Accounts Manager - Watford

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Vacancy Details

To assist our Watford team in helping to grow the firm, the duties you will carry out are:

  • To support the management and Principals of the firm.
  • To review and manage a portfolio of jobs within the accounts team.
  • To manage the financial aspects, servicing and developing a client portfolio, including budgeting, negotiation, billing and recovery.
  • Managing statutory accounts preparation assignments and controlling assignment teams.
  • Preparation of Corporate Tax Returns in conjunction with accounts for FRS 105 clients.
  • Finalising accounts under the overall control of the Senior Manager and Principals.
  • Working with Xero and QuickBooks Online and ability to advise cloud-based clients.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • ACA qualified (2 to 5 years PQE).
  • Significant accounting experience gained within a professional services environment.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting standards and corporate tax matters.
  • An ability to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge with cloud accounts packages (particularly Xero and QuickBooks Online) and various App integrations.
  • Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work is undertaken appropriately.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills. Evidence of a history of managing staff and clients successfully.
  • The ability to prioritise and work under pressure in a calm and collected manner to meet tight deadlines.
  • Be a team player with good interpersonal skills and an ability to manage junior team members.

Employment Details

  • Full time role – Monday to Friday (hybrid)
  • Remuneration will be dependent on experience.
  • Right to Work in the UK required.

The package will include:

  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme (Employer: 5%; Employee: 3%) subject to eligibility.
  • Annual Christmas Bonus equivalent to 1 week’s salary.
  • Private Medical Insurance following completion of a 3 month probationary period (this is a taxable benefit).
  • Death In Service scheme cover (4x salary).
  • Group Income Protection Scheme (non-contributory) following completion of a 3 month probationary period.
  • Annual Leave will be 25 days per annum (pro rata). 3 days are normally taken at Christmas/New Year.

To apply for this position please complete the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Liz Constantinou on 01923 634319 or email