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Accounts/ Tax Manager

Location:           Ashbourne

Role:                    Full Time

Salary:                Competitive

An exciting opportunity for a dual accounts and tax manager has arisen to join the expanding team of Smith Cooper Limited, a progressive business and advisory firm based in the East Midlands.

The Ashbourne office has a small, friendly team that enjoys the benefits of being in the Derbyshire countryside whilst being able to call on the wider support of the firm as a whole.  The business is going through an exciting time of growth and the right candidate will be ambitious and want to help grow the business further.

The successful candidate will work closely with a partner who specialises in dealing with farms, landed estates, trusts and property owners.  The portfolio has a high tax advisory content and an interest in expanding tax advisory skills is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing key client portfolio and building and maintaining a good working relationship with colleagues and clients
  • Accounting mainly for farms, landed estates and trusts
  • Planning the timing of accounting assignments
  • Quality control of all accounting assignments
  • Responsible for setting client fee budgets
  • Responsible for client billing
  • Responsible for WIP control
  • Preparation of tax returns and computations as appropriate
  • Assist the partner with tax planning assignments
  • Promotion of the firm in the community
  • Development of connections likely to produce new business to the firm

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  •  It is essential that the applicant holds a full professional qualification, ACA or ACCA or equivalent
  • Some tax experience is essential – full or part ATT or CTA qualified preferred
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A willingness to assist with marketing the office to the local community
  • An interest in developing advisory skills further

Send a copy of your CV to Catherine Desmond at

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