Accountant to hire 15 staff after expanding hotel services business

French Duncan


 

Leading accountants and business advisors French Duncan LLP are hiring 15 new people as part of its ongoing continued expansion plan. The 117-year-old firm is forecasting a 40% increase in staffing levels over the next five years and the 15 appointments currently on offer are in its rapidly growing Hotels Accounting team.  Positions range from part-qualified accountant level through to young people with little experience who are keen to start a career in a fast-growing business.

The appointments will be made between now and August and reflect additional new client wins and the firm’s strong intentions to expand quickly. The firm has just expanded its Finnieston offices in Glasgow to 20,000sq ft, taking on a third floor to house the projected increase in staff numbers.

Graeme Finnie, managing partner of French Duncan, explained: “These appointments highlight just how well our Hotel Accounting team is doing and reflect the growth we have already seen.  . This is part of our five-year expansion plan to increase our overall numbers by 40% and to grow the business alongside our traditional accountancy service offering.”

“There remain substantial growth opportunities in the accountancy sector, but we believe that the future for French Duncan lies in offering a wider range of services to our clients. As part of this we now offer HR and IT services,  building on the model of our hotel accounting service. These appointments continue our recruitment drive which has already seen us appoint 24 new employees over the last nine months. We are committed to hiring the very best individuals and offering them fantastic employment prospects and a great working environment.”

The firm was recently listed in the top 50 best firms to work in Scotland 2019 under the Regional Best Companies Index (RCBI), is a living wage employer, a member of the Disability Confident scheme and its staff are very active in fundraising and social activities. 

Ian Bremner, Hotel Accounting Director with French Duncan, said that “These 15 new places are essential to meet the growing demand for our innovative, unique service which provides real time, automated, bespoke financial data to the hospitality sector. We have grown the Hotel Accounting Service substantially over the last few years to become one of the leading providers in this sector. I think that the market will expand substantially in the coming years as more hotel owners and management companies find out about our unique offer.”

French Duncan Hotel Accounting clients include leading companies in the hospitality sector including Doubletree by Hilton, Residence Inn Marriott, Best Western, Starwood Hotels and resorts and many others. The Hotel Accounting subsidiary of French Duncan LLP provides a completely paperless accounting function utilising cutting- edge technology to produce real time financial information to clients on any mobile device anywhere at any time.

Graeme concludes: “Our continued current investment in the best people, in the latest technology, and in top quality space highlights our ambition to lead the accountancy sector by expanding our services and capabilities to encompass and deliver on the growing demands from clients and from the business community. This growth is essential to meet the growing needs of our clients and of the expanding marketplace for our services. We are investing, recruiting, and growing to meet the needs of business which is increasingly open and willing to outsource more of their activity to the best business service providers. Combining the expertise of a traditional accountancy firm with cutting edge technology designed to produce more efficient, up to the minute financials means that we are tackling head-on the key issues and challenges facing businesses to emerge a stronger, larger firm capable of competing at all levels.”

The firm is holding open events in Glasgow on Thursday 23rd May and Friday 24th May, to meet with candidates interested in trainee or part-qualified roles.  For further information and to apply visit: frenchduncan.co.uk/careers.

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