Accounts Manager - director / partnership (long-term)

Job Title: Accounts Manager - director / partnership (long-term)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Reference: 13880253/001_1607948327
Contact Name: Jack Hughes
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2020 12:18

Job Description

Michael Page are pleased to be partnering exclusively with an Accountancy Practice based in Southampton who are currently recruiting for an Accounts Manager. This is a very autonomous role with high levels of responsibility both in terms of team management and client facing matters.

Client Details

My client are a small practice based in Southampton who have a very prestigious background of delivering high levels of service to their clients. They have an interesting client base with great long-term prospects for the right candidate with good practice experience and leadership skills.


This Accounts Manager role would involve:

  • Planning and managing accounts preparation
  • Planning and executing project work alongside Partner for larger / key clients.
  • Ensuring tax compliance and planning, identifying potential tax issues and opportunities
  • Providing added value services
  • Supervision and training of staff
  • Business development activities and partner's assistant work
  • Being part of the practice management team
  • Maintaining service offering through corporate objectives and compliance with internal quality controls procedures.


The successful candidate for this Accounts Manager role will:

  • Have experience managing an accounts department
  • Budget, supervise and review staff responsible for completing client bookkeeping including management accounts, VAT returns, CIS returns and payroll.
  • Budget, supervise and review staff preparing statutory compliant accounts using various software.
  • Deal with routine personal and corporation tax matters and identify tax planning opportunities
  • See added value opportunities for existing and and prospective clients in order to service them better
  • Assist the Partner with consultancy and other non-routine projects as required
  • Supervise and train staff whilst they study for professional examinations.

The ideal candidate will already have:

  • An appreciation of the issues facing small and growing businesses
  • Supervision and oversight skills
  • Good excel and written skills
  • Experience with a range of accounting systems
  • Hold an accounting qualification, ACA or ACCA.

Job Offer

On offer for the right candidate is a very competitive salary as well as a flexible working environment and the chance to work autonomously.

If this is of interest, please get in contact with Jack Hughes directly to discuss this as well as other opportunities.