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Operations Manager



Location: High Wycombe, HP11

Salary: £Competitive

Seymour Taylor is an award winning firm of Accountants operating as part of the Hampden Group. We offer the services of a large corporate accountancy firm with the personal touch normally associated with a smaller accountancy practice. As one of the longest established firms of accountants in High Wycombe and the Thames Valley, our highly experienced team of accountants, tax and business advisers offer a wealth of expertise to our clients.

Seymour Taylor operates from pleasant, air conditioned offices about 10 minutes' walk from High Wycombe town centre and provide all staff with free on-site parking. The company is active socially and very supportive of local charity and community projects. This role offers a competitive salary, life insurance, permanent health cover and pension.

Overall purpose of the job

Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, and working closely with the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the operational organisation, running and development of this successful accountancy practice.

The role would suit someone whose main focus is to consider and drive excellent client service throughout the practice and requires a diverse range of skills, including management of staff, project management, management and development of systems and processes, property and facilities management, health & safety management and HR administration for the practice.


Must have:

  • Strong leadership skills and vision in managing staff, projects or initiatives
  • The ability to multi-task
  • At least 5 years’ experience as an operations manager in a small to medium sized firm
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people at all levels
  • Intermediate Excel and Word skills
  • A practical approach to facilities management
  • A good understanding of figures

Desirable skills:

  • Good understanding of company accounts and financial reporting
  • An understanding of Health & Safety requirements
  • An understanding of HR processes and requirements

Main job objectives

  • To continually consider and develop the systems and processes of the practice to ensure the smooth running of the practice and therefore promote excellent client service throughout
  • Management of the internal accountant, including ensuring reporting deadlines are achieved
  • Management of the admin team
  • Management of the reception area
  • Supporting the Directors and staff to achieve their targets
  • Facilities management
  • Property management, including managing utilities, insurances, liaising with tenants and landlords
  • Health & safety management
  • HR administration, working with the Group HR Manager

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