Business Advisory Services Manager

Location Glasgow
Discipline: Public Practice
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Claire Richardson

Contact email:
Contact phone: +447881224128
Job ref: 134514
Published: 8 months ago
Expiry date: 08 Nov 2024 23:59

My Top Ten clients Business Advisory team continues to evolve and grow, assisting a wide variety of clients across a range of industries.

They are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking Manager to join the team at this exciting time.

The Business Advisory team work with SME and owner-managed businesses throughout Scotland, across various sectors such as Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Hotels, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Professional Services, amongst others. They are more often than not the focal point for their clients, where client relationships are formed and the team are expected to be the main point of contact for the client.


They pride themselves on providing everyone with an inspiring career opportunity. The culture keeps the layers simple and the relationship personal. Their success is down to one thing, the people, and they make sure looking after the people is at the heart of everything they do.


Business Advisory Services Assistant Manager/Manager – Finnieston Street, Glasgow

Purpose of the role/key responsibilities:

  • The ability to communicate positively and form strong, professional relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels of seniority
  • Maintains a positive & professional attitude
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Team player who deals effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met

Key Responsibilities:

  • Client Relationship Manager for a portfolio of clients;
  • Providing practical, commercial advice to clients on a range of areas including accounting, taxation, digital accounting solutions and general business advice;
  • Management responsibilities in the operations of the department and the flow of production within the department, including assisting in the efficiency of processes;
  • Business Development responsibilities to help grow client base;
  • Staff management, training and development.

In particular, the role will also involve the following:

Staff Management

  • Direct responsibility for the staff involved in the production process
  • Handling recruitment of new staff to the department, including:
  • Assessing requirements for new staff;
  • Interviewing and assessing candidates; and
  • Overseeing the induction of newly appointed staff to ensure they understand the culture, processes and procedures of the firm.
  • Overseeing staff development within the department, including;
  • Conducting performance appraisals and regular 1-2-1’s;
  • Ensuring staff receive sufficient on the job training;
  • Organising formal training where appropriate in conjunction with the HR department;
  • Overseeing professional studies for trainee staff.

Financial Management

  • Overall responsibility for financial management in relation to Business Advisory, including working with and monitoring managers to:
  • Ensuring that the department is achieving budget and internal KPIs;
  • Driving efficient performance;
  • Monitoring WIP;
  • Ensuring fees are raised in a timely manner.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of duties and is intended to be indicative of the types of activities that are included in the remit of this role.


5+ years of experience / qualified ACCA or ICAS, or qualified by experience