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Accounts Assistant Manager

Cooper Parry Birmingham

Job description

We’re killing it....

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. We were voted the #No1 Accountancy firm to Work in the UK by best companies, along with a host of other awards as well…

So what make all this happen? Because we are leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.

About the role

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? Do you love organising, and running a slick process that makes everyone’s lives much easier? If so, please read on.

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, helping them to focus on what they do best. 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. The role will be initially focused on statutory accounts, but this isn’t the sole focus of our team. We 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, which can be as varied as you like! We will work with you to ensure your skillset is maximised and added to. Our team has grown significantly over the last year, and we have a huge variety of exciting client opportunities we can offer you to develop your skill set and expertise, 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 improvements.
  • 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified auditor to develop their career beyond audit and obtain key practical skills and business knowledge within a supportive team environment of a dynamic, forward-thinking organisation.

What you’ll need

  • Have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification.
  • 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 working within an audit team
  • Experience with accounting software (notably Xero, QBO or Sage)
  • Experience with CaseWare
  • Experience managing software integration projects
  • Management accounting experience
  • Internal finance team or outsourced financial experience
  • VAT expertise
  • Business development experience

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