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Accounts Assistant Manager

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time


Job type: Full time, hybrid

One of our well-trusted clients in Accountancy Practice is looking for their next Accounts Assistant Manager who could contribute to the company's success story with their extensive knowledge and experience.

About the company:

They are a popular independent, owner-managed accountancy firm who have won multiple professional awards. They have dedicated partners and staff, catering to a diverse clientele that ranges from self-employed individuals and charitable organisations to public sector entities and multinational corporations.

They are currently seeking an Assistant Manager to enhance their Accounting & Business Solutions team in Edinburgh. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in managing client portfolios, conducting comprehensive file reviews, and showcasing robust technical knowledge and skills.
Day to Day of the role:
  • Managing a diverse client portfolio across sectors such as manufacturing, food & drink, property, charities, technology, and gaming, focusing on compliance, management accounting, and VAT.
  • Planning, controlling, and reviewing client work to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, allocating resources appropriately.
  • Reviewing all work within agreed timescales, addressing any issues, and ensuring key points are communicated to the Partner.
  • Facilitating communication between partners, clients, and various departments to share pertinent information.
  • Attending client and third-party meetings in support of Partners.
  • Regularly reviewing work in progress and ensuring timely fee generation.
  • Continually assessing and enhancing the use of technology and procedures to maximise recoveries.
Staff development:
  • Coaching staff on assignments and ensuring a cost-effective approach is communicated.
  • Briefing staff on client details and business nature as part of the planning process.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • ACCA/CA qualification or equivalent experience in managing a portfolio.
  • Experience within a professional practice and adept at building effective relationships.
  • Proficient in managing client portfolios, reviewing files, and working with FRS 102 clients, both individuals and groups.
  • Strong numerical and data analysis skills.
  • Client-focused, strategically and commercially aware.
  • Organised and capable of juggling multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines.
  • Sound technical knowledge with a proactive approach to CPD.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining high personal and professional standards.
  • Computer literacy and experience with accounts production software are desirable.
  • Experience working with charities would be beneficial.
  • Exemplifies behaviour consistent with the firm’s values.
  • Opportunity to join a team where talent, collaboration, and dedication are valued.
  • A welcoming and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development and career growth opportunities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Accounts Senior to become Assistant Manager or an already Assistant Manager who is seeking new challenges.

If you feel this position is for you, feel free to apply with your up-to-date CV above or get in touch directly for a confidential chat with Renata Horvath through .

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