Private Client Accounting Manager


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February 9, 2023
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£60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits: Ongoing personal training 26 days holiday Company Pension Scheme Health Care Plan Cycle to work Scheme Death in Service Access to inhouse Wealth Planning and Mortgage Depts Smart/ Agile Working Remote / Hybrid Working - 20% 4 weeks full remote working All expenses paid annual social trips overseas
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black Finance are delighted to be working with a leading/ national firm of chartered accountants and business advisors to help source a PRIVATE CLIENT ACCOUNTING MANAGER to join their London team. They are building a world class culture to deliver their mission in making positive changes in the communities that they work in.


-Working with their clients to transform their business and personal finances
-Connecting and contributing to the business community in the cities they are located in
-Working with charities by fundraising and influencing change both now and in the future
-Being a great place to work and develop your career

They offer a full range of services from the inception of the business concept, throughout growth of the entity and on to exit strategies. There is no typical clientele; they work with start-ups through to multinational, listed companies.

The London office opened in 2018 and since then has grown rapidly, boasting an exciting client base made up of well-known media personalities and actors, cutting edge restaurants, art organisations, political parties, museums and more


In you role as PRIVATE CLIENT ACCOUNTING MANAGER, you will join a firm that not only work hard but have fun together, getting results together and giving back together

-You will be provided with a bespoke training and development plan with the opportunity to expand and diversify your skills
-You will receive 26 days holiday, company pension scheme, health care plan, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefits and access to their in-house Wealth Planning and Mortgage departments
-Smart working and agile working hours including the ability to work remotely for up to 20% of your contracted time
-You will also have the opportunity to work away from home remotely for up to 4 weeks per year, great for extending a trip to see family or making the most of warmer climates
-All expenses paid for annual social trip overseas


We are looking for a strong Manager with a practice background which includes robust management accounts, VAT and compliance experience to work closely alongside the Head of Private Clients.

-You will have the opportunity to manage the London portfolio of high net worth and high-profile clients which make up their Private Client department. The client base is diverse and really exciting, including well-known sports personalities, musicians, TV/film actors, hospitality/fashion clients, Art Galleries and creative industries.

The successful applicant will have the autonomy to shape their own career within a tight-knit, innovative, start-up style environment, but with the support and guidance of the wider Compliance, Tax and Wealth Management teams of a top 50 firm.

You will be passionate about acting as a mentor and coach to a small, dedicated team of trainees, semi-senior and newly qualified staff.


-Oversee the management and development of an accounts team through effective supervision and training to help you deliver an exceptional service to a portfolio of key clients.
-Manage a portfolio of up to 250 clients
-Assist with business development and bringing in new clients to the London office
-Managing all work in progress and billing for your clients ensuring monthly targets are met
-Managing team, appraisals etc, staff feedback
-Review all year end and management accounts files and working papers completed by your team and ensure review points are clearly fed back
-Organise and lead weekly team meetings to discuss client deadlines, workload/planner and billing targets.
-Attend client meetings, building excellent working relationships and actively highlighting any cross-selling opportunities for the wider group
-Keep up to date with latest legislation and feedback across the group when necessary


Qualified in either ACCA, ACA or CIMA (or equivalent) or be QBE with substantial experience within a practice environment where main duties have related to statutory year end accounts - essential
-Experience of preparing and reviewing complex financial reporting packs - essential
-Up to date experience of accounting and reporting software, including app stacks - essential
-Ability to build, strengthen and form credible relationships with current and future external stakeholders - essential
-A genuine interest in a highly client focused role and willingness to make a positive contribution - essential
-Strong leadership skills and a strong desire to coach and develop team members - essential
-Flexible and proactive approach to work and the ability to work under pressure - essential
-Experience dealing with charity statutory requirements and accounts -desirable

New Year / New Start – To find out more

Please submit your CV for immediate consideration and APPLY TODAY

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance, Public Practice Division

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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