The successful candidate will hold responsibility for their own portfolio of high value clients as well as managing, developing and supporting a small team of ACA and AAT trainees who themselves will each be responsible for the day to day provision of services to a portfolio of fast growing SME business clients.
Leveraging the firm’s existing position at the forefront of the accounting industry’s technological revolution you will be expected to, on an ongoing basis, explore and implement means by which their team’s efficiency and profitability can be increased without negatively impacting the high quality of service provided to clients.
You will also be responsible for helping to spread best practice through liaison with both the board and other managers based across the firms three offices (Guildford, London and Essex).
You will be part of the working group of managers who meet on a regular basis to discuss operational and strategic matters in relation to the firm and will periodically, as a representative of that group, attend and participate fully in the firms monthly board meeting
You will be expected to play a part in generating new business for the firm both through the promotion of additional services to the existing client base and through involvement in the local business community.
You will be involved both directly (for your clients) and indirectly (in support of your team) in the following technical areas:
- VAT returns
- Statutory accounts
- Dividend advice
- Companies House statutory filings
- Management accounts
- Forecasting and budgeting
- Strategic advice
We’re looking for someone with a passion for technology and the softer skills required to build close working relationships with both their colleagues and their clients. You should be excited by the opportunity that cloud technology offers accountants to provide small business owners with strategic real time financial insights alongside a top quality, streamlined compliance service.
As a qualified accountant you will have a strong practice background and at least a working knowledge of Xero and associated cloud based tools. You will be a strong communicator with the ability and desire to develop and support a small team of part-qualified accountants.