Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

Senior Accountant / Portfolio manager job with Accountancy firm in Royston. Salary £40-60k

Hays are recruiting an Accounts Manager for a highly respected accountancy firm in Royston.

Your responsibilities;

  • Oversee and manage clients' accounts, tax and value-added services assignments, to include monitoring progress against budget and established timeframe, review of work completed by junior team members and resolving all issues prior to Partner review;
  • Assist in the management of the overall team on a day to day basis;
  • Manage a portfolio of clients including client take-on procedures to include the preparation of accounts and tax returns for companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals;
  • Act as a major point of contact within the firm for client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided and maintaining regular contact with clients;
  • Provision of general tax advice to clients;
  • You will be expected to be able to write professional letters, reports and other written submissions for review by partners for use with clients and other relevant third parties;
  • Develop, retain and motivate junior members of staff (includes ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for appraisees)
  • Work as part of the management team on issues such as resources planning, staff retention, improving our tools and processes and efficiency gains
  • Keep up to date with all technical developments to ensure continued excellent services with the client

Education and Work Experience
  • ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent preferably with 3 or more years' post-qualification experience in an accountancy practice
  • Proven client relationship skills
  • Broad accounts and tax knowledge with the ability to advise clients directly
  • Proficient at Microsoft office especially Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting packages e.g. IRIS, Xero, Sage, QuickBooks etc
  • Experience of managing client assignments


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Friendly and supportive working environment
  • Career progressio

What you need to do now
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