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Accounts Manager – Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a growing top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectful, innovative and collaborative. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience. With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences.

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. We have a new opportunity for an Accounts Manager to join our Oxford Accounts team. This is a permanent full time or part-time role with hybrid working and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).

The Role

Key Responsibilities

  • Line manage and develop the staff in the accounts team
  • Manage and implement Accounts Workflow Procedures in relation to all aspects of accounts preparation, ensuring team do the same and standards are maintained at a high level
  • Manage incoming accounts jobs to ensure that resources are available to meet client’s accounting deadlines and match internal resources available. Highlight, in advance, any resource gaps and make the necessary recommendations to fulfil work requirements
  • Oversee and review workflow preparation of statutory accounts (primarily FRS102, FRS102 1A, and FRS105) from both computer and manual records
  • Report to Partners directly, ensuring queries are cleared and exceptions/points of note are communicated to Partners for client communications
  • Work with Seniors to liaise with clients to ensure work is planned efficiently and necessary documentation is obtained
  • Specifically manage allocated accounts assignments
  • Corporation tax computations and returns

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing.
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

  • ACCA / ACA qualified
  • Strong UK practice experience with 4-5 years post qualification
  • Previous line management experience
  • Financial Reporting – UK GAAP experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and client management skills
  • Able to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Confident, positive, professional and can-do attitude
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff

How to Apply 

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Additional Information

Shaw Gibbs is an inclusive employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates by ensuring a comfortable and accessible interview experience. We understand that some individuals may have specific needs or require accommodation/adjustments during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to ensure your recruitment experience with Shaw Gibbs is as inclusive and accessible as possible, please let us know at your earliest convenience via email.

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

*Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK. For this role, we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.*

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