Bishop Fleming

Manager - Accountancy

Exeter, UK
Competitive salary + great benefits
23 Feb 2024
23 Mar 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Manager - Accountancy

About the Role

We are looking for an ambitious Manager to join our Exeter office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a diverse and varied role that will involve everything from advising some of the South West’s most exciting owner managed businesses, through to People Management and Business Development responsibilities.

Working with our other Managers, you will lead a team to deliver a range of compliance related services (Management & Financial Accounts, VAT & Corporate Tax Returns) ensuring that a quality service is provided to our clients.

You will enjoy coaching and mentoring individuals as an important part of this role will be focused around developing junior team members into becoming accomplished business advisors. We will also look to you to support us in our business development activities as we continue to expand within the South West market. 

Working closely with our Accountancy Services Partners, you will focus on growing our portfolio of clients and will seek to add value to our existing clients by introducing additional services that we can offer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with our management team to manage and develop our Accountancy Services team – this will include recruiting team members and coaching our people so that they can reach their potential
  • Building strong relationships with our owner-managed business clients (average turnover ranging from £2 - £8 million) and ensuring that we continue to offer a quality trusted advisor service
  • Monitoring developments in the accounting marketplace to help retain competitiveness and efficiency of service provision
  • Building/retaining a good network of local contacts within the local market to aid business development

About You

  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent) with experience of working within a practice accountancy environment
  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A great people manager who enjoys developing and coaching their teams
  • Highly commercial with the drive to contribute towards Bishop Fleming’s growth

Why Bishop Fleming?!

Bishop Fleming is an independent leading provider of audit, accountancy, tax, and advisory services in the UK. With a turnover of £38.4m, the firm saw growth of 15.5% per cent over the last 12 months.

From owner-managed businesses, SMEs, and large businesses; to entrepreneurs and private individuals; Bishop Fleming has a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as internal and external audit, corporate and personal tax, corporate finance and deals and accounting services.

Bishop Fleming is currently ranked 33 in the Accountancy Age league table and is the number one provider of audit services multi-academy trusts in the academy sector. The firm was also ranked fifth in the inaugural UK Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index.

With 8 offices spanning from the West Midlands to the South West, the firm has 43 partners and nearly 500 staff, and is a certified Great Place to Work.

Bishop Fleming is a member of Kreston Global, a global network of independent accounting firms in more than 100 countries.

We are a firm that thinks clients, people and communities. As a member of Business in the Community (BITC) we are focussed on improving our responsible business practices and collectively making positive impacts for the benefit of society.

If that’s not enough, we offer a fantastic range of benefits including: 

  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays plus Christmas off! 
  • Hybrid working 
  • A contributory Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Simply Health cashback plan including access to 24/7 online GP service and counselling services 
  • Perkbox discounts and rewards platform with over 4,00 perks and discounts 
  • Yulife employee wellbeing app 
  • Social events with active social committees that plan internal and external events   
  • Numerous opportunities for career development 

Please contact  Sam Ford; Talent Acquisition Manager if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.

We welcome applicants who would like the flexibility in their working arrangements, including working from home or part time working, which may help to accommodate parent or career responsibilities, further studies and activities outside of work.

We are committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  We support a culture where people are valued and treated fairly with respect and differences are understood and celebrated. 

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our business. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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