MHA | Accounts Assistant Manager
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Accounts Assistant Manager

Colchester Accounts & Advisory Posted: 24 Aug 2023 ref: 836
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Who we are

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 13 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

Purpose of the Role

To undertake preparation of statutory financial statements, outsourcing functions at clients and preparation of statutory accounts, ensuring deadlines and proper accounting standards are met.

Main Responsibilities

  • Review and agree draft budgets.
  • Delegate, supervise and review work of seniors and juniors, ensuring the file is complete and all review points addressed before it is passed to the Partner or Manager.
  • Liaise with clients directly or through relevant manager to resolve queries or obtain further information.
  • Review draft CT computations.
  • Review draft financial statements.
  • Assist in the completion of advisory work.
  • Monitor work in progress on all jobs within the portfolio, communicating any potential problems and write offs to the Partners or Managers on a timely basis.
  • Undertake critical audit areas for key audit clients and supervise larger client audits.
  • Monitor budgets and be responsible for the team’s performance.
  • Monitor debtor balances and cash collections. Liaise with credit control and clients.
  • Excluding audits, be aware of other MHA services and products which may be appropriate to the clients.
  • Monitor filing deadlines and ensure deadlines are achieved, including corporation tax and.
  • Companies House filings.
  • Be a key technical contact for staff.
  • Liaise directly with other offices/departments/technical to resolve issues.
  • Take responsibility for keeping yourself up to date with legislation and standards.

Qualification and Skills required

  • Be fully ACCA or ACA qualified.
  • Experience with demonstrable knowledge of producing year-end financial statements, management accounts and completing VAT returns.
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook and Excel, to an intermediate level, for the production of letters and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based accounting systems such as Xero preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Client focussed.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Carrying out tasks with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to operate strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.

What we can offer you

  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • And more!

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

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