Job Title: Assistant Accounts Manager

Location: York

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

About Us:

Clive Owen LLP is one of the largest independent firms in the North East and Yorkshire region. We are driven by our Values, with integrity and excellence at our core, our innovative use of technology and streamlined operations allow us to provide first-class service to our clients. Working together as one team we listen, communicate, and support one another to find the best outcome for our clients and communities, allowing us to stay connected, create strong networks, and nurture long-standing relationships

About the role:

This role will be based in the York office, and you will work as part of an established audit and accounts team, with a range of knowledge and experience. You will be involved in the delivery of statutory audits and accounts preparation for a portfolio of some of the most innovative and exciting clients across our region. Your role will also involve reviewing the work of the onsite audit team. The delivery of your work will be supplemented using cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiencies and client delivery

A typical day in the life of an Accounts Assistant Manager:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of accounts
  • Preparation of accounts from a variety of clients’ systems including Sage, Xero, and QuickBooks Online
  • Preparation of draft corporation tax computations
  • Completion of assignments following internal review processes
  • Finalise the accounts and draft corporation tax computations following client meetings
  • Work closely with partners & and senior colleagues to ensure clients’ needs are met and support them in dealing with their responsibilities to clients
  • Provide routine tax, accounting, and general commercial advice to clients
  • Ensure that working papers, financial statements, tax returns, and client files are prepared per the firm’s standards
  • Ensure accounts assignments are progressed and completed within both time and financial budgets
  • Actively participate in department meetings
  • Provide supervision and support to team members, reviewing work as required
  • Undertake relevant CPD to maintain technical knowledge
  • Make suggestions for updating and improving the department and the firm’s systems and processes
  • Attend clients’ premises predominantly across the North-East and Yorkshire depending on office location

What are we looking for:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Proven experience in delivering audits on UK GAAP statutory financial statements
  • Recent general practice background, with exposure to accounts and/or tax
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Proven experience of taking ownership of assignments from start through to completion
  • Proven experience of delivering excellent client service
  • Be flexible and proactive in managing multiple priorities
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident speaking to clients face to face, over the telephone, and by email
  • Must have excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of Excel
  • The ability to check work for accuracy and have good attention to detail
  • Be able to demonstrate your initiative to solve problems
  • The ability to travel to clients’ premises as required


Agile Working – hybrid working, Nine Day Fortnight, Flexible Working *
Time off in lieu – up to and including Assistant Managers can claim additional time worked above their contracted hours
Employer Contribution Pension Scheme – starting at 4% and matched up to 5%. Can be done as salary sacrifice to earn 50% of employer’s national insurance savings
Death in Service – insured benefit available to colleagues in the pension scheme up to the age of 75*
Flexible annual leave – buy up to 5 days holiday per year through a salary sacrifice scheme
Private Health Insurance – available through Vitality, to be paid directly by employees at a discounted rate
Professional membership fees – full financial reimbursement for professional subscriptions, including student membership
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay – support available for all colleagues*
Qualifications – full financial support for all qualifications
Well-being Support – employee Assistance Programme available 24/7. A Well-being Support Team is available to provide support. Financial Well-being support is available from HSBC. Kaido is a health and well-being app

Please click the APPLY button to submit your CV for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience, qualifications, and job titles of: Accounts Coordinator, Finance Associate, Financial Controller, Chartered Accountant, Finance Specialist, Financial Accounting, Accounts Analyst, ACA and ACCA may also be considered for this role

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