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 require a Level 6 in Maths and English Language GCSE. 

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Due to continued growth, our dynamic Tax team are looking to appoint an ambitious Indirect Tax Manager to work alongside the Director in delivering a first- class service to existing clients and developing new business opportunities to expand our service offering.   

Main Responsibilities

  • Producing high quality client work for sign-off.
  • Managing end-to-end client project delivery.
  • Supporting the Director on a daily basis and in real time.
  • Prioritising workload while managing expectations.
  • Actively widening technical knowledge whenever required.
  • Accountability for a portfolio of long-term client relationships.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of interpersonal and professional presentation.
  • Proactively managing existing client relationships while contributing to winning new clients.
  • Leading in the development of new solutions and opportunities for existing clients and targets.
  • Taking responsibility for the successful delivery of advisory projects, combining technical excellence with practical insight.
  • Assisting in the management of client relationships while providing the highest levels of client service.
  • Mentoring junior team members with technical and commercial development.

Person skills 

  • CTA (Indirect) or relevant VAT practice experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge and the desire to develop.
  • Excellent communicator, both in person and in writing.
  • Highest standards of personal and professional presentation.
  • Ambitious about personal development and own progression.
  • Client-focussed attitude with strong commercial awareness.
  • Capable of delivering technical work on time and to budget.
  • Ability to make, manage and maintain strong relationships.
  • Commitment to building a leading VAT advisory practice.
  • Wide-ranging I.T. and business systems proficiency.

Due to continued growth, our dynamic Tax team are looking to appoint an Associate Manager to assist the team in offering a first-class service to new and existing clients.   

Responsibilities

  • Preparing high quality client work for review.
  • Reporting to the Director on a daily basis and in real time.
  • Building relationships with colleagues and clients while identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Contributing to winning new work while proactively managing existing client relationships.
  • Collaborating in the development of new solutions and opportunities for existing clients and targets.
  • Supporting the successful delivery of advisory projects, combining technical excellence with practical insight.
  • Assisting in the management of client relationships while upholding the highest levels of client service.

Skills

  • CTA (Indirect) or relevant VAT practice experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge and the desire to develop.
  • Excellent communicator, both in person and in writing.
  • Highest standards of personal and professional presentation.
  • Ambitious about personal development and own progression.
  • Client-focussed attitude with strong commercial awareness.
  • Capable of delivering technical work on time and to budget.
  • Ability to make, manage and maintain strong relationships.
  • Commitment to building a leading VAT advisory practice.
  • Wide-ranging I.T. and business systems proficiency.

The Accounting Solutions team are looking for an individual to join their dynamic, forward-thinking team at the forefront of the cloud revolution. 

The Responsibilities 

  • Provide Accounting Solutions to a wide portfolio of businesses and sectors, either remotely or on site  
  • Build and maintain good relationships with clients, being the first point of contact for issues and reporting   
  • Prepare monthly management accounts on a timely basis  
  • Statistical analysis and management reporting e.g budget versus actual, analytical review, cash flow forecasts 
  • Prepare consolidated accounts 
  • Mentor and assist with the development of staff, including involvement in training  
  • Help to create a vibrant working environment, where individual talent can thrive, within a dynamic team framework, where everyone works towards a common goal. 

The Person – Skills & Qualifications 

  • ACCA/ACA qualification desirable, AAT qualified or qualified by experience will be considered 
  • Experience of preparation of management and consolidated accounts 
  • Experience in Xero, Quickbooks, Sage  
  • Advanced Excel knowledge, experience of Power BI an advantage  
  • Ability to develop good client relationships 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload. 

The role 

We are looking for a qualified accountant to work directly with the forensic partners on varied and complex cases. This is an exciting opportunity to join a respected team of highly experienced individuals and add real value to a rapidly expanding department.

Progression

Hazlewoods is a firm that prides itself on its meritocracy. This is a great opportunity to progress, within a firm that will provide you with a stimulating and financially rewarding career.

Roles & responsibilities

  • The role will involve working on a variety of forensic accounting cases, including matrimonial disputes, commercial disputes, compulsory purchase orders, professional negligence claims and transaction disputes.
  • Assisting with fieldwork and report writing duties.
  • In-depth financial analysis and interpretation.
  • Presenting findings and feedback to the wider team and clients.
  • Providing litigation support and presenting findings to be used as trial evidence.
  • Contributing to the continuing development of the firm’s forensic accounting services.
  • Attending networking events, actively contributing to new business development and developing own network of referrers; and joining appropriate groups such as Resolution and the Compulsory Purchase Association.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified with experience in forensic accounting.
  • Experience of business valuations and loss of profit claims.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple cases and sensitive information.
  • Effective communicator with strong report writing skills.
  • An enquiring mind with the ability to present complex information in a comprehensible way.
  • Management and coaching and development of junior members of the team.

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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.   

The role 

Our Accounting Solutions team provide a range of accounting services from bookkeeping through to remote Finance Director support for companies across a broad industry sector.    The team produce monthly or quarterly management reports which encompass a wide range of key financial data.

Due to continued growth, the team is looking to appoint a finance analyst. This is a pivotal role in a very successful and growing area of the business and as such we are looking for someone dynamic and proactive with advanced excel skills and a keen interest in financial modelling.     

Responsibilities will include

  • Communicating with clients to understand their business and accounting systems,  
  • Analysing financial information provided by clients, providing detailed analysis and interpretation of findings  
  • Preparing high level reports for clients, working alongside our accounting and tax specialists and support staff
  • Reporting directly to Senior Manager and Director in finalising reports for approval 

Key skills and qualifications 

  • Qualified/part qualified or QBE with management accounts/analysis experience gained from an accountancy practice or an in-house accounts team in industry.
  • Advanced Excel Modelling skills.
  • An analytical and insightful mind.
  • Proven organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload and manage multiple projects at the same time, multi-tasking across different projects.
  • An excellent communicator who is adept at explaining complex technical details in layman’s terms, both verbally and in written reports.
  • A strong team player with good interpersonal skills, demonstrating a friendly but professional manner.

The role 

We are looking for a qualified accountant to work directly with the forensic partners on varied and complex cases. This is an exciting opportunity to join a respected team of highly experienced individuals and add real value to a rapidly expanding department.

Progression

Hazlewoods is a firm that prides itself on its meritocracy. This is a great opportunity to progress, within a firm that will provide you with a stimulating and financially rewarding career.

Roles & responsibilities

  • The role will involve working on a variety of forensic accounting cases, including matrimonial disputes, commercial disputes, compulsory purchase orders, professional negligence claims and transaction disputes.
  • Assisting with fieldwork and report writing duties.
  • In-depth financial analysis and interpretation.
  • Presenting finds and feedback to the Partner and clients.
  • Providing litigation support and presenting findings to be used as trial evidence.
  • Contributing to the continuing development of the firm’s forensic accounting services.
  • Attending networking events, actively contributing to new business development and developing own network of referrers; and joining appropriate groups such as Resolution and the Compulsory Purchase Association.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified with experience in forensic accounting.
  • Experience of business valuations and loss of profit claims.
  • Experience of alternative dispute resolution and meetings of experts.
  • Ability to manage high profile cases and sensitive information.
  • Effective communicator with excellent report writing skills.
  • Highly organised with the ability to cope with multiple responsibilities
  • An enquiring mind with the ability to present complex information in a comprehensible way.

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We have exciting plans for our future, including expanding our client offering in the area of Business Intelligence (BI). As such we are now looking for an experienced BI Analyst to join our growing team.

The BI Analyst will be responsible for creation of credible insight through appropriate BI tools across internal andexternal functions. The BI analyst will primarily work closely with the BI manager to optimise ETL processes and deliver a suite of BI solutions to our clients, however, will also be required to work with the internal IT team to enhance Hazlewoods reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with BI and IT team to drive data analytics adoption and enhance capabilities across the internal function.
  • Translate client requirements into designing and developing BI solutions.
  • Participate in and eventually lead the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) process, supporting the delivery of client
  • BI and reporting projects.
  • Work flexibly across internal / external functional agile teams.
  • Champion and advocate BI solutions.
  • Document delivered solutions.

The person – skills & qualifications

  • At least 2 years of work experience in the field of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing.
  • Experience or strong knowledge of SQL.
  • Familiar with BI concepts and Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes.
  • Familiar with BI analytic tools such as Tableau or PowerBI.
  • Must have a flexible approach to work and be capable of handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

The Role

This role supports a team of 12 with the production of payrolls for multiple clients across variety of pay frequencies.  

The Responsibilities

  • Processing Payroll from client information
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with clients, liaising on payroll and associated queries
  • Providing a support service to other departments in Hazlewoods on client payroll and PAYE matters
  • Data handling for clients and preparing reports and documentation
  • Maintaining accurate and concise record systems
  • Providing administrative support to the payroll team
  • Dealing with ad hoc queries
  • Managing internal relationships and dealing with 3rd party queries (HMRC etc)

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

 

  • Excellent time management and customer service skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience in PAYE and other payroll processes, including RTI and Auto Enrolment
  • An enthusiastic self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Accurate and methodical with a keen eye for detail
  • Flexible – must be able to manage a number of tasks at the same time yet remain focused to complete projects effectively and on time
  • Excellent communication skills with a particular emphasis on telephone manner
  • Personal effectiveness (i.e. adaptability, desire, energy, integrity, resilience, solving problems and team work)
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Dedicated to further payroll skills through formal training
  • Knowledge of STAR desirable but not essential

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The Role

This role supports a team of 12 with the production of payrolls for multiple clients across variety of pay frequencies.  

The Responsibilities

  • Processing Payroll from client information
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with clients, liaising on payroll and associated queries
  • Providing a support service to other departments in Hazlewoods on client payroll and PAYE matters
  • Data handling for clients and preparing reports and documentation
  • Maintaining accurate and concise record systems
  • Providing administrative support to the payroll team
  • Dealing with ad hoc queries
  • Managing internal relationships and dealing with 3rd party queries (HMRC etc)

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent time management and customer service skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience in PAYE and other payroll processes, including RTI and Auto Enrolment
  • An enthusiastic self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Accurate and methodical with a keen eye for detail
  • Flexible – must be able to manage a number of tasks at the same time yet remain focused to complete projects effectively and on time
  • Excellent communication skills with a particular emphasis on telephone manner
  • Personal effectiveness (i.e. adaptability, desire, energy, integrity, resilience, solving problems and team work)
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Dedicated to further payroll skills through formal training
  • Knowledge of STAR desirable but not essential

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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.  

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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.  

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team provides specialist advice to small and mid-market businesses on a wide range of transactions including business acquisitions and disposals, due diligence, business valuations and raising finance for expansion.  

The team has grown significantly over the last 12 months and now comprises five Partners and more than 40 professionals, with further expansion plans for 2022.  

With record-breaking results in 2021, after advising on transactions worth more than £1 billion, the team is now looking to expand its lead advisory team.  Assignments are generally sale mandates, along with buy side retainers, management buy outs and finance raising. Deal size typically £5 to £15 million enterprise value.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in lead advisory assignments with a typical transaction value of up to £15 million
  • Developing an understanding of a client’s business and its commercial drivers
  • Evaluation of the current trading performance of the business
  • Preparation of projections and underlying assumptions
  • Be involved in the production of quality detailed written sales documentation within agreed timescales
  • Preparing business valuations, identifying, and approaching potential acquirers
  • Presenting businesses for sale in an accurate and positive manner
  • Review of the adequacy of working capital facilities, including consideration of financing limits, terms, and covenants
  • Preparing and reviewing Heads of Agreement
  • Reviewing and commenting on Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Assisting with queries arising from the acquirers’ due diligence processes
  • Approaching business on behalf of acquirers
  • The role will involve some travel within the UK and will require flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal.  
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on both Healthcare specialist transactions and general markets too.

The Person – Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified and/or working in a financial services environment looking to advance their career
  • Some relevant transactional experience would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Broad financial and commercial experience
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to manage a workload of assignments requiring a fast turnaround
  • Strong experience in using Excel as a reporting tool and to analyse data effectively
  • Client focused, with an emphasis on quality/timing and accuracy
  • ‘Hands on’ practical and commercial approach to work

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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.  

Purpose of role

You will be responsible for delivering services to a diverse portfolio of clients with turnover of up to £70 million within the legal sector. You will be part of a friendly hardworking team of 36 people from trainees to partners. 

The Role

  • Fully supervise a portfolio of clients, taking responsibility for every aspect of their work, including preparation of statutory accounts, tax computations, overseeing the SRA Accounts Rules audit and dealing with day to day queries
  • Planning and carrying out audit fieldwork, statutory financial reporting and completion work
  • Close liaison with the tax department and the ability to deal with tax computations and personal/corporate tax issues
  • Assisting with ad-hoc project work as it arises
  • Supervising and coaching staff
  • Keeping managers and partners up to date with progress
  • Preparation and updating of benchmarking data reports 

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or part qualified
  • Experience in working on audits, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures and use of paperless electronic audit files
  • Good working knowledge of UK accounting standards
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility and drive

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.  

We are currently looking for an individual to join our specialist team at our Cheltenham office.  The team provides accounting, audit, taxation and strategy advice to legal practices across the UK. 

The Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the planning, preparation and completion of audits of client monies held under the SRA Accounts Rules. and submission of reports to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • Working alongside other members of the Legal Team as required.

Key skills and type of experience:

  • Legal cashier experience or other financial experience with legal practices desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Accurate, methodical and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to use own initiative when necessary.
  • As our clients are based throughout the UK there may be a need to work and stay away from Cheltenham occasionally.  
  • A full driving licence and car would be helpful.

This is a really exciting opportunity for an individual to work with some amazing clients in a thriving Financial Planning arm of a Top 30 accountancy practice.

The Role

You will work as part of the support function to the Financial Planning Department based in Staverton. The role offers long term career opportunities in Financial Services with a company which nurtures it's employees careers aspirations.

The Responsibilities

  • Contacting insurance companies as required to obtain illustrations or producing illustrations online.
  • Corresponding with clients regarding withdrawals, review letters, lapsed policies etc.
  • Processing surrenders, assignments, withdrawals and Power of Attorney requests.
  • Filing using Hazlewoods document management system, photocopying and any other ad-hoc projects.
  • Secure and deliver information from the initial data gathering request so that it can progress through to completion
  • Liaise with product providers and insurance companies to obtain policy and plan information in a timely manner.
  • Assist Financial Planners with portfolio reviews via analysis, compilation and completion of-in house client reports/meeting packs.
  • Prepare client Annual Review letters / packs.
  • Processing new business such as ISA and pension top ups and transfers
  • Processing fund switches 

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6 months working in a professional services environment, ideally financial services.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude and ability to use own initiative.
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to manage your own workloads effectively.
  • Accurate, methodical and a keen eye for detail.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Personal Effectiveness (i.e. influence, managing change, resilience, initiative, adaptability, energy, integrity, analysing and solving problems, team work, communication – written and oral).

The Role 

  • Our nationally-renowned Veterinary team are now looking to recruit an Accounts Associate to join their team.  
  • Preparation of year end accounts and benchmarking reports.
  • Assisting the manager in preparing the partner/Director for the client meeting including analysis of key data / KPI’s etc. 
  • Preparation of some VAT and management accounts and analysis of key information for clients on a monthly/quarterly basis.  
  • Assisting with Due Diligence reports from an acquirer’s perspective.
  • Assisting with Due Diligence from vendors perspective. 
  • Assistance with ad-hoc assignments as maybe required to be serviced by the team.  

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or QBE with 4+ years’ experience
  • Experience of motivating a team to deliver results 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build rapport
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Sage
  • Experience of Xero and QuickBooks would be useful

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.

Purpose of role

Our Financial Planning team are looking to add a Financial Advisor to their team due to significant growth within the business. This role will suit someone who has previous advisory experience within the financial services profession.

