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Head of Client Accounting



Full Time

Salary: £50,000-£55,000pa D.O.E

Job description

Are you looking to make the move to a fast paced, multi-faceted property consultancy, experiencing a period of change and growth?  If the answer is yes, then this is the role for you.

A rare opportunity has come up to join Galbraith as its Head of Client Accounting, based in our Stirling office. We offer hybrid working, following a period of initial training.

Job Overview

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing accounting services to around 200 of Galbraith’s managed estate clients. Managing a team of 10 and reporting directly to the Finance Director, key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical expertise and advice in respect of accounting, VAT and payroll matters arising
  • Client management and year end reporting
  • VAT return sign off and managing VAT inspections on behalf of clients
  • Employee training, development and retention
  • Maintenance and development of client accounting systems and best practice procedures
  • Day to day maintenance of client banking platforms
  • Approving banking transactions in accordance with RICS Client Money Regulations
  • Ensuring adherence to RICS Client Money Regulations at all times
  • Business development and new job pricing
  • Maintaining client and wider rural team relationships; proactively supporting the wider rural surveying team and client base
  • Training clients and surveyors

To be successful

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An accountancy qualification: CA, ACCA, CIMA with at least 5 years’ experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience of managing a team
  • Experience in management accounts, payroll and VAT. Exposure to VAT partial exemption rules would be beneficial
  • Systems experience, preferably Xero and Sage Payroll
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Confidence, be approachable and calm under pressure
  • Superior organisational skills
  • A proactive approach, with the ability to take the initiative

Prior experience of the main tasks set out in the job overview above is desirable, as the successful candidate will need to hit the ground running.

Due to the location of the office, on the outskirts of Stirling, a car is essential.  There is ample, free parking on site.

What We Offer

The salary is offered at between £50,000-£55,000, depending on experience.

We offer the opportunity to work for an agile, innovative, and progressive firm as well as a competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Company events
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • Life insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme
  • Hybrid working
  • WFH allowance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice hybrid/electric car scheme
  • On site gym

To apply, please send a CV, plus covering letter to, telling us why you are the right person for the job.

Galbraith is an equal opportunities employer.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an initial teams call with our Finance Director. The second stage of our process   would be an in-person interview at one of our offices.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks via Giant Screening.

Job Types: Full-time


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Stirling/Hybrid