Accounts Manager - South West London

Michael Page Finance
England, London, South West London
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
Dec 16, 2021

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Job Role
Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

Are you looking to work for an ambitious firm?

Do partnership opportunities interest you?

Client Details

A highly successful firm of accountants, based in South West London. The firm is undergoing continued positive growth and provides a superb environment in which to develop your accounting career. They are one of the market leaders in the area and have an excellent staff retention rate.


  • To act as the main point of contact with the client throughout the assignment, responding to their needs and managing their expectations.
  • Work directly with a director/ partner on the planning and project management of each assignment.
  • To monitor the progress of assignments to ensure they are completed in a timely and efficient manner, on budget and in accordance with client expectations.
  • To review the work in progress, comparison to budget and preparing invoice for approval.
  • To fully understand the commercial principles behind the Firm's billing structure and related profitability model ensuring through communication that it realistically reflects the related volume of work.
  • To be able to discuss with clients the wider services offered by the firm and be able to provide advice as to where they might be useful to the clients

  • To participate in the recruitment and selection process for new team members.
  • To participate in the induction process for new team members
  • To manage the performance and development of direct reports through coaching and mentoring.
  • Planning and organising own client portfolio with an allocation of workload and resources to the junior team members.
  • Communicating with directors and partners regarding on-going and future work, including any matters involving the corporate department and clients.

  • Maintaining a good understanding of current accounting standards and practices through attending CPD courses and undertaking own research.
  • A good knowledge of statutory financial statements in accordance with the ISAs and Companies Act 2006.
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations and returns.
  • Preparation of financial statements under UK GAAP.


  • Qualified ACCA or ACA Accountant
  • Ability to observe and understand client business processes.
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP.
  • Practical knowledge of the preparation of group accounts.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines / client expectations.

  • Ability to follow instructions accurately and efficiently.
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information and challenges.

  • Ability to lead and work as part of team.
  • Ability to present work to a high standard, including written reports.
  • Strong IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office and specialist finance packages.

  • Knowledge of IFRS would be useful but not essential.
  • Particular interest or specialism in a specific sector would be beneficial.
  • Experience with other Corporate assignments (valuations, ERS and restructuring etc.)
  • Experience of working with owner-managed businesses
  • A working knowledge of book keeping software.

Job Offer

£50,000-£60,000 per annum + additional benefits


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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