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Practice Finance Manager

Meraki Talent
Reading, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client based near Reading, is a rapidly growing firm of Accountants and business advisors who focus on providing superior tax, accounting and consulting services by implementing practical solutions for their clients' diverse needs.

Established in 2008, a leading service provider in the media and entertainment industry. With the support of private equity backing.

The role:

Managing the financial outsourcing for a portfolio of clients, including but not limited to bookkeeping, VAT returns and management accounts in accordance with UK GAAP.

• Ensuring all monthly, quarterly and year end deliverables are completed to a high-quality standard and deadlines are met.
• Leading and developing a team of direct reports, including managing performance, setting goals and ongoing training.
• Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
• Onboarding new clients including preparation of proposals and engagement letters to ensure compliance.

Candidate requirements:

• A professionally qualified accountant, ideally 3 years post qualified (ACA, ACCA or equivalent).
• Experience managing and leading a team of 3 or more including one to ones and goal setting.
• Strong knowledge of accounting fundamentals including production of statutory accounts under FRS 105 and 102, and consolidations.
• Strong knowledge of VAT principles.
• Strong Word and Excel skills.
• Experience of using Xero.
• Excellent planner/organiser with good decision-making skills and the ability to adapt to changing deliverables when project work comes in.
• Strong role model in the team with a teamwork mentality and the ability to help out all members of the team.
• Review juniors work and provide constructive and development points to upskill them including helping them to understand the basic principles.
• Advise clients and the team on processing efficiencies.
• Ability to lead client meetings and discuss basic corporation and personal tax rules including dividend planning

The Benefits:
• 25 days holiday increasing by one day per years' service up to a maximum of 30 days.
• Opportunity to buy/sell a further 5 days holiday.
• Flexible working starting any time between 8am to 10am with a 7.5 hr working day.
• Flexibility on passing your 3 months' probation to work 3 days in the office and 2 from home.
• Non-Contributory private medical insurance.
• Non- Contributory Life Assurance.
• Discretionary Enhanced Sickness Entitlement after 12 months service.
• An annual companywide party and regular social events.
• Free fruit and bean-to-cup coffee machine.
• Discounted gym membership
• Employee Assistance Programme - confidential advice and counselling on work and personal issues.
• Enhanced adoption, maternity, and paternity leave subject to length of service.

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