Accountancy Practice Manager
Our client is the largest network of accountants, currently working from over 300 locations throughout the UK, who focus their accountancy skills specifically on small businesses and taxpayers needing a tax return in the UK. They specialise in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings, and tax advice to small businesses. They have 80,000 clients including Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies, and Personal Taxpayers.
A position has become available as Practice Manager in our clients office in Burnham, Slough.
The key duties of the post are:
Workflow management – Ensuring work is completed to time and budget using our workflow management tool Karbon HQ
Quality Control – Ensuring accuracy and exceeding minimum service level agreements
Team Management – Management of a team of 11 including employees and sub-contractors/outsourcers
Client Liaison- Keeping in contact with existing clients, ensuring they understand and are in agreement with the product of the work we have done for them, answering tax-related and non-tax related questions/queries, customer care
Client Liaison – Managing the relationship with new clients to ensure we achieve what has been promised
Practice Development - Supporting the business owner in their ambitions to grow and develop the business, being involved in all decisions as to the direction of the practice, resource requirement, software requirements, financials etc.
Training – Ensure the team is fully trained on all software, changes in legislation, personal development, continual professional development [staff and candidate]
Money Laundering - Engagement in MLR obligations
Database - Overall responsibility for database management in conjunction with Practice Administrator
Staff – Responsibility for staff appraisals, motivation, conflict resolution
Internal Policies – Overall responsibility for internal policies including Health and Safety, discrimination, gender equality etc.
Compliance – There will be occasions whereby the candidate will be required to engage in compliance work for the client base as well as manage the compliance work completed by the team
The successful candidate will have a proven history of success in a practice managerial role, ideally, be a qualified accountant [ACCA/ACA/MAAT/CIMA] have a proven track record with staff management and client liaison and aspire to become a fundamental part of the business. The role is ideally suited to a hardworking, ambitious and enthusiastic individual who strives to reach the top of their profession who relishes responsibility and autonomy
In addition, the following will be required:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in all areas of small business taxation and accountancy – including Self-Assessment, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, PAYE/NI, CIS, VAT, and to a lesser extent import/export and residency
Knowledgeable in accountancy and tax software including QuickBooks Online, Xero, Tax calc – an experience of Karbon HQ, Dext, Auto Entry would be a considerable advantage
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office software
An up to date practicing certificate would be advantageous
Other duties appropriate to a position of seniority
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The right candidate will benefit from:
Salary negotiable depending upon the right candidate, absolute minimum £50,000 per annum, significantly higher remuneration for the right candidate
Comprehensive medical insurance on renewal of the policy
Quality pension provision through The Peoples Pension
Access to multiple tools for continual professional development
Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program provided by market-leading Health Assured
Eight weeks holiday per annum
Flexi working practices – manage your own hours and whilst this is an office-based role, working from home once a week is optional.
Potential equity/ownership arrangement in the future
Free on-Site Parking including electric vehicle charging
The Practice Manager position is the most senior role in the practice; one step before becoming an equity partner, and an excellent opportunity to join a growing organisation. The role comes with significant autonomy and will allow the successful candidate to influence the future direction of the business. The role is immediately available and the business owner will address all suitable applications immediately with interviews to commence as soon as they can be arranged.
Please apply now via our client’s dedicated online recruitment process, which also includes a couple of assessments, but should take you no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete.