Accounts Manager

Clark Wood
09 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Clark Wood is a specialist Recruitment Consultancy operating throughout the United Kingdom within the Public Practice Accountancy & Tax sectors. Our core client base consists of Accountancy Practices ranging from Big 4, Top 10 & Mid-Tier firms through to independent regional firms and sole traders.

Accounts Manager / Client Manager
Kendal, Cumbria
Circa £35,000 - £40,000 (Dependent on Experience)

Accountancy Practice recruitment specialists Clark Wood are currently working with a leading firm of chartered accountants in Cumbria who are looking to add an experienced and driven Accounts Manager / Client Manager to their existing team.

Working within this nationally renowned firm as a Client Manager, you will have full responsibility for the management of a diverse client portfolio, consisting primarily of limited companies from an array of business sectors.

You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and accurate provision of all accountancy and tax services for the clients within your portfolio. You must ensure that all of the accounts are completed in line with any statutory deadlines, and that they comply with all of the relevant accounting standards.

The role will involve both the preparation of more complex accounts, and the review of those prepared by more junior members of staff. Sound knowledge of both corporate and personal tax is required.

Aside from the Client Management aspect of the role you will also be responsible for supervising and managing a team of junior staff which will include the delegation of accounting work to them and reviewing it on completion.

Strong communication skills are a pre-requisite for the position as you will be responsible for building and maintaining both new and existing client relationships and will need to be on hand to offer support to your clients as and when required.

This would be an excellent opportunity for an ACA / ACCA Qualified individual (ideally with experience of managing their own client portfolio), to take the next step in their career and join a leading and highly progressive firm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and ambitious individual to join a well renowned firm in which you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package as well as genuine scope for career development

Duties & Responsibilities:

Managing a portfolio of clients (primarily limited companies but also some sole traders and partnerships)
Preparation and review of statutory accounts
Review of monthly/quarterly management accounts
Review of VAT returns and bookkeeping
Working closely with partners you will have responsibility for clients and staff alike.
Developing and maintaining strong client relationships
Business development - helping to win new clients for the firm and tendering for jobs when required
Managing and developing junior members of the team


ACA / ACCA / ICAS Qualified
Excellent knowledge of Accountancy software
Practice experience is essential
Previous experience of managing a portfolio of clients would be beneficial

For further information on this role please contact Curtis Reid at Clark Wood

If this specific vacancy is not quite what you are looking for please contact us to investigate alternatives; you can send your CV to this job or contact us directly. Refer a friend or colleague to us and receive a minimum of £200 in vouchers if we assist them in securing a permanent role

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