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IFRS Senior Manager

Menzies LLP
Farnborough, Hampshire
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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

Job Details

Menzies LLP are looking for a talented and ambitious IFRS professional to join our specialist IFRS team.

This is a crucial role for the Firm driven by the growth opportunities for IFRS transition and advisory service within the Firms vast current client portfolio. 

This is an excellent opportunity to grow a specialist IFRS team and have a major input in the shape and direction of the service line.

You can expect full support and guidance and excellent long term career opportunities. In time the successful candidate could take over as lead of the IFRS team.

This role works closely with Charlotte you can find out more about her here

Why Join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire, and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 500 employees. Be a member and not just a number!
  • We offer a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors
  • Our package and benefits are very competitive
  • Work life balance is part of our organisational culture,
  • We believe in developing our staff throughout their career

Key Benefits we offer, but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary (we do yearly market research to ensure we offer a competitive salary to our employees and joining candidates)
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement a year Inc. bank holidays (31.5 days for trainees)
  • Annual buy and sell leave scheme
  • Private Medical Cover available to all employees (trainees can opt in for a salary sacrifice)
  • Private Pension Matching Scheme: if employee contributes 2.5-5%, we match it and add another 3% on top!
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to £10,000 for a successful placement
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Dress for your day policy – you decide, not us!
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary
  • Group Income Protection – 75% of salary if long term sickness exceeds 6 months
  • Agile Working is embedded in our culture: we understand that everyone works in different ways and need flexibility within their working day
  • Learning and Development opportunities and Study Support throughout your Menzies career
  • Career Coaching programme for Managers and above
  • Better Place to Work Initiative: proactive benchmarking of the best DEI and wellbeing programmes to offer our employees and improve our employee experience
  • CSR Programme: each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise funds and give back to the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees and their families. As well as being a support line for mental health counselling, it also offers practical financial, legal and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.
  • Paid sick leave – a generous scheme to help you when you are struggling with health issues
  • Free flu jab, eyesight test and physical health checks
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Parental + Family Leave: We are a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 6 weeks, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility). We also have Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Scheme with a maximum of 2.5 days given by the Firm to match 2.5 days devoted to qualifying schemes by the employee in any 12-month period.
  • Season Ticket Loan

To find out more about our benefits please read here

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To take a lead in driving the IFRS team forward, being a firm expert on IFRS and expanding the service line
  • To oversee accounts preparation work for IFRS clients
  • To grow the level of IFRS advisory work being undertaken in areas such as IFRS transitions and ad hoc client projects
  • To act as the day-to-day manager point of contact for IFRS advisory opportunities, both managing a portfolio of clients and being an expert for others to call on for their clients
  • Being responsible for varied client work, ensuring that all jobs are effectively managed, including planning, WIP management and billing.
  • To assist with internal training as required (alongside the central technical team)
  • To maintain a high level of technical knowledge through appropriate CPD
  • Development and supervision of more junior members of the IFRS team
  • Business development activities (in conjunction with line managers and the marketing team) to promote the service line and win new IFRS work

 The Person:

  • ACA / ACCA / CA qualified accountant (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification)
  • Strong IFRS knowledge and experience
  • Experience with IFRS transition accounting, both numerically analysing client figures under UK GAAP and IFRS, and assisting with the preparation of transition financial statements
  • Experience assisting and advising clients with IFRS calculations and disclosures in specific areas such as leasing, income recognition and financial instruments
  • Minimum two years of experience as a manager
  • Ability to demonstrate commerciality and value add
  • Strong communication skills with senior staff and clients
  • Approachable for more junior members of staff and able to build trust with the wider team and clients. Positive and has a can-do attitude
  • Takes responsibility for the completion of assignments, and tasks delegated to them, thinking creatively to improve performance and efficiency.
  • CaseWare knowledge desirable
  • Motivated to take responsibility for the role and maintain a high level of quality service across the IFRS Team
  • Experience of preparing accounts in accordance with IFRS
  • Experience assisting and advising clients with IFRS calculations and disclosures in specific areas such as leasing, income recognition and financial instruments

About Us:

Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a leading UK accountancy and advisory firm, we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.

We apply the same principles to individuals within the Firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated, and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.

#BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our clients' businesses.


When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain. Please be aware that we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL. Please do not contact individual hiring managers.


Interested in a career in business & advisory? Then why not train with one of the most dynamic and fastest growing firms of Chartered Accountants in the South East and become an expert advisor to SME businesses!

Menzies, a top 25 firm of Chartered Accountants, was established in 1912. Since then we have grown to become one of the largest firms in the South East servicing all kinds of businesses across a range of industries. We have 8 offices, each of which is situated in the heart of the local community, and enjoy long term relationships with both local and national clients.

At Menzies, we offer trainees all the benefits of working in a smaller team environment – personable, friendly and supportive – but with the same commitment to training and varied long-term career prospects offered by the larger firms. We provide all-round professional training with plenty of support, paid study leave, tutoring, specialised courses, personal guidance and a competitive salary, which is reviewed bi-annually and on passing exams.

Company info
01483 755000
1st Floor, Midas House
62 Goldsworth Rd
GU21 6LQ

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