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Accounts Manager – Oxford Office

Excellent opportunity for an experienced ACCA/ACA Qualified individual with a UK practice background looking for interesting client work in a growing Top 100 firm.

Do you want to join a progressive firm bursting with talented staff you could learn and develop from? If so, we could have the perfect role for you. Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London Marylebone. We have a strong focus on innovation and technology to help our clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Our clients range from private clients to owner-managed businesses and large international subsidiaries. We also have specialist teams for international businesses and property based clients.

Shaw Gibbs takes pride in being an employer of choice, we put our people first and our staff enjoy long term careers with us. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development focused not just on technical knowledge but also on commercial and soft skills. Our culture is based on collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise.

We have ambitious growth plans and we are currently looking for an Accounts Manager to join our growing Oxford team. Your role will be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding. 

This is a full time permanent position.

The Role

  • Reporting to a Director, your core responsibilities will include:
  • Build long lasting client relationships - develop and apply your technical and commercial knowledge to provide expert advice and exceed client expectations
  • Support a number of Directors by managing a diverse portfolio of clients and often being their primary point of contact. Your portfolio will consist of both new and more established clients and you will be encouraged to develop further revenue streams within it as well as helping to bring in new clients to the firm.
  • Ensure assignments are completed to a high standard, on time and within budgets agreed with Directors
  • Work collaboratively with other Managers and the Directors to ensure quality of output and efficiency in process across the wider accounts team
  • Prepare and review working papers, statutory accounts and management accounts for a wide range of business entities across many sectors
  • Prepare and review corporation tax computations and returns
  • Line manage more junior staff, overseeing their work and assisting them with their career development
  • Assist with billing
  • Manage own workload in a timely and efficient manner
  • Support the practice in continuously improving our way of working including and adopting new technology
  • Networking in the business community, promoting the name of Shaw Gibbs

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Director level Mentor and a Line Manager who will work closely with you to support you through your development and provide day to day guidance
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, retail discount scheme and flexible working
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing with service and holiday trading - the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • A light, airy and moden office in Oxford
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed
  • If required, full funding and support to complete the ACCA/ACA qualification, including study leave & time off for exams

About You

We would like to hear from you if you are a quick learner and can tick all of the below:

  • ACCA/ACA Qualified with at least 3-4 years PQE in practice
  • You will have at least 6 years’ practice experience
  • University degree with a 2.1 or higher or 3 good A-Level results (or equivalent)
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff
  • Excellent client relationship management skills and aptitude to assist with business development activities including providing support to directors to on board clients
  • Previous experience of line management and supervision
  • Highly commercial approach
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive approach, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Strong IT skills, able to pick up new IT packages quickly & good working knowledge of systems such as Xero, SAGE, Quickbooks & Excel
  • Enjoy developing more junior staff

Please do not apply if you cannot tick all of the above criteria.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the role to recruitment@shawgibbs.com For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page:

https://www.shawgibbs.com/careers

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 11th October 2019. 

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