Kreston Reeves LLP

Accounts Assistant Manager

Location
Horsham
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
22 Oct 2021
Closes
22 Nov 2021
Ref
613
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Job Purpose:

Responsibility for a small portfolio of Accounts clients and workflow via own team, whilst supporting senior colleagues across all accounts job requirements, providing a high quality client service experience whilst ensuring adherence to individual job budgets and maximum fee recovery

Scope/Reach & Key Relationships: 

  • Ownership of a small client portfolio/contacts for ongoing management and development
  • Partners and colleagues who are key stakeholders in accounts work across the SL
  • Supervision of Accounts seniors/semi seniors & assistants
  • Supporting the SL’s business development activities
  • Government bodies and external organisations such as HMRC

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities: 

Job/Workflow & Technical Management 

  • To assist with the planning & prioritisation of all relevant client accounts work ensuring effective team workflow
  • Ensure establishment of scope and budget for each piece of client accounts work under own control and ensure adequate briefing to team members where relevant
  • Ensure completion of processing for clients in other managers/senior manager/director portfolios
  • Preparation or delegation of key client accounts work in line with agreed budget ensuring adherence to The KR Way standards of performance document (in particular The Life of an Accounts File) liaising with Managers upwards where necessary on overly complex areas with completed accounts ready for partner/director/senior manager sign off
  • Monitor work progress and ensure appropriate levels of communication with all clients and internal stakeholders on progress for each key task or phase
  • Ensure proactive management of instances where the ‘work done' exceeds the agreed client fee and ensure agreement of a mutually acceptable outcome
  • Ensure preparation of bills for own/team accounts work done and ensure timely sending to client

Client, Internal and External Organisational Contact: 

  • Manage, support and develop a small client portfolio, ensuring the maximising of client advocacy and fee levels from own portfolio
  • Act as a key point of contact for other nominated clients so as to manage all their accounts compliance & other service requirements
  • Conduct online software demos to clients (eg XERO) as required
  • Return phone calls and written correspondence to all of the above within required deadline and ensure promises are kept
  • Attend/lead accounts review and close down meetings for own clients as required
  • Proactively contact clients when items of interest or benefit to the client arise therefore add value
  • Ensure overall provision for high levels of client service is in place across own client base
  • Provide appropriate access and support for other internal departments to own accounts clients so as to assist the cross selling of services into the accounts client base
  • Ensure client hygiene factors are in place, AML, KYC reviews, engagement letters etc leadership, People Management and Development
  • Supervise seniors, semi seniors & assistants who are involved in production and delivery of own accounts work
  • Ensure clear task plans & milestones for each piece of accounts work
  • Provide feedback to all team members involved in specific accounts work on adherence to standards, errors, learnings, and opportunity for value add
  • Participation in delivery of local and regional training for new starters and more junior employees as agreed

New Business Development: 

  • Support the Accounts team in delivering the required leads and SL incremental fee target via networking, meeting attendance, business pitches & presenting at webinars
  • Develop suitably strong internal Kreston Reeves connections such that access and support are identified by all other Service Line teams to their own client bases and cross referral opportunities identified

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

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa and be eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.

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