Business Unit Leader


The Role & Key Responsibilities
Skills Required
What you will get in return
Additional Information

Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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About Throgmorton

Throgmorton, an Apex Group Company, is dedicated to delivering exceptional service with a personal touch.  We are proud to place the utmost importance on developing strong personal relationships with our clients and that focus has enabled us to establish a strong reputation in the asset management space, growing from just three people in 1999 to 150 dedicated employees servicing over 700 clients in 2019.

Our diverse expertise means we can support any company who wishes to outsource their finance, accounting, payroll, tax, HR and administrative functions.

Employment Type: Full time

Job Specification

  • Client Relationship Management for named Business Unit Clients
  • Co-ordinating involvement of other lines of service or specialists to meet specific client needs and taking the lead where required
  • Brand enhancement and promotion (networking/PR, attending Throgmorton functions and industry seminars)
  • New business and existing client development
  • Formulating Business Unit business plan and budget
  • Managing Business Unit revenues and direct costs
  • Responsibility for long terms capacity planning and forecasting
  • Accountable for service delivery on accounting/financial regulatory matters
  • Accountable for ensuring all operational routines take place within accounting teams
  • Active involvement, ownership and an advocate for strategic improvement projects
  • Technical involvement within strategic improvement projects
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate Accounts resource is provided
  • Co-ordinating shared resources with other Business Unit Leaders
  • Monitoring the contribution and effectiveness of technical resources from other lines of service impacting the accounting work.
  • Accountable for Business Unit billing and debt (emphasis on recovery and net investment)
  • Undertaking fee reviews for Business Unit clients
  • Responsible for most senior detailed review of all accounting output
  • Managing the development of direct reports and accountable for other accounting staff
  • Liaising with HR business partner on HR related issues where necessary
  • Line management responsibilities for Team Leaders/Designates
  • Identifying client related risks and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date process documentation exists and is disseminated
  • Collaborating with other Business Unit Leaders to ensure, identify and implement best practice
  • Ensuring processes are adhered to and carried out consistently across your teams with necessary mechanisms in place to identify non-conformity
  • Implementing change to control risks
  • You will be ACA/ACCA qualified with a strong understanding of accounting and related areas and have in excess of 5 years post qualification experience
  • Excellent technical and practical accounting knowledge with the ability to apply it in practical situations
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build relationships across disciplines to positively influence people at all levels, and to develop staff through motivation and coaching
  • Capable of managing a team with diverse experience and views and having the ability and confidence to challenge colleagues to improve performance
  • Excellent client management skills, client service and results orientated
  • Ability to identify and suggest procedural improvements
  • Confidence to walk the floor and understand current state
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding global business and to grow with the business
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business
  • Working directly with an external client portfolio, maintaining client relationships
  • The ability to apply all technical knowledge to practical scenarios
  • Opportunity to manage a team and people management
  • Getting involved in business development

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)) please visit our CSR policy page.

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary’s expectations) to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

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"Working here I have the space to be creative, take ownership and develop continuously. It’s a great company with a purpose, which in turn enables its people to identify with the core values and mission."

Diane Mero, Office Manager, Dubai

What we look for

We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do. Every employee plays a part in making our business what it is today and the more we grow, the more important that becomes.


Whatever your career path, ambition or skillset you will be joining an entrepreneurial environment and become part of a globally connected team. We don’t just want you to succeed, we want you to flourish.

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