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Accounts Manager

Michael Page
England, Oxfordshire
GBP40000 - GBP60000 per annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2022
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Job Details

Supporting a number of partners whilst managing your own portfolio, and being your clients primary point of contact. Supervising, training and assisting more junior members of the team, while developing and applying your technical and commercial knowledge.

Client Details

Our client is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice, with offices in Oxford and London.

As a growing company there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. The practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. They put their people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve their people experience


The key responsibilities for this Accounts Manager based in Oxford are:

  • Manage and implement Accounts Work flow Procedures in relation to all aspects of accounts preparation, ensuring team do the same and standards are maintained at a high level
  • Manage incoming accounts jobs to ensure that resources are available to meet client's accounting deadlines and match internal resources available. Highlight, in advance, any resource gaps and make the necessary recommendations to fulfil work requirements
  • Oversee and review work flow preparation of statutory accounts (primarily FRS105 and FRS102 1A) from both computer and manual records
  • Report to Directors directly, ensuring queries are cleared and exceptions/points of note are communicated to Directors for client communications
  • Work with Seniors to liaise with clients to ensure work is planned efficiently and necessary documentation is obtained
  • Specifically manage allocated accounts assignments
  • Assist the Technical Director with the development of the firm's technical standards
  • Capital gains tax computations
  • Corporation tax computations and returns


For this Accounts Manager based in Oxford, our client are searching for candidates who have/are:

  • ACCA / ACA qualified
  • Strong UK practice experience with 2 years post qualification
  • Previous line management experience
  • Financial Reporting - UK GAAP experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and client management skills
  • Able to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Confident, positive, professional and can-do attitude
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff

Job Offer

The key benefits for the candidate include:

  • Up to £45,000 a year salary
  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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