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Business Manager Accountancy and Finance

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 9 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Steffi Reilly
Job Ref GRABM0917_1504882497

Job Description

Grafton Specialist Recruitment

Business Manager - Accountancy & Finance - Join our growing team!


The Grafton Specialist team is the dedicated division within the Grafton Employment Group, focused on providing Permanent, Contract & Temporary staffing solutions for the Accountancy & Finance, Engineering, HR, IT, Manufacturing & Production, Procurement & Sales & Marketing sectors across Northern Ireland.

As the Grafton Specialist team continues to grow, we are really excited to take the next step in our journey, with the appointment of a Business Manager to oversee and grow our Accountancy & Finance Division.

What's Important?

We are not a typical agency and we want to provide a personal, professional and consultative approach, focused upon building long term partnerships, rather than chasing quick wins.

That starts by having a genuine interest in our candidates and clients needs, presenting them with solutions that are best placed for them, ensuring that we will add value and ultimately that Grafton Specialist becomes the trusted partner for future requirements.

Our aspiration is to be the number one and how we get there is through our people; therefore, ethics, professionalism and charisma, are all strong traits we will want to see demonstrated in our new Business Manager.

The current team are fun, outgoing, high energy and a bit quirky, and whilst we are here to do a job, we also believe that coming to work should be enjoyable, as ultimately happy employees are productive employees!

The Role

Business Development - Devising BD strategy for Division, through identification and qualifying of new and existing key clients and competitors, with timelines, milestones and success factors.

Budget Management - Managing divisional budget line, tracking and reporting of performance vs budget, analysis of trends, forecasting, debtors and payroll.

Team Management - Annual appraisals, PDPs, monthly 1-2-1s, weekly sales meetings, setting targets and objectives (KPIs) , identifying areas for growth and development, performance management, training needs analysis and training delivery.

Compliance - Manage and ensure division is 100% compliant in line with ISO and Grafton standards

Networking - Partnering with industry bodies and events to promote Grafton (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc)

General - Act as lead point of contact for client and candidate enquiries, contribute to ad-hoc projects

(full job description available upon request)

The Person

Focused on the development of the Accountancy & Finance Division across Northern Ireland, the Business Manager will be a seasoned recruiter within the A&F sector, with team management exp.

This experience can be within the Industry or Practice markets, at support, part qualified or senior level.

You will possess a hunter mentality, capable of identifying and winning new business, maximising existing relationships and exceptionally strong in negotiation.


  • 4 -5 years recruitment experience, combined with experience of inspiring, motivating and managing a team.
  • A track record of exceeding sales targets and securing new business/contracts, within the Accountancy & Finance sector.
  • A proven track record of developing talent pipelines at all levels of the A&F market space
  • Sound understanding of the wider recruitment market , tuning into economic, competitor, social and technological developments
  • Ability to think strategically , developing business plans around market and growth opportunities.
  • Highly developed negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Driver, with access to transport


  • Third-level qualification or equivalent
  • Management of an Accountancy and Finance team

Why Grafton?

Grafton Specialist Recruitment is a growing division of the larger Grafton Recruitment Group and provides a fun, friendly and financially rewarding career.

Based in the beautiful Boat building in central Belfast, you will join a team of like minded individuals, focused on providing the very best in customer service, quality and market sector advice.

We have highly ambitious growth plans for the Specialist Division, so there has never been a better time to join!

The Package

Attractive base salary

Market leading individual commission structure

Quarterly and annual Management bonus

Benefits, including pension (up to 5% matched), private health care, on successful completion of probation, as well as subsidised parking.

Working hours of 9 - 5.30, Mon - Friday, with flexibility.

To apply, please submit your CV using the link below or contact Steffi Reilly (HR Advisor) via email at

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