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Business Services Assistant Manager

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Business Services Outsourcing Team

The Outsourcing department is a growing and dynamic part of the Business Services Team, offering room for career progression. The Outsourcing department harnesses the best of technology to deliver bespoke accounting solutions and services to a wide variety of businesses.

The successful candidate will have their own portfolio of clients, covering a range of industries and service offerings, from management accounts to VAT and statutory accounts. They will assist the Managers and Partners in providing a high quality service to a wide variety of businesses.

Overview of Firm

Top ten-ranked auditors and tax advisers based in City of London. With in-depth expertise in many fields of tax, accountancy and finance, working for clients ranging from large, listed corporates and SMEs to individuals, their families and their businesses.

Portfolio

  • Control of a portfolio of clients, ensuring all reporting & payment deadlines are met.
  • Full review of management accounts, reports and VAT returns, ensuring technical accuracy and that any anomalies are resolved before submission to the client.
  • Full review of statutory financial statements and supporting work paper files, ensuring technical accuracy and that any anomalies are resolved before submission to the client
  • Coordination of the submission of VAT returns, EC sales lists and Intrastat return, and any necessary payment. Liaising with local service providers, ensuring all foreign compliance returns are filed in a timely manner, as needed.
  • Liaising and responding effectively to reporting or ad hoc technical queries from clients whether by email or telephone. Delegate down responsibilities where possible
  • The review of payment runs and online BACs payment submissions

Staff supervision and control of work

  • Regular review and scheduling of work plans for staff to ensure resources are fully and efficiently utilised
  • Supervision of Accounts Assistants and Financial Administrators, ensuring that they are completing their work correctly, providing guidance where necessary
  • Complete regular appraisal documents and attend feedback/coaching sessions for staff in order to continue developing the skillsets in the team
  • Identify and, where appropriate, implement enhancements to the existing compliance/processing routines, and control systems to improve efficiencies
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with clients and relevant team members

Technical skills

  • Review of specialised / ad hoc reports for clients when required. E.g. budgets, cash flow statements
  • Thorough understanding of comprehensive VAT reporting requirements – Making Tax Digital, imports, purchase & sale of EC goods & services
  • Keep up to date with technical developments affecting work. Carry out proactive research (tax & financial reporting related)
  • Enhance and develop variety of accounting software skills to ensure knowledge with accounting packages on the market and benefits/differences of each is kept up to date

Clients and relationships

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, suppliers and clients.
  • Organise and attend regular client meetings
  • Understanding client environment, systems, business, and risk factors
  • Understand the Service Level Agreement in place with client. i.e. the contracted scope of work so that fees can be agreed for any additional work requests
  • Overseeing and control timetable and processes of yearend procedures and liaising with auditors
  • On boarding of new clients, and overseeing the accounting package and chart of accounts set up
  • Liaising with other departments as needed. E.g. Payroll, VAT, Corporation tax, Audit etc
  • Attend networking events to build and develop contacts

Departmental performance

  • WIP & billing control; implement and monitor budgets, overseeing costings on client portfolio and reporting / explaining recovery to management on a monthly basis. Prepare and review monthly and ad hoc bills
  • Take control of other administrative tasks in portfolio, such as review and updates to Service Level Agreements and Fee increases, KYC updates, and system notes available
  • Assist/help towards projects in the team, to be achieved by deadlines set. E.g. efficiency drives
  • Attend manager and partner meetings and contribute ideas on projects, change implementation and review performance of portfolio (variances etc)
  • Reporting on a regular basis to Management and other Heads of Department as required

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • ACCA/ACA, or equivalent, qualified
  • Previous experience working within an accountancy practice firm in a similar role is required
  • Software knowledge ideal but not mandatory (Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, Receiptbank and Autoentry)

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