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Outsourcing Manager

Senior Manager - Outsourcing - £66,000 plus cash allowance

Top ten firm

Substantial benefits

Flexible working

Are you an ambitious and highly organised Outsourcing Manager (ACCA, ACA or CIMA)?

Perhaps you have achieved all that you can in your current role and are now ready to meet new challenges?

Imagine if you could join a our client, a top ten practice where you could build on your knowledge and experience.

If that appeals to you then get in touch to obtain a further information.


Technical Responsibilities:

    • Manage and prepare more complex client assignments, identifying issues and suggesting solutions
    • Review regular management accounts for our client base and reporting to clients
    • Review VAT returns for clients prepared by junior members of the team
    • Review financial statements and compare treatments under alternate GAAPS
    • Ensure each clients company accounts are filed with the statutory timelines
    • Take responsibility for technical matters and resolve any problems which may arise
    • Manage the overall team on a day-to-day basis
    • Has good, and up to date, technical knowledge so is able teach and mentor staff.
    • Reviews work prepared by junior staff and conveys salient points from the work papers and annual compliance reports for discussion with the client.
    • Has in-depth knowledge of how finance and accounting functions, supporting technology and tax considerations can differ by industry and business structure; knows what is required from a compliance perspective and what is considered a standard or best practice.
    • Periodically reviews solutions for clients to determine if they are still appropriate for the current state of their business.
    • Uses knowledge to analyse the current business processes of a client and identify inefficiencies, improvements to their accounting system and where we can add value.
    • Understands how to interpret trends in financial and non-financial KPIs in terms of business drivers, and explains issues to clients in a way that is easy to understand.
    • Understands what financial information clients value for management/decision making and why. Able to have advice based conversations with clients to help them navigate business decisions and teams should the need arise.
    • Offers ideas from previous experience or other organisations to improve management reports.

    And commercial responsibilities:

      • Manage a portfolio of clients from a wide range of industries
      • Manage budgets for client work and have a thorough understanding of the firms billing procedures, including charge out rates, budgeting and calculation of recovery rates
      • Prepare own immediate work schedules and plans/develop daily work plans
      • Facilitate effective meetings with clients, using open ended questions to identify the clients target aspirations and objectives
      • Collaborate with clients and targets to craft compelling and integrated solutions- connecting our services to their needs, and communicating proposals to clients in a way that is easy to understand and identifies the values the client will be receiving.
      • Guide and instruct clients around the regulations of doing business in the UK in a simple but informative way
      • Have full awareness of the services offered by other departments in the firm and continually look for cross selling opportunities
      • Offer ideas from previous experience or other organisations to help clients identify opportunities or threats
      • Arrange bookings for undertaking assignments, ensuring that the right level of technically qualified team members are booked onto each assignment for the appropriate time, whilst keeping in mind their technical and career development
      • Actively seeks out ways to improve the profitability of engagements
      • Ensures work Is delivered to a project plan/work schedule, seeking to resolve delivery issues as they arise, calculating as appropriate
      • Complete review of work in a timely manner and provide constructive feedback to help more junior staff develop
      • Know the strength and weaknesses of their team members and assign work accordingly, balancing the needs for development and efficiency
      • Assist with setting targets and objectives as well as on the job training and coaching
      • Act as an ambassador of the firm and actively seek out opportunities
      • Actively networks professionally outside of BDO and seizes opportunity for new professional contacts when presented
      • Responsible for bringing in new business leads which turn into new jobs for the department

      Role Requirements

        • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) or equivalent experience
        • Solid accountancy experience required
        • Relevant experience, gained in a similar manager role- ideally from practice environment
        • Have the ability to advise on and implement financial systems, processes and controls
        • Full knowledge of compliance and take on procedures
        • Excellent knowledge of business trends in the industry
        • Knowledge of the impacts that different client/industries and service offerings have on the technical work and final deliverables
        • Up to date technical knowledge, therefore able to teach and mentor staff
        • In depth knowledge of financial reporting and accounting functions
        • Excellent understanding of ecosystem of cloud accounting software and add-ons and can articulate the purpose and value of appropriate systems to clients
        • Understands the rules and regulations of doing business in the UK
        • Real Estate and Construction experience preferable but not essential

        Personal Responsibilities:

          • Keep up to date with all technical and commercial developments
          • Works independently and exercises a degree of judgement and adaptability in own decisions and actions
          • Strong organisational and time management skills
          • Demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills
          • Self-motivated and is able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
          • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
          • Coaches team to deliver results
          • Excellent client interacting and relationship building skills
          • Knows when to delegate and when to take personal responsibility
          • Good team member who can encourage and support others at all levels
          • Acknowledges and praises people for their effort and achievements
          • Seeks regular feedback on own performance and acts on findings
          • Sets realistic but stretching performance targets for self and others
          • Knows own strengths and limitations
          • Undertakes difficult conversations when necessary
          • Embraces change with an adaptable and flexible working attitude
          • Able to think outside the box and bring prior experience to pragmatically provide solutions for clients.

          To apply for the outsourcing manager role send your CV or call Roy.

          West London, England, UK