of SAGE, Xero, Quickbooks and/or other software.
What's on Offer
£22,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience and background, negotiable