Accounts Assistant Manager.

Northamptonshire/ full time / Negotiable

Accounts Assistant Manager
Nottingham, England
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Contract Type
Full Time
What's the Role?
As an Accounts Assistant Manager working within our Nottingham office, you will be assisting the
Managers and Directors with reviewing and finalising accounts preparations, management accounts
and VAT returns as well as providing training and support to junior members of the team.
The ideal candidate will have a sufficient level of practice experience and will be looking to progress
towards the next stage of their career.
Haines Watts is committed to develop its people and will provide ongoing support and training in
order to ensure CPD requirements are met.
We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner-managed business area across the
UK. A well-established firm since the 1930s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are
continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.
• Review an accounts working file and associated tax computations.
• Produce an accounts summary and a list of discussion points for the manager or partner.
• Work within a budget agreed at the planning stage.
• Produce draft tax computations and a provision for inclusion in the accounts.
• Inclusion of statutory disclosures in line with the company checklist.
• You will be expected to professionally represent the firm and its interests in dealings with
clients and other professionals.
• You will be expected to attend training to further develop and maintain your technical skills
and if not yet attained to work towards a professional qualification.
• You will be expected to supervise and help develop more junior members of staff.
• Communicating clearly with clients on key topics affecting them as well as future legislative
changes and the impact this may have on their business
• You will be expected to contact clients in connection with non-technical issues such as the
collection of debtors and be involved on an ongoing basis in administrative activities such as
• You will be expected to plan and control your professional work for the firm’s clients within
the firm’s standard procedures. You will be able to identify basic planning opportunities.
• You will be expected to identify and act upon any opportunities you see within the
professional work you do to sell more services to existing prospective clients.
Your experience ideally will include:
• Ability to multitask and prioritise a number of jobs across all portfolios, whilst
demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations
are met.
• Managing client assignments.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail.
• Display commercial awareness.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Experience using IRIS and MyWorkPapers is preferred but is not essential.
What you will need to be:
• Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local
• Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things
that matter to you
• Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want result
• ACA/ACCA qualified with proven practice experience (QBE will be considered)
What you get back from us;
• Competitive salary
• Internal mentor and buddy system to support your career journey
• Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
• Structured development as well as on the job practical training
• Flexible benefits reward package
• Working and learning directly from our Senior Managers and Directors.
• Ability to progress all the way to the top!
The Haines Watts Way:
Our collective aspirations are simple:
• We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our
clients and connections.
• We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our
initiative to help solve problems.
• But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.
• If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering
a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.
We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines
Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines
Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with
these candidates without payment of any agency fee.
Who We Are
It starts with you!
Some people think being an accountant is all about numbers. Here at Haines Watts we don’t! We
believe it’s all about our people and the relationships they forge as well as the specialist insight that
they might build over time. We’ve been around for 90 years, so we must know a thing or two.
Our clients come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, experiences, talents, skills
and goals. Just like our people.
So, we have a question for you: are you looking for a job that’s just about the numbers? Or do you
want a career which leans into who you are as a person. You will build a common foundation with
your colleagues whilst progressing from Trainee to Manager, but from there, with our in-house
programmes to help you, we actively encourage you to discover who you are as a person.
Is your preference to become a foremost authority in an accountancy specialism or someone who is
energised by relationships with clients and teams? We value either career path equally, but we know
that you will value one more than the other and we will support you on that journey of discovery.
You can find out more about us and our story here.
Our Benefits
Flexible Working
Training and Development
Health & Wellbeing
Private Healthcare
Employee & Client Referral Schemes
Enhanced Family Leave
Haines Watts Rewards Scheme