Boutique practice seeks Partner Designate in Manchester

£70,000 - £90,000

This is a once-in a lifetime opportunity for an ACCA/ACA qualified accountant with extensive experience of working in a senior capacity within a public practice accountancy firm in Manchester.

Are you tired of a lack of progression at your current Practice?

This is an ideal opportunity for an accountancy professional who would like to progress through to Salaried Partner level. The Partner Designate role will involve looking after and developing a large SME portfolio.

This is a varied and versatile role. As the successful candidate, you will be overseeing and leading the full provision of the firm’s services to their own portfolio. Audit experience is desired but not essential and not necessarily a requirement of the role.

The main responsibilities for this varied role in Manchester include:

  • Significantly enhancing the quality of work and ensuring consistency in approach across offices.
  • Building enduring relationships with clients and staff.
  • Hiring new trainees and delivering appropriate training.
  • Taking on the role of regulatory counsellor for trainees.
  • Developing your client portfolio.
  • Attracting new clients to the firm.
  • Taking an active part in business development events and projects.
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects such as preparing financial projections.

If you are a Senior Manager or Partner Designate with exceptional business acumen, communication and management skills together with a broad technical background then this role would be an ideal challenge.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ post qualified experience gained within a practice environment where you have worked with a varied portfolio of clients. You will be capable of training and motivating a sizeable team to exceed client service expectations, as well as ensuring the profitability of the department.

You will be ACCA/ACA qualified with circa 10 years’ experience of working in a public practice accountancy firm.

Our client is looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm who would like to progress within their career. Please apply today in the strictest confidence.





LEEDS: 0113 243 2111

DERBY: 01332 949 366

MANCHESTER: 0161 697 7770

PETERBOROUGH: 01733 903 286


Charleston Recruitment specialise in placing accountancy practice professionals in new positions in Manchester and across the UK.

If you’re looking for an Associate Directors role in Manchester, but you felt that this position wasn’t the right fit for you, Charleston Recruitment will still be able to assist you with your wider search.

We can help you find your next ideal accounting practice role that advances your career and keeps you on an upward trajectory towards meeting your professional career goals.

And … because we have specialist knowledge, we will have wider discussions with you about how you can navigate into a rewarding career.

When talking to a consultant please highlight any experience which includes business restructuring, business valuations, fee earning, client management and the training of staff.


What’s happening in the accountancy practice market!


We have seen steady growth year on year for top tier leadership positions across the public practice market, including the replacement of succession partners into public practice jobs.

In addition, we are seeing trends where smaller practices with client portfolios from150 to 300 want to recruit in new leaders to develop and look after the portfolios as associate partners in Manchester and Buy-in’ Partner jobs in Manchester and the wider areas.


Notes on job search


We live in great times when the world is at our fingertips, everything is readily available but when searching for the right fit, it can feel like the ‘next step’ may as well be a needle in a haystack!

Many Associate Directors seeking new opportunities are already aware that although job titles can differ between accountancy firms, often the job specifications can be similar. For example, if you see that we are advertising for an Associate Director position in Manchester we could also be recruiting for Partner jobs in Manchester too. This replicated across different platforms such as big named job boards, secondary job boards, client websites, commercial (unspecialised), can be overwhelming or time consuming to independently search.

Please note not all of our positions are actively advertised due to the nature of fast-moving recruitment cycles and some clients value confidentiality for senior level recruitment.

Get in touch for a confidential conversation and the ease of not having to search.