About our Client:
Our client is a leading mid-sized 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. Big enough to have all of the necessary expertise, experience and determination yet small enough to work with their clients on a personal basis, 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 being professional and very technically skilled and due to ongoing growth a vacancy now exists for a seasoned Senior Manager, Business Services to join the 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 centres around managing a team (and the responsibilities associated), you’ll also play a pivotal role leading complex assignments and projects, providing detailed technical advice and managing both new and existing relationships. With heavy 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 major 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. Additional responsibilities will include management of direct reports and management of SMSF compliance.

About You:
With strong communication and stakeholder management skills, you have significant experience leading a team within a public practice accounting firm. With previous experience in professional services and commercial experience within an accounting function at a management level, 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 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 level.

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. 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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