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Business Advisory Services Assistant Manager / Manager

22 June 20222022-06-22
Glasgow, Central belt
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Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be partnered with a tech-enabled, fast-expanding accountancy practice firm, providing audit and accounting, tax, payroll and HR, outsourcing and advisory solutions globally from offices in Scotland, England and Ireland. We are directly engaged to assist in recruiting for the position Business Advisory Services Assistant Manager / Manager, to join their team in Glasgow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support the team in all aspects of a client portfolio working alongside the client engagement team ensuring all client deadlines and demands are met
  • Take ownership of client portfolio, which may include year end and management accounts, budgets and forecasts for selected clients
  • Managing and developing relationships with clients to ensure satisfaction with services provided and identifying opportunities to support clients
  • Take ownership and responsibility for delivery of all aspects of client accounting work from start to finish, on budget, liaising with other departments to agree timescales and plan performance of work and act to ensure delivery by all agreed deadlines
  • Perform accounting work as may be required, particularly work of an advanced technical nature, oversee the finalisation of all accounts, produce detailed reports and ensure all client queries are answered on a timely basis
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of specialist advisory and project work to a high technical standard, writing in a clear concise manner, providing alternative options and concluding on recommendations
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge, undertaking research of new legislation, identifying opportunities for clients and advising accordingly
  • Liaise with external advisors (e.g. lawyers or bankers) as appropriate to deliver advice, with limited guidance
  • Coach all members of the team and develop their technical knowledge, ensuring work is delegated to the appropriate level to aid development of the team
  • Be a vital part the management team, involved with the day-to-day operations of the team, ensuring financial and utilisation targets and deadlines are met and assist with delivering the strategic objectives of the department and wider firm
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of GAAP and Accounting standards – in particular FRS 102 1A

Required Experience:

  • Relevant professional qualification (ICAS/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Candidates will be required to have a good working knowledge of clients accounting systems such as Xero
  • Experience of handling a client portfolio
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of technical compliance and advisory work
  • Experience in utilising technology, cloud accounting software and implementing client-driven solutions
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This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the relevant experience, looking for a new challenge to work within a fast-paced environment.