My client, an Accountancy & Business Advisory Firm with offices throughout the UK are looking to recruit a Senior Accounts Manager (Finance) within their large Shared Service Centre based in Liverpool City Centre.
The Finance Manager will be required to lead and manage a portfolio of work for the Accounts Compliance area. Leading, developing, and managing the team along with supporting projects and tasks in the SSC compliance areas.
Also managing stakeholders, building effective relationships, and delivering Quality and service excellence, exceeding the end user expectations are pre-requisites of this role.
This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will:
Support regional client facing audit teams by preparing statutory accounts from trial balance under FRS 102, FRS 102 Section 1A and FRS 101.Work extensively with the CaseWare accounting software and workflow tools
Work extensively with companies Accounts systems and processes - including driving process improvement and change management
Deal with internal queries with colleagues and teams across the UK
Providing management support to colleagues as may be required
Leading and developing a team Accounts compliance specialists.
Allocate workloads, quality reviewing and managing the work output of the accounts hub Associates & Assistants to ensure they are delivered to the required time and quality and are within budget and productivity levels in line with agreed Service levels.
Ensure that the firms' quality control procedures are adhered to as required
Engage with regional client facing teams on operational performance (for example, quality and timeliness metrics and being point of escalation).
Working on forecasting and strategic planning and billing and financial aspects for the team
Driving service improvement & continuous improvements.
Engage with Local Accounts stream stakeholders' potential users and champions in promoting and driving further adoption of service take-up
Work extensively with systems and processes - including support to process improvement and change management looking at agile working and technology.
Provide supervisory support to colleague and supervisors as may be required.
Assist in the recruitment of additional or replacement Support Hub team members
Conduct monthly 1-2-1's, along with mid/end year reviews and tracking effective objectives
Technical requirements and professional skills:
Educated to degree level with supporting accounting qualification.
ACCA /ACA qualified or qualified by experience.
Experience of performing or managing accounts work is highly desirable.
IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS Office and similar desktop applications. Experience of workflow management type systems is advantageous.
Credible and confident to interact with stakeholders at senior level.
Strong people management skills: empathetic and encouraging style to support junior team members to excel in their roles.
Excellent time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills. Be able to lead by example and influence optimal performance of team.
Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible and agile approach.
In it together
Highly competitive starting salaries and review renumeration packages regularly to ensure that pay always positively reflects performance. The following benefits, as standard:
25 days' holiday
access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
life assurance cover;
and income protection insurance.
That's not all, Flexcel, means you can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them:
buy up to ten days' extra holiday;
add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms;
receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
access childcare vouchers;
take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme