Assistant Manager - Business Services.

Dorking, Surrey
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Blackwaters are recruiting for, Assistant Manager - Business Services.

  • Autonomous management of high-quality portfolio.
  • Very competitive package (£s & benefits).
  • Role focussed on leading & managing client relationships.
  • Very established firm with contemporary approach.

The role:

Genuine Managerial role:

Autonomous control of a portfolio of clients. Reporting only to Departmental Manager or Director level only. A Team Leader (s) will report into you, coordinating the staff & execution of the work. Hence the role is focussed on leading & managing the client relationships, reviewing work.

The work of the department includes:

  • Review of management accounts for UK and multi-national companies and groups.
  • Advising on VAT and PAYE matters
  • Corresponding with clients on a day to day basis in respect of general business advice on a wide range of subjects to clients
  • Assisting startups in all aspects of financial support
  • Implementation of accounting and computerised financial systems
  • Review of annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships, companies, LLPs and charities prepared in house
  • UK and International financial reporting
  • Multi currency accounting
  • One-off project work
  • Preparation of business plans, budgets and cashflow forecasts
  • Management of staff and development, including bi-annual appraisals.


The client base that the department deals with is extensive, ranging from SMEs to international groups including:

  • Technology & e-commerce companies
  • Subsidiaries of quoted and non quoted overseas corporations
  • Art galleries and antique dealers
  • Upmarket retail suppliers and outlets
  • Sports personalities/motor sport
  • PR and marketing
  • Property development and investment

The main criteria for any candidate applying for this position is a combination of strong personality and communication skills which have been built around a sound knowledge of financial issues and commercial exposure. The individual will have a recognised accountancy qualification, and be able to demonstrate that they have worked in an environment where it is necessary to deliver accurate information on a timely basis.

The candidate:

  • Ability to delegate and manage staff
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of clients
  • Management accounting skills

The package:

  • Very competitive salary
  • 22 days holiday per year increasing with service, plus additional office closures at Christmas
  • Fully portable free standing contributory pension - range of funding options
  • Income Protection at 75% of salary
  • Life assurance cover at four times salary
  • Payment of up to two professional subscriptions per annum
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Time off in lieu
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Onsite Gym

Blackwaters contact: Mark Noades