Accounting Manager - Glasgow

Snr Management
Ref: 146 Date Posted: Monday 21 Oct 2019
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Armstrong Watson is a leading independent accountancy firm with 17 offices across the North of England and Scotland and ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advisors.

Our people and culture are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the unique impact our employees have on not only our clients, but also colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Our success depends on every one of us behaving consistently across all four values; Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.

We have plans for growth, that are not only ambitious but well within our reach We're going places and are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing team to help us get there.

We are looking to recruit a Full Time Accounting Manager to join the team at our Glasgow office.

The Role

When clients put their accounts in the hands of Armstrong Watson, they’re on their way to forming the foundations of a stronger, more efficient future for their organisation. Prepared by our expert teams and claiming all the available allowances to minimise their tax liability, we give clients practical, commercial advice - focusing on their future, understanding their business and helping them get where they want to be. Our team of professionals rapidly becomes trusted advisers for anything to do with the business, providing stability and growth.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and motivated person to maximise their career potential within our Accounting team. The role involves actively managing a busy and diverse portfolio ensuring a first class service is provided to our clients. You will take full ownership of your own client portfolio; this will predominately be made up of company accounts although it will incorporate a handful of associated traders and partnerships. You will need to ensure the accounts fully comply with the latest relevant Accounting Standards and it is essential you have solid tax knowledge both in respect of corporate and business tax alongside personal tax. You will manage the workflow and staff development linked to this portfolio. You will also be at the heart of our business development drive to expand this area of our business.

Applicants should be ICAS/ACA/ACCA qualified with a minimum of 5 years experience of working within a professional accounting practice.

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In return for your hard work helping us shape our future growth and development, we provide a competitive salary and benefits package which includes;

  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme including Life Cover and Income Protection
  • Enhanced annual leave which increases with service
  • Flexible Working
  • Health Shield health cash plan
  • Introductory commission Scheme
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Employee referral scheme

In addition to all the benefits you would expect from an award winning employer, you will be given the utmost encouragement and support to develop your career.