Business Advisory Assistant Manager/Manager – Core Business Advisory – Aberdeen

Core Business Advisory

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Manager / Manager to work closely with our Client Relationship Managers who will be responsible for the completion and review of work from an allocated portfolio of clients operating in a wide variety of sectors including food & drink, rural, technology, oil & gas and construction.

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

Aberdeen / Inverurie is our preference however we will consider candidates with a willingness to travel to either office as and when required.

The Assistant Manager / Manager will be responsible for (but not limited to):

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, 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 

About You:

A leader of your work and your professional learning

Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively impact and influence others

Relevant experience in this or a similar role is preferred

Qualified CA (or equivalent) and above

ICAS, ACCA qualification or equivalent

Forward thinking with the ability to embrace technology and strong IT skills

Experience in using accounts and tax software packages

Have a good working knowledge of clients’ accounting systems

Extensive experience in dealing with corporate and unincorporated accounts required

The ability to prioritise workload

Excellent attention to detail and solid technical knowledge.

Why JC?

With 13 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 800 sharp minds – each of which is valued and heard. We support our people to ensure they can grow their own way – when it comes to learning, it’s your JC path and you choose what route it takes.

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 .

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, access to private healthcare and life assurance, as well as your own personal training and development plan – Your JC Path. Click to see what’s on offer at Johnston Carmichael.

We know that 9-5 office hours in the city aren’t for everyone, and part of creating your own JC Path is having the ability to work flexibly. We support a hybrid working model where everyone is a leader of their work and learning. One size doesn’t fit all, so let’s discuss what might work for you and our firm.

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