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Client Manager, Accounts Manager

Somerset Accountancy Services
Somerton, Somerset (GB)
£45000 - £60000 + private medical, pension & free parking + relocation assistance
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Our Practice

We are a thriving accountancy practice based in Somerton, renowned for our expertise in supporting owner-managed businesses, particularly in the construction industry. We are on the lookout for a Client and Accounts Manager, a role ideal for a motivated individual who has a successful background in accountancy practice and is eager to manage a varied client portfolio.

Our firm stands out for the way we help our clients improve their business profitability as well as our approach to providing a full range of high quality accountancy and tax services.

In our firm, you will enjoy a collaborative and flexible working environment that allows you to autonomously manage your workload while being part of a supportive team. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for professional growth in a firm that values innovative thinking and a commitment to delivering high-quality services.

Client & Accounts Manager - The Role

This is an exciting role for a qualified accountant who would enjoy the benefits and flexibilities of working in a small, friendly and motivated team environment. This critical role is ideal for a proactive individual who brings expertise in accountancy, tax and client service delivery. This role requires managing a client portfolio, nurturing client relationships, leading a team and business development, as well as the direct delivery of accountancy and tax services to clients. The role offers significant opportunities for career progression, with the prospect of advancing to a senior role within the practice, potentially leading to a partnership opportunity.

As a Client & Accounts Manager your role will include:

  • Service Delivery: As the main liaison for clients in your portfolio, you will coordinate the delivery of our full suite of services to clients, ensuring high standards are maintained.
  • Client Relationship Management: Build and foster long-term client relationships, ensuring their varied needs are met with our service offerings. Engage with potential and current clients to understand their needs, formulate proposals, and explain the value and pricing of our services.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Lead and mentor a team, offering guidance, training, and support to team members to encourage their professional growth. Oversee the performance and well-being of the team, ensuring a healthy and productive work environment. 
  • Workflow Planning and Quality Control: Plan and distribute jobs and tasks within the team to ensure premium service delivery. Review team output for precision and quality, upholding the firm's standards of excellence and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Hands-On Approach: As an active member of the team, you will also carry your own workload including preparation of accounts and tax returns as well as meeting with clients and responding to their queries.

The Successful Applicant

You will be a motivated and friendly accountant who values excellence with experience of working in a similar role. You should be comfortable engaging with clients of varying sizes and industries, demonstrating both tact and commercial acumen. 

Requirements for our Manager role include:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA);
  • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in an accountancy practice;
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in accountancy and UK tax with proven excellence in client service delivery and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong record of client portfolio management with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships. 
  • Proven success in leading and developing a team within an accountancy practice including, mentoring and fostering a professional environment conducive to high performance and continuous learning.
  • Experience using Iris Accountancy Suite will be an advantage;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • An enthusiasm for participating in the growth and development of the practice, with the willingness to contribute to business expansion activities.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a CV and a detailed cover letter explaining your how your experience meets the requirements for the role and how you can contribute to the success of our clients and team.

Please note, we are unable to consider candidates who require visa sponsorship.


We are a small accountancy practice established in 1992 to provide good quality, affordable accountancy services to SME businesses.

Where to find us

Based in the beautiful Somerset countryside in Somerton, we serve SME businesses throughout the UK with preparation of their annual accounts and tax returns, tax planning, commercial advice and assistance with growth by acquisition.

The advantages of working for a small firm

With around ten staff including two partners, we have a vibrant office environment, in which people are valued as the unique individuals they are and junior staff are nurtured by more senior team members. When you join us, you become a valued member of our team. With us, you will never be just a number on an employee report. 

As a small growing practice, our staff and trainees are exposed to a wide range of clients and work and encouraged to take a greater level of responsibility and faster progression than would be possible at a larger firm. This mix often provides more interesting and varied work as well as greater exposure to different client industries and business environments.We support apprentices through their training with on the job training as well as providing time to attend formal study sessions.

Embracing technology

We make full use of technologies such as video meetings and online collaboration capability to serve clients that are not geographically nearby. We also promote the use of cloud software such as Xero as well as having the latest accounts production software tools on the market.

Join us

We are looking for motivated and energetic individuals to join our team. If this is you, we look forward to meeting you.

Company info
01458 310020

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