Please find details of all of our current vacancies below. If you would like to apply to work at Hazlewoods on a speculative basis, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@hazlewoods.co.uk.

Early careers 

We are delighted that the application process is now open for our 2022 intake. To kickstart your career, please contact our Recruitment team at earlycareers@hazlewoods.co.uk.

Our placements are a great way for you to gain an insight into the working world of accountancy and Hazlewoods as a firm. During your time here, you will take on the same responsibilities as a first-year trainee. You will gain exposure to various business activities and this will be a great stepping-stone into a future career with us.  You will be supported by a manager and buddy and will be treated the same as a permanent member of staff, so can join in with all our fun social and charity activities. 

We are now recruiting for Placement students within our award winning Tax, Audit and Corporate Finance teams who are experts in the industry. 

Our 12 month placement positions are aimed at those studying a relevant course at university, who are looking to gain professional experience in the workplace.

Entry requirements 

  • At least 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 3 A levels
  • Level 6 or above in Maths & English at GCSE
  • A confident communicator, with a flexible “can do” attitude.
  • A driven and enthusiastic character with a genuine interest in a career in Accountancy.

We recognise that some people want to start their career as soon as possible.  If University is not for you, we offer an excellent accountancy apprenticeship which fully supports your journey through the AAT qualification. We were delighted to be placed in the UK Top 100 Employers awards by All About School Leavers since 2018. Upon completion of your Apprenticeship, we offer the chance to continue your training with Hazlewoods to become a Chartered Accountant.

We recruit Apprentices into teams across all areas of the business from Audit, Business Services, Tax, and our specialist teams. So wherever your interests lie, we have an opportunity for you.

Audit 
Providing insightful, tailored advice to help maximise the potential of every business we work with. 

Tax 
Forward thinking, creative and strategic planning advice, tailored to fit our client’s personal and business objectives. 

Accountancy and Business Advisory 
Specialist accounting and business advice for our diverse clients. 

We are now recruiting for our September 2022 intake and have exciting opportunities in our Audit, Tax, Business Services and sector specialism teams. If you are looking to join a prestigious and successful firm which really values its employees, then please apply via our website.

Our academic requirements are 3 A Levels at 112 UCAS points and above, and Grade B/Level 6 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

Now you’ve finished your degree, join us to begin your accountancy career.

For graduates we offer a Level 7 apprenticeship.  Equivalent to a Masters degree, the programme aligns with globally recognised professional accountancy qualifications (ACA), as well as providing structured support and guidance for each apprentice’s wider development.

If you are looking for a change but still want a challenge, great career opportunities, fabulous clients and an active social scene, then working at Hazlewoods could be the right career move for you.

We recruit graduates into teams across all areas of the business from Audit, Business Services, Corporate Finance, Tax, and our specialist teams. So wherever your interests lie, we have an opportunity for you.

Audit 
Providing insightful, tailored advice to help maximise the potential of every business we work with. 

Tax 
Forward thinking, creative and strategic planning advice, tailored to fit our client’s personal and business objectives. 

Accountancy and Business Advisory 
Specialist accounting and business advice for our diverse clients.

Corporate Finance 
Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has consolidated its position as a top 10 UK adviser, with the latest half-year Experian Mergers and Acquisitions report for 2021 placing them as eighth most active adviser in the national rankings.

We welcome applicants from any degree discipline, with a 2:1 classification or higher, a keen interest in business and the necessary drive with resilience to succeed. We also require 112 UCAS points (or 280 on the old system), and a Level 6 in Maths and English Language GCSE.

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Purpose of role

To provide a specialist and comprehensive VAT advisory service to all business clients, with the aim of minimising their VAT liabilities, resolving compliance issues and identifying tax planning opportunities. 

The role is based in our Central Cheltenham office, however there will be occasional requirements to work in our Staverton office and to attend meetings at clients’ premises.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and support on compliance and planning issues to clients from a wide variety of industry sectors, regularly maintaining contact and making visits as appropriate.
  • Provide advice and support on compliance and planning issues to colleagues as required.
  • Carry out reviews of VAT returns prepared by staff in other teams within the firm.
  • Ensure knowledge is kept up to date with VAT legislation and procedures, HMRC publications, relevant Court and Tribunal decisions etc.
  • Assist the Director and Manager to provide internal updates to Partners and staff, particularly where developments provide opportunities within the client base.
  • Contribute articles for inclusion in Hazlewoods’ tax-related and industry specific publications.
  • Internal financial management including regular review of work-in-progress and billing within given timescales and according to the firm’s procedures.
  • Prepare and agree budgets for assignments with partners and clients, ensuring these are met within agreed time scales.
  • Contribute to the appraisal process for more junior members of the VAT team.
  • To be aware of the wide range of Hazlewoods’ services and to identify opportunities to market those services to clients.
  • To be involved in marketing events and other presentations (both external and internal) when appropriate.

 Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA or ATT/CTA/IIT qualified.
  • Specialist VAT experience, both compliance and advisory.
  • Related tax consultancy experience, and / or knowledge of Customs procedures, are desirable, but not essential.
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.   

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The Role

Our Tax team are now looking to recruit an Associate Director/Director working within the Farms and Estates sector to join their highly successful team based in Staverton.

Our Tax team were double award winners in 2017 having won both the Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm award at the Tolley Tax awards 2017 and Tax Team of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2017. You will be joining an expanding team and your contribution will help our continued growth.

  • Manage a portfolio of clients including business owners, partnerships, sole traders and HNW individuals and their related companies or trusts, ensuring excellent client service
  • Advising large scale commercial farming businesses on both business and personal tax issues
  • The role will be mixed, with both advisory work and responsibility for compliance
  • Building and maintaining client relationships and provide a high level of client service.
  • Managing the successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and a commercial approach
  • Effectively Manage, motivate, mentor and develop other members of the team and offering a professional role model as well as working closely with the Farms and Estates accounts team.
  • Understanding technical matters and presenting them in a clear and practical way
  • Supporting partners on advisory projects and in the implementation of complex tax planning arrangements for farmers and landowners, including capital gains tax and inheritance tax/succession planning
  • Business development activities and winning work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting new clients.  Involvement in formal and informal pitching procedures.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts, internally and externally, including agents, solicitors, bank managers and other professionals working in the rural sector
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • CTA and ACCA/ACA qualified
  • Experience of working in a personal tax team
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation of staff
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to thrive in a pressurised environment and deal with tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The Role

Our award-winning Corporate Finance and M&A teams are nationally recognised, particularly in the Health and Social Care sector. The teams, based in Cheltenham, work closely with a number of corporate acquirers and a large number of the London based Private Equity Houses, Corporate Banks and Nominated Advisers to AIM companies. We are looking for tax specialists to work alongside the teams to advise on all aspects of tax that impact Corporate and Business transactions. This will include:

  • Co-ordinating, developing and delivering tax due diligence reviews on target businesses
  • Highlighting key tax risks
  • Advice on tax warranties and indemnities required and review of taxation implications of sale and purchase agreements
  • Tax aspects of transaction structures
  • Corporate and group reorganisations
  • Pre-disposal review of tax aspects of businesses for which sales mandates are held

  Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified
  • Strong Corporate and payroll tax experience
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to build rapport
  • Able to quickly identify the core issues
  • Able to identify risk and/or potentially price affecting issues
  • Client focused, with an emphasis on quality and accuracy
  • An ability to understand the bigger picture whilst maintaining an eye on the detail
  • Ability to thrive under pressure

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The Role

Our busy Corporate Tax team works with businesses from almost every sector of the economy to identify their qualifying R&D activity, quantify it and obtain the R&D incentives and tax reliefs for them, as well as working with clients to best leverage the Patent Box regime

We are looking to increase our R&D offering to both existing and new clients and as such are looking to appoint an experienced R&D tax Advisor.  This position will be based in our supportive and friendly Corporate tax team and offers excellent career development opportunities as well as the opportunity to assist with other areas of Corporate Tax if desired.   

  • You will be required to use your knowledge and experience to help our clients in making claims for R&D Tax relief, as well as Patent Box claims (coaching on Patent Box will be provided if you do not have previous experience in this specialist area).
  • Advising clients on the application of R&D legislation and extracting the costs to be claimed
  • Responsible for analysing the costs attributed to clients’ R&D and Patent Box projects, ensuring that technical compliance is in line with HMRC legislation
  • Working with the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC
  • Preparing R&D documentation for non-tax specialists.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACCA/ACA/CTA/ATT qualification would be an advantage
  • Detailed working knowledge of R&D tax legislation and experience in preparing R&D calculations.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience of preparing reports for non-tax specialists
  • Strong finance systems knowledge and IT skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with clients and internal departments at all levels in a professional and technically competent manner
  • Proven ability to gather and collate information using appropriate questioning techniques
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a methodical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work at pace and under pressure
  • Team working skills with the ability to collaborate with others

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The role

We are currently looking for a Tax Manager to undertake a bespoke role within our expanding Legal team.

