Software Advisory Services Manager

Title: Software Advisory Services Manager
Hours: Full-Time
Location: Colchester
Salary: Competitive

Are you looking to join an innovative and fast-moving regional firm? Scrutton Bland is a leading provider of accountancy, tax and financial services advice to both businesses and private clients, with offices across the East of England.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, positive, commercially focused Software Advisory Service Manager to join our Business Advisory Team in Colchester.  

As a recognised and respected regional firm, we have ambitious plans for further growth and this is an exciting time to join a business which has a commitment to progression and staff development. 

The Role

The successful candidate will be joining an enthusiastic and energetic team and will manage the roll out of software advisory and system implementation projects.  Additionally, the manager will contribute to the development of client portfolios and services, manage staff planning and training for juniors, monitor and record staff performance, including providing constructive feedback.

Main duties will include: 

  • Manage up to 48 software implementation projects a year
  • Complete (or review) software and system assessments on client premises
  • Complete report writing or script writing for report presentation
  • Review data transition work carried out by junior staff
  • Liaise with clients ensuring documents received and projects are on track
  • Carry out software training for clients
  • Research cloud software, mainly around Xero app ecosystem

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be experienced at managing the roll out of software advisory and system implementation projects and will have a good general understanding of accountancy to a senior level.  They will have excellent client facing and people management skills, along with the ability to analyse and interpret information. They must have a professional manner and demonstrate their ability to adapt to changing situations. 

We are at an exciting point in the development of our services and are committed to being at the forefront of the transition from traditional accounting to modern accounting practices and are looking for a candidate will who bring enthusiasm and energy to our team as we do this.  Our preferred cloud accounting platform is Xero. 

The role is office based but will require travel to clients’ premises, which may be outside office hours.  

And in return? 

As well as joining an innovative and fast-moving regional firm who are a leading provider of financial services, you will receive a competitive salary and you will also automatically be enrolled into our Employee Benefits scheme, giving you access to a range of free benefits and as well as a number of voluntary options. 

Diversity Statement
We value diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities at Scrutton Bland, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender assignment, age, religion or belief, pregnancy, maternity and paternity status, or disability status, marital and civil partnership status.