Accountancy/ Practice Manager

Reed Finance
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a reputable accountancy practice with a number of offices across the North West are currently looking for an "Accountancy/ Practice Manager" to join their established team in Preston.
Here is a little summary on their business:-

-They work with a range of business types including manufacturing, retail and wholesale. They deliver a comprehensive accountancy service to businesses throughout the North West of England and the whole of the UK.

-They are recognised specialists in the “Not for Profit” sector and pride themselves on their "Charity VAT" and "Charity Accounts" services.

-As a business they are a member of the “Sage Accountants Club” with the ability to purchase the appropriate software at a discount for their clients and provide training and support where necessary.

They are also a member of the new "ICAEW Business Advice Service Group" offering free consultations to new businesses in the area

 As a practice they are registered to carry out audit work and are regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Aid the completion of client accounts, tax computations and other reports as required to ensure compliance with regulatory authorities. Delegate routine work and manage client portfolio (inflow, outflow and client relationships). Provide completed assignments for Partner “final meetings” with clients and highlight issues that cannot otherwise be resolved prior to “final meeting”. Oversee the compliance matters in relation to filing accounts and corporation tax returns, delegated to other members of the team and ensure deadlines are met for clients.

Key Responsibilities
-Produce final accounts compliant with relevant requirements (Companies Act, SORP, -Sole Trader or Partnership Formats etc)
Corporation Tax Computations, Personal Tax Computations, ensuring review carried out by Tax Manager where necessary. Consider tax saving initiatives and planning aspects that the client should be aware of.
-Complete relevant accounts file schedules and accounts support schedules which agree with the accounts presented to Partner/ Client
-Deal with all queries, issues, recommendations and observations and ensure that all files are presented to the Partner for review allowing sufficient time for them to review this prior to their meeting
-Prepare  budgets and assignments and monitor WIP and Budgets and alert Partner if possible fee issues.
-Draft invoices for fees upon completion of key projects, and raise / recommend interim invoices where necessary for longer pieces of work/ ongoing services.
-Ensure that a record is made on the central database of job progress and statutory accounts filed
-Assist colleagues with other work required
-Carry out staff appraisals for those you work directly with
-Ensure CPD is kept up to date and necessary Institute returns/ fee payments are made each year

To apply for this role please consider the following:
-Qualified Accountant, ACA or ACCA - Essential
-Full and current practice background - Essential
-Current or previous management experience - Essential
-Ability to manage own time and deadlines - essential
-Ability to train, support and mentor other team members -Essential
-Car driver with full clean license - Essential
-Excellent communication skills at every level, dealing with a wide array of people finance and none-finance, over the phone or in person - Essential
If you are interested in applying for the position of Accountancy/ Practice Manager, 
please contact Laura Banks on tel: 0161 830 1690 for a confidential chat.

In the first instance please attach an up-to -date copy of your cv with your correct contact details and a covering letter to summarise your interest in this role. Please apply to me DIRECT on E:

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