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Outsourcing Senior Manager

Hays Senior Finance
Oxfordshire, Oxford, England
Competitive, DOE
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

Job Details

Our client is an accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. They invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.
Their culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectful, innovative and collaborative. They develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. The practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. They put their people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.
They have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. Our Outsourcing division, which provides our clients the full range of accounting and back office services, is one of the fastest growing in our practice and as such we are looking for an enthusiastic Outsourcing Senior Manager to help us support this growth to join our Oxford, London or Farnham office. This vacancy is a permanent full time role with hybrid working and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).
This will be a group role operating across all the firms offices. You will be someone who is driven and thrives in the variety this type of role offers. You will also be able to provide commercial/financial expertise to support your client's business.
The role
Your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Engaging with your clients' business, understanding their needs and identify new opportunities
  • Being the primary day-to-day contact for your allocated portfolio of clients regarding all data processing activities and treasury matters, taking responsibility for all duties up to and including the production of (often complex) management information
  • Data processing activities to be conducted by the team to include bank transactions, sales and purchase ledger items, expense claims and all other general ledger postings, journals etc;
  • Active business partnering to ensure informed reporting of risks & opportunities, actuals and forecast variance analysis
  • Analytically reviewing results and analysing key performance indicators for your clients;
  • Ensuring that allocated teams are keeping all accounting systems up to date and accurate within the agree timeframes
  • Reviewing VAT returns, EC sales lists and Intrastat returns, having an understanding of what is allowable under the VAT rules and the basic principles of partial exemption and how this operates
  • Preparing basic statutory financial statements for clients with little or no supervision, having an awareness of the disclosure requirements of the Companies Act
  • Preparing an audit file which could be provided to the client's auditors, with supporting schedules for all balance sheet items
  • Carrying out ad hoc assignments, often to include budgeting and assistance with cash flow forecasting and training clients in use of their accounting systems
  • Assisting with tendering to potential new clients as well as the implementation phase for new engagements
  • Liaising and collaborating with tax, payroll and other departments on client matters, identifying cross-selling opportunities
  • Promoting the interests of the firm to clients, prospective clients and other third parties;
  • Assisting with portfolio allocation across the wider team and monitor time allocations, budgets and deadlines, including data insight for internal management reporting and checklist monitoring
  • Working in accordance with defined systems and procedures as well challenging the status quo where there may be a more efficient way of doing things
  • Empowering and educating through line management to develop more junior members of the team.

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many sectors
  • Tailored career progression plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working.
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year - a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing.
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About you
We would like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 4-5 years UK experience, from either a Practice Outsourcing team or senior management accountant/business partner in industry. Ideally, you will be ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified but we will consider part qualified and QBE candidates.
We are also looking for:

  • A positive and confident self-starter, who understands the importance of maintaining positive client relationships as well as internal collaboration
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with an ability to work across a variety of clients during any one month
  • Exceptional attention to detail, demonstrating an organised approach to work; an ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output
  • An ability to apply technical accounting knowledge to real-life client situations
  • Knowledge of UKGAAP and desirably IFRS
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Xero and Excel alongside an ability to pick up new software packages very quickly
  • Sage and CCH experience would also be an advantage.

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