RSM

Accounting and Financial Reporting Supervisor/Assistant Manager

Recruiter
RSM
Location
Edinburgh/ Aberdeen/ Belfast/ Glasgow/ Lerwick, UK
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
13 Nov 2023
Closes
11 Dec 2023
Ref
req7556
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
JOB DESCRIPTION 
As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.
Overall job purpose

The Accounting and Business Advisory Group (ABA) are responsible for the preparation of accounts for clients at all levels from large corporates to SME’s. Much work is done for the client on the year end statutory accounts in advance of audit and therefore a strong understanding of Financial Reporting Standards, Consolidation technique, LLP SORP, Charities SORP and UK GAAP is essential. You will be required to profitably manage a portfolio of clients, working with a team of staff to ensure the highest possible standards of client service at all times and to take an active role in the growth of the office through identification of opportunities and involvement in the business development process. Ideally, the successful candidate will be qualified either as ACA or ACCA and be able to demonstrate good experience in financial reporting.

Responsibilities
  • Supervision and coaching of junior team members in the preparation of financial statements that are compliant with FRS 102, FRS 101, IFRS and other relevant accounting standards.
  • Taking the lead on delivering complex accountancy related projects for clients as they arise, for example IFRS transition consultancy work or detailed review of financial performance.
  • To act as a focal point of contact with the clients. To communicate any problems or any contentious issues identified to the assignment manager and/or partner immediately. To identify and form suggested solutions.
  • Management of a portfolio of clients and projects, including client care responsibilities, project management and WIP/billing management.
  • To provide insights to our clients drawing on the firm’s depth of resources and help to introduce other service lines as you build those relationships
  • To deliver excellent client service. The position will involve significant client interaction.
  • To ensure that assignments are undertaken in accordance with the pre-assignment instructions, and to carry out the more rigorous aspects of the assignment efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firm’s procedures.
  • To liaise with other departments within the office, especially the audit and corporate tax teams. To ensure that agreed deadlines are met and significant issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Utilising Excel/Word and CCH AP 2 to produce working papers and financial statements.
  • Dealing with cost management, billing and other administrative issues relating to the portfolio.
  • To act as a coach to more junior members of the team and to participate in staff training and supervision as required. This role has the opportunity for line management of junior staff depending on experience.
  • A willingness to travel to client’s premises is required. However, the significant proportion of work is office-based working within our fast-growing team.

Key Performance Measures

  • Delivery of high-quality service to clients
  • Deadlines are met
  • Budgets achieved
  • Adherence to the firm’s procedures
  • Flexibility towards hours of work and tasks performed including assisting other staff e.g. dealing with urgent tasks at short notice when required
  • To keep confidential any information obtained concerning the business affairs of the Firm, its staff and clients
  • Portray the Firm in a professional manner through appearance, conduct and attitude
Personal and professional qualities

The role requires:
  • ACA Qualified or equivalent.
  • UK GAAP and financial reporting experience.
  • Experience of working in a professional practice.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills.
  • Experience of working with clients.
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office, with high competency with both Excel and Word.
Diversity and Inclusion at RSM
At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client’s needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That’s why we’re working together to ensure our firm’s principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.
At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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