Audit and Accounts ( Client Services) Manager - Beaconsfield, Bucks

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
11 Aug 2023
Work Type
Full Time
Accountancy Practice
£60,000-£70,000 depending on experience

An award winning multi-office Chartered Accountants, based in Beaconsfield,  is looking for an Audit and Accounts (Client Services) Manager to join their team. The firm provides audit, accounts and tax advice and have dedicated teams working in forensic accounting and corporate finance. They also offer payroll and bookkeeping services.

The successful candidate will provide accounting, audit and taxation services and be responsible for monitoring the work of a team of seniors and trainees, allocating their work to ensure the team is fully utilised and their skills are developed.

Team management

  • Develop Audit and Accounts seniors and trainees in respect of technical competence.
  • Ensure compliance with approved company policies and facilitate compliance amongst Audit and accounts seniors and trainees.
  • Provide professional coaching and support to seniors and trainees in respect of technical matters.
  • Attend weekly planner meetings having prepared accordingly to ensure the team is fully utilised and their skills developed.
  • Recommend areas for policy and efficiency improvement and changes for adoption.
  • Complete delegated administrative responsibilities (e.g. timesheet authorisations, IT software updates, carry out first interviews and providing recruitment recommendations, etc.) by required deadlines.
  • Carry out staff appraisals for subordinates.

Client Management

  • Provide accounting, auditing and taxation services to clients accurately and to budget and time deadlines.
  • Maintain professional client relationships and promote the firm’s product to clients and prospective clients.
  • Build professional client relationships.
  • Complete client service requirements to the required standards.
  • Plan and delegate client related work to internal, external and/or statutory deadlines.
  • Ensure compliance with assignment budgets and deadlines.
  • Work with other departments as necessary to service clients’ needs.

  • Hold either ICAEW or ACCA qualification with a strong academic background.
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in a similar practice based role.
  • Should possess staff management experience, ideally trainees and seniors.
  • Proven experience of reviewing and overseeing a wide variety of accounting assignments under FRS 102, FRS 102 Section 1A, and FRS 105, of varying sizes and complexity.
  • A degree of exposure to group/consolidated accounts is essential.
  • Exposure to IFRS desirable, but not essential.
  • Proven experience of reviewing and overseeing a variety of statutory audit assignments, compliant with ISAs.
  • Exposure to specialist audit assignments desirable, but not essential.
  • Proven experience in reviewing and ensuring accuracy of corporation tax computations for a variety of companies.
  • Good awareness of other aspects of OMB taxation (VAT, employment and personal taxes).
  • Exceptional level of personal organisation, and a proven ability to manage staff time and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional technical competence and experience.
  • Technically up to date with awareness of relevant regulatory frameworks.
  • Unquestionable integrity, with excellent communication skills and a flexible, adaptable and committed attitude.
  • Very strong planning skills to provided high standards of client care within tight deadlines. Assessing staff needs and preparing budgets.
  • Ability to train junior staff, assess and meet their training needs to develop well rounded, highly skilled seniors.
  • Robust IT skills.

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2605
Role: Audit and Accounts ( Client Services) Manager
Location: Beaconsfield, Bucks