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Business Advisory Assistant Manager - Edinburgh

£44,000 - £49,000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1936 Date Posted: Thursday 12 May 2022
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a progressive practice based in Edinburgh as they seek to hire a Business Advisory Services Manager.

Our client has hybrid, agile and family friendly working practices in place to enable you to manage your work life alongside your home life.

The role holder will take ownership of a diverse client portfolio which spans multiple industry sectors. This may include year end and management accounts, budgets and forecasts for selected clients.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a progressive, energetic and stimulating environment alongside supportive and engaging professional teammates.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • 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