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Insolvency Manager – Oxford or London

Are you looking for a progressive and exciting firm for the next step in your career? Do you want interesting and varied client work? 

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 clients range from private clients to entrepreneurial businesses and international subsidiaries. 

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative, and expert. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience. 

Our Insolvency & Advisory team help guide businesses and individuals through periods of financial difficulty and deal with both formal and informal insolvency solutions. Due to growth, we are looking for an experienced Insolvency Manager based in either our Oxford or London office. This new role is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded practice and develop your career managing a variety of insolvency cases whilst also taking responsibility for the management of a small team. 

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. Hybrid and flexible working are an integral part of our culture. If you wish to be based in our London office, you will be required to work in our Oxford office on an occasional basis for team meetings and events. 

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 small insolvency team. This covers a wide range of activities including workload allocation, overseeing their work, resourcing, performance, development and wellbeing at work. 
  • 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. 
  • Manage the workflow for the Insolvency division - monitor time allocations, budgets and deadlines, including data insight for internal management reporting
  • 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. 
  • Monitor job WIP and costs to budget. 
  • Provide training to your team and ensure compliance is kept up to date. 

What we can offer you 

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors 
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan 
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme 
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, hybrid and flexible working 
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service 
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing 
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You


You will be 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. You will thrive in a fast paced environment. 

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

How to Apply 

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to by 5pm Friday 9th December 2022. 

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 we 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 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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