Senior Client Accounting Manager

Senior Client Accounting Manager

Based in Nottingham

Following the acquisition of Countrywide with its significant amount of client accounting operations, it has been decided to bring client accounting across the group under one standard framework reporting into finance. This is a new role and will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Countrywide client accounting teams.

 Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, direct and take overall responsibility for the Countrywide client accounting teams
  • Ensure that accurate management information is produced on a monthly basis and presentation of key data at Monthly Operational Board Meetings
  • Establish a framework that will guide client accounting behaviours and monitoring
  • Review and recommend the client accounting team structure and reporting lines
  • Improve the control environment, embedding minimum control standard through regular review and ongoing communication, enforced by periodic audits
  • Maintain and develop policies and procedures, driving standardisation (where appropriate) and change
  • Ensure processes are optimised to record client funds accurately and timely, working with colleagues in a wider process optimisation project
  • Review existing client accounting managers; experience, training and competency
  • Development and preparation of a monthly dashboard to inform the CFO and Managing Directors of the status of client accounting
  • Reviewing the control environment and procedures at each client accounting centre
  • Reviewing the controls in branches where clients funds may be handled
  • Review our regulatory obligations relating to client accounting
  • Develop a plan to consolidate the smaller remote client accounting teams into the main centres
  • Work in partnership with Finance Directors, Client Accounting Managers and their teams to identify synergies and share best practice, skills, insights and feedback to enhance effective, consistent delivery of financial reporting activities to the business
  • The ideal candidate will have a recognised financial qualification (fully ACA or ACCA) as well as:

  • You will have had experience as an auditor, internal or external, and a good understanding of risk and control environment.
  • You are recognised for your diligent approach and attention to detail
  • You will have developed and maintained robust procedures strengthening controls and mitigating risk
  • You have strong written and verbal skills to communicate succinctly
  • You will be motivated and enjoy working autonomously and have effective project management skills to ensure deadlines and conflicting priorities are managed
  • You will also enjoy working as part of an open and friendly team, with demonstrable experience of commitment to delivery of wider team goals and getting hands-on under pressure
  • About Us

    Connells Group is one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK. Founded in 1936 and with a network of 1,250 branches nationwide, the Group combines residential sales and lettings expertise with a range of consumer and corporate services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPC provision, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers and auctions.

    Connells Group UK is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Equality Act 2010

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