In a nutshell
Are you an experienced accountant with legal sector experience? Are you ready to become a leader?
Due to continued success, our professional practices team is growing. This pivotal Manager position is perfectly suited for a qualified accountant aspiring to fast-track their career within an expanding sector and successful team.
What you'll be doing day to day
- Supporting a diverse client portfolio from UK Top 100 law firms to sole legal practitioners.
- Utilising your talented accounting knowledge and skills to collaborate with clients and deliver an exceptional service.
- Identifying financial, commercial and tax planning opportunities for clients.
- Planning, preparing, completing and reviewing year-end accounts, tax computations and tax returns.
- High level planning, completing and reviewing Solicitor Accounts Rules audits
- Coaching and supporting junior team members.
- Managing compliance work for a portfolio of clients
- Day to day management of the professional practices team overseeing workflow and ensuring work is delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget.
- Working with Partners on new client work.
- ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent QBE) - or nearing qualification.
- Knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR)
- Enjoys having a laugh, whilst working hard and being part of a supportive team.
- Commercially astute, with keen analytical and problem-solving mind.
- A natural ability to build rapport quickly with clients and other employees across the firm.
- Knowledgeable of accounts preparation, tax compliance for various business entities.
- Adept user of accounts and tax return software.
Why work at PKF Francis Clark
We’re the largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisors in South West England. We have nine offices in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Taunton, Torquay and Truro.
The firm, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, has annual revenue of over £55 million and a 900-strong team based across our offices. Our continuing growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you.
We offer a supportive and flexible culture, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be. In September 2022, PKF Francis Clark was certified as a Great Place to Work. In February 2023 we were ranked as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing (40th out of 79 among large organisations). We work hard to ensure that ours is a culture where you can be yourself, develop and be part of a forward-thinking team that makes brilliant things happen.
PKF Francis Clark is a member of the PKF International family of legally independent firms, which together are ranked as the 11th largest provider of accountancy services in the UK by Accountancy Age.
Your core benefits will include
Financial benefits: Pension, group life assurance, group income protection
Health & Wellbeing benefits: Employee Assistance Programme with counselling and support for you and your immediate family, option to buy 5 extra days holiday, virtual GP for you and your immediate family, health cash plan for you (and up to four children) to help cover the costs of everyday healthcare and cycle to work.
Other benefits: Bonuses for career and family milestones, volunteering days, emergency support from the Francis Clark Charitable Foundation for current and ex-employees.