Business Advisory Services Manager/Assistant Manager

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Accountancy Practice - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 4317 Date Posted: Monday 08 Apr 2024

iMultiply is working in partnership with a national accountancy practice that is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager or Manager for its Business Advisory Services team

The Company

The Firm has a global portfolio of SME and large corporate clients working across seven key sectors: energy, tech, food & drink, construction & property, public sector, industrial and business services, and also has extensive experience of working with family businesses and individuals across specialist tax, financial planning and wealth management.

The Role

The Business Advisory team work with SME and owner-managed businesses throughout Scotland, across various sectors such as Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Hotels, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Professional Services, amongst others. The Business Advisory team are more often than not the focal point for our clients, where client relationships are formed and the team are expected to be the main point of contact for the client.

Purpose of the role/key responsibilities:

  • The ability to communicate positively and form strong, professional relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels of seniority
  • Maintains a positive & professional attitude 
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Team player who deals effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met

Key Responsibilities:

  • Client Relationship Manager for a portfolio of clients;
  • Providing practical, commercial advice to clients on a range of areas including accounting, taxation, digital accounting solutions and general business advice;
  • Management responsibilities in the operations of the department and the flow of production within the department, including assisting in the efficiency of processes; 
  • Business Development responsibilities to help grow client base; 
  • Staff management, training and development.

Staff Management

  • Direct responsibility for the staff involved in the production process 
  • Handling recruitment of new staff to the department, including:
  • Assessing requirements for new staff;
  • Interviewing and assessing candidates; and 
  • Overseeing the induction of newly appointed staff to ensure they understand the culture, processes and procedures of the firm.
  • Overseeing staff development within the department, including;
  • Conducting performance appraisals and regular 1-2-1’s;
  • Ensuring staff receive sufficient on the job training;
  • Organising formal training where appropriate in conjunction with the HR department;
  • Overseeing professional studies for trainee staff.

Financial Management

  • Overall responsibility for financial management in relation to Business Advisory, including working with and monitoring managers to
  • Ensuring that the department is achieving budget and internal KPIs
  • Driving efficient performance
  • Monitoring WIP
  • Ensuring fees are raised in a timely manner

Person Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience / qualified ACCA or ICAS, or qualified by experience

On Offer

  • The role comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
  • The Firm also offers an agile working framework.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further develop and grow the firms offering in Scotland. There are future promotion opportunities available, depending on personal and business performance.

For more information please contact Alex Allen on or on 07719 108230.

If you like the look of this vacancy and think you could perform the role, but, you don't think you meet all the requirements, please DO APPLY for this opportunity. Data shows that certain groups, mainly women and people from BIPOC communities, are less likely to apply for jobs where they don't meet 100% of role.  iMultiply would encourage you to apply for roles where there is room for development and growth.

iMultiply is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers and applicants. iMultiply will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's protected characteristic.

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