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Accounts Senior / Assistant Manager | Top 50 firm | Excellent work life balance + benefits

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Sam Dougall

AJ Chambers is working with a well-established Top 50 accountancy practice based in the City of London who are looking for a qualified Accounts Senior / Assistant Manager to join their firm. They have seen tremendous growth in the past year and which has led to this opening, to help them services their newly-won clients.

The firm offer excellent flexibility with their smart working policy, meaning you can work where you like, whether that be in the office, remote, or a mix of the two on a hybrid basis. They also work with a wide variety of clients from Property, Real Estate, Charities, Not-for-Profit and Sport & Media.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be responsible for a client portfolio ensuring accurate preparation of management accounts, VAT returns, statutory accounts and a range of ad-hoc reporting within deadlines and budgets across a range of industry sectors.
  • Accurate and timely preparation of (often complex/bespoke) management accounts and other reporting.
  • Bookkeeping review using a range of accounting software prepared by clients or junior members of staff.
  • Supervising and reviewing staff output, and providing help and guidance to more junior staff.
  • You will have constant interaction with the team and the business services partners.
  • Proactively update the relevant manager, director and/or partner on clients as and when appropriate.
  • You will receive training and feedback from exceptional practitioners, along with international and advisory exposure with clients.
  • Attendance at networking events and dealing with new prospect/potential client proposals

What is required of you?

  • You will be Qualified ACA or ACCA
  • You will have experience in dealing with at least some of the following:
    • Incomplete accounting records and completing substantial accounting adjustments to the original client or third party position;
    • Consolidation of data from multiple different sources, completing analysis and preparing accounts;
    • Applying and adjusting accounting treatment for changes in accounting policies or accounting standards;
    • Ad-hoc client projects such as in-depth accounting system reviews;
    • Bank funding / drawdown reporting / covenant calculations;
    • Preparation of sale completion accounts and associated working papers;
    • Overseeing sale financial due diligence and completion accounts;
  • The ability to build strong client knowledge and act as an extension to the client;
  • The ability to interpret client information and challenge the client appropriately;

What will you receive in return?

  • Continued career development and training;
  • Access to the firm’s smart working policy meaning you can work where you like, whether that be in the office, remote, or a mix of the two on a hybrid basis;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Regular opportunities to volunteer with a number of charities;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • + many more!

If you are interested in this role and would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers.

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