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Are you ready for the next step in your career?

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Fancy joining a fast-growing ambitious business?

Elsby & Co are a five-office regional firm of accountants with a difference. We are business advisors, entrepreneurs and all round go-getters, offering a huge range of services and adding value to our clients in every way that we can.

We’re not a Top 10 firm, we don’t want to be. We are proud of our business, what we offer and how we continue to grow and exceed expectations.  We fly the flag for small to medium sized businesses and making them profitable and successful in a time of uncertainty is what gives us our kicks – we KNOW we make a difference. Every. Single. Day.

If you want to count beans all day – then we’re not the firm for you.

Permanent Training contracts

Permanent training contracts expose you to everything we do for our clients on a compliance level from day one. We provide a thorough induction programme with plenty of 121 training and support and you start to build the experience that will provide you with the foundations of your career in accounting.

Our team is trained in all aspects of the accounting function, providing a thorough and robust understanding of their role, whilst nurturing interest and talent in specialist areas.

What do we offer?

  • Comprehensive training by an assigned mentor with regular performance reviews to keep you on track
  • Full study support for your professional qualification ACA/ACCA
  • Good starting salary, with regular reviews
  • Outstanding career opportunities with defined route to promotion
  • Working in a fun and relaxed environment (but we expect results!)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Preparing account files from client records
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Preparing personal and corporation tax returns
  • Learning different accounting software
  • Liaising with clients
  • Learning & developing commercial skills  

What we look for:

Our core competencies – we call them THE 3 P’s        

Professionalism
Articulate
Conscientious
Well-presented

Performance
Intellect
Commitment
Aptitude

Personality
Drive
Positivity
Flexibility

If you think we could be the firm for you and you’ve got what it takes to be great, then we want to hear from you.

Apply to kate.smart@elsbyandco.co.uk and visit the website for loads of info on the business, the team and what we are all about www.elsbyandco.co.uk.

Remember, don’t be a sheep be a  G.O.A.T*

*G.O.A.T = Greatest Of All Time :)

Elsby & Co are a growing firm of Chartered Accountants and we currently require an experienced payroll assistant to work from our Rushden office on a full-time basis.

You must be experienced dealing with all aspects of running payroll, including SMP, SSP, Auto Enrolment, NEST & pension contributions.

We use Sage line 50 for payroll, so experience with working with this is essential.

As a firm of accountants, we carry out payroll duties for a number of clients, so you must be able to work on multiple payrolls and work well to deadlines.

You must be efficient and hard-working, flexible and able to adapt to different clients.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the role, please submit your details for review.

Previous experience working in an Accountancy Practice is essential.

This is an opportunity to work in a great environment with fun, hardworking people who share the desire to contribute in taking the business forward. We are ambitious and are experiencing considerable growth, with no shortage of opportunities.

We want to build our business by recruiting high quality individuals. We’ll give you a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to make a difference, as well as the chance to progress your own career. If you want to be part of our adventure, please submit your application.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please submit your CV for review to our Head of Resourcing, Kate Smart on kate.smart@elsbyandco.co.uk. All enquires are treated in the strictest confidence.

Elsby & Co is a commercial and dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in Northampton and Rushden.

We have seen year on year growth and have further exciting expansion plans in place, as a result we need to recruit a Client Manager to join the team.

We believe that by recruiting the best people, we can deliver a superior service to our clients whilst providing a fantastic place to work. We offer excellent career development opportunities along with a highly competitive remuneration package.

The Role

As a manager for the business you will be completing the below duties as a matter of course – however a key element of the role is your ability to further develop the business.

We want a commercially minded ‘go-getter’ that is excited by the opportunity to progress, with route to partnership a very real option for the right person.

Duties & Responsibilites:

  • Responsible for all compliance aspects for own portfolio of clients
  • Responsible for managing workflow
  • Managing the day to day client relationships
  • Handling day to day queries efficiently
  • Responsible for training of junior staff, including appraisal of work
  • Managing clients on a commercially successful basis
  • Responsible for the efficient functioning of compliance work in general
  • Developing abilities in more complex areas of tax & other client matters
  • Responsibility for the achievement of work within budget, able to discuss fees with clients
  • Able to communicate effectively with Partners & juniors as appropriate
  • Able to problem solve and find quick solutions to problems
  • Managing own / junior staff workflow & client work
  • Achievement of chargeability and recoverability targets
  • Achieve a level of technical knowledge commensurate with the position
  • Demonstrate good commercial skills in negotiating fees with clients and in decision making on jobs
  • Working with other seniors as a team to improve the practice generally and to pass on ‘the Elsby way’ to other staff
  • Taking responsibility for the ongoing management of clients, workflow, supervision, training, the compliance function

Experience

  • Qualified ACA or ACCA with at least 5 years PQE
  • Experience as a manager in a firm of accountants looking after a portfolio of clients
  • Experience of building new and existing client relationships

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please submit your CV for review to our Head of Recruitment, Kate Smart on kate.smart@elsbyandco.co.uk. All enquires are treated in the strictest confidence.

