Executive, Accounts and Outsourcing

Department: Accounts & Outsourcing

Location: London

Closing Date: 31 October 2019

Executive, Accounts and Outsourcing

We are a well-established and growing top 15 firm with a strong reputation for providing a high-quality service, with areas of technical expertise in the following areas: Corporate Business, Non-Profit, Pension Funds, Professional Practice and Private Clients.

 

We are looking for an ambitious Executive to join our successful and growing Accounts and Outsourcing team based in Central London. You will be joining a talented team committed to delivering a high-quality service to a varied portfolio of clients.

 

Responsibilities

Executives are responsible for ensuring clients needs are met in a timely and effective manner whilst ensuring all opportunities for added value are identified.

  • Preparation of statutory accounts and review of disclosures predominantly under FRS102 s1a
  • Preparation of management reporting for clients and helping identify opportunities with key personnel
  • Preparation of audit deliverables and liaising with auditors as necessary.
  • Bookkeeping duties using a variety of accounting software e.g. Sage, Xero, Exact
  • VAT Return preparation, review and submission
  • Meeting clients face-to-face and developing a good rapport acting in a professional manner
  • Managing own client portfolio ensuring client needs are met
  • Assisting junior members of staff and mentoring where appropriate
  • Take part in Practice Development and start to develop own contacts to network with
  • Manage time costs that are being charged to clients and reviewing jobs where the budget has been exceeded
  • Take responsibility for your work and multi-task in an organised manner
  • Meeting clients face to face and developing a good rapport
  • Ensure you understand the services that Crowe can offer and identify areas that a client could benefit from other services - discuss cross-selling opportunities with the client Manager/Partner
  • Basic preparation of Corporation Tax computations
  • Understand client’s internal controls and where weaknesses are identified, suggest improvements
  • Understanding a wide range of industries and looking to add value as much as possible.

 

  

Behaviours & attributes:

Working with clients

Client relationships

You establish good rapport with (internal and external) clients, provide excellent service and are responsive and accessible, building solid relationships that allow us to better understand their needs and tailor our service accordingly.

Client care & adding value

You are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients through taking ownership of your tasks, delivering work of high standards and demonstrating an approachable and professional manner. You continually seek to improve the service you provide to your clients.

Engaging with the big picture

Demonstrates our core values in everything you do - attention to quality, professionalism, integrity, approachability and relationships.

Business development

Demonstrates a clear understanding of the external marketplace and the issues our clients face in order to be able to identify opportunities to extend work with existing clients and providing services to potential new clients. Start to build networks and actively engage in developing ideas to enhance the value our clients find in our services.

Working with people

Motivating & developing people

Support new colleagues as they join the firm and help them settle into the team that you are a part of.

Leading & managing people

With increasing experience starts to demonstrate a willingness to lead on projects and activities, or constructively challenge those who are leading and managing.

Communicating with impact

You are able to express yourself clearly both face-to-face and in writing and take time to understand the environment your stakeholders operate in and adapt your approach accordingly. You seek to have a positive impact on everyone you come into contact with.

Delivering as a team

Demonstrates your understanding of the need to work as a team, recognising and drawing on the strengths of each individual. You encourage collegiate working and sharing of ideas to deliver the best possible service to our clients.  You avoid blaming others and work as part of the team to deliver work and resolve issues.

Achieving results

Innovation

Demonstrates genuine professional curiosity and problem-solving skills. The ability to think pragmatically and commercially to suggest ways to make our work more efficient and of value to our clients.

Embracing change

Approaches new situations with an open mind, supporting the senior team in bringing about change to improve the way we do things.

Commercial focus

Recognises that time is a cost and adjusts behaviour accordingly.

Managing risk

Accepts and demonstrates personal responsibility for health and safety, data protection and other compliance areas. You demonstrate the need for client confidentiality at all times.

Self-management

Initiative

Works proactively and takes initiative. You know when to ask for help and where to find it. You use opportunities to learn from others.

Career motivation

You are committed to your personal and professional development, taking responsibility for furthering your career within the firm through seeking opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills.

Resilience & tenacity

Accepts that challenges are part of our working lives and demonstrates an ability to remain motivated and engaged through such times.  

Self-management

You plan, prioritise and prepare in advance in order to meet deadlines and work commitments efficiently. You have an enthusiastic and positive ‘can-do’ approach. You are prepared to put in extra effort to get the job completed on deadline and to the standard required.

Technical & quality

Technical competence

You are able to relate technical knowledge from professional study or previous experiences to current practical work situations.

Delivering quality

You keep up to date with what is happening in your professional area to ensure standards never slip.  

Sound professional judgement & decision making

You act as an ambassador for Crowe (and your professional body) and promote ethical behaviour at all times. You maintain a high degree of professionalism in everything you go, showing resilience in challenging circumstances.

Honesty & integrity

You take responsibility for your own actions and your own development and are truthful and honest in all your interactions with both colleagues and client, building trust by doing what you commit to.  You learn from your mistakes, and take responsibility for putting them right, seeking input and guidance where necessary.

 

Technical skills, experience & knowledge:

 Professional qualification (ACA, CA, ACCA)

  • Ability to support and mentor team members
  • An exceptional team player, juggling a number of clients with conflicting demands
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting packages and Caseware
  • Experience managing client assignments
  • Ability to understand the needs of the client and act accordingly
  • The ability to act as client relationship manager on a portfolio of clients
  • Effective time and project management skills, being able to manage multiple assignments within the required timeframes
  • Ability to use own initiative and think independently in order to resolve issues
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Commitment to their personal development, being willing to undertake the necessary training to fulfil the main duties and skill sets of the grade
  • Is pro-active and enthusiastic, looking for business opportunities and methods of improving service delivery.

 

Crowe UK is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in recruitment and employment. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and believe that diversity and inclusivity are key drivers of effectiveness and in providing our clients with a quality service.

Entry and progression within the firm is determined solely by the application of objective criteria, personal performance and merit.

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