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Accounts Senior Manager/Director

Accounts Senior Manager/Director (MJR_ACM_1) Lancaster, England

Salary: GBP60000 - GBP80000 per annum

Backgrounds considered include but are not limited to:

  • Accounts Manager, Accounts Director
  • Accounts & Business Services, Accounts, Senior Associate

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey?

Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is “To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day”?

If yes, then you could be our next investment! While working at our client, you're in control of your career and with their support this will make us even stronger, together.

The motto when it comes to career development is “Your Journey, Your Voice, Your Success".

About the company:

Our client are an award winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. They are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across 100 offices in the UK alone. They have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made them the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK, and they are over the moon to have been awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year in the FD Excellence Survey in previous years. As a result of this growth, they are now looking to invest in their skills set even further!

To get the job that you'll love:

The personal attributes of each of their employees is what makes them authentic in the marketplace. They look for people who can not only collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. They are seeking people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. They are looking for someone who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals and be more than just a team member.

As a Senior Manager/Director in the Audit and Accounts departments, working across Preston and Lancaster offices, you will manage a portfolio of clients across a variety of industries.

You will have strong experience of working within practice and have exposure to the essential elements of client service and delivery. You will be responsible for the delivery of the audit plan, alongside the preparation of statutory accounts for companies. You will be a key point of contact for clients during the year, assisting with ad hoc queries. As well as delivering an excellent client service, the role includes providing on-the-job feedback and training to junior team members.

To enhance your own personal development, you will have the opportunity to lead, manage, motivate and coach other members of the team, so solid existing managerial experience is needed. You will be working with a great team of like-minded colleagues all focused on supporting each other to perform at their best, working with Partners in each office to achieve growth targets.

You will be ICAS, ACA or ACCA qualified with at least 5 years post-qualification experience for this role. Existing RI status or Practising Certificate would be an advantage, or you must be willing to work towards one of these. Business development will be essential to this role in order to win work for the region.

Our client will provide you with ongoing mentoring and coaching as you continue to develop personally. The successful appointment will have a collaborative outlook with a dynamic approach to management with a desire to progress to partner at a Top 10 firm.

The successful candidate will be able to analyse complex business situations to identify key issues and priorities and will therefore be either FCA/FCCA and hold a practicing certificate. You will have significant experience in general practice and the ability to manage a large portfolio of clients and interactions with your peers and intermediary network whilst leading a team. Our client are a firm believer in “we are stronger, together”, so you will be a confident communicator and demonstrate the ability to make decisions, solve problems and take appropriate action.

A note from the Hiring Manager:

"We are seeking an ambitious, driven, outgoing individual to join the Audit and Assurance team in the Lancaster office. With a proven track-record in leadership you will be a decision maker and motivator of people and will drive and promote the success of the team, office and firm. As well as being responsible for all aspects of service delivery to your client base you will develop and enhance relationships with intermediaries in the business community and will grow the client base through business development. You will have excellent communication skills and will be a driver of change, leading by example. "

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary of £60,000 - £80,000 + below Benefits
  • 38 days annual leave - inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • Private Medical Cover - Ensuring you are taken care of every step of the way.
  • rongLead Incentive Scheme - offering generous financial rewards for helping the client to grow new client / customer portfolios.
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Enhanced Parental + Family leave – Our client aim to be 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 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility) and an Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  • Flexible Working – Our client understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Benefits Portal
  • Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  • Pension
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career Coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  • Dress for your day
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Values are their motivation:

Values are at the heart of everything they do. They are looking for people who also believe in these drivers as they work together to achieve success for both colleagues and clients alike. As a business, “we are stronger together”. They share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. They are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. They look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

Why join the family?

The relationship that is built with colleagues is of the upmost importance to the business. Your voice is important to them. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that clients expect is key to both their and your success.

They offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps to grow their own and bring out the very best in people.

If you have experience in a similar role, feel your skills match and are interested in applying for this position please submit your CV using the “apply now” button below.