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Account Manager

Guardian Professional LLP
Closing date
23 May 2021

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Based in London, Guardian HR is a growing, forward looking business that offers its employees career development and a fast-paced, collegial, working environment.

We offer recruitment services designed to meet our client's business needs. From planning, all the way through to onboarding and induction, we strive to support clients to the whole recruitment process.

We are looking for a "Accounts Manager" to join our team.


The Accounts Manager is responsible for managing and supervising Account Assistants, tracking and evaluating day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting activities and approving all year-end financial statements and tax returns prepared by the accounts team.

Key Performance Areas

  • Management board

o Regular meetings

o Decision making

o Contribute to and analyse reporting

o Strategic planning

o Assist with policy drafting

o Marketing initiatives

• Team development and culture

o Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture

o Set clear team goals

o Delegate tasks and set deadlines

o Oversee day-to-day operation

o Monitor team performance and report on metrics

o Motivate team members

o Discover training needs and provide coaching

o Listen to team members' feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts

o Recognise high performance and reward accomplishments;

o Suggest and organise team building activities

• Recruitment

o Accounts Assistants - with the assistance of the Operations Manager, Office Manager and/or Director.

  • Tax and accounting

• Review and approve year-end financial statements and tax returns prepared by the accounts team

• Monitor the quality of statutory accounts, management accounts, VAT, bookkeeping, corporation tax etc

• Basic tax planning on dividends and salary for clients

• Maintain client contact and relationships

• Advise clients on technical issues

• Point of contact for technical queries from clients.

Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate will have:

• proven management experience;

• in-depth knowledge of performance metrics;

• excellent communication and leadership skills;

• organisational and time-management skills; and

• decision-making skills.

The successful candidate will be:

• enthusiastic about our the vision and goals:

• able to work independently and take initiative;

• results oriented;

• an adaptable, flexible problem-solver;

• team-focused, enjoy working as part of an active group of highly engaged individuals, sharing information readily with co-workers, and listening to and respecting others; able and willing to assist co-workers in the development of their own professional skills in order to ensure the team's success; and

• a person who presents a high degree of maturity, honesty, trust, sophistication, and integrity and cultivates these qualities in others.

Qualifications and Experience

• ACCA/ACA qualified

• Strong leadership skills

• Ability to direct and supervise

• At least 6 years' post-qualification experience in Practice

• Strong MS Office, Sage, Xero and QuickBooks experience is ideal

• Good commercial acumen

• Excellent time management and priority setting

• An understanding of the pressures and importance of effective portfolio management

• Ability to communicate well with clients and understand their requirements
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