Accounts Manager/Director
  • Job title:Accounts Manager/Director
  • Location:Lancaster
  • Job Level:Director
  • Business Area:Accounts & Business Advisory
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ00214

Accounts Manager,Accounts Director, Accounts & Business Services, Accounts, Senior Associate

Competitive Salary + Benefits


Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is “To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day”? If yes, then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you're in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together.

Our motto when it comes to career development is “Your Journey, Your Voice, Your Success".

Azets

Azets is an award winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. We are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across 100 offices in the UK alone. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK, and we are over the moon to have been awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year in the FD Excellence Survey 2020. As a result of this growth, we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

To get the job that you'll love

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees is what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can not only collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We're looking for someone who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals and be more than just a team member.

 

As a Senior Manager/Director in our Audit and Accounts departments, working across our Preston and Lancaster offices, you will manage a portfolio of clients across a variety of industries.

 

You will have strong experience of working within practice and have exposure to the essential elements of client service and delivery. You will be responsible for the delivery of the audit plan, alongside the preparation of statutory accounts for companies. You will be a key point of contact for clients during the year, assisting with ad hoc queries. As well as delivering an excellent client service, the role includes providing on-the-job feedback and training to junior team members.

 

In order to enhance your own personal development, you will have the opportunity to lead, manage, motivate and coach other members of the team, so solid existing managerial experience is needed. You will be working with a great team of like-minded colleagues all focused on supporting each other to perform at their best, working with Partners in each office to achieve growth targets.

 

You will be ICAS, ACA or ACCA qualified with at least 5 years post-qualification experience for this role. Existing RI status or Practising Certificate would be an advantage, or you must be willing to work towards one of these. Business development will be essential to this role in order to win work for the region. 

 

We will provide you with ongoing mentoring and coaching as you continue to develop personally. The successful appointment will have a collaborative outlook with a dynamic approach to management with a desire to progress to partner at a Top 10 firm.

 

The successful candidate will be able to analyse complex business situations to identify key issues and priorities and will therefore be either FCA/FCCA and hold a practicing certificate. You will have significant experience in general practice and the ability to manage a large portfolio of clients and interactions with your peers and intermediary network whilst leading a team. We believe we are stronger, together, so you will be a confident communicator and demonstrate the ability to make decisions, solve problems and take appropriate action.

A note from the Hiring Manager

"We are seeking an ambitious, driven, outgoing individual to join the Audit and Assurance team in the Lancaster office. With a proven track-record in leadership you will be a decision maker and motivator of people and will drive and promote the success of the team, office and firm. As well as being responsible for all aspects of service delivery to your client base you will develop and enhance relationships with intermediaries in the business community and will grow the client base through business development. You will have excellent communication skills and will be a driver of change, leading by example. "

What's in it for you?

  • Pension - Looking after your future self when it's time to step back and relax.
  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays - Time for you to focus on your family and what's important to you. Where will your precious time take you?
  • Private Medical Cover - Ensuring you are taken care of every step of the way.
  • Agile Working - We're on a mission to give you back your time.
  • Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary. Our family is important to us, and so is yours.
  • Employee Referral Bonus - We're always looking for talented individuals to join our family.
  • Employee Benefits Portal - Cashback and vouchers on everyday purchases.
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities - Continuous development and support, not only for your professional qualifications, but also for your personal goals and aspirations so we can grow together.
  • Opportunity to attend social events - Time to stop, pause and have fun.
  • Career Coaching - Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours
  •  Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can plan both a career and a family

Our values are our motivation

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business, we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

Why join the Azets family?

The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.

 

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