Assistant Manager

At Henderson Loggie, we truly believe that our people are the heart and soul of what sets us apart from the rest.  Our culture thrives on fostering a welcoming and approachable environment, underpinned by a strong commitment to teamwork.

We’re excited to share that we are recruiting for an Assistant Manager to join our Accounting & Business Solutions in our Edinburgh team.  The successful candidate will bring valuable experience in effectively managing client portfolios, conducting thorough file reviews, and possessing strong technical knowledge and skills.

As an Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for managing a varied client portfolio of compliance, management accounting and VAT clients, in a range of sectors including manufacturing, food & drink, property, charities, technology and gaming.

Not only will you be results-driven but also people-oriented, capable of inspiring the team to achieve new heights, all while maintaining a strong emphasis on high performance.

Join us in shaping a workplace where talent, collaboration, and dedication come together for unique accomplishments!

The role is varied, and responsibilities include:

Client work

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of clients, which would involve planning, controlling, and reviewing client work. Ensuring that jobs are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible by allocating resources at an appropriate level.
  • Review all work received within agreed timescales, ensuring that any issues arising are referred to the ABS staff for completion before any outstanding key issues are drawn to the attention of the Partner.
  • Actively communicate with partners in relation to their clients and liaise with other departments on mutual clients to share information e.g. payroll and tax.
  • Support Partners at client and third-party meetings.
  • Ensure work in progress is reviewed regularly and fees raised on a timely basis.
  • Maximise recoveries by continually reviewing the use of technology with clients and internally, as well as reviewing our procedures.

Staff development

  • Coaching members of staff on a day-to-day basis as they work through assignments.
  • As part of the planning process, brief staff on the client and the nature of its business ensuring that the most cost-effective approach to the job is clearly communicated.


  • ACCA/CA or equivalent or qualified by experience of managing a portfolio
  • Experience within a professional practice, building effective relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels from a variety of sectors
  • Experience of managing a client portfolio, reviewing files & working with FRS 102 clients both individuals and groups
  • Good numerical and data analysis skills
  • Client driven and strategically and commercially aware   
  • Organised with the ability to cope with multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
  • Sound technical knowledge with proactive approach to CPD
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of both personal and professional performance with the ability to take ownership of tasks
  • Computer literate with experience of accounts production software desirable
  • Experience of working with charities would be beneficial
  • Demonstrates role model behaviour and behaviour consistent with the firm’s values

We are a born and bred Scottish firm, established in 1909, and we believe in giving back to our local communities.  We raise money throughout the year for various charities, we give all staff one day for volunteering per year, we are also sponsor the Courier Business Awards and two budding ice-skating athletes based in Dundee ice arena.

Our team members describe us as a medium-sized firm with a small-firm feel, where you’re in charge of your own growth and development.  We’ve even established our own Training Academy to support our staff in reaching their personal and professional goals.

  • A competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday per year & Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Policy
  • Generous pension contribution and life insurance scheme
  • Continuous training and support via The Henderson Loggie Training Academy
  • Birthday gift and Perkbox – discounts on supermarket, travel, retail, leisure and much more
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Team and office wide social activities
  • Enhanced paid leave (Maternity/Paternity/ Adoption/Bereavement & Compassionate Leave & Company Sick Pay)

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Henderson Loggie is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our Firm.

If you’re looking for a place where you can thrive, where your journey is in your hands, and where growth isn’t just encouraged but celebrated, then we’re excited to welcome you into our firm.  Your journey to greatness starts here!