Assistant Manager

Hays Talent Solutions
£34000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits
13 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Looking for an Assistant Manager to join one of the top 10 accounting firms in the world in Birmingham Overview As an Assistant Manager within the Medical Accounts team, you will be required to work closely and support colleagues in the timely delivery of services. You will work independently and be accountable for the delivery of the project to the manager for review, being the first point of contact for our clients throughout the project. As this is a sector specific role, the majority of your work will involve the preparation of unaudited medical partnership accounts, however, the medical team are also responsible for a portfolio of non-medical, unaudited, incorporated businesses, so there is will be a requirement for you to prepare some statutory accounts. In addition to accounting capabilities, you will have rounded business knowledge, the ability to analyse client data, make recommendations and talk credibly to clients on the issues they face such as current performance and future outlook. Responsibilities Technical Preparation of year end medical partnership accounts Ability to compare current year income and expenditure to the prior year and challenge discrepancies with clients Preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP and other accounting frameworks including transition to FRS 102 Experience and knowledge of various accounting software packages including Sage Line 50, Xero, QuickBooks, IRIS GP accounts Assist junior members of the team as and when required Ensure compliance with our streams policies and procedures Understand and monitor own WIP and prepare bills at the relevant stages of the job Provide training to clients in the use of software packages such as Sage Line 50 and Xero Proactive analysis of client data and communication directly with client e.g. current issues, future trading, relevant legislative changes Completion of adhoc projects such as the preparation of cash flows and other financial reports such as forecasts and profit projections Completion of administrative duties such as the preparation of timetables and letters for manager and partner review Commercial Understands the clients business context to ensure we continue to deliver relevant solutions and good value Is well informed of current medical sector affairs, both financial and non-financial to enable meaningful conversations with clients Ability to organise own portfolio, working efficiently to meet project deadlines and client expectations Share knowledge and ideas openly with colleagues Continues to build a network of professional contacts both internal and external to the company Attends client meetings with other senior members of the team Undertakes planned activities and attends relevant seminars to build business skills Supports trainees with their personal and professional development Can articulate the BS&A and wider company offering Proactively identifies potential new business opportunities for the Birmingham Medical Team, BS&A and wider company services Personal Seeks greater responsibility and rises to the challenge Is inquisitive and willing to challenge clients comments Enjoys working onsite and has the people skills to deal with differing client personalities Is robust under pressure and calmly faces challenging situations Is sought out by colleagues as a valuable source of advice and support Makes suggestions and offers potential solutions to problems in a timely manner Displays energy and enthusiasm and is focused on achieving results and meeting deadlines Requirements ACCA qualified or equivalent Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel Good knowledge of accounting packages (Sage Line 50, Xero, QuickBooks, IRIS GP Accounts) and Caseware Good knowledge of payroll is ideal but not essential Experience of preparing medical partnerships accounts is ideal but not essential as full training will be provided Your new company Our client is an award-winning, professional services firm as part of the world's fifth largest accountancy network with more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries, including affiliates. They specialise in helping businesses to achieve their goals and adhere to strong values and a One Firm approach. Their strength in the market place is mirrored in their achievements - Accountancy Age Audit, Tax and Corporate finance team of the year, FT Best Workplaces, highest new entry in Times Top 100 Graduate Employees; to name a few of their recent accolades. Their people work within an extremely supportive and creative environment, and are equipped and empowered to deliver exceptional service. Developing strong, personal relationships with their clients is at the forefront of their service approach and you'll find that our client is a truly innovative and forward thinking place to work. Hays Corporate Accounts is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. 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