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Accounts Manager

Location: CHELMSFORD, ESSEX Salary: 40000 - 45000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3112748
Are you an experienced Practice accountant looking for a new opportunity in a well-established and respected accountancy practice? Are you keen to expand on your management experience and to develop further leadership skills?

Reed Finance have partnered with a well respected accountancy practice looking to recruit an ambitious and focused Accounts manager to join their dynamic team. Based in Chelmsford this firm has big ambitions, using cutting edge technology to take proactive advice and insight to the next level. They are now looking for the very best candidate to join there ever growing firm.

Offering a competitive salary of £40,000 to £45,000 this firm is seeking and ambitious individual. ACA or ACCA qualified accountant with 3 years post qualification experience.

Duties will include:

• Working within our Chelmsford office you would be joining a well-established team. The position reports into the accounts Directors who is responsible for a large mixed, profitable portfolio. The successful candidate would work closely with and review the work produced by an experienced qualified accounts senior

The main purpose of the job role is to review work from a mixed client portfolio and deal with escalated accounts enquiries from the team. This opportunity would  perhaps be suiting an individual who is currently working at supervisor or assistant manager level and is now looking for the next step in their career and more autonomy. 

• Manage work flow within the team and attend planning meetings
• Dealing with a varied client portfolio (T/O up to £5million)
• Review a wide range of accounts – Limited, sole trader, partnership, LLP’s etc
• Providing a management accounts service to clients to include forecasting and budgeting
• Finalising accounts under the overall control of the director
• Supporting the team with more complex accounts work e.g. intercompany transactions, FRS102 etc
• Build relationships with clients with a view to being their primary point of contact Attend client meetings on a regular basis
• Ensure work is completed within agreed time and budget
• Team management, identifying any training needs, ensuring cohesion amongst the close knit team
• Dealing with general incoming client queries and escalating when required
• Identify cross selling opportunities
• Work with a variety of systems including – Xero, Digita, SAGE and Quickbooks
• Opportunity to be involved in ad-hoc client projects
• Preparation of corporation tax returns.
• Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients


• ACA or ACCA qualified with 3 – 5 Years experience within a practice environment
• Experience to include supervision, mentoring junior team members and having responsibility for managing a portfolio
• Up to date statutory accounts knowledge and sound accounting knowledge is required
• Experience of preparing management accounts (to include forecasting and budgeting)
• Must possess a client focused attitude and have proven experience of building and maintaining relationships with clients
• Experience of working with a variety of clients

This is a fantastic local opportunity to join a developing and progressive accountancy firm. You will be a fully qualified practice professional with excellent organisational and a can do attitude. For more information please contact Mercedes Horton at REED Finance on 01245 245505 or

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