About us

Elsby & Co is a forward thinking and commercial firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in Northampton and Rushden. Due to current growth and further expansion plans we have the need to recruit a Semi-Senior into the team. As a company we offer outstanding practical and theoretical training, either ACA or ACCA with an excellent study support package.

We truly believe in internal promotion and champion hard work and commitment by rewarding our staff both financially and developmentally.

We have a fun and hard-working environment, with regular social events and a real team spirit.

The Role

As a Semi-Senior accountant at Elsby & Co we would expect you to be moving away from task- based work to on-going client management throughout the year. Managing your own work-load and taking responsibility for developing relationships with clients, as well as developing your technical and commercial skills. We want to prepare you for becoming a Senior Accountant, Client Manager and perhaps onto Partnership. All very real opportunities with us.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of accounts and related taxation work for a wide variety of clients using Iris, including Limited Companies, Sole Traders and Partnerships, ready for partner / senior review
  • Clearance of queries with client prior to review
  • Process final accounts adjustments subsequent to review
  • Submission of accounts and tax returns to HMRC once approved by client
  • Contact clients requesting books and records, in order for work to commence
  • Liaison with outsourcing company regarding submission and return of jobs
  • Completion of periodic client bookkeeping and VAT returns
  • Sundry conversations with HMRC regarding client matters, including chasing tax repayments

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Between two and five years’ experience working in an Accountancy Practice preparing accounts and tax computations
  • Ability to pick up procedures and processes quickly
  • AAT qualified or ACCA/ACA studier
  • IT literate, including use of computerised systems, preferably Iris, Sage and Excel
  • Numerate, thorough and attention to detail
  • A sense of humour
  • Good communication skills, both with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to work using own initiative with little supervision, showing good organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and plan workload, and prioritise
  • Positive and friendly ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Driving Licence and car owner

If you feel you have the relevant skills and expertise for this role, please email your CV to Kate Smart, Head of Recruitment on kate.smart@elsbyandco.co.uk

About us

Elsby & Co is a commercial and dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in Sywell and Rushden with presence in Milton Keynes and Corby.

We have seen year on year growth and have further exciting expansion plans in place, as a result we need to recruit a Senior Accountant to join our Rushden team.

We believe that by recruiting the best people, we can deliver a superior service to our clients whilst providing a fantastic place to work. We offer excellent career development opportunities along with a highly competitive remuneration package.

The Role

As Senior Accountant we would expect the following experience and expertise:

  • Responsible for all compliance aspects for clients
  • Responsible for managing workflow
  • Managing the day to day client relationship
  • Handling day to day queries efficiently
  • Responsible for training of junior staff, including appraisal of work
  • Managing clients on a commercially successful basis
  • Responsible for the efficient functioning of compliance work in general
  • Developing abilities in more complex areas of tax & other client matters
  • Responsibility for the achievement of work within budget, able to discuss fees with clients
  • Able to communicate effectively with Partners & juniors as appropriate
  • Able to problem solve and find quick solutions to problems
  • Managing own / junior staff workflow & client work
  • Achievement of chargeability and recoverability targets
  • Achieve a level of technical knowledge commensurate with the position
  • Demonstrate good commercial skills in negotiating fees with clients and in decision making on jobs
  • Working with other seniors as a team to improve the practice generally and to pass on 'the Elsby way' to other staff
  • Taking responsibility for the ongoing management of clients, workflow, supervision, training, the compliance function
  • Audit for a variety of clients - overseeing the audits and helping junior team members

The Person

The atmosphere at Elsby & Co is friendly, fun and hardworking, but we expect results. We ensure we provide the right platform for our staff to achieve results and champion internal promotion, with route to Partnership a very real opportunity.

You will have significant experience within a firm of accountants in a similar role, and be qualified ACA or ACCA, or by experience.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and expertise for this role, please email your CV to Kate Smart, Head of Recruitment on kate.smart@elsbyandco.co.uk