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Business Services Supervisor (O910609)

Douglas, Isle of man

Accounting & Finance

Excellent base salary plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Overview

Our Douglas-based Client is expanding its Business Advisory team and is now seeking an experienced Accounting professional to to join as a Business Services Supervisor.

Role Profile

The purpose of the role is to execute delegated work to a high professional standard in an attempt to enhance productivity and efficiency to ensure client satisfaction and to optimise personal development, and progress to manager duties.

Responsibilities include:

Service to clients

  • Ensure that delegated work is completed to a high professional standard, a standard greater than which the client expects
  • Complete the work effectively and efficiently within the budget agreed in advance with the manager concerned and to assist in planning assignments as required
  • Delegate work to junior members of staff wherever appropriate and supervise and review their work
  • Ensure the appropriate audit and accounts preparation documentation is completed to a high standard
  • Develop an understanding of the client's affairs and an appreciation of the economic and commercial climate in which they operate
  • Provide feedback to managers of all client developments/opportunities of which you become aware
  • Report any possible further services
  • Take responsibility for current clients and become their main point of contact as field manager of the engagement

Maintaining professional and technical standards

  • Adhere to the firm's and Institute's or Association's professional standards and to be aware of developments or pronouncements from the Financial Reporting Council, ICAEW or similar regulatory and professional bodies
  • Read the technical updates and bulletins circulated from the relevant professional bodies and the company, and obtain relevant background information
  • Apply technical and personal skills covered on training courses to assignments
  • Develop and improve professional, managerial and technical skills
  • Consider the audit approach to assignments and ensure the most cost effective route adopted
  • Monitor work in progress
  • Review the level of non-chargeable time and keep to a minimum

Portfolio management

  • Effectively manage a small portfolio of clients and take responsibility for timetabling, budgeting and billing of them
  • Ensure the agreed timetable and deadlines are met and keep the client updated throughout the engagement for all clients
  • Where there are other members of the engagement team, ensure they are briefed and supported through the engagement
  • As directed by the manager, assist with the management aspects of the wider portfolio

Staff development

  • Brief more junior staff and ensure completion of delegated work is to a satisfactory standard
  • Ensure that junior staff receive adequate, on the job training
  • Review and assess the work of junior staff and report on strengths and weaknesses to the staff director when requested to do so
  • Monitor work in progress levels of more junior staff
  • Ensure that junior members of staff are given the opportunity to work on all sections of the audit file and on more complex accounts jobs, under supervision, in order to develop their skills

Person Profile

  • Hold a recognise accounting qualification (ACCA / ACA)
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualified experience
  • Experience within an audit and advisory function

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