Manager - SME Clients
The purpose of this role, within one of the region's leading multi-office Accountancy firms is to provide a professional accountancy service to Limited Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders. To support a Director in the running of their portfolio and manage junior staff in their day to day work. Key responsibilities are: Preparation and review of financial statements and tax returns.Review junior's work to identify relevant points for the Director to raise in client meetings.Liaise with clients to assist with queries or request additional information for their accounts and returns ensuring accuracy and statutory deadlines are met at all times.Support and mentor Trainees & junior members of staff Essential are: At least 1-2 years post qualified ACCA / ACA or at least 5 years qualified by experience.Able to demonstrate the ability to manage a varied portfolio of owner managed businesses in respect of audit, accountancy, taxation & business advice.Legislatively compliant with strong technical skills (including FRS102 & recent tax legislation changes) Desirable are: Experience of working with clients within a busy accountancy practice.Previous exposure to new business development.Able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of accounting systems, CCH, Sage, QuickBooks, Xero. Personal qualities are: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.Strong problem solving ability & be able to deliver a high quality, accurate accountancy service to clients whilst being capable of meeting strict deadlines.Strong communication skills both verbal and written.Mobile and flexible to work in other Company offices and clients sites when applicable.Highly motivated & organised with good networking skills & the ability to develop new business whilst maintaining strong business relationships with existing clients.Experience of coaching and supporting junior colleagues through professional development This position offers long-term progression and excellent benefits. Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.