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Assistant Manager +44 (0) 1245 939 188

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Job Description

Purpose and General

Nature of the Job:

The purpose of the Assistant Manager’s job is to manage technical work for clients on their list so that a top-quality service can be provided at an appropriate price.


The Context: On specific client work the assistant manager will manage the production of the work prior to a review by the partner or manager responsible.


Main Duties: The main duties of an assistant manager involve managing work for clients on their lists.


The work will involve:

·         planning, supervising, and reviewing work of more junior staff including, when appropriate, senior accountants.

·         producing budgets for work done and draft bills for approval.

·         monitoring performance against plan.

·         undertaking technical work and being available to provide technical expertise.

·         ensuring technical excellence.

·         ensuring that WIP and billing targets are met.

·         identifying staff training needs in conjunction with group/branch manager or partner and encouraging staff to develop their own skills.


·         promoting the firm generally.

·         involvement in seminars and other activities.

·         developing professional relationships with referral sources.

·         developing the firm’s services.

·         actively selling additional services to clients.


Secondary Duties: These duties include:

·         undertaking work in support of other senior staff within the group.

·         assisting with debt collection where necessary.

·         other duties in connection with the above which in the opinion of the partners is reasonable for the jobholder to perform.

·         the jobholder must adopt a flexible approach to their work and be willing to adapt to changing circumstances, i.e., new systems, new technology etc.

·         partners will ensure that appropriate training is provided to enable the jobholder to learn new skills and develop as individuals.

·         Jobholder also responsible for their own self development and training.


Responsibilities:  Responsibility for subordinates:

Assistant managers are responsible for supervising the staff that report to them in a manner that will result in effective teamwork within the group. They are required to consider individuals’ needs for ‘on the job’ training.


This will involve:

·         Ensuring the firm’s administrative procedures are complied with by members of the team.

·         Planning, supervising, and reviewing work done by more junior members of the team.

·         Providing feedback on performance.

·         Ensuring that staff fulfil their duties in compliance with office procedures and standards on quality.

·         Ensuring that staff are polite and courteous to clients.

·         Ensuring that members of the team have adequate ‘on the job’ training.


Responsibility for clients:

Assistant managers are responsible for providing clients with a first-class service.  This involves:

·         identifying client’s needs.

·         being aware of all services our client provides and having considered their client’s needs with respect to the services bringing them to the client’s attention.

·         agreeing timetables.

ensuring that client’s requirements are met.


Working relationships: On client work the assistant manager reports to the partner or manager responsible for that client or job.  For general purposes assistant managers report to a designated manager within their group or the group partner.


Relationships with senior staff and partners: They will attend group meetings where workflow, scheduling, standard procedures, technical information, development of the firm etc will be discussed.


Relationships with colleagues and junior staff: On client related work they will supervise junior staff within their group and be available to them for consultation/technical support.



Employment Status

Full Time

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