Client Accounting Manager


TMF Group
Dublin, CO.WICKLOW
Ireland

Category
Industry
Banking / Financial Services
Job Start Date
01/02/2022
Job End Date
31/03/2022
Application Closing Date
31/03/2022
Experience Required
Yes
Pay
From €60,000 To €65,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time Permanent
Travel
No Travel Required

Job Description

The Company

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world.

We are a key part of our clients’ governance, with experts on the ground to make sure that all rules and regulations are adhered to and operational compliance is maintained.

We provide legal, financial and employee administration through TMF Group’s teams in 120 offices, in jurisdictions covering more than 92% of world GDP and 95% of FDI inflow.

We serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private equity and real estate investors, and family offices. Our clients include more than 60% of the Fortune Global 500 and FTSE 100, and almost half the top 300 private equity firms

 

Job purpose

Responsible for coordinating and allocating work to a team of accountants (Trainees to Senior Accountants). Review the information that is generated by their team before being sent to client/managers thus ensuring TMF’s clients are provided with an efficient, professional and high-quality service which meets all statutory obligations. To manage the client relationship and delivery of service to a portfolio of clients, being the key point of contact for clients.

 

Tasks

  • Implements and leads client activity workload team meetings - ensures these are structured, occur weekly and have full participation from the wider team
  • With the support of the Line Manager, the CAM plans and co-ordinates all clients/team work plan (including audit plans and incorporating statutory/client deadlines) taking full ownership
  • Onboarding of new clients with the support of the Line Manager
  • Responsible for the review process and ensuring there is a high level of service quality through training, sharing knowledge, mentoring junior staff and ensuring technical updates and new development are shared within the team
  • Responsible for collection and reporting of team metrics (accounts completed, late deliverables, statutory filings completed (e.g. VAT/CT etc.), audits started/in progress)
  • Supports Senior Management in any change initiatives ensuring that all communications are cascaded to the team and process enhancements are implemented
  • Empowered to review and approve client activities through timesheets, and ensuring the accuracy for recovery of revenue and will feedback to the line manger
  • Supports the wider office in change initiatives through participation in projects, sharing ideas and supporting the implementation of changes to procedures or new systems
  • First point of escalation for client issues or technical matters on their allocated portfolio
  • Supports client engagement plans through acting as the relationship manager for a specified number of client relationships
  • Supports their Line Manager with employee engagement plans by ensuring there is a collaborative and supportive team environment, encouraging team members to participate in broader local and group initiatives and facilitating periodic one to one conversations with their team
  • Supports the Line Manager with the performance review process through feedback on performance and development areas for team members
Job Requirements
Duties and responsibilities

Day to day management of a Corporate Accounting/SPV/SFS portfolio, ensuring the delivery of accounting services in accordance with each client engagement letter
Responsible and accountable for ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met
Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients and internal/external stakeholders. Follow ‘Our Service Promise’ delivery guidelines for relationship management
Manages the audit team's audit schedule/plan ensuring that schedules are adhered to and is responsible for the first escalation during the audit process in the event of deviations from plan
Allocate and coordinate the workload of the team, assigning or re-assigning tasks to them and monitor day to day progress of delivery using available means to ensure work is delivered on time. Ensure the simplest tasks are appropriately allocated to the most junior team members
Review the work of junior team members ensuring accuracy and providing timely feedback where needed (following a 4-eye principle
Provide guidance and support to junior team members (including on the job training) with complex work/calculations and acting as a point of escalation. Oversee their communication with third parties, stepping in as required
Accountable for the accurate preparation of accounting statements and reports required by the client, specifically new client/entity financial statements (IFRS and UK GAAP)
Oversees month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to roll forward financial statement preparation - reviewing all reconciliations and ensuring they are followed-up on monthly
Oversees VAT compliance, corporate income tax returns and other filings
Keeps up to date with changes in local accounting and tax legislation
Provide technical support to the team
Review and provide first approval on bank payments.
Undertake debtor management and credit control working with internal Finance, when necessary
Maintain and maximize revenues for portfolio including the invoicing cycle to ensure all fees, including out of scope work, are billed
Responsible for ensuring all data pertaining to their portfolio is maintained accurately on prescribed systems or spreadsheets


Job specific requirement

Graduate in a relevant field
Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA)
Candidate with at least 3 years PQE
Structured finance experience required if managing a SPV/SFS portfolio
Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities
Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organize themselves
Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system
Excellent organizational skills
Experience in a similar role from a corporate service provider, related financial services or outsourcing company or an accounting practice background with strong client servicing skills.
Previous supervisory experience is desirable


Key results areas and performance indicators

Enable smooth onboarding of new clients each month into the team (amount to be specified in annual objectives & regularly reviewed)
Oversee management of a specific number of entities and their related recurring annual and day to day tasks (amount to be specified in annual objectives & regularly reviewed)
Support process enhancement and continuous process improvements, utilizing systems as required
Ensure the entities within client portfolio remain fully compliant with relevant local accounting and tax legislation
Zero Customer escalations / complaints within your client portfolio
100% timely and accurate time writing and productivity in line with personal target
Contribute towards achieving Team’s Annual Efficiency Target
100% Payments accuracy and timeliness
99% Compliance to Tax Reporting Deadlines