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Cloud Accounting Manager

  • Job Ref: Cloud
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Wanstead
  • Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 pa
Date Posted: 30th January 2020

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage work flow within the team/outsourcing and work closely with the bookkeeper/management accountant
  • Dealing with a varied client portfolio (T/O up to £5million) including OMBs, advertising, retail, construction, contractors etc.
  • Review a wide range of accounts - Limited, sole trader, partnership, LLP’s etc. Identifying and making adjustments where necessary
  • Finalising accounts under the overall control of the director
  • Providing a management accounts service to clients to include forecasting and budgeting
  • Build relationships with clients with a view to being their primary point of contact for any initial accounts, tax or VAT queries
  • Attend client meetings on a regular basis
  • Ensure work is completed within agreed time and budget
  • Liaising with HMRC in respect of VAT enquiries
  • 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 - FreeAgent, Xero, IRIS, SAGE and Quickbooks
  • Deliver Xero training to individuals and small groups
  • Be our Xero expert across the practice and assist colleagues in all aspects, migration, service delivery and reporting from Xero

Opportunity to be involved in ad-hoc client projects, including developing firm wide cloud offering to clients.

Skills, Experience and Attributes required:-

  • ACA or ACCA qualified with 3 - 5 Years + within a practice environment
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Strong IT skills to include Excel, Word and Xero essential
  • Experience to include supervising a small team, mentoring junior team members and having responsibility for managing a portfolio
  • Up to date statutory accounts knowledge and sound accounting and VAT technical 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
  • Acute sense of fine detail and the ability to analyse and solve more complex accounting queries
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Xero, SAGE, IRIS, Quickbooks and FreeAgent
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and flexible in approach
  • Communication - oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organised - ability to deal with a variety of tasks and managing a varied workload
  • Be positive and committed in dealings with both clients and team members

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