Accounting Manager

About the Client

Currently going through a period of growth and are currently ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advertised.

With 17 offices and 470 employees, my client is very focused on people and culture. The success is reliant on every stakeholder following our company values: Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.

The Role

My client is currently seeking a determined and ambitious Accounting Manager, to join the Glasgow office and become one of the latest and essential additions to our wider Accounting team.

The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for a portfolio of Accounting clients which includes a mixture of basic / large / complex assignments and ensuring our clients receive an excellent service whilst controlling the Firms ongoing service cycle for those clients.

The main elements of this role will include:

  • Having your own portfolio of basic / large / complex Accounting clients
  • Taking responsibility for the completion and submission of financial statements and business taxation for clients by the required deadlines
  • Briefing Accounting Assistants / Seniors appropriately at the start of an assignment to ensure the job plans and budgets are clearly understood, managing the team during the assignment and being involved in the completion process
  • Attending and contributing to client meetings when required by the Accounting Partner
  • Raising fees in connection with the portfolio for approval by the Accounting Partner and providing explanations and action plans to prevent any overruns in future
  • Managing the work flow and staff development linked to this portfolio
  • Developing the Accounting portfolio and expanding this area of our business

The Candidate

  • ICAS / ACA / ACCA Qualified with experience of working within a professional Accounting environment
  • Able to effectively manage and support colleagues under their line management and ensure they are developed to their best ability (experience conducting appraisals / reviews for direct reports would be advantageous)
  • A determined and motivated individual striving to provide an exemplary client service to all prospective and existing clients
  • Able to demonstrate a positive attitude when dealing with colleagues and clients, and use initiative to solve any problems / queries
  • Organised and experienced with planning of workload, prioritising deadlines and delegating work accordingly to other members of your team
  • Self-confident, approachable and capable of building long term relationships with clients
  • Aware of the applicable Accounting Standards

The Benefits

In return for your hard work helping us shape our future growth and development; my client will provide a competitive salary and a positive benefits package which includes:

  • 1% Employer Contribution Pension Scheme including Life Cover and Income Protection
  • Enhanced Annual Leave which will increase throughout your length of service and option an Annual Leave Purchase Scheme allowing you to buy up to 5 additional days annual leave each year
  • Flexible & Smart Working - giving you the ability to balance home-working, office location etc.
  • Life Cover of 4x your salary
  • Health Shield Cash Plan (provides cash back on a range of Health benefits and discounts on fashion, entertainment, holidays etc)
  • Introductory Commission Scheme (financial reward if you refer a new client)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (confidential support for emotional well being)
  • Employee Referral Scheme (financial reward if you refer new AW colleagues) of up to £2,500
  • Detailed and thorough on-the-job training
  • Reviews and appraisals with your management team to ensure regular communication and providing you with a platform to enhance your career