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Business Advisory Assistant Manager / Manager

Business Advisory

Job description

We are looking for a Business Advisory Assistant Manager or Manager to join our team in Aberdeen/Inverurie

We are looking to add to our specialist Rural/Agriculture team within accountancy in our Business Advisory team.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with the team and Firm's Client Relationship Managers, specialising in the agriculture sector to support the relevant clients grow their business.

As specialists in the agriculture sector, acting for more than 2,000 farming clients across Scotland, we understand the issues which our customers face and the support they need to meet their business objectives. We’re here to help farmers and agriculture businesses whether they need support with accounts or advisory services.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Planning and managing the timely and profitable completion of a portfolio of client work which may include year end and management accounts, corporate and personal tax returns, VAT returns, management accounts, budgets and forecasts for selected clients, liaising with Client Relationship Managers and Specialists across the business where required
  • Review of assistants/seniors work, providing feedback and coaching thereon
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients, contacts and colleagues
  • Engaging and consulting actively with our Specialists, co-ordinating their involvement in advisory work and identifying cross-selling opportunities
  • Dealing with ad-hoc client queries, telephone calls and meetings
  • Portfolio management duties including, client take on, fee preparation and WIP/debt management

We are looking for forward thinking individuals who can embrace technology and have strong IT skills with experience in using accounts and tax software packages. Candidates will ideally be  ICAS/ACCA qualified, or with similar levels of experience . Candidates will be required to have a good working knowledge of clients accounting systems such as Sage and Xero. Extensive experience in dealing with corporate and unincorporated accounts required, with Agricultural and / or Fishing experience preferred but not essential.

This role would be ideal for a candidate looking to take the next step in their career whether currently in Business Advisory or someone with relevant and transferable skills and experience looking to make a transition. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise workload, an unwavering attention to detail, solid technical knowledge and the ability to liaise with staff and clients at all levels effectively.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a growing Firm with the future potential of managing their own client list.

Why JC?

With 11 offices across Scotland and beyond, we’re one of the country’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. Working at Johnston Carmichael means working in a team of over 900 sharp minds - each of which is valued and heard. We support our people to ensure they can grow their own way through proactive learning and development.

At Johnston Carmichael we want what’s best for our clients, our people, and our communities. You’ll be joining a team that’s engaged with its local communities and committed to supporting them. Over the last decade, we’ve raised over £450,000 for charitable causes across Scotland and we’re also Gold Sponsors of the Kiltwalk. You can read more about our culture and the values that define us here.

We have a People and Culture Forum that generates ideas for positive change and has several subgroups including LGBTQIA+ and Gender Equality which seek to educate and encourage everyone in our firm to be themselves in order to do their best work.

If you value enabling leadership, quality, integrity, and a workplace that prioritises giving back as much as you put in, then Johnston Carmichael is the firm for you.

Why Business Advisory?

Our vision remains a constant - to be the firm of choice in all our markets. How we get there is what changes year on year.

As the world becomes increasingly digital, we’re embracing technology and we’re taking our clients with us. The role of a business adviser has never been more important in helping businesses adapt and stay on the front foot to ensure they thrive. A career in Business Advisory at Johnston Carmichael is diverse and challenging, as we continually strive to provide the best service for our clients - more efficiency, greater innovation, deeper insight. As part of our Business Advisory team, you’ll build close relationships with clients, truly getting under the skin of their businesses and providing the advice and guidance that will make a real difference for them.

Plus, with 11 key industry sectors, there’s no shortage of variety when it comes to our client base. We’re also an independent member firm of Moore Global Network Limited, a global accounting and advisory network of over 30,000 advisers across more than 110 countries, so you’ll have the opportunity to work with businesses all over the globe.

How working for us can work for you:

As a valued member of the Johnston Carmichael team, you’ll benefit from a number of employee benefits including but not exhaustive to; a personal pension scheme, annual leave, and life assurance, as well as your own personal training and development plan. Click here to see what’s on offer at Johnston Carmichael.

We know that 9-5 office hours aren’t for everyone. We support flexible working and also use a hybrid working model. One size doesn’t fit all, so let’s discuss what might work for you and our firm.

Doing the Right Thing and Standing in Other People’s Shoes are two of our core values. We nurture and celebrate individuality at Johnston Carmichael. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all communities. Our culture is one where everyone is enabled to be a leader of their work and their learning.

If you’re ready to work in an innovative and forward-thinking firm alongside talented, sharp minds, apply today.

At Johnston Carmichael we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.  A copy of this policy will be made available on request.  We also welcome applications from individuals who have had time away from paid employment.

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