Associate Director


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March 15, 2024
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£60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits -35 days holiday -One professional subscription paid for per annum -4 x Death in Service -4pm finish on a Friday -Private Medical Insurance -Westfield Healthcare (Cash Plan) -Income Protection Policy -Generous Company Pension Scheme -Dress for your day -Career coaching and mentoring -Learning and Development opportunities -Employee Benefits Portal -1 x Social on a monthly basis
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black are delighted to be working with a high growth accountancy firm in the Stockport area currently looking for an Associate Director to join their existing team.

As Associate Director, you will work closely with the management team, ensuring best practice is adopted across the firm. You will be excited by the opportunity not only to shape and grow the business, but to adopt and embed new technologies, systems and processes to streamline the organisation and free up the team’s time to concentrate on higher value services.

As an experienced manager of people, you will be enthusiastic about the opportunity to mentor and manage less experienced team members and get the best out of others.


They have a complete mix of people which all shape their professional family …….but ultimately they have talented, happy people.


As you join their business as Associate Director, you will be joining a firm that is not just an award winning accountancy practice, but an accounting firm where their team share one thing deeply – they all care !!! this includes the team, the business, their clients, the local community, the environment and each other.

They have achieved double digit growth every year since they started and it feels like they are just getting going.

So, if you are a qualified and experienced accountant who share their values and can add to their expertise with your own experience then we would love to talk to you.

In return for your time and energy, they promise you a rewarding future, within a team of like-minded individuals with a passion to grow their clients businesses alongside their business and to give something back as they do so.


-Competitive salary and benefits
-35 days holiday
-One professional subscription paid for per annum
-4 x Death in Service
-Private Medical Insurance
-Healthcare Cash Plan
-Income Protection Policy
-Generous Company Pension Scheme
-Dress for your day
-Career coaching and mentoring
-Learning and Development opportunities and study support where required
-Employee Benefits Portal
-1 x Social on a monthly basis


As you join the firm as Associate Director they promise to:
-Have an open and honest culture, with a great working environment
-Provide training and development opportunities and encourage you to take these
-Provide you with the support you need to do your best work
-Listen to you and welcome your ideas and feedback
-Reward you properly for the value you add


Not for the fainthearted, to fit in with the team, you need to be a master multi tasker, capable of managing multiple deadlines and priorities. They all work together to keep one another learning and growing, and their clients informed.

As an Associate Director you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of SME owner managed business clients, and overseeing the day to day client management as well as any bookkeeping, compliance and advisory activities for these clients.

You will be confident in your preparation of year end accounts and corporation tax returns, and in your client communication (both external and internal), and a lover of all things cloud accounting.

Speaking of cloud, as a Xero Gold Champion Partner, a solid foundation in the software is a must, although they do have clients using all sorts of other platforms – they adapt to their needs, providing they’re sensible.

You will be ACA/ ACCA Qualified, or Qualified by Experience, with a minimum of 6-10 years’ experience in a quality practice, strong tax knowledge and commercial experience.

Your commercial approach and advisory experience will stand you in good stead, helping their clients succeed, and spotting opportunities to help them grow and vice versa.


-Accountability for a portfolio of circa £500k recurring business
-Reviewing BK, VAT, Year-End Work
-Managing and running client meetings
-Running and managing client remuneration and tax planning opportunities
-Delivering advisory services to clients as required
-Support the Digital Solutions and MD Team to drive through new systems, software and processes
-Upsell bookkeeping and advisory to clients and upskill the team to do the same
-Introduction and implementation of appropriate software to enhance their service and offer:
-:Management and development of key individuals
-:New Business Winning – converting leads to clients
-:Networking to generate new business opportunities


If you are an amazing accounting/ client manager and manager of people, looking for an opportunity to put your mark on and shape the future of a small, but fast growing, client focused, caring company then we would like to hear from you today.

If you are ready for a fresh challenge with a wonderful, forward thinking, fast growing North West Accounting firm then please APPLY TODAY.

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Leyland, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast, Dundee, Aberdeen and Worcester, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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