Agricultural Portfolio Manager

Manager, Agricultural Portfolio Accountancy Practice Oxfordshire

About the Company:

Our client is based primarily in Oxfordshire with offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney with services that reach all the way from the Cotswolds to London. Theyre committed to helping every one of our clients across the area with a brilliant standard of service, as well as giving back to the community by working with local charities and non-profit groups.

About the Opportunity:

They are looking to recruit a qualified accountant to manage a portfolio of agricultural clients based at their Banbury office.

You will report to the directors responsible for the agricultural portfolio and take responsibility for a large rural and agricultural focused portfolio. This will involve providing all round accounting and taxation services, offering tailored advice and planning.

This is a new role which has arisen through a combination of director retirements, positive growth over the last twelve months and planned future growth within this sector.

About the Responsibilities:

Reviewing accounts and tax returns prepared by other members of the agricultural team and clearing all review points to director level. This will include farming companies, partnerships and sole traders

Developing relationships with clients through meetings and regular contact to ensure that you become their point of contact on day-to-day matters

Providing consistently high levels of service to the entire portfolio covering all aspects of accounting and tax in a cost effective and timely manner

Assisting the agricultural directors with specific advisory reports in relation to inheritance tax planning, development land, VAT registration, farm diversification and other matters that may arise which will cover all relevant taxes

General management of the agricultural portfolio and monthly WIP management and billing, staff feedback following job review and workflow management to ensure all work is completed before the relevant deadlines

About the Applicant:

The successful candidate will be:

ACA/ ACCA /CTA qualified, with direct agricultural knowledge and havea minimum of two years post qualification experience

Have strong computer skills with the ability to use the MS office package

Possess strong accounting skills that demonstrate experience with Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and Key Accounts

Able to review and complete accounts files and personal tax returns files in a cost effective and timely manner

Organised with the ability to prioritise jobs effectively

Having agricultural audit experience is desirable but not essential. However, you will be self-motivated and career focused with demonstrable skills and a passion for delivering accounting services and taxation advice in this field

Career focused with a desire to progress and willingness to work outside normal hours as required

Have strong problem resolution skills and the ability to identify possible solutions

As a team player you will have the ability to work autonomously when necessary but with an interest in people and a desire to assist more junior team members

Have good marketing, networking and business development skills and desire to grow the portfolio

About the Benefits:

The opportunity to join a strong, longstanding, professional business in Banbury. A company that takes pride in supporting its staff through good times and the ongoing challenging times we currently face. In addition to this, you will receive:

A competitive salary

A flexible working environment including flexi-time & hybrid working

Support for future study if required

25 days annual holiday in addition to 8 bank holidays

Salary Sacrifice pension scheme

Ability to join the PMI scheme after 3 months

Death in Service scheme 4 times salary after 3 months

Excellent working conditions with free tea & coffee / fruit / car parking

Oxfordshire, England, UK