Excellent opportunity for an experienced ACCA/ACA Qualified individual
Join a progressive firm bursting with talented staff
About Our Client
Do you want to join a progressive firm bursting with talented staff you could learn and develop from? If so, we could have the perfect role for you. Our client is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Bedford. They have a strong focus on innovation and technology to help their clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Their clients range from private clients to owner-managed businesses and large international subsidiaries. They also have specialist teams for international businesses and property based clients.
Our client takes pride in being an employer of choice, they put their people first and their staff enjoy long-term careers with them. The practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development focused, not just on technical knowledge but also, on commercial and soft skills. The culture is based on collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise.
They have ambitious growth plans and are currently looking for an Accounts Manager to join their growing Oxford team.
Your role will be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding.
This is a full time permanent position.
Reporting to a Director, your core responsibilities will include:
Build long lasting client relationships - develop and apply your technical and commercial knowledge to provide expert advice and exceed client expectations
Support a number of Directors by managing a diverse portfolio of clients and often being their primary point of contact.
Your portfolio will consist of both new and more established clients and you will be encouraged to develop further revenue streams within it as well as helping to bring in new clients to the firm.
Ensure assignments are completed to a high standard, on time and within budgets agreed with Directors.
Work collaboratively with other Managers and the Directors to ensure quality of output and efficiency in process across the wider accounts team.
Prepare and review working papers, statutory accounts and management accounts for a wide range of business entities across many sectors.
Prepare and review corporation tax computations and returns.
Line manage more junior staff, overseeing their work and assisting them with their career development.
Assist with billing.
Manage own workload in a timely and efficient manner.
Support the practice in continuously improving our way of working including and adopting new technology.
Networking in the business community, promoting the name of the firm.
The Successful Applicant
We would like to hear from you if you are a quick learner and can tick all of the below:
ACCA/ACA Qualified with at least 3-4 years PQE in practice
You will have at least 6 years' practice experience
University degree with a 2.1 or higher or 3 good A-Level results (or equivalent)
Create a positive impression with clients and staff
Excellent client relationship management skills and aptitude to assist with business development activities including providing support to directors to on board clients
Previous experience of line management and supervision
Highly commercial approach
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
A proactive approach, prepared to go the extra mile
Strong IT skills, able to pick up new IT packages quickly & good working knowledge of systems such as Xero, SAGE, Quickbooks & Excel
Enjoy developing more junior staff
What's on Offer
Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
Director level Mentor and a Line Manager who will work closely with you to support you through your development and provide day to day guidance
Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, retail discount scheme and flexible working
25 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing with service and holiday trading - the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
A light, airy and modern office in Bedford
A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed