Client Manager / Accountant

Recruiter
Pro Talent
Location
East Sussex
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
16 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ProTalent are currently working with an impressive and dynamic accountancy firm to recruit a Client Manager.
Our client is a professional services firm offering SME businesses one complete professional team combining all the expertise they need to take their business forward. Their team includes Accountants, Tax Advisors, Financial Advisors, Insolvency Practitioners and Corporate Finance Professionals.
The Client Manager role sits within the Accounting team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day client relationships and services delivery within a portfolio of SME clients. The role will involve the application of technical expertise and relational skills to deliver a range of accounting and consulting services to clients.
Oversight and delivery of accounting work
• The Client Managers client portfolio will include a full spectrum of services including, year-end accounting, management accounting & bookkeeping VAT, Payroll and some Tax work.
• The Client Manager will oversee the work of various accounting team members involved in the direct production of accounts, payroll etc. The Client Manager will act as a manager, reviewer and technical expert to their team, ensuring a quality service is delivered and clients’ needs are represented.
• The Client Manager will be the final reviewer on most year-end and other compliance work and will have responsibilities for delivery and explaining the accounts to the client
• In completing work the Client Manager will coordinate with various other experts and departments around the firm to ensure that technical issues can be resolved for clients swiftly

Broader Management Responsibilities
The Client Manager will form part of the core Management Team within the Hastings and Uckfield offices and will influence, contribute and be responsible for various internal functions. These could include:
• Supporting and training junior staff
• Resource management and planning
• Developing and improving internal processes and associated documentation
• Business development activities

Key Skills and Attributes:
The candidate will be a confident communicator with a natural ability to build and manage client relationships. He or She will be extremely numerate and have a broad technical understanding across the accounting and tax skill set. They will be able to demonstrate an ability to take initiative, work with minimal guidance and have a track record of improving the product and service they deliver.

Specifically:
• Qualified accountant or management accountant with experience working directly with clients in a professional services practice capacity (QBE will be considered)
• An advanced user of MS Office, particularly Excel.
• Experience using Iris, Xero and Sage is highly desirable
• Can demonstrate they have a high level commercial acumen with the ability to see beyond ‘the numbers’ and accounting treatments and interpret what they mean for a client
• Have a track record in working directly with clients providing advice and managing a professional relationship
• Be a strong communicator and presenter, able to simplify complex accounting and business concepts
• Extremely good time and task management skill set. Able to demonstrate they can handle a busy work load, delegating work effectively across their team.

Thank you for your interest. To apply for this position, please do so through this website or contact ProTalent directly to discuss further.

We will endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours.

Thank you for your interest

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