Accounts & Advisory Manager

Posted 31 October by Focus Resourcing
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Accounts & Advisory Manager - ACA/ACCA

Our client is a highly successful accountancy practice and they now have an exciting role for an experienced Accounts Manager within their Accounts and Advisory team. The location is flexible with either Reading, Oxford or Newbury office as a base. This is an important role, a passion for advising clients is at the heart of our business and we are looking for an accomplished Accounts professional with previous experience operating at manager level who shares in this enthusiasm. You would make a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of this service line as well as the firm as a whole.

You would be responsible for managing a substantial portfolio of clients and being able to provide value added advice on a regular basis, ensuring all work carried out is in compliance with the firm's procedures and that client and statutory deadlines are routinely met and exceeded. Business development experience would be an advantage as to the role would provide the opportunity to identify new business, research and assist in preparing proposals, as well as take part in presentations to prospective clients.

Your role:

To manage the assignment in accordance with the firm's standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangements.

  • To provide value added advice to your clients on a regular basis.

  • To ensure that the job is completed within budget, and to discuss all significant matters arising with the engagement partner and client immediately.

  • To liaise with the client throughout the year, providing value added advice to your clients on a regular basis, and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times.

  • To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly.

  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the firm's specialist services and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate.

  • To ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis.

  • To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the Institute's CPD requirements.

  • To research and assist in preparing proposals for new work, and to take part in presentations to prospective clients.

  • Attend staff meetings and training as required.

  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager or Head of Department.


  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified.

  • Previous experience of working in practice.
  • Previous experience operating at manager level in a similar role is required.

  • Proven experience in client handling.

  • Experience using cloud based software

  • Experience within the SME sector

Reference: 51537965

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