Accountant
Salisbury
Competitive Depending on Experience

Deputy Head of Client Accounting

Ref: 729| Posted: 10th Jun 2019

Deputy Head of Client Accounting

Our client is currently looking for a Deputy Head of Client Accounting to join their team based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

As a Deputy Head of Client Accounting you will support, guide and advise a team of Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and General Ledger staff in the Client Accounting department. You will assist with the implementation of systems and procedures to enable the smooth and efficient handling of the department and ensure all deadlines are met.

As an important member of the management team, you will be expected to actively contribute to the ongoing development of the department.

Key Responsibilities as a Deputy Head of Client Accounting:

  • Manage the employees responsible for all client accounting matters (all aspects including budgeting, treasury management, service charge, purchase ledger, billings and credit control)
  • Assist with the development of procedures and controls to improve the responsiveness, timeliness and accuracy of all outputs of the department.
  • Promote the department as a key business partner to the management team.
  • Work closely with external business partners to maintain a consistently high standard of service to clients
  • Provide KPI’s and reporting for the Head of Client Accounting.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to clients, ensuring that the department can respond quickly and accurately to all client and queries and provide accurate reporting on the management of their records.
  • Together with the support of internal resources and external providers, continuously look for efficiencies in the use of systems and applications used to support the team.
  • Motivate and develop the team members, provide training, development and performance review plans when required.
  • Support, guide and advise the Client Accounting team on the daily processes ensuring all timeframes are met.
  • Provide training and advice to the Team, where necessary.
  • Carry out annual appraisals with direct-line reports.

Skills/experience needed for the Deputy Head of Client Accounting:

  • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience.
  • Accounting qualification or finalist at professional level (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
  • Experience of managing support teams (Treasury/Purchase/Sales/Credit Control)
  • Minimum two years’ experience of managing/mentoring a team.
  • Clear and concise communication, both verbal and written.
  • Use of Microsoft packages, including Word, Advance Excel and Outlook.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • An effective team player.
  • Methodical and a good eye to detail.
  • A “can do” and “right first time” attitude.

In return for your skills, you will receive a competitive salary and some great company benefits.

If you have the required experience, I want to hear from you!

Just hit the Apply button to forward over your CV for the Deputy head of Client Accounting role.

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