Saffery Champness is one of the UK’s top 20 accountancy practices with a network of nine offices in the UK plus offices in Guernsey, Geneva and Zurich. The firm is independent but maintains a network of affiliate firms in over 100 countries across the globe via membership of Nexia International. We are looking for an experienced Accounts Manager to report directly to the partners and senior managers. The Role To become part of the team providing a wide range of audit, accounting and advisory services to our clients. We are able to offer varied and interesting work involving client contact with the people who make the decisions. An Accounts Manager in the Inverness office will have responsibility for managing a wide portfolio of clients that operate in a range of sectors, reporting directly to the Partners and Senior Managers. The position would involve accounts preparation work, as well as one-off assignments and special work, as required. Key Accountabilities Managing the accounts preparation process Managing and monitoring progress of work and budgets Ensuring all work is delivered on time and to a high standard Supervising and coaching qualified staff and trainees Liaison with the tax team. Education and Experience Applicants should be CA/ACA/ACCA qualified with a good exam record Have at least 2 year’s post qualification experience Have either an accounts or general practice background with a focus on private and corporate work An excellent understanding of FRS 102 is essential, and IFRS an advantage Systems used are Excel, Word, CCH Accounts Production and CCH Audit Automation. Personal Qualities Strong level of ability, commitment and flexibility Self-motivated, display a positive approach to work and have the ability to get things done Possess the confidence and professionalism to establish credibility at all levels, be commercially minded and have a clear perception of client requirements. Benefits We are able to offer a dynamic and varied workload Annual salary (market rate) depending upon experience Salary review annually in October Six-month probationary period Eligibility for assistant managers/managers’ bonus scheme Group Personal Pension Scheme: under the requirements of pension auto-enrolment you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Personal Pension scheme (4% employer contribution, 4% employee contribution). Company car on a salary sacrifice basis Eligibility for the firm’s private medical insurance scheme upon completion of a probationary period 25 days annual leave. In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year, subject to partner approval Life assurance cover of three times salary Eligibility for the firm’s Profit Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm Interest-free season ticket loan on completion of probationary period Access to a number of other benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefits programme, which include; health screening/GP support, childcare vouchers, critical illness cover, cycle to work scheme and private medical insurance Opportunities to work on special assignments and projects Regular technical training and soft skills development to help support your development and progression. This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing and ambitious Accounts Manager to progress their career within one of the most reputable firms in the region and experience rapid growth within company structures. We believe that our success comes from our talented team of co-workers and are always keen to welcome motivated, passioned people into our growing business. If you have an underlying passion to build strong client relationships and bring innovative and creative solutions to problems while providing highly specialist financial advice, apply by sending your CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience. We respectfully request no speculative calls or CV's from agencies please.