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Careers.

If being part of a growing accountancy practice in a dynamic, vibrant team appeals to you we would like to hear from you.

Working with us gives you the opportunity to enjoy the challenge of supporting great clients and being trusted to take responsibility for delivering high quality accounting services.

We understand the benefits of mentoring.  Directors and managers maintain close contact with our team.  Collaboration and friendliness are at our heart, you will experience this in the day to day environment and also at our regular team social events.

We take time to communicate and value creative thinking, welcoming your input and ideas.  We support you to develop and make best use  of your skills and help you to choose areas of our business that are a good match and in which you would like to progress.

Investing in your training and development is a priority.  We are a registered training office for the ICAEW and support and nurture you as you work towards your qualifications.

Our managers participate in our structured leadership and management programme delivered by experts in accountancy, leadership and personal and professional development.

Other benefits you can expect to experience are flexible working arrangements, generous holiday allowance, well-being support and a modern, comfortable working environment. 

Our culture is centred around collaboration and the attributes that make us a special place to work.  We like to listen and doing this means that:

  • our team have championed our adoption of new ways to help us work smarter. We have operated a paperless, cloud-based office for over 4 years;
  • we are able to work remotely from home although the trainee team are office based to make sure that you get the training that you need;
  • we will work with you to develop a long term study plan that supports your career progression, your interest and your personal circumstances.

Our working hours are 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) and we operate flexitime based around core hours of 9:30am to 4pm.   

Your individual needs are important to us and we are as flexible in our support as possible.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch of people and in addition to paying a competitive salary and giving you the opportunity to gain experience with a diverse range of clients we organise regular social events and have fruit and cake every Tuesday morning in the office with our weekly meeting.

We know our people, our key to our success and growth, and we work hard to ensure that you feel valued.  Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] tell us about yourself, attach a CV if you have one and we will get back to you.  We are always open to talking to potential team members.

Portfolio Manager

As a member of the accounts team your role is to be responsible for the management of a portfolio of limited company clients.

The role involves liaising with the directors and clients and prioritising your workload to ensure that deadlines and client needs are met. You will be responsible for managing seniors and assistant accountants and assisting in their development.  A flexible working approach is required and a willingness to manage and meet clients’ expectations and maintain client service levels.

Person specification:
 
Key responsibilities

  • Management of a portfolio of clients
  • Reviewing the work of seniors and assistants
  • Meeting with clients to discuss and advise on their business and financial affairs
  • Helping with training our student accountants
  • Management of work flow

Essential 

  • Experience managing a portfolio of business clients
  • ACA or ACCA qualification
  • Experience of dealing directly with clients
  • Able to work under pressure, have a flexible approach to working and be a strong team player
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and able to manage own time efficiently

Desirable 

  • Experience of using Iris and Xero
  • Experience of managing a team

Salary will depend on level of qualification and ability. This will be judged at interview and a good market rate offer made.   The expected range will be £40,000 to £55,000 depending on experience.  To apply please email [email protected] with a covering letter and CV and giving a telephone number at which we can contact you.

Accounts Senior/Semi Senior

The Role

You will be a member of the Accounts Team providing a wide variety of accounting services including the preparation of statutory accounts, corporation tax computations, management accounts and VAT returns. Your role involves liaising with portfolio managers and clients and prioritising your workload to ensure that client deadlines and needs are met.  

The ability to adapt to change and new ways of working is required.  Our team is empowered to make recommendations aimed at increasing the effectiveness of our procedures and creation of efficiencies.  You will need a willingness to assist with any accounting assignments necessary to meet clients’ expectations and maintain client service levels.

Your key responsibilities

  • Preparation of statutory accounts from analysis of client records to producing final accounts on Iris accounts production
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of Monthly/Quarterly management accounts
  • Preparation of monthly or quarterly VAT returns, including submission to HMRC
  • Contacting clients to ensure that accounting records are received on time
  • Finalising of accounts and drafting of letters to send out to clients
  • Preparation and submission of various Companies House forms such as confirmation statements, change of address and company formations
  • Management of work flow.

What you will bring

  • Great accounts technical knowledge
  • Experience of preparing management accounts and VAT returns
  • Experience of preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax computations
  • A good knowledge of Excel, Xero and Sage
  • Experience of dealing directly with clients
  • The ability to work under pressure and have a flexible approach to working
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong team player
  • Good organisational skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working in general practice
  • ACA or ACCA Qualified / part qualified
  • Experience of using Iris and Xero

Salary will depend on level of qualification and ability. This will be judged at interview and a good market rate offer made.   The expected range will be £28,000 to £40,000 depending on experience.  To apply please email [email protected] with a covering letter and CV and giving a telephone number at which we can contact you.

Brandon – Assistant Tax Manager

I started at Botham Accounting in the midst of the pandemic.  I knew training was something that was going to be affected.  However, with constant consideration from management, I was given the support I needed to decide on my training route through to obtain my ATT qualification.   I was given the option to work from home and to come into the office for the necessary exposure to succeed, this means I have been able to find a good balance in undertaking my duties and finding the time to absorb what I am learning.   Regarding the nature of the work itself and the development this encourages, I never find myself short of work that is interesting and varied to anything I have previously worked on.  Particularly, the responsibility of tasks given such as my involvement in the Construction Industry Scheme has proven that Botham Accounting sees my worth.

I always feel encouraged and supported to push myself in my work too.  My manager, Angela, makes sure that I’m involved in tasks which can be difficult, but necessary for my future development.  Andrew also challenged me to attempt a modelling of the personal tax system in Excel which could be used for one of our clients.  This was also difficult, but somewhat enjoyable and provided a great eureka moment when I finally understood what I needed to do.  Basically, the no-limits approach to training that Botham Accounting offers, allows you to only be limited by your own willingness to learn.

I have also felt looked after at Botham Accounting, from the support I offered even before I joined right through to now as consolidate my knowledge and skills as part of a great team.