Outsourcing Associate Manager

Reed Finance
United Kingdom
40000.00 GBP Annual
19 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity to join this leading London firm, to plan and manage a portfolio of clients and assist in the technical and career development of junior team members.The role will encompass the following responsibilities:• Look after a portfolio of clients from a wide range of industries including the financial sector • Arrange staff bookings for undertaking assignments and attendance at clients on a day to day basis to ensure all applicable deadlines are met, also ensuring that the right level of technically qualified staff are booked onto each assignment for the appropriate amount of time• Plan and review the progress of client work and ensuring high level of client service and satisfaction • Assist clients with ad hoc questions in relation to financial matters including the interpretation of results, and where applicable the financial resources implications thereof, having a good understanding of how changes to the business could affect the firm from a regulatory perspective• Assist clients on the setting up and development of internal systems and controls, including implementing suitable accounting software• Be responsible for the allocation of staff on client work whilst keeping in mind the technical and career development of more junior members of staff• Ensure that all the staff work within the allocated timescales and to the standard required. If problems occur, seek ways to resolve matters quickly and efficiently• Assume responsibility for junior staff on matters regarding client dealings, all internal/external face to face and telephone communications, written work and ensure they meet the highest professional standards• Assist with setting targets and objectives for junior staff, as well as on the job training and coaching• Completing appraisals for staff, assisting in identifying development needs and opportunities • Contribute and implement ideas for staff motivation and development• Arrange debriefing sessions and provide feedback on performance and budget with an explanation of any variance• Assist with the recruitment of new staff• Manage budgets for client work and have a thorough understanding of the firms billing procedures, including charge out rates, budgeting and calculation of recovery rates• Prepare draft bills for the senior managers / partners on a regular basis and keep the Outsourcing client billing information up to date• Review regular management accounts for our client base and reporting to clients thereon prepared by junior members of the team• Review VAT returns prepared by the team• Review financial statements prepared by junior members of the team to ensure that they meet statutory requirements• Have a full knowledge of compliance and client take on procedures and be responsible for the set up of new clients on the system• Implementation of new accounting systems• Ensure each client's company accounts are filed within the statutory timelines • Experienced in company accounts disclosure, legislation and application in practice• Show evidence of up to date awareness and understanding of: corporation tax, income tax, VAT, PAYE, company secretarial procedures and applications in practice• Demonstrate a good working knowledge of UK GAAP including FRS 102 and / or IFRS• Take responsibility for technical matters and resolve any problems which may ariseTo be considered, you'll need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:• Professional qualifications (ACA / ACCA or equivalent) is required• Relevant experience, gained in a similar manager role - from an practice environment• Solid accountancy experience required• Have knowledge of international and trade practises, including foreign currency, VAT and employment• Good understanding of accountancy software packages and other accounting solutions is required and in addition desirable to have experience in Sage, Xero, and Caseware• Have the ability to advise on and implement financial systems, processes and controls• Have a good awareness of technology in general• Competent using MS Office Word and Excel• Have a good working knowledge of the main taxes affecting clients.• Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios• Excellent people management and communication skills • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus• Demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills• Strong organisational and time management skills• Good team member who can encourage and support staff of all levels• Able to develop and bring on junior members of staff• Understanding of billing system• Experience of preparing quotes and proposals for new workReed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and em