Accounting & Advisory Senior Manager

Reed Accountancy
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Working in the Audit & Accounts team where the client has 1.5 Senior Managers and 1 Full time manager as well as an Accounts Manager and Supervisor.


An independant, firm of Chartered Accountants, Auditors and Tax Advisors based in Buckinghamshire.  They support businesses and individuals across London and the South East.

The value of client turnover ranges from very small to large; examples being a consultant with a turnover of £100k to an international firm turning over £80 million. Location of clients is usually fairly local, (Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire) and a lot in London. We have a client in Scotland. Managers and Senior Managers visit a client non-routinely but it may be once a month, and meetings would be for pre-year end and final meetings. It would depend on the team looking after the client and how advanced they are; as well as when the manager last visited site.

Main Job Purpose

Manages the team in conjunction with Directors and Partners to ensure timely and accurate delivery of technical audit and other assurance services

Reporting, Relationships &

- Report to Partners
- Delegates, coaches and manages the team, including completing annual reviews in conjunction with Partners
- Encourage and maintain regular contact with clients in own portfolio, providing ongoing updates on progress

Key Duties

Manage and develop a portfolio of larger and complex clients if appropriate.
-  Ensuring assignments are fully completed before being passed to Partners
-  Planning the assignment efficiently to meet budgets and recoverability of fees required and communicate to the team
-  Managing the allocation of work to other team members
-  Completing regular review of work to ensure compliance standards are met
-   Interact fully with clients in conjunction with senior audit team ensuring they are kept informed of progress.
-  Completion and submission of timesheets and billing (for own ledger if appropriate) within PE deadlines
-  Assist Partners with the analysis of WIP
-  Develop and apply complex, specialist technical knowledge and experience of previous audits at all times, advising team as required.


ACA / ACCA qualified

Technical, training & Skill


- Attend relevant industry group meetings and seminars
- Encouraging the effective use of IT within the team, including excel, audit and accounts packages (Viztopia, Teamate, Sage), outlook and CCH
- Undertake CPD in accordance with Institute and practice requirements and maintain up to date CPD record
- Maintains high professional standards of conduct and practice
- Applies knowledge of practice, industry, markets and core client base, identifying additional services to clients in your portfolio.
- Raises awareness of products, services and initiatives to colleagues and clients
- Aware of relevant financial targets and constraints and actively assists senior management in achieving these, keeping Partner/client informed of progress and potential problems including actual vs. budget
- Converts options into recommendations and resolutions to exceed client expectations where possible

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