The successful Assistant Practice Manager will ideally be a Qualified Accountant and have sound practice experience to take a step into being the Assistant Practice Manager, they will be involved in the strategic direction and daily operational management of a successful Accountancy firm. This role will still involve you dealing with clients, and delivering client work, it will be supporting the Directors with the Operational efficiency and growth of the practice.
Main responsibilities for the Assistant Practice Manager will be:
• Managing workflow, client files and deadlines within the Practice
•Reviewing IT systems & accounting s/w periodically & suggesting improvements
•Reviewing work produced/performed by other members of staff
•Providing effective training and support to other staff, when necessary
•Working with the Directors to set KPI’s, goals and objectives & monitor them
•Responsible for improving processes and implementing new systems
•Client facing responsibilities
The successful Assistant Practice Manager will possess demonstrable experience in a similar role in addition to the following skills and experience:
•ACCA/ACA Qualified or equivalent
•VT Accounts, Tax calc, Bright pay, Quick books and Payroll and MS Word & Excel
•Ability to meet and bring clients to the business
•Hold a full driving licence - essential
•Knowledge of how a Practice operates
•A good 'all-rounder' who can handle statutory accounts preparation, personal tax, VAT, corporation tax, Dividends, book keeping and all general accounting jobs for clients.
•Superb influencing and communication skills are imperative
•Experience in supervising and training junior/other members of staff is essential
•Analytical skills, along with the ability manage multiple deadlines concurrently.
This is a permanent position, with quick progression for the right candidate to become Practice Manager.
- Communication Skills
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