Accounts Manager

Rainbow Recruitment Services are recruiting for an experienced Accounts Manager for their client, a a long established local firm of chartered accountants based in Brighton & Hove.

Job Purpose:

To prepare and manage the accounts and tax work for a variety of clients including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, reporting directly to Partners.

Duties Include:

  • Prepare and manage sole trader and partnership accounts and self-assessment tax returns from prime records on Iris software.

  • Prepare and manage limited company accounts and corporation tax returns on Iris software from prime records.

  • Liaise directly with clients to obtain the necessary information to complete company accounts and tax returns in a timely manner to meet filing and payment deadlines.

  • Carry out practice management activities e.g., WIP control, client billing etc.

  • Identify ways to develop relationships with clients and deliver added value.

  • Achieve team and individual budgets.

  • Maintain the highest technical and professional standard.

  • Provide additional help and guidance to clients as required.

  • Coach, train and develop junior staff.


You will:

  • Be ACA/ACCA with experience managing a portfolio of clients, mainly limited companies and managing a team of 2 trainees and delegating work to them.

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and previous supervisory experience, plus experience working in Practice.

  • Have the ability to multitask

  • Have good knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and tax preparation.

  • Have Strong knowledge of IRIS is essential.


This is a full-time, permanent position.

Working hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 5.15pm

The position is initially office based but after successful probation can offer a hybrid working pattern of 1-2 days per week working from home.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £45,000.00-£50,000.00 per year