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Accountant – Assistant Manager – Practice

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Meraki Talent are delighted to be supporting with the appointment of a permanent Assistant Manager for our Accountancy client in Huntly.The CompanyThis Accountancy Firm have evolved significantly over the past decade to become one of the most modern and cutting-edge Firms in today’s market. It has a significant market share and presence across Scotland which is attributed to its exceptionally talented workforce, strategic planning, and adoption of new technologies & methodologies to now be labelled a trend setter within the sector.The RoleThe position of Assistant Manager will manage and grow a highly commercial portfolio of clients covering several sectors including technology, FMCG, food & drink etc. The role of Assistant Manager will encompass General Practice duties as well as leading a team of Assistants and Seniors. Ideally you will be a forward-thinking individual who can embrace technology with strong IT skills and experience in using accounts and tax software packages. Candidates will ideally be ICAS/ACCA qualified, or with similar levels of experience. Main accounting systems in use are Sage and Xero. Strong experience in dealing with corporate and unincorporated accounts is essential for this role. This role would suit an individual looking to take the next step in their career whether currently in a similar role or someone with relevant and transferable skills and experience looking to make a transition. On OfferThe position is based in Huntly and will provide the following benefits: • £37,000 – £45,000 base salary • Company pension • Flexible working • Generous holiday allowance • Other company benefits & perks You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties: • Managing and growing a highly commercial portfolio of clients across several sectors including technology, FMCG, food and drink etc • Assisting clients & staff with Cloud software packages • Business partnering with business owners, leadership teams and senior finance professionals • Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders • Ensuring clients met their statutory and regulations deadlines & requirements • Reviewing and developing processes, procedures & controls • Assisting with recommendations and helping to provide clients with detailed action plans • Managing the profitable completion of a portfolio of client work including year end and management accounts, personal & corporate Tax, VAT, management accounts, budgets, and forecasts, liaising with Specialists across the business ensuring strong communication links at all times • Reviewing the work of junior staff, providing business critical feedback, and sharing best practice • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues via face-to-face meetings with client site visits and telephone/video calls To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience: • Experience of working in Practice (Accountancy firm) – Essential • Qualified Accountant – ACCA/ICAS/ICAEW or equivalent or qualified through experience • Strong experience with Cloud software packages • Ability to engage, interact and influence senior stakeholders • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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