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Accounts Manager

Hays Senior Finance
England, Berkshire, Reading
GBP40000.00 - GBP50000.00 per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Flexible role with independent Reading accountancy practice

Accounts Manager
Competitive, DOE
Permanent, Full-Time

The Firm

We are small highly successful, dynamic, and fast-growing firm based in Reading, Berkshire. We are Chartered Accountants. Chartered Management Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers. This role provides an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to progress with the practice.

The Role

  • Reporting directly to our Client Services Director
  • Managing workflows of a small team, ensuring prompt delivery of work accurately and on
  • budget in line with our customer guarantees
  • Management, development, and coaching of junior staff within your team.
  • Manage your own portfolio of clients ensuring quality of service and expert advice.
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and Limited companies
  • Preparation of corporation and personal tax returns
  • Undertake initial file reviews for your team for technical accuracy and completeness prior to being reviewed by the Client Services Director.
  • Carrying out analytical reviews for clients and conduct client review meetings to assist
  • clients to interpreting and making sense of their financial data.
  • Promote the Practice and recommend additional value-added services to clients.
  • Manage own daily workloads.

The Requirements
Minimum of 3 years previous experience working in a Practice environment. Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA. Excellent technical knowledge of current Financial Reporting Standards Experience delivering excellent service to clients. Ability to work on own initiative unsupervised. Ability to work to strict deadlines. Excellent communication skills written and verbal. Strong knowledge of accounting/tax systems; specifically, Xero would be an advantage, along with prerequisite for excellent Excel and IT skills

A competitive salary is on offer as well as 5% employer pension contributions, CPD allowance and relevant subscriptions paid along with 25 days holiday. After 5 years of service, you will be invited to join our employee share scheme.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow


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