Cloud Accounting Senior Manager

£58,000 - £62,000


Sam Dougall

AJ Chambers is working with a well established, Top 100 accountancy practice who are looking for an experience Cloud Accounting Manager looking to take a step up to Senior Manager. The firm offer a wide range of benefits including their agile working policy, allowing you to work from home when it suits you and work the hours that suit you best.

You will have a strong background in practice, looking to lead the firms growing and successful cloud accounting department. The team will be overseen by you but you will be supported by an Associate Director and Partner who are both responsible for the department.

What will you be doing?

  • Oversee and manage a team of nine staff at varying levels.
  • Oversee the delivery of quality information to clients and to the other departments within the practice.
  • Build relationships throughout the practice to ensure cohesive working between Cloud Accounting and departments such as payroll and tax.
  • Alongside the Associate Director, identify and deliver process improvements and drive positive change, focusing on efficiencies and output.
  • Monthly 1-2-1 meetings with our team and check ins as required
  • Review of VAT returns, bookkeeping files and supporting schedules.
  • Review of detailed management accounts.
  • Deliver training, guidance and development of the Cloud Accounting team by monitoring training needs.
  • Build a rapport with clients and communicate effectively.
  • Review timetables for timely bookkeeping/management accounts delivery.
  • Coordinate communication in relation to budgeting and forecasting deliverables and deadline.
  • Champion cloud-based systems and constantly review and integrate software to assist the efficiency of the department.
  • Fulfil any relevant additional/ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.
  • Excellent VAT knowledge to include:
    • Cash Accounting
    • Invoice Accounting
    • Partial Exemption
    • Flat Rate Scheme
    • Margin Scheme
    • Export/Import VAT and Duty
    • Property Rules

What is required of you?

  • Proven management and leadership skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; client service oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Conscientious, self-motivated, resilient and goal oriented.
  • Excellent attention to detail, quality and control.
  • Strong analytical ability and decision-making skills.
  • Effective in upward management.
  • Ability to develop new skills and understand new technology as required.
  • Excellent management accounting skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Xero, Sage line 50, and Excel.
  • Strong knowledge of CCH and QuickBooks is preferable.

What’s in it for you?

  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Agile working policy: flexible working hours + WFH when you like
  • Modern offices + free on-site parking
  • Private medical care
  • Commission for new clients
  • Employee assistance programme
  • + many more

If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more, please contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers.

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