Audit & Accounts Manager

Employer
BMC Recruitment Group
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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To be responsible for the smooth running and leadership of the shared Accounts and Audits department within the Practice. Oversee the team to ensure projects are completed for a variety of different clients. Responsible for growing, capacity and mentoring and be the senior point of contact for any technical queries for Accounts.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Act as Client Relationship Manager and attend regular client meetings on behalf of the Practice
  • Deliver completed work to clients and present a professional, commercial and bespoke service to each client
  • Carry out a final review of accounts completed by Senior members of the team and provide feedback
  • Take completed accounts work to the partner/director for final approval and sign off, deliver to client
  • Responsible for the running of the accounts department this includes but not limited to capacity planning, work load management and performance reviews
  • Be aware of the overall strategy for the department and seek out ways to actively participate in the achievement of that strategy
  • Be responsible for complex client accounts from preparation through to delivery
  • Take client briefs on new projects and work, planning capacity and ensuring delivery
  • Act as a consultant for clients with any enquiries
  • Support clients through individual circumstances such as business change and provide internal team training
  • Liaise with others in the Senior Leadership Team to ensure team capacity and client delivery across all areas
  • Provide clients with general business support and referrals in areas such as restructures and business sales and liaising with legal team as required
  • Attend relevant Networking events to grow the Leathers business portfolio
  • Ensure completed accounts are compliant and presented at the highest standard
  • Analyse work prepared by Senior team members and discuss and train where required
  • Oversee the internal business management services
  • Recruitment and training of new team members, this includes conducting interviews, inductions and succession planning
  • Additional duties may be required due to business need

Person Specification and Core Competencies
  • ACA/ACCA - Qualified and circa four years of experience in a Senior role
  • Significant experience of leading the planning, execution and reporting on accounts
  • Proven project management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management
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