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Client Manager (Qualified Accountant) – Reading

  • Full Time
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Would you like to work for a friendly, thriving practice with fantastic clients? Do you feel equally comfortable with the customer service and technical sides of accountancy? 

We are actively recruiting for a Client Manager (Qualified Accountant) to join the team of an award-winning accountancy practice in Reading. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to manage a portfolio of wide-ranging clients and take the next big step in their career.

About the opportunity

Our client is an award-winning accountancy firm with a great office setting in Reading. They provide bespoke accountancy services to clients across sectors. You’ll be part of an energetic, collaborative environment and a key member of the client management team. 

  • Manage your own portfolio of clients
  • Build great and long-lasting team and customer relationships
  • Assist and advise clients on varied day-to-day tax and financial matters, as well as supervising the year end accounts and tax completion for business customers, routine VAT compliance, etc
  • Statutory accounts (FRS 102 and 105)
  • Manage production and workflow for your team to ensure deliverables are met
  • Undertake client meetings either in person or remotely, and be instrumental in signing up new clients for the practice
  • Carry out reviews on any prepared accounts and tax returns
  • Preparation of annual accounts as well as company and personal tax returns
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients and junior staff when required
  • Supervise bookkeeping, prepare and review VAT returns
  • Other duties as needed

This is a hands-on role, delivering accounts/tax and all-round services to a varied portfolio of clients. 

What you bring to the table

Your communication skills are top-notch with the ability to make clients and colleagues alike feel at ease. Delivering outstanding client service is second nature to you and you know technology is a key component to adding value to clients and improve efficiency. You are a doer who can think outside the box and you know that one solution isn’t necessarily the only one for a problem. 

    • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified
    • 3-4 years of proven accounting and client management experience in an accounting practice environment 
    • Strong statutory accounts experience (FRS 102 and/or 105)
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills 
    • Excellent customer service and organisation skills
  • Confident, motivated self-starter with the ability to manage your time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Tech-savvy with the ability to think outside the box
  • Must be based in the Reading are and not require visa sponsorship 

What’s in it for you?

Be part of an award-winning, united team that works in great office settings and has a lot of fun together.

  • Role: Client Manager (full time, permanent)
  • Location: Reading (Hybrid available, with 2 days in office) 
  • Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 (DOE) + quarterly bonus
  • Pension scheme and sickness pay
  • Private healthcare + life insurance benefits
  • Free parking + excellent transport links to the office 
  • Great career path opportunities, ongoing training, have your say on company development
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year
  • Fun team activities, attend regular business events and seminars

Does this sound like the role for you? We’d love to see your CV – apply today!

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