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Accounts Manager – London

A smarter way of working

A Top 30 UK accountancy firm, Price Bailey will offer you the best opportunities for training and development, personal growth, and career engagement. We want our people to be happy and fulfilled by their work, whilst being supported and challenged to grow. We also understand that you have a life outside of work, which is why our Smart Working culture means you have flexibility to work when and where you choose, whilst still caring for your clients.

We strive to deliver first-rate, cutting-edge services that are suited to our clients’ specific requirements. As a leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we provide consultancy and planning skills to complement the traditional auditing, accounting, tax and financial services.

The team

The Business team provides a mix of accounting services ranging from bookkeeping and year end accounts preparations, including tax returns, to our rapidly growing and innovative cloud accounting service line. We have a relationship centric approach and are trusted advisors to clients of all shapes and sizes, but they are typically owner managed businesses, giving you the opportunity to deal directly with the decision makers and to truly help shape the direction of their firm.

In our London based Business team, you will be responsible for a mixed portfolio of clients requiring statutory accounts preparations and tax computations, plus some that need advisory services, with turnovers of up to £10m. ​

The role

As a Manager in our Business team you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Controlling own portfolio including everything from workforce planning, management of WIP and billing
  • Demonstrating a clear understanding of assignment plans and briefing team members accordingly
  • Delegating work to more junior members of the team and ensuring work is done on budget
  • Signing off on files prepared by more junior team members and producing completed files for final partner review
  • Working with partner to plan ahead and effectively manage workflow for team
  • Building and further developing client relationships with existing and new clients ​

The person

You might not have all of the experience below, but if you meet the minimum criteria and are passionate about developing yourself, we’d love to hear from you:

  • A professional accounting qualification – ACA or ACCA (minimum criteria)
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients requiring statutory accounts preparations and tax computations (minimum criteria)
  • People management experience
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi task
  • Commercial and proactive approach to client development ​

The package

On top of a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Private medical
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • Company car and fuel card via salary sacrifice
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme


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