Assistant Manager (Accounts & Tax)

Reed Finance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Progressive opportunity in a Top 50 firm, managing and coordinating the work of a small team while also handling general issues from clients and escalating the more complex problems to Managers and Partners

The role will encompass the following duties and responsibilities:
• Managing the day to day bookkeeping, financial reporting, payments and budgeting for clients ranging from individuals, unincorporated businesses, incorporated companies
• Working successfully with the team managers and partners to ensure that all statutory deadlines and requirements for accounts, tax, VAT and that any other areas of financial compliance are met
• Preparation of year end account files using resources available and assisting with gathering the relevant information to complete P11Ds, company, personal and partnership returns to ensure the timely filing and payment of client compliance
• Review of VAT returns and EC Sales Lists for manager sign off and client approval as well as assisting with raising sales invoices, considering the VAT position on international invoices
• Managing all receivables, payables and assisting with the maintenance and review of accounting records raising issues to relevant Managers
• Handling all aspects of the clients financial and personal affairs, as per the client’s needs and acting as the first point of contact for clients, their other advisers and third parties, liaising directly with them in a timely and professional manner
• Assisting with the WHT and VAT planning for UK artists and FEU applications for overseas performing in the UK
• Preparation and assistance with tour budgets and tour accounting including reconciliation of tour settlements
• Regularly updating the Managers and Partners to discuss workload, client issues or concerns and managing their input as appropriate
• Delegating to and overseeing team members responsible for payments and data entry, assisting them with their development and managing their workload to ensure deadlines are met
• General administration as per the requirements of the portfolio

To be considered for this role, you will need to be fully qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent with the following skills and attributes:
• Exceptional, effective and appropriate communication skills
• Sound technical, commercial and risk awareness, striving to apply your own technical excellence
• Strong ability to maintain confidentiality at all times and remain mindful of sensitive issues
• Excellent IT skills along with the ability to use software effectively
• Strong attention to detail
• Exceptional work ethic and strong desire to provide an outstanding client service
• Confident at managing the expectations and demands of clients, partners and staff
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage relationships both internally and externally
• Takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of others’ work along with confidently providing guidance and feedback, assisting with the development of others

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