Outsourcing Manager

  • Job Reference: 1511
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2024
  • Recruiter: ProTalent Limited
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Outsourcing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: James Lovegrove

Job Description

About the Opportunity:

Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a rapidly growing accountancy and business advisory practice? Established in 2008 and part of a leading service provider in the media and entertainment industry, this firm is setting new standards in the industry. With private equity backing, they are on an exciting journey of continuous innovation, using cutting-edge technology to develop their teams and expand their business. Their clients range from large corporates and film industry investors to dynamic owner-managed businesses, offering a unique and diverse work environment.

Reporting into: Senior Manager
Direct Reports: 3
Location: Winnersh Triangle, Reading
Hybrid Working: During the 3-month probation, 5 days in the office; after passing probation, 3 days in the office and 2 from home.

The Role and Your Career Journey:

Join a team where your ideas matter and your contributions make a real difference! This firm values their people above all, providing the resources and support needed for you to thrive and grow. They pride themselves on delivering exceptional client service, empowered by the latest technology. If you're an ambitious, proactive individual with a passion for excellence, they're looking for you to lead their Financial Outsourcing (SME) team as a manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Client Management: Handle financial outsourcing for a diverse portfolio of clients, including bookkeeping, VAT returns, and management accounts.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure all deliverables are completed to a high standard and on time.
  • Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and develop a team of direct reports, managing performance and fostering growth.
  • Ad Hoc Projects: Take on special projects and analyses as needed.
  • Client Onboarding: Prepare proposals and engagement letters to ensure compliance and smooth onboarding of new clients.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Qualifications: Professionally qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, or equivalent) with ideally 3 years post-qualification experience.
  • Leadership: Proven experience managing and leading a team, including performance management and goal setting.
  • Technical Skills: Strong knowledge of accounting fundamentals (FRS 105 and 102), VAT principles, and proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with Xero, Dext, and CCH is a plus.
  • Soft Skills: Excellent planning, organisational, and decision-making skills, with the ability to adapt to changing deliverables. A team player with a supportive mindset.
  • Client Interaction: Ability to lead client meetings, advising on basic corporation and personal tax rules, including dividend planning.

Reasons to Join:

This firm offers a competitive starting salary between 50,000 and 60,000, and a range of enticing benefits designed to support your professional and personal wellbeing:

  • Generous Holiday Allowance: 25 days holiday, increasing with service, plus the option to buy/sell additional days.
  • Flexible Working: Start your day anytime between 8am and 10am with a 7.5-hour workday. Post-probation, enjoy hybrid working with 3 days in the office and 2 from home.
  • Health and Wellness: Non-contributory private medical insurance, life assurance, and discounted gym membership.
  • Professional Development: Reimbursement for one professional membership subscription and significant opportunities for career progression.
  • Work-Life Balance: Enhanced adoption, maternity, and paternity leave, plus an Employee Assistance Programme for confidential advice and support.
  • Social Perks: Annual company-wide party, regular social events, free fruit, and a bean-to-cup coffee machine.
  • Referral Programme: Earn 1000 for successful referrals post-probation.

Join a Top-100 accountancy firm where a professional yet friendly and collaborative work culture meets a balanced approach to work-life integration.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now!

Contact Details:
Telephone: 0118 2081 632
WhatsApp: 0750 7266 255
Email: james@protalent.co