The position is in an important growth area for the business, and will have the responsibility for helping to deliver an exceptional service to a high calibre client portfolio of law firms.

Our team is made up of 30 accountants and tax advisers servicing over 150 law firms and over 600 individual solicitors across the country.

The responsibilities

This is a bespoke role focusing entirely on advisory work, which will involve:

  • Business restructuring.
  • HMRC tax clearances.
  • Tax planning.
  • Financial and tax modelling.
  • Interpreting and advising on technical tax matters in a comprehensible and practical way.
  • Liaising with specialists on technical matters.
  • Informing the team on relevant changes in tax law.
  • Supporting colleagues on advisory projects and developing junior members of the team as they progress into this type of work.
  • Building relationships with clients to garner work through referrals.

You will predominantly work on the team’s client base of law firms, and there will be some involvement with clients from other business sectors.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA and ATT/CTA qualified.  CTA desirable, although we would consider supporting CTA studies.
  • Sound understanding of accounts and their interaction with tax computations is essential.
  • Broad technical knowledge across all taxes, in particular income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax.  Understanding of VAT, stamp duty and SDLT desirable.
  • Keen interest in researching and understanding technical tax issues.
  • Ideas focused and able to deliver creative solutions.
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Client driven and commercially aware.
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations, both written and oral.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work and a desire to learn and progress.
  • Previous experience of working with legal practices would be helpful, but is not essential as we will happily help you to become someone who really knows how to be a valuable adviser in the sector.

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The Role

Our Tax team are now looking to recruit a Corporate Tax Manager to join their highly successful team based in Cheltenham.

This position will be one of the leaders of a team in an important growth area for the business and will have the responsibility for delivering an exceptional service. 

  • Build and maintain tax relationships with corporate clients and provide high level of client service
  • Manage a client portfolio providing both corporate tax compliance and planning advice
  • Support tax partners on many and varied advisory projects including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and complex investigations
  • Undertake tax due diligence exercises in conjunction with the firm’s transaction support team.
  • Manage the successful delivery of tax service, ensuring technical excellence and a commercial approach.
  • Assisting with the management of the tax team workload and personnel.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • CTA qualification desirable but not essential
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Experience of managing staff an advantage
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • Experience of working in a corporate tax team

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

Apply now

Purpose of role

We are currently looking for a Tax Associate to join our expanding Legal team. 

The position is in an important growth area for the business, and will have the responsibility for helping to deliver an exceptional service to a high calibre client portfolio of law firms.

Our team is made up of 30 accountants and tax advisers servicing over 150 law firms and over 600 individual solicitors across the country.

The responsibilities

  • Managing a portfolio of clients including partners, company directors, partnerships (including LLPs) and limited companies.
  • Building and maintaining tax relationships with clients and providing an exceptional level of client service.
  • Reviewing income tax computations, including liaising with specialists on technical matters.
  • Reviewing business tax computations for partnerships and companies.
  • Managing and developing junior members of the team and offering a professional role model.
  • Supporting colleagues on advisory projects.
  • Researching and understanding technical matters, and presenting them in a comprehensible and practical way.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA and or AAT/ATT qualified.  CTA desirable, although we would consider supporting CTA studies.
  • Understanding of accounts and their interaction with tax computations desirable.
  • Good Excel and Word skills.
  • Client driven and commercially aware.
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations, both written and oral.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work and a desire to learn and progress.
  • Previous experience of working with legal practices would be helpful, but is not essential as we will happily help you to become someone who really knows how to be a valuable adviser in the sector 

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

The Role

We are currently looking for a Personal Tax Associate to undertake a unique role within our expanding Legal team.

The position is integral to the growth of the business, and will have the responsibility for helping to deliver an exceptional service to a varied and expanding client portfolio.

Our Legal team is made up of 30 accountants and tax advisers servicing over 150 law firms and over 600 individual solicitors across the country.

