Accountant / Practice Manager

Location
Wokingham
Salary
£32,000 to £45,000
Posted
15 Nov 2018
Closes
13 Dec 2018
Ref
00324601
Contact
Candidate Services
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Accountant / Practice Manager

Within a growing practice, we need someone who is hands-on and motivated to manage the day to day delivery of compliance services to a mixed client portfolio. This will also be interspersed with management of people, controls, costs and suppliers.

We are a small-but-ambitious, forward thinking, accountancy firm based in the Thames Valley. We provide a wide range of services including accounting, tax, audit, advice and project managed business solutions for owner-managed businesses. The landscape of accounting is changing, and we are increasingly looking at ways of adding value for our clients and utilising IT to best effect in the process.

Position: Accountant Practice Manager
Location: Wokingham, Berkshire (Commutable from Bracknell, Reading, Woking, Slough, Farnborough, Guildford, Basingstoke and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Pro-rated for part time hours; Full time role or flexible working considered 25 - 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £32,000 to £45,000 dependent on experience and aptitude

About the role:

This is a unique opportunity for a professional with solid accounts experience who is seeking to develop or use their practice management skills. This interesting and varied role consists of accounts production and tax, combined with people and practice management.

Responsibilities:

- Producing accounts, servicing and managing client relationships
- Overseeing the preparation of tax returns
- Planning and delegating assignments to employees and sub-contractors, as well as undertaking the final technical reviews of outgoing work
- Managing the flow of work and deadlines
- General practice management: including monitoring controls for various internal practices, managing supplier relationships and renewing agreements
- Contributing as part of a project team to deliver effective business solutions internally and externally, including optimal use of IT as appropriate
- Assisting Partners by providing updates, management reports and input into staff reviews and training

About you:

Our priority is to find an accountant who shares our passion for a pro-active approach. Someone that goes beyond the number-crunching and takes real ownership for their areas of responsibility. We are open to applications from candidates who can bring and apply existing practice management experience, or who have the ambition to develop those skills. Some experience in supervisory delegation or management is required.

- Experience in dealing with clients and producing accounts to a high standard
- Customer focussed with a proactive attitude to make things happen
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- An accounting qualification with post qualified experience gained in a general practice environment
- Embraces IT solutions and able to apply technological know-how
- Knowledge & competency in Digita accounting software and some knowledge of Xero, Sage and / or QuickBooks desirable
- Management / supervisory experience and commercial insight
- Experience in practice management would be advantageous

The practice believes fundamentally in supporting appropriate personal development and training.

You may have experience of the following: Qualified Accountant, Accountant, Assistant Accountant, ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, Accounts Manager, Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Reporting, Financial Reporting, Practice Manager, Client Manager, Accountancy Practise, Practice Accountant, etc.

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