Business Advisory Assistant Manager


Who I help

Owner managed businesses, SME’s, Family business, Individuals

How I help

Personal tax compliance. Corporate Tax compliance. Tax efficient remuneration planning. Ensure clients are compliant and meet all required deadlines.

“I love being able to exceed clients’ expectations.”

Stephen Coutts is an Assistant Manager in our Business Advisory team. Based in our Aberdeen office Stephen provides a variety of business advisory services to clients offering a personalised service tailored to the needs of his clients.

Unvarnished truth

“For me, it’s important that I have an open and honest relationship with my clients. There needs to be trust both ways. I need to trust that they’ll tell me the whole unvarnished trust so I can provide the best service whether its positive or not. They need to trust that I will provide them with sound advice, that I will add value to their business. Openness and honesty are the only way that I can provide them with the very best service.”

Exceed client expectations

“I love being able to exceed clients’ expectations. I think our clients understand that we’re passionate about being able to truly help and add value to their business. We’re willing to go above and beyond to meet deadlines and provide a service that is second to none.”

New level of support

“Having a balance of virtual and hands-on means that we can provide our clients with a new level of support. Clients are able to do things in their own time. Nothing will ever replace having a face-to-face meeting for building strong relationships with clients. I love that I’m able to offer my clients both. So, no matter what their preference I’m able to meet it.”

Delicate balance

“A challenge for me would be balancing compliance deadlines. It’s important that I make sure every client receives the level of service they deserve. Working flexibly around busier periods helps me to meet deadlines. It helps to be organised so I can prioritise clients needs and wants to allow me to pre plan for any unexpected issues that may crop up.”

Growing group

“As the group continues to grow there’s so many specialists joining the firm which gives us a greater pool of experiences and knowledge to draw from. This helps us to provide a great service to our clients because they have access to a wide range of business unites who can help them add value and achieve their goals. It also gives me the opportunity to work on a variety scope of work in which every day is different and challenging in its own way. I love being able to progress myself further and broaden my knowledge and experiences.”

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