Business Services Manager

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  • Salary up to £25,000

  • Up to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Generous pension contributions


Are you looking for an opportunity to have a career in accounting in a friendly, professional team working to a high standard with great clients using the latest technology? If your answer is YES then we may have the role for you.

As a Business Services Manager at Andrew Price & Co you’ll be a crucial part of the team, helping our clients and supporting your colleagues with high quality book-keeping and financial support services. When we do accounts preparation and book-keeping work we do extra things for our clients, for example, telling them what suppliers to pay, providing management information and pre-accounts preparation work such as calculating prepayments and accruals, wages journals and account reconciliation . All work is scheduled and timings are agreed with clients in advance. The majority of the book-keeping work we do is for businesses with turnovers in excess of £400,000.

We use Xero and if you haven’t used it before don’t worry, we’ll train you and you’ll become Xero Certified like all our other accountants in the team, this is on going, as we make the best use of the software we use. We also keep you up to date on all matters to do with your work in relation to VAT and tax matters so that you can feel confident in what you are doing.

Here are some more details about this great role:

Qualifications and experience

We are looking for someone with the AAT qualification, but will consider applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience.

Making Tax Digital

We have met the MTD deadlines and participated in the HMRC pilot scheme and all the clients you work on have the cloud based software Xero.

Supervision and management – the role includes an important element of this:

• Using our systems to ensure all returns are submitted on time
• Scheduling work and agreeing times with clients
• Operating our quality control processes

Accounting /technical work, this includes:

• Account reconciliation (VAT/bank/wages control/purchase ledger/sales ledger) and some accounting adjustments like accruals and prepayments
• VAT Return preparation and submission
• EC Sales lists and Intrastat returns
• Supplier payment lists
• Transaction posting (ensuring entries correct for tax /accounting purposes)
• CIS Returns

Supporting clients, working with them:

We use Xero Online accounting software and Xero apps (software that works with Xero), so you may be training clients in some aspects of the use of Xero and Xero apps, like Receiptbank… don’t worry we’ll make sure you’re confident with everything before you start.

Training and support, keeping you at the leading edge of the profession:

We recognise the time and commitment you’ve put in to achieve your professional qualifications and knowledge to date. We want you to be able to maintain your professional expertise, so we invest in your future in a number of ways to give you the confidence to deliver high quality services:

• One to one training with senior team members on all aspects of your role and systems to support you in the work you will do
• You’ll have an annual plan encompassing both your technical and your personal development
• Kept up to date with the accounting software you use with ongoing training and certification from Xero
• We’ll keep you up to date both technically and with management skills with in house training and you’ll have an unlimited access to SWAT/Mercia training webinars (the country’s leading accountancy training provider)

More about the role

Great clients to work with – which means more interesting and varied work for you, with job satisfaction. We work with business owners who want to grow and develop their businesses, they are motivated and great people to work with. We help clients get the businesses they need to have the life they want, which means that we do more than ‘traditional’ accountants, but to help us provide the extra services we have to do the ‘normal’ to a high standard. The sorts of clients you’ll be working on include national and international magazine publishers, pharmacies, hotels, garages, construction companies and dental labs.

Up to date systems – This means that you are working with the best systems available, which makes the work easier. 98% of our business clients’ use cloud accounting software and all accountants at Andrew Price & Co are Xero certified Accountants. Our office systems are cloud based and we use industry leading software to operate the practice.

A company with an eye on the future – So that you can be confident of a great career – The world is changing and this affects the accountancy profession. We keep an eye on the future and a step ahead of the industry to ensure that we offer services that business owners want and that we remain relevant to the needs of business owners in a way that uses the latest technology.

What’s the next step?

Want to find out more before submitting your CV?

Call Andrew Price in confidence on 01803 296678


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If you want to apply for the position, please send us your CV , by post or email, detailing your qualifications and experience along with your contact details.

By post to: Mr A Price, Andrew Price & Co, Haldon House, 4 Castle Road, Torquay,TQ1 3BG