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Insolvency Manager - Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London W1. We have ambitious growth plans which are being achieved through our client-centric approach. Our Insolvency & Advisory team help guide businesses and individuals through periods of financial difficulty and deal with both formal and informal insolvency solutions. Our clients range from sole traders and entrepreneurial businesses to large corporates.

At Shaw Gibbs, our culture is very important to us, it’s based on our company values of collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise. We put our people first and ensure they have both interesting and challenging work, as well as inspire a rewarding and motivating environment to develop their career. We have recently launched an exciting new recognition programme to reward individuals showcasing behaviors that match our values. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development focused not just on technical knowledge but also on commercial and soft skills. 

Shaw Gibbs are looking for an experienced INSOLVENCY MANAGER to join our talented and friendly team in the Oxford office. This is a new role and a great opportunity to join a well-regarded practice and broaden your experience through managing a variety of insolvency cases and take responsibility for the management of a small team, freeing up time of our Partners to develop the practice further. 

A perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven individual to progress their career in practice to the next level. This is a full time, permanent role. We have a great flexible working policy that allows you to work when you want to around core hours, as well as hybrid working with up to two days working from home. 

About this role 

You will be responsible for a mix of formal and non-formal insolvency and advisory work, supporting distressed businesses through a restructuring or insolvency process. You will be exposed to complex cases and have the chance to focus on your people management and client-facing skills. Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Manage a portfolio of cases from appointment to closure, ensuring all aspects of cases are progressed efficiently and effectively in accordance with the firm's standard procedures. 
  • Liaise with the creditors, directors and other interested parties throughout the appointment/assignment and to practice the principles of excellent client service at all times. 
  • Reporting into a partner, you will manage a small insolvency team. 
  • Managing the workflow for the Insolvency division - monitor time allocations, budgets and deadlines, including data insight for internal management reporting 
  • The day to day people management of direct reports. This covers a wide range of activities including workload allocation, overseeing their work, resourcing, performance, development and wellbeing at work. 
  • Monitoring job WIP and costs to budget. 
  • Provide training to your team and ensure compliance is kept up to date. 

About You 

A proactive CPI / JIEB, qualified individual with previous experience in a similar role within an insolvency or accountancy firm, preferably also a qualified accountant. Your experience will allow you to understand the importance of managing a varied workload with strict deadlines, all whilst developing your commercial acumen and ability to spot additional opportunities for the wider firm. You must be a team player, supportive and friendly as well as possessing excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 

This is an ideal opportunity for an Assistant Manager looking to take the next step into a managerial role, or a Manager that is looking to find a more challenging role, with excellent career prospects in a larger specialist business advisory firm with a strategic, commercial, and compassionate approach. 

What we can offer you 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, retail discount scheme and flexible working 
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays increasing with service plus the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle 
  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors such as healthcare, property, advertising and PR. These will include sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and groups. 
  • Hybrid and flexible working 
  • Friendly and supportive team culture 
  • Participate in our Management Development Programme as soon as you join 

How to Apply 

Please send your CV to For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: 

Additional Information 

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. 

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region* We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights

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