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St Albans

Senior HR Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR officer to join a team of generalists, providing support to fee earners and support staff in our St Albans office with regular travel to offices in London, Rickmansworth and Milton Keynes.  Providing direct support as number two in the department you will report to the Head of HR taking responsibility for a number of areas including Graduate recruitment and training, salaries and benefits and absence management.  Along with the usual elements of people resourcing and retention, learning and development and employee relations including running disciplinary, capability and grievance processes, there will also be individual project work to assist with and lead in to areas such as HR software, appraisal systems and personal development programmes.  The successful candidate will be confident in all areas of generalist HR and looking for a new challenge with added responsibility. CIPD qualified would be desireable.

Payroll Administrator – St Albans

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced payroll assistant to join our St Albans accounts team. You will predominantly be responsible for client payrolls and you will look after a range of clients. Duties will include processing fortnightly, monthly & quarterly client payroll for various sized clients, investigating unusual requests from clients on output figures, providing reports to the client detailing data and cost analysis in the appropriate confidential method, monthly letters to payroll clients detailing Inland Revenue payments required, completing regular checks of statutory information and obtaining deficiencies identified, end of year compliance including P35s/P60s, on-going compliance such as P45s and starter checklists, submitting electronic data to HMRC each month in line with RTI procedures, auto enrolment input processing. You must have knowledge of statutory payments and salary sacrifice. Previous experience in a similar role and working knowledge of using a payroll software is essential as well as good Word & Excel skills. Knowledge of bookkeeping and management accounts would also be useful but is not essential, so that this person can provide assistance to other members of the team if necessary.

Probate Manager 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Probate Manager in our Trusts team in the St Albans office. Duties will include:

  • Managing the administration of estates.  Liaising with executors and other professionals and making sure deadlines are met.
  • Preparing estate accounts and tax returns
  • Preparing documentation for PR meetings
  • Preparing Inheritance Tax returns and calculating IHT liabilities
  • Supervising more junior members of the team.

The successful candidate will have Trusts and probate experience. We would ideally be looking for a candidate from an accounting or legal background with management experience. CTA and STEP qualified would be an advantage. 

Trusts Manager 

We are currently looking for an experienced individual of Trusts and Estates accounting to join our St Albans office. The role will include accounts, taxation and general administration, as well as advice on a varied and interesting Trusts and Estates case load.

The successful applicant will have Trusts experience and experience of Estates accounting is essential. We would ideally be looking for a candidate from an Accounting background with management experience. Reporting directly to the Partner, you will manage three individuals, ensuring client relationships are built and maintained successfully. CTA and STEP qualified would be an advantage. 

Management Accountant

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our St Albans office for a management accountant in a developing  team.  You will have responsibility for preparing monthly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations. You will also provide assistance to other members of the department and handle any queries which may arise. Previous experience of this in a professional services environment is desirable.

Competence in using excel spread sheets to produce reports is necessary and an excellent working knowledge of Sage is required.  Knowledge of Quickbooks and Xero would be desirable. Candidates will ideally be qualified or working towards a qualification, but those qualified by experience are also welcome to apply.

London

Secretary 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Secretary to join the London office. The role will provide secretarial & administrative support to two Partners & the Tax & Trust Managers whilst overseeing the secretarial function for the office. Taking charge of the administrative/secretarial function, this individual will set an example in terms of performance & attitude. Main duties include diary management, monitoring Partners emails, typing of letters, billing including preparing invoices and completing fee notes, raising cheques, audio typing, dealing with clients and covering reception and the work of other secretaries when required. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task and demonstrate excellent organisation and prioritisation skills.  They will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and will be able to use their own initiative. Strong IT (MS Office) skills are essential and the knowledge of a practice management software such as VPM is desirable. Candidates must have proven experience in a similar role.

Corporate Finance Senior Manager

This is a varied role which will involve working with the corporate advisory staff and partners to lead the delivery of external reports on financial due diligence assignments, bank lending reviews and assisting with the preparation and review of financial forecasts, business valuation and expert witness reports.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to join and help grow a young but busy part of our business. You will work closely with the partners, have good exposure to clients and third party businesses on assignments and be involved in marketing the Corporate Advisory service offering to develop our professional relationships and secure new assignments.

Audit Senior

We have exciting opportunities for ACA/ACCA qualified individuals with previous Audit Senior experience in our London, St Albans and Milton Keynes audit teams. Reporting to the audit managers, duties will include; carrying out audits with turnover up to 40 million including specialist audits (e.g. pensions, solicitors, FCA or charities), supervising more junior members of the team, preparation of draft business tax computations, larger accounts preparation jobs and where applicable, drafting recommendations to management post audit. Experience of working in a similar medium-sized or smaller practice is desirable. The ability to cope with not only pure audits but also audits where the records are not straightforward is required and the ability to work within deadlines and budgets is essential. Previous experience of Proaudit and CCH Accounts Production would be useful, and a working knowledge of Sage, Alphatax and Excel is desirable.

Rickmansworth

Office Junior

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic office junior to join our Rickmansworth office. You will be reporting to the Tax and Account managers and will provide general office support when necessary. Duties will involve scanning, filing, and general database entry. You will also be required to keeping meeting rooms and office areas tidy and stocked with stationary, and help with reception when needed. The ideal candidate should be organised, computer literate and possess a willingness to help others. This is the perfect opportunity for the right candidate looking to gain some hands-on office experience. No previous experience is necessary for this role, however some experience working in an office environment would be beneficial. 

If you would like to be considered for a vacancy, please send your CV and cover letter for the attention of HR at 72 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NS or by email recruit@mercerhole.co.uk.

This information was updated on 27 April 2017

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