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Audit and Accounts Client Manager

The Eventus Recruitment Group
Southport, UK
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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A fantastic Accountancy practice with multiple offices across the North West are recruiting for a qualified Audit and Accounts Client Manager for their Southport office.

Supporting the Southport team to deliver a quality service to a portfolio of clients, the key responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Managing a growing and varied portfolio of clients, ensuring that all compliance regulations are adhered to and meeting the firm's standards for client service delivery
  • Building and maintaining credible and long term client relationships through regular contact and spotting opportunities to add value, liaising with other departments as appropriate
  • Listening to clients, understanding their needs and providing solutions, getting it right first time
  • Ensuring work is adequately resourced, giving due regard to staff continuity where appropriate, planning own and others time to maximum efficiency
  • Preparing and supervising the preparation of annual accounts, management accounts, Vat returns and other ad hoc work for a variety of entity types
  • Reviewing planning, field work and completion of statutory and other audits in a variety of industries, including substantial groups and specialist sectors
  • Giving clear and unambiguous instructions to staff on assignments, ensuring staff are suitably trained and supervised, providing feedback at the end of an assignment
  • Completing assignments for partner/director review and highlighting issues for discussion with the client, ensuring partners/directors are fully briefed well in advance of key meetings and presentation
  • Attending and positively contributing to client meetings, presenting accounts, tax and other work in a clear and confident manner
  • Reviewing and authorising personal tax returns as appropriate
  • Reviewing work in progress, debtors and fee budgets on a monthly basis, reporting any variances from target to the relevant partner/director
  • Assisting in business development work, including writing technical articles, blogs and networking
    Contributing as a team player, acting ethically and with professionalism whilst creating a friendly and positive working environment
  • Communicating the firm's values and objectives both externally and internally in a positive and motivational manner

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be at least 2 years post qualified with experience of managing audit and non-audit clients
  • Have a sound technical knowledge and experience of taxation principles, accounting and auditing standards
  • Have experience of review and preparation of accounts for a variety of entities
  • ACA/ACCA Qualified

Strong IT skills are essential in this role, with candidates ideally being competent in all Microsoft packages as well as accounts production, audit and corporation tax software, Sage Line 50 and experience of cloud-based accounting software.

Benefits: Competitive benefits package after qualifying period: including private medical, group life assurance, company pension, health and wellbeing initiatives and bespoke flexible benefits scheme

This role will be a combination of home working and working from the Southport office.

If you are interested in the role and want to know more then please get in touch with James Turver at Eventus Finance or apply with CV ASAP as interviews are to be arranged ASAP.
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