Practice Accountant - Client Manager

Somerton, Somerset | £35,000-£45,000 + profit share + relocation support

Vardey Recruitment are delighted to be working exclusively with an established, expanding and forward-thinking Accountancy Firm near Somerton in Somerset who are looking for a Senior Accountant/Client Manager to join their growing team. They provide a wide range of accounting, tax and business services to a variety of clients, whether they are private individuals, entrepreneurs, investors, families, partnerships or corporate clients. Working as a Senior Accountant (Client Manager) you will benefit from direct client contact and the chance to make a real contribution to the company’s affairs. You will gain more varied experience than some other accountancy firms!

Your role

As a Practice Accountant (Client Manager) from your first day, you will be exposed to a broad range of clients and companies, whilst working within this independent firm. Working in a close-knit team, your role will be to manage delivery of the full range of services to a portfolio of clients, bringing in the team where necessary to offer additional services.  As the Senior Accountant, you will manage the process of producing and/or reviewing a clients quarterly management accounts and meeting with the client to review business performance and profitability, as a trusted partner.  The Senior Accountant (Client Manager) will focus on compliance and making tax digital for VAT and income tax.  You will also lead in the preparation and finalisation of annual accounts, business and personal tax returns. 

Part of this role would be to manage, support and train others as well as supporting your own portfolio of clients to help them grow and develop their businesses. In the longer-term the Practice Accountant could gain exposure to M&A activity, corporate finance and supporting businesses with exit plans working closely with the partners.  The Practice Accountant will be exposed to an opportunity to use your entrepreneurial spirit, become a key part in the change in the service approach and be involved in the implementation of the organisations profitability engineering services, working closely with the partners.

The ideal candidate

  • Either qualified/finalist (ACA/ACCA/CA or equivalent qualification), by experience or (AATQ) keen to progress within an accountancy practice.
  • Or an Accountant from industry (with history in practice) looking for a move into a client manager level practice role.
  • Have a genuine interest in adding value to clients and developing business relationships.
  • You will be an excellent communicator and have strong IT skills.
  • Be a strong team player as well as a pro-active person who can work on their own initiative.
  • Some supervisory experience a clear advantage.
  • The firm will also like to hear from anyone with a specialist area keen to develop further skills.

In return
  • The company will offer career advancement and study support if required as on the job support and career development. 
  • Pension.
  • Profit share scheme.
  • Parking.
  • Opportunity to use your entrepreneurial instinct in growing the firm and gain experience in M&A, sale/exit business partnering exposure.
  • Career progression.
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support - if required but for this we are looking for a fully qualified accountant


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