Practice Support Specialist
Rutherford Cross
September 6, 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Public Sector and Not for Profit


Background to the Opportunity

The opportunity has arisen for a Practice Support Specialist to join our client’s Support Team. It is a permanent role working with a fantastic organisation in the city centre of Edinburgh.

Our client is based in Edinburgh and a extremely well know business in the UK.

The Role

Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

The Practice Support Specialist will provide support to the practice community through the effective delivery of practice services and support. This role will have a particular focus on supporting firms meet the challenges of the future, forming a key function in helping to deliver the ICAS strategic pillar of Connect and Help to succeed in the context of practice.

Working as part of a small team, the Practice Support Specialist will form a key role in delivering the strategic outcomes for the ICAS practice community. The practice team provides support to a community of over 900 firms and c1700 members who are principals in those firms.

The role contributes to the key strategic deliverables of:

  • Working hand in hand to support our firms and help them to navigate the future of the profession
  • Serving the practice community
  • Being relevant to the practice community
  • Building relationships with and within the practice community

Candidate Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of a wide range of general practice areas
  • Awareness of practice management issues
  • Strong interest and experience in new technology
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of secondary operations within accountancy practice, for example AML and data protection
  • Proficient in the use of Office 365 products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Preferable to hold Chartered Accountant or equivalent qualification with a number of years post qualifying experience in practice


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