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Assistant Manager - (Management Accounts)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: bens
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: JHI2226579
  • Recruiter: John Hindley
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Assistant Manager (Management Accountant)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and talented individual to join a growing international financial outsourcing department as an Assistant Manager. They are looking for a fully qualified Accountant with a strong practice background to provide direct supervision and leadership to a large team and review monthly management accounts. You will have had good all round outsourcing and management accounting exposure and be looking for a forward thinking, fast paced mid-tier Central London firm where you can progress your career.

You will be joining a team of over 20, managing your own client portfolio within a multidisciplinary practice, liaising with international clients and affiliates and supporting senior team members. This client is specifically looking for someone who wants to make a real impact on their work environment, who can proactively identify and suggest improvements on processes.

What are some of the key responsibilities?

  • Full review of management accounts, reports and VAT returns, ensuring technical accuracy and any anomalies investigated and resolved
  • Control of a portfolio of clients, ensuring all client reporting and payment deadlines are met, WIP and recoverability levels are acceptable and special bills are agreed and promptly raised for any out of contract work
  • Managing the onboarding of new clients from an accounting and administrative perspective
  • Assisting the Management team in the day to day running of the team
  • Supervision of team members, ensuring they are completing their work accurately, providing guidance where necessary
  • Dealing with technical queries
  • Review online BACs payment submissions
  • Assist with researching accounting innovations for efficiency e.g. cloud based products
  • Assist with contract reviews and fee negotiations

What are the essential requirements?

  • Be an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant with post-qualification experience
  • Have worked in an outsourcing team within practice, looking after a portfolio of clients including strong experience of reviewing monthly management accounts prepared by junior team members, with strong leadership and managerial attributes
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Be completely conversant with Xero accounting software
  • Strong IT skills and excellent knowledge of excel
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Good VAT knowledge
  • Ability to manage own tasks, good time management and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence when dealing with clients
  • Self-disciplined, organised, proactive, able to make and justify own decisions
  • A willingness to grow within a commercial environment where client care is the primary focus
  • An enthusiastic, smart working individual with a "can do" attitude
  • Smart and professional in appearance

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