General Practice Accounts & Tax Manager - Leading Firm

Michael Page Finance
United Kingdom
£65000 - £75000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is looking for a candidate with a wealth of practice experience managing a team of both fully qualified and trainee accountants. The successful candidate should have at least 10 years general practice experience and hold a full accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA).

Client Details

A leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants supporting individuals, medium sized businesses and multi-national corporations. A firm which has been established for over 25 years offering specialist advice across core business areas of accounting, audit and tax, business support and financial services. An investors in people employee with a real drive for employee satisfaction and work life balance.


  • Take responsibility for your own portfolio of clients and control all aspects of the preparation and execution of engagements for those clients including finalisation meetings
  • Maintain continuous and well established relationships with clients
  • Carry out complex aspects of work, including preparing the final output of an engagement
  • Keep engagement partners adequately informed of progress on engagements and work closely together
  • Prepare the invoice of client work. Monitor time spent on engagements to ensure a commercial return for the business and deal with any client queries that arise.
  • Assist in the on-job training and development of all staff
  • Prepare and discuss staff performance reports and participate in staff appraisals
  • Bring to the attention of partners opportunities to promote additional services to existing and potential clients
  • Promote the full range of services available to both existing and potential clients and be interested to grow with the firms ambitions
  • Develop and maintains a personal network of contacts.
  • Enjoy networking and be happy to represent the firm at external activities


  • Fully ACCA/ACA Qualified with a minimum of 10 years experience
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of IRIS, Sage and Xero software
  • Comprehensive accounting and taxation experience, including, Corporate taxation, Mainstream personal taxation and Mainstream VAT
  • Technically up to date and fully adverse with FRS102/a accounting standards
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience of staff supervision and managing a successful team
  • Management accounts and book-keeping experience
  • Audit skills useful but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy developing internal team and client relationships
  • Be able to meet deadlines and budget
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Keep partners updated with progress of client work

Job Offer

Additional benefits package to include:

  • Pension
  • Critical illness cover
  • Death in service
  • income protection
  • Private Medical
  • Social and charity events
  • Training days
  • 37.5 hours per week

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