Assistant Manager opportunity within a leading regional Chartered Accountancy & Business Advisory Practice offering ownership of a client portfolio and long term career progression towards Partner. THE COMPANY A successful and long established Chartered Accountancy & Business Advisory Practice with a strong presence in Lancashire. The Practice is renowned as Accountants and Business Advisors to entrepreneurial SME and mid-market businesses ranging in size up to c.£100m t/o across a wide variety of industries. THE OPPORTUNITY . A truly unique opportunity has arisen for an ACA / ACCA Qualified Accountant seeking career progression to Partner. Joining the practice at Assistant Manager level your responsibilities will include: Leading the delivery of Year-End Accounts and Audit solutions to a portfolio of SME and Corporate clients Overseeing a team of Junior, Semi-Senior and Senior staff responsible for producing Year-End Accounts, Tax Computations, VAT Returns and Bookkeeping / Management Accounts Reviewing the work of staff prior to Partner sign off Handling larger clients and providing personal advisory services to key clients As Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of services to SME and Corporate clients (£1m - £50m t/o) within a portfolio and will have a lot of client contact. As you progress to Manager / Associate Partner in the next few years you will have the opportunity to take ownership of the client portfolio and continue growing it through referrals and marketing within the local business community. You will benefit from: Long term career progression towards Partner An opportunity to play a key role in the future success of the Practice A secure future with excellent remuneration Exposure to all aspects of Accountancy and Business Advisory work THE PERSON You will be an Accountancy professional able to demonstrate the following: ACA / ACCA Qualified Background within small or medium sized Accountancy Practice (min.3 - 4 years) A strong desire to progress your career to Partner level within Accountancy Practice If you are currently working in small or medium sized practice at Manager level and are seeking an opportunity offering career progression to Partner, please contact Alastair McLean at Lucas McLean Recruitment to discuss this unique opportunity.