Assistant Manager - Accounts and Outsourcing

Michael Page
Buckinghamshire, High Wycombe
£45000 - £55000 per annum
29 Nov 2023
27 Dec 2023
JN -112023-6261597
Robert Rollason
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

A Leading Accountancy Practice is seeking an Accounts and Outsourcing Assistant Manager to work in our High Wycombe office dealing predominantly with owner managed businesses across many sectors.

Client Details

A highly successful, High Wycombe based accountancy practice that has experienced impressive growth. The firm acts for wide ranging clients in turnovers and size from smaller, start up, entrepreneurial businesses through to larger corporates, AIM listed and significant sized groups up to circa £10millions.

The range of clients within the firm offers a real variety and breadth of complex and interesting work to get involved with, offering the chance to learn new technical skills and providing a challenging and interesting client base to work with.

The environment offers a family feel, within a much more collaborative and enjoyable environment to work in. This is also reflected by a very good work life balance, agile mix of home to office and very good hybrid working on offer with a minimum of 2 days office based a week


The Key Responsibilities for this Accounts and Outsourcing Assistant Manager, based in High Wycombe:

  • This is a client facing, fast paced role which includes advisory elements and often deals with high-net worth clients.
  • The work is varied and ranges from typical year end and quarterly compliance through to ad-hoc advisory and project work. The client base is a mix of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, limited liability partnerships and trusts.
  • Supervising and review of the preparation of year-end financial statements and quarterly VAT returns, reporting directly to senior management and partners.
  • Preparation of more complex year end financial statements including consolidations
  • Taking ownership of ad-hoc advisory projects including implementing and providing training to clients on Xero and other software
  • Work planning and annual timetabling, ensuring that internal timetables are met by junior team
  • Financial management
  • Cross-departmental communication
  • Building and maintaining client relationships
  • Coaching and development of junior team members


The successful candidate for this Accounts and Outsourcing Assistant Manager:

  • Will be ACA/ACCA qualified and will have a number of years' experience of working in practice demonstrating strong accounting and VAT compliance expertise.
  • Will have strong numeracy and analytical skills, along with the ability to learn and adapt quickly. Ability to use Excel, Word and Outlook is essential and knowledge of Xero, Sage, QuickBooks as well as CCH AP would be advantageous.
  • The role is permanent and would suit an ambitious individual who is seeking to consolidate their knowledge of accounts, compliance and trusts, and take it to the next level by building on their advisory, client management and supervisory skills.

Job Offer

  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Agile working policy giving you the option to work from home for up to 3 days per week.
  • 25 days annual leave. After 5 years' service, the entitlement will be increased by 1 day.
  • In addition, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Life assurance cover of 4 x annual salary,
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Eligibility for the firm's Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000. Paid in December.
  • New client referral scheme. Members of staff introducing a new client to the firm, have the potential to receive a referral payment of up to 10% of the first year's total fees.
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme. This is based on both individual performance and firm performance.
  • Staff have access to health assessments, cancer screenings and health cash plans through the flexible benefits programme.
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.
  • Paid travel expenses when working at offices other than your contracted office.

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