Accounts Manager in Esher at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

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Accounts Manager

It's not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients' success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We're committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

What is the role?

As an Accounts Manager working within our flagship Esher office, you will be assisting the Partners and Associate Partners with reviewing and finalising accounts preparation, management accounts and VAT returns, and being a key client contact, building a strong relationship. You will also provide training and support to junior members of the team.

  • Managing and delivering accounts assignments
  • Supervising, delegating and reviewing work of/to juniors
  • Delivering information to clients in a timely manner
  • Displaying in-depth client and industry knowledge
  • Managing client communication in an effective manner
  • Reviewing, amending and discussing accounts with clients before handing to Partners for final client meetings
  • Providing on the job training for junior staff and giving feedback on a timely basis
  • Assisting clients with any queries they may have, including assuring that the relevant member of staff with that particular expertise is made aware of more complex queries
  • Gaining new work from existing and new clients where possible

What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results

As well as the above you will be ACA/ACCA qualified and have experience of; completing private company financial statements, handling a portfolio of clients, and managing and delegating work to juniors, as well as possessing an understanding of corporation tax, VAT and personal tax at a compliance level.

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.

What you get back from us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Internal mentor and buddy system to support your career journey
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Access to our agile working policy
  • Working and learning directly from our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!

If you are an authentic, passionate Accounts Manager who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career prospects; we want to hear from you - find out more about Haines Watts at

do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV's are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV's that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.

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