About our Client:
Our client is a leading chartered accounting firm with offices in both Geelong and Melbourne. They’ve been ensuring their clients’ financial success for over 20 years and have an appetite for progress, continual improvement and innovation. A market leader in their field, this firm is doing big things. Personal involvement of partners in all client engagements is an integral part of the way they work with clients. Passionate about helping their clients build their business profits as well as their personal investment positions, they offer a full range of accounting services including Business Advisory, Accounting and Taxation, Corporate Finance, Xero Accounting Support, Bookkeeping and Financial Planning. Their team is dynamic, energetic and friendly as well as professional and very technically skilled and due to ongoing growth a vacancy now exists for a Manager, Business Services to join the Business Advisory team in a rare partnership pathway opportunity.

About the Opportunity:
This role will see you take responsibility for providing support to partners in the delivery of client service, developing strong internal and external networks, coaching and training junior team members and managing client relations on a day to day basis. While this role centers around managing a team (and the responsibilities associated), you’ll also play a pivotal role leading internal projects, providing technical advice and managing both new and existing relationships. With involvement in the strategic functions of the firm’s development and contribution to the development of firm policies and procedures, you’ll perform a management role regarding productivity of team members, workflow coordination, client profitability, fee quotation, budget preparation and staff scheduling. You’ll create continued professional fee growth, assist the partners to service clients and apply the management and application of accounting principles and procedures to analyse financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures. Proactively seeking opportunities for business development through value adding services, you will also act as a point of contact within the firm for the client together with the partner(s). This will include responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests and needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided and maintaining regular contact with clients.

About You:
You have proven experience working in a public practice tax and professional services accounting firm and will have supervised or managed other accountants in the past. As a natural people person with strong stakeholder management skills, you will be able to position yourself as a trusted advisor to your clients. Having had significant experience in tax consulting and business advisory, you have thorough knowledge of accounting and tax principles and excellent commercial, business and financial acumen. You have effective leadership and management skills, excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and strong analytical and problem solving skills. With the ability and confidence to present internal technical training sessions, you’ll also be complemented by a Bachelors Degree and CA/ CPA qualifications. With a personality that enables the building of rapport with clients and team members, you’ll contribute to the excellent internal culture within the firm, and as a strong people manager, you’ll also be able to manage the workflow for a team, be able to prioritise, delegate and review work for a team and be responsible the career development of team members.

About the Perks:
This business is an energising place to work full of passionate people. They place great importance on being an employer of choice and offer excellent career opportunities, ongoing training and development, a competitive salary, team events, recognition programs, generous team incentives and the potential progression to partner for the right candidate.

About Applying:
For further information on this opportunity please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment directly on 0439 351 629 to discuss in absolute confidence and to obtain a full position descriotion. To apply, follow the links or email lhogan@fruitionrecruitment.com.au with your CV.

About Us:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based boutique recruitment firm that specialises in regional recruitment and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Please note, hand delivered CVs or office drop ins will not be accepted (candidate meetings are by appointment only) and due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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