The responsibilities

In this unique role, you will be responsible for a portfolio of personal tax clients comprising current and former owners of legal practices and other high net worth individuals.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a varied portfolio of personal tax clients.
  • Building and maintaining tax relationships with clients and providing an exceptional level of client service.
  • Reviewing income tax and capital gains tax computations, including liaising with specialists on technical matters.
  • Advising on tax planning matters.
  • Managing and developing junior members of the team and offering a professional role model.
  • Researching and understanding technical matters, and presenting them in a comprehensible and practical way.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA or ATT qualified.  CTA desirable, although we would consider supporting CTA studies.
  • The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in tax compliance review and portfolio management together with a desire to expand their technical knowledge and advisory skills.
  • Client driven with an ethos of exceptional client service.
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations, both written and oral.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work and a desire to learn.

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The Responsibilities

  • Fully supervise and control a portfolio of clients, taking responsibility for all aspects of their audit, accounts and tax matters and ad hoc project work as it arises throughout the year
  • Planning and carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory financial reporting and completion work and reporting to clients thereon, including involvement in board meetings
  • Close liaison with the tax department and the ability to deal with tax computations and personal / corporate tax issues and planning.
  • Undertaking some work at client premises and liaising with clients, including acting as a point of contact for day to day ad hoc queries and enquiries
  • Supervising and coaching staff
  • Keeping the Partners up to date with progress

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on privately owned and private equity backed companies/groups in a range of geographies.  There will be opportunity to gain a good understanding of the sector and to significantly develop their knowledge and skillsets.

  • Qualified ACA / ACCA
  • Experience of systems controls testing as well as substantive and analytical review auditing techniques, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures and use of paperless electronic audit files
  • Understanding the bigger picture as well as auditing individual balances
  • Good working knowledge of UK accounting standards
  • Well developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation of audit assistants
  • Good project management techniques including decision making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation, evaluative and administrative skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a pressurised environment and deal with tight deadlines
  • Have a sound track record in meeting deadlines and demonstrate effectiveness within a team environment

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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Purpose of role

We are looking for a highly motivated, qualified chartered or certified accountant to join our rapidly growing team delivering advice.

As a result, we have a large portfolio of interesting clients, many of whom who are highly acquisitive meaning that they will present the right candidate with a great opportunity to develop their skillsets and progress within the firm.

The audit senior will be responsible for assisting the audit director and/or partner in managing a portfolio of such clients.

The Responsibilities

Fully supervise a portfolio of clients, taking responsibility for all aspects of their audit, accounts, tax and business advisory including ad hoc project work as it arises. A significant proportion of time will be dedicated to tax related matters.

  • Planning and carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory financial reporting and completion work
  • Assisting with pre year end tax planning (corporate and personal)
  • Close liaison with the tax department
  • Manage and control a portfolio of clients taking responsibility for all aspects of work
  • Supervising/Undertaking work at client premises and liaising with clients, including acting as a point of contact for day to day ad hoc queries and enquiries
  • Supervising, mentoring and coaching staff
  • Keeping directors and partners up to date with progress
  • Preparation and discussion of benchmarking data reports used to assist clients with their business strategy and development
  • Assist corporate finance team with specialist assignments such as acquisition advice, business disposals, raising finance, business plans, preparing projections, sector research and analysis

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

The audit senior will have the opportunity to work on privately owned and private equity backed companies in a range of geographies, whilst learning a lot about the sector so as to gain knowledge that will enable them to be more of a business adviser.

  • Newly or recently qualified ACA / CA / ACCA
  • Experience of systems controls testing as well as substantive and analytical review auditing techniques, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures and use of paperless electronic audit files
  • Understanding the bigger picture as well as auditing individual balances
  • Good working knowledge of UK accounting standards
  • Well developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation of audit assistants
  • Good project management techniques including decision making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisational, evaluative and administrative skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a growing team 
  • Have a sound track record in meeting deadlines and demonstrate effectiveness within a team environment

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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The Role

We want to give you responsibility for delivering services to a diverse portfolio of clients with turnover of up to £60m in a wide variety of industries. You will be part of a friendly hard working team of 19 people from trainees to partners. Where possible we work in open plan offices with a flat structure utilising everyone’s skills and experience to achieve a shared goal.

  • Audit planning and control of fieldwork for a client portfolio
  • Deliver high quality, fully compliant financial statements
  • Identify areas of risk within clients’ business and define the appropriate audit approach
  • Review work of team members to ensure audit objectives have been met
  • Assist in the management, motivation, mentoring and development of a team
  • Use in-depth knowledge of clients to anticipate and address challenging, complex and interesting issues

Key Skills and Qualifications 

  • ACA/ACCA fully/part qualified
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Package
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Business development skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Aspirational person to work in a friendly, motivated team

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

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Progression

The limitation on progression is purely down to an individual wanting it and going out and getting it.

The Role

Our award-winning Corporate Finance team is nationally recognised, particularly in the Health and Social Care sector. The Transaction Support team based in Cheltenham works closely with a number of corporate acquirers and a large number of the London based Private Equity Houses, Corporate Banks and Nominated Advisers to AIM companies.

  • Developing an understanding of the target business and its drivers
  • Interpretation and analysis of financial and operational information
  • Review and analysis of historical trading, cash flow and balance sheets
  • Evaluation of the current trading performance of the business
  • Review and analysis of projections, and underlying assumptions
  • Identify and report key issues which may affect the price our clients are willing to pay for target companies
  • Identify and quantify potential risk areas that may need to be addressed as part of the deal structure
  • Be involved in the production of quality detailed written reports within agreed timescales, briefing the Partner/Director accordingly

  Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Strong experience of audit, accounts preparation or transaction services
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to build rapport
  • Able to quickly identify the core issues from a large volume of data
  • Able to identify risk and/or potentially price affecting issues
  • Strong experience in using Excel as a reporting and analysis tool
  • Client focused, with an emphasis on quality and accuracy
  • An ability to understand the bigger picture whilst maintaining an eye on the detail
  • Ability to thrive under pressure

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

The Role

Our award-winning Corporate Tax team are looking to recruit an experienced Associate to work with a varied and interesting portfolio of clients from OMB’s to large Corporates. You will be joining a dynamic and expanding team and your contribution will help our continued growth. 

Alongside a competitive salary and benefits package, we are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

Duties will include:  

  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients including owner-managed SMEs and medium sized groups. Provide an exceptional level of client service. 
  • Prepare and review computations and liaise with specialists on technical matters. 
  • Manage client’s corporate tax affairs including payments, enquiries and providing ad hoc advice. 
  • Support colleagues dealing with complex groups and technical issues. 
  • Work with Corporate Finance colleagues to provide tax input into due diligence projects. 
  • Work with management on advisory projects, in particular transaction support. 
  • Research and understand technical matters and present them in a comprehensible and practical way. 
  • Develop own and colleagues’ professional abilities. 

Key Skills and Qualifications 

  • ACA/ACCA, ATT and/or equivalently qualified. CTA desirable. 
  • Corporate tax experience essential. 
  • Knowledge of payroll taxes, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and personal taxation desirable.  
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral. 
  • Enthusiastic and a flexible attitude to work. 
  • Confident with the ability to stay calm under pressure.

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

The Role

Our Tax team were double award winners in 2017 having won both the Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm award at the Tolley Tax awards 2017 and Tax Team of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2017. You will be joining an expanding team and your contribution will help our continued growth.

  • Manage a portfolio of clients including business owners, partnerships, sole traders and HNW individuals and their related companies or trusts, ensuring excellent client service
  • The role will be mixed, with both advisory work and responsibility for compliance
  • Building and maintaining client relationships
  • Managing the successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and a commercial approach
  • Reviewing of income and corporation tax computations, including liaising with specialists on technical matters
  • Managing and developing junior members of the team and offering a professional role model
  • Understanding technical matters and presenting them in a clear and practical way
  • Supporting partners on advisory projects and in the implementation of complex tax planning arrangements with a focus on taxes relating to the agricultural/landowner’s sectors, which will include capital gains tax and inheritance tax

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA and/or ATT qualified. CTA desirable
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

The Role 

  • Manage a portfolio of clients including company directors, business owners. high net worth individuals and partnerships.
  • Manage the tax relationships with clients and provide an exceptional level of client service.
  • Review of income tax and capital gains tax computations, including liaising with specialists on technical matters.
  • Review of business and corporation tax computations, prepared by our Business Services team, for SMEs.
  • Provide support and guidance for junior members of the team. 
  • Support Partners on advisory projects.
  • Researching and understanding technical matters and presenting them in a comprehensible and practical way.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA and/or ATT qualified. CTA desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in tax compliance review and portfolio management together with a desire to expand their technical knowledge and advisory skills.
  • Knowledge of inheritance tax and taxation of trusts desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent communicator with both clients and colleagues, both written and oral.
  • Client driven and commercially aware.
  • Team player with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work.

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.  

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Audit team with the preparation of statutory financial statements for a wide range of companies and groups, including liaising with clients on information required 
  • Assistance with maintaining the standard formats for financial statements preparation.
  • Providing a high calibre of statutory financial statements using accounts production software.
  • Checking the accuracy of disclosures in the statutory financial statements. 
  • Working with other departments to assist with statutory financial statements for submission to HMRC and for submission to Companies House.

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous experience within an accountancy practice essential.
  • Working knowledge of statutory financial statements and their layout etc. 
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to use initiative with strong organisational skills.
  • Good communicator and ability to work closely with colleagues and other departments.
  • High level of computer literacy – experience of Digita Accounts Production Advanced desirable (full training will be provided). 

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.

Due to continued growth we are looking to recruit a Scanning and Reception Assistant on a full time basis to work across both offices. The week will usually be split with three days in our Montpellier office and two in our Staverton office. A full driving licence is essential for this role and parking will be provided.  

The role  

  • Using a switchboard to answer and filter incoming calls 
  • Meeting and greeting of visitors and clients 
  • Managing internal and external post (distribution, logging, franking etc.) 
  • Booking and preparation of meeting rooms as required 
  • Ensuring maintenance of reception areas and meeting rooms 
  • Preparing drinks for meetings 
  • Assisting with reception administration 
  • Filing of documentation 
  • Scanning, verifying and uploading documents into databases 
  • Performing compliance checks 

The Person – Skills & Qualifications 

  • Previous reception experience in a professional services environment is desirable 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills 
  • Able to use initiative with exceptional organisational skills 
  • Experience of personally managing a reception area 
  • Confident with the ability to stay calm under pressure 
  • Good understanding of Microsoft packages, experience of using a document management system would be an advantage 

The Role - Responsibilities

  • Preparing accounts from computerised or manual records for both corporate and non-corporate entities.
  • Preparation of Business and Corporation Tax computations.
  • Occasional preparation of VAT returns and management accounts.
  • Assisting the team’s Managers, Director and Partners on ad hoc client assignments.

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • AAT qualified to level 4 or equivalent experience. Training will be provided.
  • Minimum of 1 year working within a practice environment.
  • Good team working and communication skills.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to understand how the detail fits into the wider picture. 

We are happy to consider flexible hours for this position and currently offer hybrid working.

We employ approximately 100 Accountancy Apprentices who study for professional qualifications whilst gaining valuable work experience. Our Apprentice are fundamental to our business and we are looking for an enthusiastic and well organised individual to co-ordinate all apprentice administration.

Main purpose of role:

In this varied role you will be the key interface with our Apprentices, HR Team, Managers, Partners and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of an outstanding service in all interactions.

Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent, you will have experience of working in an administrative role.  We would value any experience of working in a learning environment, although this is not essential. An interest in the development and progression of our Apprentices is key.

As our ideal candidate, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident both in a client facing role and interacting with staff at all levels. You will be well-organised with a good eye for detail, able to work both independently and as part of a team and will have personal resilience.  

Core responsibilities and duties:  

  • Organise and coordinate on-boarding of all apprentices together with leading our 
  • Apprenticeship induction programme and conducting their 4-week new joiner reviews.  
  • Monitor and review all Apprentices’ progress throughout their training contracts. 
  • Review all Apprenticeship invoices and arrange for prompt payment.   
  • Update and maintain our trainee study planner and communicate with internal stakeholders.  
  • Ensure that all Apprentices maintain their training files in accordance with their qualification requirements. 
  • Key interface between our training provider and internal stakeholders to include booking courses, progress reports and exam results.  
  • Ad hoc projects to add value to the team; for example, writing and implementing guidelines and policy documents. 

The Role

To provide secretarial and administration support to the Partners and their teams.

Responsibilities

  • Diary management, arranging meetings and travel and forward planning to ensure diaries are managed effectively.   
  • Regular liaison with the fee-earning team regarding clients, meetings, billing etc. 
  • First point of contact for all incoming queries both internally and externally.
  • Producing Word and PowerPoint reports and presentations. 
  • New client procedures.
  • Audio and copy typing.
  • Maintenance of relevant databases.
  • Planning and organisation of team events.
  • Dealing with daily correspondence and administration.
  • Provide holiday cover for secretarial team.

The Person - Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven secretarial experience preferably from a professional services background.
  • Proven typing skills (60 wpm).
  • Audio typing skills an advantage. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills. 
  • Flexible with a can do attitude and lots of initiative.
  • Confident with the ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • Excellent written English with strong grammatical and spelling skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good geographical knowledge.
  • Experience of Document Management Systems an advantage but not essential.  

The Role 

Our growing Governance and Compliance Services team are looking to appoint a Governance Services Administrator to support the team in offering exceptional client service.   We are ideally looking for someone to work 3 days per week, with a mix of home and office working.  This is a great opportunity for someone either looking to start their career in Corporate Governance, or for an experienced secretary who can add value to a busy team. 

Responsibilities 

  • New client and anti-money laundering procedures and entering onto database.
  • Drafting engagement letters.
  • Onboarding new work – setting up statutory registers, communicating with the client and recording agreed fees.
  • Formatting Word and PDF documents.
  • Maintenance of relevant databases and spreadsheets, including uploading documents.
  • Dealing with daily correspondence and administration.
  • Receiving and dating documents, diarising action points, filing at Companies House.
  • Sending documents to clients via DocuSign.
  • Drafting confirmation statements. 
  • Diary management.
  • Simple Companies House form preparation and filing e.g. change of address.
  • Any ad-hoc duties.

Person Skills and Qualifications

  • Law graduate, desirable but not essential.
  • Disciplined and organised with attention to detail.
  • Self- motivated and able to work on own initiative. 
  • Strong IT skills and sound working knowledge of MS office.

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The Role

We are looking to appoint an outgoing and resilient Associate Manager to provide direct support to the Payroll Manager and Associate Director.

The ideal candidate will have excellent supervisory and communication skills which compliment comprehensive payroll experience.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To assistant the payroll manager with the daily management of the payroll outsourcing team 
  • To assist with processing where necessary and reviewing of payrolls before submission to clients
  • Provide technical support to staff and clients on payroll related matters
  • Assist with training new team members 
  • Active support in business development which may include attending pitches and involvement in production of marketing material
  • Client service checks to maintain service standards and relationships
  • Assist with the setup of BACS payments 
  • Any other department related tasks where required

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the PAYE system
  • Previous supervisory/management experience
  • Accurate and methodical with a keen eye for detail
  • Committed to providing an outstanding level of service
  • Able to manage multiple tasks whilst working towards strict timeframes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experienced in running multiple payrolls, processing pensions and employee expenses
  • Technical knowledge of Star Payroll, Sage Payroll, and support software desired
  • Ability to identify potential development areas
  • Bureau experience is desirable but not essential
  • CIPP qualified or equivalent - Desirable but not essential

The Role 

Our growing specialist healthcare team are looking for a secretary to support the team.  We are ideally looking for 
someone part- time who can work 3 days per week.  

Responsibilities 

  • Diary management, arranging meetings and travel and forward planning to ensure diary is managed effectively.    
  • Regular liaison with the fee-earning team regarding clients, meetings, billing etc.  
  • First point of contact for all incoming queries both internally and externally. 
  • Producing Word and PowerPoint reports and presentations.  
  • New client procedures. 
  • Audio and copy typing. 
  • Maintenance of relevant databases. 
  • Planning and organisation of team events. 
  • Dealing with daily correspondence and administration. 
  • Provide holiday cover for secretarial team. 

The Person - Skills & Qualifications 

  • Proven secretarial experience preferably from a professional services background. 
  • Proven typing skills (60 wpm). 
  • Audio typing skills an advantage.  
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.  
  • Flexible with a can do attitude and lots of initiative. 
  • Confident with the ability to stay calm under pressure. 
  • Excellent written English with strong grammatical and spelling skills. 
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Good geographical knowledge. 
  • Experience of Document Management Systems an advantage but not essential. 

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