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Accounting and Advisory Partner

Employer
Bishop Fleming UK
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (GB) Bath (GB) Bristol (GB) Worcester (GB)
Salary
£Highly Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

Job Details

About the Role 

We are looking for a motivated Partner to join our expanding Accounting and Advisory team.

We’ve got ambitious plans to double the size of our business over the next few years. And having just expanded into the Cheltenham market we’re now seeking to grow our Accounting and Advisory team in line with our growth plans.

This position will enable you to play a significant role in the development of this service line and help us to achieve our ambitious growth strategy.

Leading an already strong team, you will promote best practice to deliver proactive relationship led advisory services to our corporate clients.

Within this role, you will be encouraged to identify potential improvements and contribute ideas that will not only help shape the future strategy of our Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Business Unit but also our Accounting and Advisory service line firmwide.

You will need to be a strategic thinker and will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of developing new business opportunities through the leveraging of your network.

We are open to receiving applications from individuals currently working within industry who are keen to return to a practice environment.

Working closely with our Partners, you will look to grow the portfolio of clients and will seek to improve the overall client service delivery and experience.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Leading our Cheltenham team – this will include recruiting additional team members, coaching our people so that they can reach their potential and succession planning
  • Building strong relationships with our owner-managed business clients and ensuring that we continue to offer a quality trusted advisor service
  • Monitoring developments in the accounting marketplace to help retain competitiveness and efficiency of service provision
  • Playing a pivotal role in Business Development activities and looking to build/retain a good network of local contacts to aid service line growth

About You

To be considered for the role, you will need to be: 

  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent) with experience of working within a business services environment
  • A strong business developer who is keen to build contacts and network within the local business community
  • A great people manager who enjoys developing and coaching their team
  • Highly commercial with the drive to contribute towards Bishop Fleming’s growth

Why Bishop Fleming?! 

Bishop Fleming is an independent leading provider of audit, accountancy, tax, and advisory services in the UK. With a turnover of £38.4m, the firm saw growth of 15.5% per cent over the last 12 months.

From owner-managed businesses, SMEs, and large businesses; to entrepreneurs and private individuals; Bishop Fleming has a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as internal and external audit, corporate and personal tax, corporate finance and deals and accounting services.

Bishop Fleming is currently ranked 33 in the Accountancy Age league table and is the number one provider of audit services multi-academy trusts in the academy sector. The firm was also ranked fifth in the inaugural UK Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index.

With 8 offices spanning from the West Midlands to the South West, the firm has 43 partners and nearly 500 staff, and is a certified Great Place to Work®.

Bishop Fleming is a member of Kreston Global, a global network of independent accounting firms in more than 100 countries

We are a firm that thinks clients, people and communities. As a member of Business in the Community (BITC) we are focussed on improving our responsible business practices and collectively making positive impacts for the benefit of society.

If that’s not enough, we offer a fantastic range of benefits including: 

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays plus Christmas off! 
  • Hybrid working 
  • A contributory Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Simply Health cashback plan including access to 24/7 online GP service and counselling services 
  • Perkbox discounts and rewards platform with over 4,00 perks and discounts 
  • Yulife employee wellbeing app 
  • Social events with active social committees that plan internal and external events  
  • Numerous opportunities for development 

We welcome applicants who would like the flexibility in their working arrangements, including working from home or part time working, which may help to accommodate parent or carer responsibilities, further studies and activities outside of work.

We are committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  We support a culture where people are valued and treated fairly with respect and differences are understood and celebrated. 

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our business. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

 

Company

Bishop Fleming are an innovative Top 30 accountancy practice that offer a refreshingly different culture to other accountancy firms.

What makes our culture different? For starters, investing in and developing our people is at the heart of everything that we do, that’s one of the reasons why we’ve been ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Accounting firms to work for.

We’re expanding rapidly and have a network of offices across the South West and West Midlands. We’ve just recruited a record number of graduate trainees and are not stopping there….we are looking to continue with this trend as we begin recruiting for our 2022/23 trainee intake.

We have Graduate and Industrial Placement vacancies available in CBS, Audit and Tax throughout our business – by joining us you will get real responsibility quickly and will get to play a key role in helping your clients businesses succeed.

You will start your career with us in either our CBS, Audit or Tax service lines, but will have the opportunity to gain experience in other specialisms such as Restructuring and Corporate Finance to ensure that you become a rounded business advisor.

Check out our careers site (www.bishopfleming.co.uk/careers) and our Glassdoor page to find out more and hear from some our existing trainees on what it’s like to work here.

Company info
Website
Telephone
01392 448800
Location
Stratus House
Exeter
Devon
EX13qs
United Kingdom

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