A dynamic and rapidly growing, professional accountancy firm based in Bournemouth, are looking for an experienced Client Manager to join their elite team. This is a fast paced and demanding role at a senior level, where you will manage and grow upon a portfolio of clients.
The client is a technology driven firm of Accountants, specialising in the provision of accountancy, taxation and company advice to limited company contractors. They offer a bespoke on-line accounting solution, which is tailored specifically to their clients, along with delivering the highest level of service. The role will work alongside other Client Managers in a high performing team, reporting in to the Board. It will have responsibility for all client matters as well as an accountability to develop new business.
The ideal candidate will require a mix of good practical tax knowledge combined with general accounting experience, ideally having gained 3-5 years ‘hands on’ experience, from within a small to medium sized accountancy firm.
Tax plays a major part in this role; accordingly candidates should demonstrate a strong ability in VAT, PAYE, Self-Assessment tax and corporation tax for small companies and the individuals associated with them. This role may be attractive to existing Tax Managers holding a position in a small to medium sized accounting business.
The Client Manager will demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and have experience of client conversion and the ability to develop the portfolio they are responsible for. The role requires customer focused professionals who appreciate the importance of building and developing a strong relationship with contractors. The Client Manager will work towards defined performance measures with KPI’s for individuals, portfolios and compliance. They will also have man management experience in order to be able to supervise other professional staff who report to them.
It is essential that the candidate is AAT/ATT qualified as a minimum, ideally also being newly/part qualified at ACCA/CTA level. Successful candidates without ACCA/ATT will be encouraged to participate in further study towards ATT or CTA. In addition to the technical skills the Client Manager will possess strong administrative, time management, communication and interpersonal skills to ensure that clients receive a faultless and exemplary level of service at all times.
This role would ultimately suit an individual who is driven, ambitious and who wants to develop their career and take responsibility for their own portfolio of clients whilst gaining considerable commercial experience.
In return the employer offers a very positive work environment, with a strong focus on delivering a great client service, using bespoke and modern technology. They have a high performance culture and strong candidates will develop quickly and be rewarded on their merit, taking advantage of opportunities which become available sooner than working in general practice. The future is exciting and a move to new, luxurious offices, which is a result of their organic growth in a short period of time, is imminently planned.
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