Assistant Accounts Manager
competitive package with great benefits

Outsourcing Assistant Manager - Practice

Ref: 889| Posted: 20th May 2024

My client, a top 20 multi office practice is looking for an Assistant Manager for (Outsourcing) for their Manchester office, dealing predominantly with owner managed businesses and clients in the sports, media and entertainment industry. This is a client facing, fast paced role which includes advisory elements and often deals with high profile clients.

The role

The work is varied and ranges from typical outsourcing work (including VAT returns and management accounts), year-end compliance (including corporation tax) through to ad hoc work such as assisting and training clients with their accounting software, banking matters and advisory work.

The role is permanent and would suit an ACCA or ACA (or equivalent) qualified accountant who is seeking to consolidate their knowledge of accounts, VAT and management accounts, and take it to the next level by building on their client management and supervisory skills.

The candidate would be responsible for working on a variety of clients’ affairs, and the role would include (but is not limited to) the following, within agreed deadlines:

  • Reviewing management accounts, including reconciliations of all key account balances and tailoring the presentation specific to each client
  • Assisting and advising clients on issues in their accounting systems, including software migration
  • Agreeing and executing payment runs on clients’ behalf using a variety of online banking platforms
  • Reviewing VAT and Intrastat returns
  • General oversight of the teams outsourcing and VAT return portfolio
  • Preparation and review of year-end financial statements and simple corporation tax computations
  • Review of work prepared by other members of the team
  • Carrying out and reviewing ad hoc tasks such as cash flows, budgets and information for third parties
  • Maintaining relationships with clients and taking ownership of projects and tasks as appropriate
  • Overseeing processing work on Xero and other accounting software
  • Monitoring budgets and reporting to managers

The candidate will have strong numeracy and accuracy skills, along with the ability to learn quickly. A good knowledge of Excel, Xero and Sage Line 50 is essential. Understanding of other cloud accounting systems, would be helpful, but is not an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will have sufficient experience of working in outsourcing previously.

The ideal candidate should be hard working, show initiative and be self-motivated, with the ability to organise their own workload. They should also demonstrate the ability to cope with a number of competing deadlines. They will display a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with managers, partners and clients. They will also be a natural team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and excellent eye for detail.

Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ACA/ACCA) or equivalent.

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