Menzies LLP

Outsourcing Assistant Accounts Manager

Recruiter
Menzies LLP
Location
Farnborough
Salary
Competitive salary plus great benefits
Posted
21 Nov 2023
Closes
21 Dec 2023
Ref
18725
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

We are looking for an experienced  Outsourcing Assistant Manager to join our busy Farnborough team and office.  This role may require presence in other offices from time to time.

This is a new role created to capitalise on the Outsourcing and Advisory opportunities arising within the local area, as well as the growth of the service line overall. The purpose is to provide support and an Outsourcing presence within the Farnborough office on a day-to-day basis. The role will include the preparation of management accounts for a wide variety of clients, the management of a small portfolio of SME clients and occasionally will involve carrying out cloud accounting advisory work, conversions and training. The rapid growth of the service line allows for great progression opportunities and the dynamic variety of work makes this a role that continuously creates new skills and excitement.

Why join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 600 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 Responsibilities

  • This is an indicative list of tasks and responsibilities. Given that it is a new role, this job description will evolve through mutual agreement.
  • Working closely with clients and Menzies Managers taking responsibility for the preparation of management accounts and overseeing the client’s accounting activities:
  • Start to build experience managing relationships with clients, partners, and relationship teams as necessary per client with an advisory focus
  • Preparation of management accounts, ability to communicate and interpret these for the client
  • Maintain accounting records and working papers, calculate and apply month end adjustments to management accounts
  • Competently complete VAT returns applying technical knowledge. Review smaller, more straight forward VAT returns and file
  • Perform ad hoc project work as requested– e.g. catch up exercises for clients and tidying up accounting software
  • Assist with standardising and maintaining internal working papers and checklists
  • Manage their portfolio of outsourcing work in an efficient manner keeping recoveries within the department target
  • Marketing and networking - promotion of service line internally and externally
  • Review work by more junior staff
  • Prepare budgets for client work and new client proposals
  • Responsible for client delivery & quality control
  • Identify and implement internal efficiencies
  • Good understanding of client business and key performance indicators
  • Building constructive relationships within Outsourcing and other Menzies service lines
  • Undertake work both in the office and at client sites, as required
  • Attend client prospect and accounts meetings with senior staff or by themselves
  • Building forecasting experience and understanding
  • Preparing proposals and engagement letters for new prospects and Service & Advisory work
  • Proactively contributes to the development of more junior staff with technical and practical experience
  • Understanding of issues and drivers affecting business performance
  • Aware of budgets and the impact on the performance of the firm
  • Communicates effectively and professionally in person and in writing

The Person

  • ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Excellent working knowledge of cloud based accounting systems
  • Solid technical accounting knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop a team
  • Adaptable to varying client needs
  • Effective client relationship builder
  • Strong commercial business acumen
  • Demonstrates Best Practice approach to all tasks and assignments 

Required competencies:

  • Developing Relationships: Projects confidence and competence to all stakeholders & suppliers both in person, and on the telephone.
  • Delivering Quality Results: Produces accurate work in a timely manner.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Organises self effectively to meet deadlines and provides regular updates and reports. Proactive and solution-oriented.
  •  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

#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 client’s businesses.

Agencies:

When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain, please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL and we do not accept speculative CV's as an introduction. Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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