Associate Director

Cheshire Permanent £65,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Exciting opportunity for client service and business development
  • Manage a portfolio of SME's

About Our Client

This firm is truly a great place to work, forward thinking in terms of services, people and the information technology used across the practice. A multi office firm with opportunity for succession position.

Job Description

Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and existing clients

Will be expected to take the lead on business development in and around Chester and drive and support the team in BD activity - for example by supporting the pursuit of new business opportunities through leading market research and marketing activities, and playing a key role in the preparation of proposals and sales pitches, also via collaboration and networking with colleagues internally

Joint responsibility for managing the team with potential to grow the team over time.

Develop, retain and motivate junior members of staff and assist in the management of the team on a day-to-day basis Lead, mentor, and act as role model for junior team members

Proactively monitor and help to resolve people issues, provide constructive input to colleagues, identify and act upon own and team training and development needs, provide support to career planning of team members

Proactive management of budgets, fees targets, WIP and debtors

Advising on an array of practice queries when necessary

Act as one of two main points of contact within the office for clients, keeping them informed of progress in relation to all aspects of service delivery and maintaining regular contact with them

Review work completed by junior team members and resolving all issues

Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and set deadlines

Working and liaising with colleagues in other offices/departments as necessary to provide high quality client service

Knowledgeable of the firm's services and able to cross-sell those services into the client base

The Successful Applicant

ACCA/ACA qualified or equivalent with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience.

Have proven experience of working in a practice environment

Experience in managing a client portfolio

Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships

Have a proactive approach to problem-solving and delivering client solutions

Be a motivated individual and able to work alone or as part of a team

The ability to take responsibility and use own initiative to resolve problems and issues

Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels

Strong organisation and planning skills and attention to detail

What's on Offer

Opportunity for continuous progression

Paperless office and electronic working papers adopted giving the ability to work from home when appropriate.

Secure parking space available outside the office Flexible/hybrid working available.

Very family focused as a firm - the advantage of having two local office directors is the ability to provide flexibility for each other when needed.

Katie Carew
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0439

Job summary

Job function
Audit & Advisory
Practice (Audit) & Assurance
Business Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Katie Carew
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0439
Job reference