This is a really exciting opportunity for an individual to work with some amazing clients in a thriving Top 30 accountancy practice.
If you are looking for a change but still want a challenge, great career opportunities, and an active social scene, then working at Hazlewoods could be the right career move for you.
Our employees all have a part to play in the success of the firm and we are committed to offering a friendly working environment, where new ideas are encouraged and using your initiative is second nature.
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The Role & Responsibilities
Manage a diverse range of audit clients across a variety of industry sectors with a turnover range of £1m to £100m. Clients include high street names, multinational groups and venture capital backed groups.
Manage certain corporate clients which fall outside the audit threshold, including those with more complex issues and requiring higher levels of ad-
hoc work, i.e. cash flow forecasting, management accounts production.
Use in-depth knowledge of the client to anticipate and address challenging, complex and interesting issues.
Take direct responsibility for all aspects the services we provide, incorporating remuneration planning, corporate group structures, etc.
Supporting clients through corporate transactions (sales, purchases, fund raising etc.).
Close liaison with the internal tax department and the ability to deal with tax computations and corporation tax issues.
Assist partners & directors in ad hoc project work including corporate finance assignments (due diligence, AIM listings, MBOs, raising finance etc.).
Business development activities and winning work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting new audit and non-
audit clients. Involvement in formal and informal pitching procedures.
Create strong relationships across the client portfolio, becoming the trusted advisor on all technical and commercial issues.
Effectively manage, motivate, mentor and develop a team of qualified, part qualified and trainees.
Provide input and recommendations into recruitment / staffing levels
Create a vibrant working environment, where individual talent can thrive, within a dynamic team framework, where all work towards a common objective.
Review and appraise internal working practices, identifying areas where efficiency improvements can be made.
Establish a strong network of contacts internally and externally, including bank managers and solicitors.
Involvement in internal compliance procedures (e.g. quality control reviews, money laundering procedures etc.).
The Person Skills & Qualifications
ACA / CA / ACCA qualified.
Confident self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Up-to-date technical knowledge (UK GAAP, IFRS’s, ISAs, Companies Act legislation).
Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word & Excel (experience of paperless auditing software beneficial).
Strong project management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Business development skills
Team and peer leadership skills
Empathy and ability to deal with individuals at all levels and from all backgrounds.
Cheltenham is an area of outstanding natural beauty and with its regency buildings and festivals throughout the year it really is the cultural centre for the Cotswolds.
A culture that runs through both of the Hazlewoods offices.
Great benefits for everyone including :
Matched pension contribution
Referral bonus scheme
Training programmes over and above professional qualifications
Discounted gym memberships, lifestyle benefits plus health and wellbeing events
Overnight and travel allowances
Organised social events both part and fully funded