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Business Services Manager

Sopher + Co
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

About Us

Established in 1975, Sopher + Co is a trusted business adviser of choice for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, professional partnerships and expats. Our roots in Elstree led to our early client base in the media and entertainment industry. Since then, we have grown immensely, with our portfolio now spanning over 20 industries. Our success is within our people - with endless opportunities and open-mind approach, Sopher + Co is a place where you can drive your career and ambitions forward, sharing and promoting our commitment to excellent client experience.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Management Accounts Manager, with a strong practice background, to manage and support a team of management accountants and bookkeepers, providing outsourced client services (including VAT and FCA returns) to a diverse range of clients.  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and oversee the preparation and completion of management financial statements, VAT and FCA returns

  • Review clients’ payroll when prepared by the payroll department

  • Manage bookkeeping services and ensure they are provided in an accurate and timely manner

  • Liaise with various providers and statutory authorities on behalf of clients

  • Ensure WIP levels are kept within set budgets and instruct corrective actions when budget over runs

  • Lead, motivate, train and support a team of Bookkeepers and Management Accountants in building effective relationships with our clients

  • Identify and develop new client opportunities. Develop strong relationships internally and externally to leverage work opportunities.

About you

Sopher + Co take pride in their employees and their achievements whilst praising and recognising hard work. We are looking for people who embrace the 3 C’s – Change, Challenge and Commitment and have a genuine interest in progressing their career within an internal finance function.  We enjoy working with people who can work well with others and in turn enjoy working amongst a diverse team of professionals.

You will be confident in working to a high standard, have excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to your work. You will have relevant experience in a supervisory / managerial role within practice environment, delivering excellent client service. You will also have/be:

  • ICAEW / ACCA or equivalent

  • Up to date knowledge of accounting practices
  • Outstanding time management skills and ability to prioritise work
  • Excellent work ethics

  • Great attention to detail and problem-solving skills

In addition to the above successful candidate will be organised and commercially minded, displaying a level of flexibility, professionalism, confidence and ability to build successful relationships through trust and credibility. 

In Return

We will offer you a competitive package, including extensive benefits for you and your family, a comfortable warm and friendly environment with great people and the chance to work with some of the most prestigious clients that no other family-based firm can offer. Sopher + Co strongly believe in staff development and continuously encourage internal progression.

Sopher + Co is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and we expect all our employees to act in accordance with this policy, we recognise the key role it plays in the success of our business.


Sopher + Co, is one of the most entrepreneurial and progressive firms of accountants, business advisers, tax and corporate finance consultants in London. What sets us apart is our personal approach. Our personal attention and approachability combined with experience and expertise help our clients to grow and prosper, giving them more time to concentrate on their business and relieve them of the burdens of compliance and bureaucracy. We partner with key banks, lawyers, finance institutions and other sector specialists to bring a full service to our valued clients. Our broad client base ranges from individuals and wealthy families to professional partnerships and entrepreneurial businesses, we help with every aspect of their personal and business ambitions. We will take the time to carefully understand our clients' individual needs and build our response and service around them. This is the kind of close working relationship for which we are known and the kind of relationship that works best for our clients. Most of our clients have come to us through personal recommendation, evidence of our reputation as leaders in our field.

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