Business Services Manager
Competitive Depending on Experience

Business Services Manager

Ref: 775| Posted: 6th Apr 2021

Business Services Manager – Trowbridge (Full Time, Permanent)

We are currently looking for an experienced Business Services Manager to join an Accountancy Practice based in Trowbridge.

Our client is looking for someone with 5 years Accountancy Practice experience (ideally with 5 years post qualified experience) and ACA/ACCA qualified or qualified by experience.

Roles and responsibilities as a Business Services Manager:

  • Management of a portfolio of clients, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies dealing with specific queries or problems
  • Assisting with project work as required
  • Ensuring that appropriate information is fed into the compliance team in a timely manner to ensure that the team’s work can be effectively scheduled allowing the assessment of resources and time requirements, including flexibility to deal with new clients, additional work, or busy periods.
  • Delegating client compliance work as appropriate, ensuring that employees have the appropriate skills and knowledge to complete the tasks. Provide guidance and direction as required, holding planning meetings involving all parties as necessary
  • Reviewing work carried out discussing any lessons learned/ideas for the future with partner and employee
  • Completing more complex accounts work for clients as required by the Client Portfolio Manager, where it is not appropriate for the activities to be completed in the compliance centre
  • Ensuring that all budgets and timescales are met by employees and that they consistently provide an acceptable level of service
  • Supporting the development of the business by being proactive in identifying opportunities for the provision of additional services
  • Providing direction, counselling, coaching, feedback and support to more junior employees
  • Where appropriate, reviewing the work carried out by the compliance centre staff, checking this for accuracy, quality and feeding back.
  • Providing feedback to partners on team or business activities to ensure that they are fully aware of any issues
  • Supporting business development


Skills needed for the Business Services Manager:

  • Wide range of general practice experience for owner managed businesses including personal tax
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good customer care skills
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills
  • Able to work in an organised manner to strict deadlines – planning, diary management, department systems set-up and maintenance
  • Excellent influencing skills both on an internal and client-facing basis


In return for your skills, you will receive a competitive salary depending on your experience and some great company benefits.

Just hit the apply button to forward over your CV for the Business Services Manager role.

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