Accounts Manager

Accoutants for Business Development and Solutions Ltd
Southampton, Hampshire
£35,000- £45,000
06 Apr 2017
06 May 2017
Job Function
Audit & Assurance
Full Time
Contract Type

Permanent Staff: Accounts Manager

Full Time or Part Time Role (4 Days per Week)

Qualifications required: ACA or ACCA

Salary Band: £35,000- £45,000

Full Time or Part Time Role (4 days a week) for a qualified accountant (ACCA or ICAEW) with general practice experience to become our Accounts Department Manager in a growing Southampton accountancy firm with an audit company. Suitable for return to work accountants.

This is an exciting role for an entrepreneurial candidate with a good all round skill set who may want a change from a big firm environment or who already has good general practice experience and is looking for a challenge.

We have an interesting client base and good long term career prospects for a candidate who has good technical, interpersonal, leadership and commercial skills with interests in added value client service, to develop existing and new business. You will be managing a team of part qualified and trainee staff and working alongside other qualified staff.

The successful candidate will come from a practice background and must have staff supervision, review and management experience.

This is a client facing role involving:

  • Planning, budgeting and managing bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and accounts preparation plus general tax compliance
  • Supervision and training of staff
  • Dealing with client meeting and telephone calls
  • Identifying added value services opportunities
  • Being part of the management and business development team
  • Maintaining our service offering through our corporate objectives

You should be able to:

  • Budget, supervise, manage and review staff bookkeeping & payroll using Sage & Xero
  • Prepare statutory compliant accounts using accounting software and undertake the associated tax compliance work
  • Plan, manage, undertake work and review of work by using the firm’s systems to ensure we maintain a steady workflow, calling for work from client in an organised and planned fashion to execute clients work is a timely fashion, managing expectations and demonstrating added value
  • See added value opportunities for existing and prospective clients in order to service their requirements better and thus to provide additional services
  • Supervise and train staff whilst they take their professional examinations
  • Undertake confidently practice development activities and contribute towards the process of winning new clients and improving contributing to maintaining our website which we are about to update
  • Be a team player engaging with other managers at regular meetings and sharing your ideas and enthusiasm
  • Continue your professional development and life long learning to improve your business skills and have an interest in current affairs
  • Systematically organise your work be able to manage your  time to meet deadlines and multitask where necessary
  • Listen carefully to clients and instructions
  • Have interests outside work and maintain a work life balance.

You will be managing a team of 2/3 full time staff in training and liaising with the tax department and other qualified accountants and partners.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is technically excellent, interested in providing really good quality work for clients, team player and is looking for a challenge to join a firm with good long term entrepreneurial partnership/directorship prospects.

The role may be full time or part time working 4 days a week.

The core full time hours will be 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday for full time.

The core part time hours will be 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday.