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Outsourcing Assistant Manager

Cooper Parry Birmingham

Job description

Are you a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) currently working in audit and looking for your next challenge? Do you love helping to find solutions to clients’ problems?

We have an exciting new role within our growing Outsourced Business Services team. We are looking for someone initially who is technically-savvy who will play a key role in the delivery of the statutory accounts process for our audit team. This will involve:

  • Reviewing single entity accounts prepared by more junior members of the team
  • Preparing consolidated accounts and cash flow statements, getting your teeth into complex areas such as mid-year acquisitions/disposals, foreign currency transactions etc
  • Assisting in the research of complex technical areas and finding solutions
  • Project managing a slick and efficient process from start to finish, keeping both the client and various internal teams happy
  • Playing a key role in the development and coaching of more junior members of the team

As you develop there will also be bucket loads of opportunities for you to get stuck into some of our other projects too.

Even though the initial focus is on statutory accounts, we also offer an end-to-end process to our clients, acting as a fully outsourced finance team for some. As you grow into your role, we can also offer you the opportunity to manage a portfolio of client work, including:

  • Working with the key stakeholders of a business to improve their management information
  • Reviewing a business’ systems and processes to identify inefficiencies and suggest improvement
  • Preparing a business for their very first audit – providing advice on what they need to consider and helping them to pull together a tidy audit pack
  • Acting as a financial controller (and eventually director) for our clients who need a fully outsourced finance team solution

A bit about CP...

We’re no ordinary firm of accountants and business advisers. And this means we don’t give ordinary advice. We work with privately owned, not for profit and multi-national businesses across the UK to help them become more aware of their financial position, become more financially efficient, help them grow and much more.

We’re straight-talking and put people and relationships before products and services. This is what’s made us the fastest growing firm of accountants in the UK... and our vision is to continue.

In 2022 & already in 2023, we achieved some fantastic feats, and we couldn't be more over the moon!

  • Ranked No.1 in the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index
  • Placed Top 3 in the mid-size category at the Inspiring Workplace Awards
  • Achieved 13th overall at the Inspiring Workplace Awards, against all businesses of all sizes across Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Recently became B Corp certified!

What you’ll need…

  • Have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification
  • Experience within accountancy practice either within an Outsourced Business Services team or within an audit team if you are looking broaden your experience
  • Strong working knowledge of financial reporting requirements and FRS102. Experience of IFRS is desired but not essential
  • A proactive approach to maintaining knowledge and researching technical areas
  • Experience working with medium or large groups and familiarisation with consolidated accounts and cash flow statements
  • Excellent project and time management skills to deliver multiple assignments to precise deadlines
  • Ability to build strong client relationships and deliver an outstanding client experience
  • Great attention to detail and ability to prepare a high-quality set of accounts
  • Ability to coach more junior team members and delegate effectively when needed

Let us know if you also have the following desired, but not essential, skills:

  • Experience with accounting software (notably Xero, QBO or Sage)
  • Experience with CaseWare
  • Experience managing software integration projects
  • Management accounting experience
  • VAT expertise
  • Business development experience

What's in it for you...

We have always believed in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves. From how you dress, to where you work and how often you take holiday. We give our people the opportunity to work flexibly, as well as the trust and accountability to deliver.

We put our people at the heart of our culture. If our people love working here then they do amazing work, that’s why we offer things like:

  • Incredible development and career growth - tailored training to help you learn and progress
  • A truly flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Empowered and entrusted to do what you do best
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme to help with your;
  • Physical Health – Doctors on Hand for private GP appointments, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Mental Health – Sanctus coaching, Mental Health First Aiders
  • Financial health – Life Assurance, Wagestream

We know everyone performs their best when they feel welcomed and supported to bring their whole selves to work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will work with you to ensure you have all you need to achieve your best.

Get in touch if you have any questions about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion or about accessibility/accommodations during your application process.

A note for recruitment agencies…

Agencies, we love you… but unsolicited CV’s will not be honoured. We will only accept CV submissions for roles briefed to you by our Talent Acquisition team.

If you would be interested in working with us – please send a message to , should we have anything we need additional support on we will reach out to you.


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