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Senior General Practice Manager (Accounts)

About the role: 

You will be a very experienced manager who can consistently demonstrate that you can be relied upon to deliver work to the highest standards, on time and to budget. You will be capable of managing the most complex of assignments, dealing with varied and challenging clients and running a large portfolio, generally in excess of £600,000.

Knowledge of your clients businesses and motivations will be important and you will build successful relationships with key individuals. You will earn your clients respect and trust by putting forward solutions that help them grow their business. You will develop your business skills, and realise how you can contribute to the firm`s growth either by taking the initiative with new business ideas or in supporting others. Other Managers respect and will value your opinion and look to you for advice in performing their roles.


1.Manages a portfolio of clients (starting at around £500k) ensuring that for each client all deadlines are met, the work is carried out within budget and the job is finalised to minimise partner review time. Workload approx. would be a mix of 75% Audit, 15% Tax, & 10% Accounts.

2.Takes part in other ad-hoc exercises such as investigations, due diligence and other duties as required by clients or partners.

3.Plans jobs and organises assignment to ensure the job is carried out in the most efficient way possible and that deadlines are met.

4.Considers Firm wide productivity and efficiency when planning jobs and booking staff.

5.Carries out all work, and ensures the work of staff is in line with ISO 9001 procedures.

6.Provides clear instruction and constructive feedback to staff in a timely manner.

7.Acts as training manager and mentor to allocated trainees.

8.Assists with motivation of all staff and takes an active role in managing issues informally, raises more serious matters with HR where appropriate.

9.Produces training material and regularly presents training to trainees on a variety of topics.

10.Actively participates in meetings, workshops and training.

11.Takes an active role in practice development activities aiming to build on current client relationships and establish new opportunities.

12.Attends training and is committed to CPD, continually developing and increasing their knowledge and skills to give the best possible service and advice to clients and KS staff.

13.Assists with billing procedures and debt collection where appropriate and in liaison with client partner.

14.Provides ideas and input to new innovations and improvements to help improve efficiency and productivity and better improve the quality of services we offer.


1.Relevant Accounting Qualification such as ACA or ACCA.

2.Experience of working in a professional services environment, managing both people and a portfolio for at least 3-4 years.

3.Experience in tax particularly corporation tax.

4.Commitment to client care and service beyond expectation.

5.High level of technical competence. 6.Commitment to CPD and ensuring technical competence is continually improved.

7.Commercially aware and able to apply and communicate technical knowledge in a clear and commercial way.

8.Good communicator.

9.Ability to give feedback in a constructive manner.

10.Deadlines/time management

11.Attention to detail



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