Senior Manager

Reed Finance
12 May 2017
11 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Pivotal role in a Top 50 firm, managing and coordinating the work of a growing team while also dealing with technical accounting matters in a hands on manner

The role will encompass the following duties and responsibilities:
• Manage team WIP, billing and fee–recovery in order to achieve targets and cash collection where applicable, reviewing monthly billing and assisting in making sure that the partner is hitting monthly target
• Working closely with the Partners to ensure that work is scheduled, carried out and completed in good time
• Line manage team members through adequate briefing, monitoring, supervision and training, to ensure business objectives and the team members’ career objectives are achieved
• Ensure good relationships with both internal and external clients, particularly in order to ensure retention and development of new business opportunities
• Manage the expectations of partners and other key staff across the practice to ensure work and projects are completed within reasonable and realistic timeframes that satisfy the client, the partner and take into consideration the workload of the team or those concerned
• Highlight any work or project delivery issues to partners, key staff and clients, suggesting approach to rectify
• Manages complex client problems that occur and supports team members with basic client matters
• Ensure self and wider team are compliant with all practice management activities and actions are completed by the required deadlines
• Work with partners to identify, generate and complete additional project work from existing clients and seek referrals of new clients
• Maintain and build client care standards in order to meet and exceed client and partner satisfaction expectations at all times
• Provide proactive and innovative solutions to clients
• Liaise with other departments to ensure seamless delivery of work and projects
• Develop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfill the professional bodies’ CPD requirements where appropriate
• Delegates appropriately ensuring clear instructions are given and objectives and deadlines set - monitors workload of team
• Play an active role in recruitment and any other HR activities required
• Manages the preparation and presentation of projects and new client pitches, attending new business meetings and assisting with new client proposals, alongside partner and key staff
• Act as a role model for team members, providing advice, guidance and constructive feedback

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
• Advanced technical, commercial and risk awareness, striving to apply your own technical excellence
• Able to provide technical coaching and development to team, acting as a sounding board for their queries
• 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
• Exceptional 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
• Confident at managing staff, providing guidance, feedback and assisting with the development of others

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business