Senior Manager - Professional Services

Senior Manager - Professional Services

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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This global professional services group are looking to appoint a bright, articulate and numerate finance professional looking for a leadership and transformation challenge. You will thrive on providing best service and development from withing the team and external stakeholders.

Job Specification

Senior Manager operating across a wide portfolio of clients.

  • Responsible for managing, leading and developing a team of 6 experienced and qualified managers
  • Co-coordinating involvement of other service lines or specialists to meet specific client needs and taking the lead where required
  • Brand enhancement and promotion (networking/PR, business development within the group function and attendance at industry seminars)
  • Responsibility for on boarding new business and existing client development
  • Responsibility for long terms capacity planning and forecasting
  • Accountable for service delivery on accounting/financial regulatory matters
  • Accountable for ensuring all operational routines take place within accounting teams
  • Active involvement, ownership and an advocate for strategic improvement projects
  • Technical involvement within strategic improvement projects
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate Accounts resource is provided
  • Co-ordinating shared resources with other Senior Managers and our Spartan offices
  • Monitoring the contribution and effectiveness of technical resources from other lines of service impacting the accounting work.
  • Accountable for billing and debt (emphasis on recovery and net investment)
  • Undertaking fee reviews for clients
  • Responsible for most senior detailed review of all accounting output
  • Managing the development of direct reports and accountable for other accounting staff
  • Recruitment
  • Managing HR matters
  • Identifying client related risks and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date process documentation exists and is disseminated
  • Collaborating with other Senior Managers to ensure, identify and implement best practice
  • Ensuring processes are adhered to and carried out consistently across your teams with necessary mechanisms in place to identify non-conformity
  • Implementing change to control risks

Skills Required

  • You will be ACA/ACCA qualified with a strong understanding of accounting and related areas and have in excess of 10 years post qualification experience
  • Excellent technical and practical accounting knowledge with the ability to apply it in practical situations
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build relationships across disciplines to positively influence people at all levels, and to develop staff through motivation and coaching
  • Capable of managing a team with diverse experience and views and having the ability and confidence to challenge colleagues to improve performance
  • Excellent client management skills, client service and results orientated
  • Ability to identify and suggest procedural improvements
  • Confidence to walk the floor and understand current state

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