Accounting Supervisor

Newcastle Upon Tyne
08 Oct 2016
05 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is one of the largest accountancy and business advisory firms in the UK with over 3,000 employees, 300 partners across over 30 locations. They have been established for just under 30 years and are continually growing and now looking to add an Accounting Supervisor to their professional team based in Newcastle.
In this role you will be working as part of a team that are responsible for the preparation of accounts for clients at all levels from large corporates to SME's. A lot of work is done for their own clients on the year-end statutory accounts in advance of audit and therefore a strong understanding of Financial Reporting Standards, LLP SORP and UK GAAP is essential.

Role responsibilities:
• Profitably manage a portfolio of clients, working with a team of staff to ensure the highest possible standards of client service at all times
• Take an active role in the growth of the office through identification of opportunities and involvement in the business development process
• To ensure that jobs are completed to the highest standard, within the agreed internal budget for the job and to discuss all material points arising on the assignment with the manager / partner and client
• To plan assignments in accordance with the firm's standard procedures and confirm arrangements with the client, including likely costs and billing arrangements
• To take the hands on Supervisory role on assignments as and when required
• To brief junior staff on the client's business and the pre-assignment instructions, to supervise and control the completion of work, and to undertake 'on the job' training and provide feedback where necessary
• To perform the firm's review and completion procedures, to attend the final meeting with the client and to ensure that the client subsequently receives the final accounts and adjustment to opening balances on a timely basis
• To liaise with the client throughout the year and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times
• To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with all other departments, and that all potential client needs are identified and serviced accordingly
• To develop a detailed knowledge of the firm's specialist services, actively look for opportunities to cross sell, and to undertake special work in response to client needs where appropriate
• To closely monitor the practice management system reports, to ensure the profitable recoverability of work in progress, and to bill clients on a timely basis
• To maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil any development or training requirements
• To support the training and development of the staff within the ABA department
• To keep confidential any information obtained concerning the business affairs of the Firm, its staff and clients
• Portray the Firm in a professional manner through appearance, conduct and attitude
• Delivery of high quality service to clients
• Working to strict deadlines
• Adherence to the firm's procedures
• To be involved in any other administrative departmental and office issues as deemed appropriate

Person specification:

• A good understanding of UK financial reporting requirements
• Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness and to add value
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Well-developed people skills to relate to clients and colleagues
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Strong accounts production skills
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Flexibility towards hours of work and tasks performed including assisting other staff e.g. dealing with urgent tasks at short notice when required
• Must be part or fully ACA or ACCA qualified or have significant relevant experience

For the right candidate my client is offering the following:
• Competitive and negotiable base salary depending on experience
• City centre location in Newcastle upon Tyne
• Opportunity to join a leading, reputable market leading firm
• Genuine career progression
• Loads of other company benefits that will be discussed with you at interview stage

This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional firm at an exciting time. To be considered send your CV to me as soon as possible as my client are shortlisting for interviews now