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Assistant Client Accounting Manager (O911056)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Accounting & Finance

Salary DOE plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Overview

Our Client is a global specialist in corporate, fund and active wealth services and is looking for an Assistant Client Accounting Manager to support the Manager to build, lead and manage a team of Accountants and Bookkeepers at various levels, manage the workflow of the accounting function and ensure timely delivery of technically accurate financial statements at a profit.

Role Profile

  • Ensure the timely delivery of high quality and technically accurate financial statements in line with statutory requirements and generally accepted accounting standards (UK GAAP)
  • Be responsible for the preparation and review of complex financial statements and will provide ongoing support to colleagues on technical and ad hoc financial queries and initiatives
  • Support the Manager to build, lead and manage a team of accountants and bookkeepers at various levels and will provide guidance, development, coaching, mentoring and ensure CPD requirements are adhered to
  • Ensure all client expectations and accounting deadlines are properly prepared for and managed
  • Expected to prioritise and manage the workflow of the accounting function and also to work proactively with the Trust Administration Teams to ensure queries are cleared and financial statements are finalised in a timely manner
  • Produce accurate and timely management information and ensure agreed targets and key performance indicators are met (KPI's)
  • Take ownership, prioritise workload and liaise with clients, auditors and other third parties in a professional manner
  • Support the Manager with change initiatives to ensure improved operating efficiencies, optimum headcount and profitability. This will include special project work as and when required
  • Achieve personal targets as set out for their role (this will include targets for time recording and utilisation) and will also take action to ensure agreed business risk targets are met. They will use technical capability to understand and manage risk, escalating where necessary and required in accordance with policies

Person Profile

  • Relevant accounting experience within a fiduciary services environment of which at least 5 years should have included people management
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant statutory requirements
  • Demonstrable technical accounting knowledge (UK GAAP/ FRS102)
  • Ability to use judgement and initiative in applying standard work practices and solving day to day problems
  • Flexible and professional when working under time driven pressures and will have good prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to deliver results without compromising on quality and accuracy
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and focussed on exceeding targets and goals
  • Excellent command of the English language with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Hold a relevant professional accounting qualification (for example ACCA or CA) and a fiduciary qualification in addition to this will be considered beneficial (for example STEP)

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