Accounts Manager - Leading Independent Firm

AJ Chambers
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
£50,0000 - £60,000 per annum
12 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

AJ Chambers have recently had an unmissable opportunity arise within a forward-thinking firm based in Bishop’s Stortford who are seeking a Manager to join their expanding team.

Our client is a well-established family friendly firm that has grown over the course of half century from a small base to the successful firm they are today, having grown significantly in the past thirty years. With a burgeoning client portfolio and an expanding office, they are now seeking a Manager to assist in the continual development of the firm. With access to a wide portfolio of clients the successful candidate will have the ability to build close relationships with a well-established client base.
Core Duties:

  • Managing a team of qualified and trainee accountants, payroll and bookkeeping staff and review of work prepared by the team
  • Assisting staff and clients with advice on Income Tax, CIS and NICs.
  • Plan and monitor work and resources within an agreed budget to meet deadlines and targets set, including managing the billing and work in progress
  • Review accounts for quality and compliance ensuring completion of file and recording notes and review points
  • Advising client on all aspects of VAT relating to a broad range of different trades and business sectors
  • Take responsibility to coach and develop team members giving constructive feedback
  • Regularly achieving new fees for the Practice, from personal client recommendations to the ability to spot opportunities to provide additional services with increased fees.
  • Recruit, train and develop members of the team to ensure there are enough resources and skills in the team to meet current demand and planned growth
  • Work in collaboration with the team to share knowledge and ideas to improve communication, set team goals and recognise achievements
  • Carry out appraisals for team members to set appropriate objectives, review progress and develop skills
  • Build knowledge and awareness of all aspects of the business services to help identify opportunities to cross sell services to clients and communicate this to the team
  • Regular communication with HM Revenue & Customs and confidentially able to challenge their opinions on certain areas of VAT legislation

Individual Specification:

  • ACCA/ACA qualified accountant
  • Previous experience within a Managerial position within Practice
  • Strong IT knowledge with the ability to implement and train on cloud-based software solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage internal relationships for clients and colleagues
  • Skilled at dealing with business owners and advising them on a range of commercial issues
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and practice
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills

For further information on this Manager position, please apply direct or contact Scott Goldingfrom AJ Chambers

Manager – Bishop’s Stortford

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