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Experienced Accounts Manager with an interest in Tax - Ashbourne

An exciting opportunity for an experienced accounts manager with an interest in tax 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.

Support with be provided for the right candidate to progress their tax skills and qualifications.

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 
  • Managing and training the more junior staff involved 
  • 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 
  • Management experience essential 
  • Some tax experience is essential – qualifications preferred but experience and enthusiasm are also important 
  • Willingness to learn new skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • A willingness to assist with marketing 
  • An interest in developing advisory skills further


Some of the perks: 

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (plus the option to buy more) 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Discounts and cash back at numerous shops, holidays and services using our Smith Cooper Rewards service 
  • Cash back on healthcare including eye tests, dentist visits, physiotherapy etc 
  • Discounted (and sometimes free!) tickets for sports and entertainment venues we sponsor 
  • Regular staff social events and annual firm wide away days

How to apply

If you feel you meet the above criteria, click here to apply through our jobs portal. Please ensure you attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

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