The Responsibilities

  • Meeting clients and discussing their finances and financial goals. 
  • Conduct in-depth reviews of clients' financial circumstances, current provision and future aims based on their changing needs and circumstances. 
  • Analyse information and present financial plans best suited to individual clients' requirements. 
  • Assess client's attitude to risk and capacity for loss.  
  • Liaise with financial services providers to keep up to date on solutions in the marketplace. 
  • Review recommendation reports prepared by the professional support team.
  • Develop new client opportunities via referrals, professional connections, and networking in line with the growth strategy adopted by the business. 
  • Meeting the regulatory aspects of the role, e.g. requirements for disclosure, costs of the services provided and costs the advised products. 
  • Maintaining professional qualifications, e.g. ongoing assessments, and structured continuous professional development.
  • Deliver all the above with integrity, honesty and professionalism. 

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Level 4 Diploma, with the expectation to progress to Chartered status. 
  • Previous financial services experience and advisory experience necessary. 
  • Experience working in a client facing/client contact environment. 
  • Good communication and computer literacy skills required. 
  • Accuracy, a methodical approach, and a keen eye for detail are all essential.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude and ability to use own initiative.  
  • A willingness to take on extra responsibility and tasks where appropriate/available.

Great benefits for everyone including

  • Matched pension contribution and Life Assurance 
  • Training programmes over and above professional qualifications
  • Discounted gym memberships, lifestyle benefits plus health and wellbeing events
  • Overnight and travel allowances

The Role 

Our growing and dynamic Governance and Compliance Services team are looking to appoint a Governance and Compliance Services Assistant to deliver an exceptional service to our current clients whilst assisting with the growth and development of the practice.

The role offers scope for career progression and development.

Responsibilities 

  • Registration of new entities under the Companies Act 2006, including companies limited by shares and guarantee, unlimited companies and LLPs. 
  • Drafting various minutes, resolutions and Companies House forms relating (but not limited) to officer and address changes, share issues, transfers, simple share reorganisations and company name changes. To include adoption of (and simple amendments to) articles of association and filing documents and forms at Companies House. 
  • Supporting the GC Director and Associate Manager as and when required.  
  • Manage a portfolio of clients to a good technical level, meeting all deadlines.
  • Providing annual company secretarial service packages to UK private companies. To include setting up, maintaining and re-constituting statutory registers electronically, as well as monitoring changes in share ownership, using Diligent Entities and Digita Company Secretarial software.
  • Checking compliance dates for each month and preparing CS01s where applicable.
  • Assisting with revenue growth through internal and external business development in order to meet the team revenue target for the year.
  • Checking WIP and assisting with invoicing, plus billing clients on an annual basis e.g. registered office.
  • Identifying persons with significant control and beneficial ownership for money laundering purposes.
  • Fielding e-mails for the Governance and Compliance services team.

Person Skills and Qualifications

  • Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland qualified or studying towards and/or UK law degree.
  • Experience working in a UK professional services environment desirable.
  • Confident communicator at all levels both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Disciplined and organised with attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and able to work using own initiative. 
  • Supportive team player.
  • Sound working knowledge of Diligent Entities, Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience using Thomson Reuters Digita Company Secretarial software desirable. 

The Role

To provide Secretarial and PA support to the Partners and their teams.

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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Responsibilities 

  • Arranging interviews, preparing interview packs and booking meeting rooms. 
  • Updating vacancies onto the applicant tracking system. 
  • Coordination of early career assessment centres, including booking venues, preparing candidate 
  • information packs and organising diaries. 
  • Assisting with the administration around overseas recruitment, including liaison with new joiners, 
  • arranging airport transfers, assisting with accommodation requests and other ad-hoc queries.  
  • Working with overseas recruitment partners, dealing with any interview or new joiner queries   
  • Liaising with the marketing team to schedule social media posts  
  • Assisting with candidate resourcing and research  
  • Organising attendance at careers fairs and events 
  • Undertaking ad-hoc projects for the recruitment/HR team 

The Person - Skills & Qualifications 

  • Highly organised with good attention to detail 
  • Experience of using social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook 
  • Ability to prioritise work according to importance and urgency  
  • High level of confidentiality 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills  
  • Experience of Document Management systems an advantage, but not essential 

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