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Client Manager and Business Partner

About Slate Accounts

Slate Accounts helps leaders know their numbers and grow their businesses through clever financial control and insight. Our services give clients the expert resources required to make their business tick, and the confidence in numbers and reporting to accurately inform their future growth.

We run the accounts function for Australian businesses turning over between $2m – $20m+ with a team of over 30 accountants and offices in Melbourne and Jaipur, India. You’ll be using the latest technologies, and strong systems and processes to really make a difference to your clients. We have a well developed methodology and culture of continuous improvement. We have flexible work practices and are genuinely committed to the professional development of our employees.

What we offer

Slate Accounts is a great place to work. We have the agility of a small modern firm with the resources, processes and systems of a mature business that cares about things running smoothly for us and our clients. Staff are given space and independence to deliver results within helpful frameworks and flexible methodologies. We have a flat structure and you will have the flexibility to work whenever and wherever you need to get the job done. You’ll be autonomous, but supported and developed, with a team of caring colleagues who have your back. Our clients are smart, ambitious and into some really clever stuff. And they’re the perfect size (in our opinion)! You’ll work directly with business owners and leadership teams on interesting projects with lots happening all the time, without being bogged down by bureaucracy or the overly complex. We offer:

  • Competitive salaries for great people
  • A great team, supportive culture and amazing clients
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Lots of professional development.

We are currently seeking a Client Manager and Business Partner to join our growing team.

About the role

In this position you will run our service delivery to a small group of clients, and be their primary finance advisor. You will be responsible for:

  • Financial Control Services – managing small client teams usually of 2 – 4 staff in Australia and India, you’ll be required to structure, establish and then oversee the provision of financial control services to businesses turning over $2m – $20m+.
  • Financial Insight Services – providing advisory services to clients, assisting to develop or understand their strategy, building financial forecasts and providing ongoing analysis and reporting with a strong future focus aimed at helping leaders achieve their business goals.
  • Client Management and Practice Development – proactively identifying ways to deliver value to clients, while ensuring our work is sustainable and profitable. As a senior team member, contributing to practice development projects and initiatives.

About you

You are a great accountant or bookkeeper, completely confident with the balance sheet, accruals, prepayments, capitalised leases, fixed asset registers and depreciation schedules, intercompany loans and transactions, setting up and maintaining systems integrations, designing clean and clear workpapers and spotting errors before they create problems.

With that level of technical mastery, you’re comfortable overseeing others and working at a higher level, optimising systems and technology and inventing clever hacks and workarounds to delight process customers and make things come together smoothly day to day and month to month.

You have 10+ years of experience and are ready to focus on performance accounting, becoming a trusted adviser to business leaders. You are happy to work with and help develop Slate’s Insight Services Delivery Model, leveraging our team, systems and processes to add even more value to our clients.

With strong communication skills, an ability to pick things up with ease and build instant rapport, you will be approachable and thrive in a culture of continuous improvement where your aptitude for problem solving will quickly create value for your clients and, through knowledge sharing, contribute to the development of the staff you supervise.

You will have an accounting degree and likely other accounting qualifications. Registered BAS agents would be highly regarded.

The role is full time and we’re hoping you’ll want to work from our South Yarra offices 2 – 3 days a week.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please review our position description and upload your CV and complete Slate Accounts’ application form below.

Candidates may be required to complete an online video interview and an aptitude test (about 30 mins). Successful candidates will be required to undertake a standard police check – organised by Slate Accounts.

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