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Current Vacancies

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Rickmansworth

Audit and Accounts Manager

This is an excellent opportunity for an ACA/ACCA qualified individual with drive and enthusiasm to support and further develop a thriving and fast paced accounts and audit department. We are therefore seeking someone with energy, strong influencing skills, vision and who takes pride in their work and can influence and develop a team of newly qualified accountants and trainees to maximum efficiency and effectiveness.  The individual will hold shared responsibility for managing the varied caseload of the general practice partners in Rickmansworth and will have previous managerial experience. Duties will include; workflow management, planning supervision and review of audit and accounts cases, assisting staff with technical queries, audit of accounts typically with a turnover of up to 40 million, preparation of business tax computations and day to day supervision of staff. 

Accounts and Audit Senior

We require an ACA/ACCA qualified individual with previous Accounts and Audit Senior experience for our Rickmansworth office. 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), working closely with our outsourcing teams to prepare year end accounts. 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 straight forward is required and the ability to work within deadlines and budgets is essential. This is a split role working on 60% accounts and 40% audits. Previous experience of Proaudit and CCH Accounts Production would be useful, and a working knowledge of Sage, Alphatax and Excel is desirable. 

St Albans

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.

Probate Manager

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

  • Maintaining estate accounts
  • Obtaining and processing asset and liability valuation data
  • Preparing documentation for PR meetings
  • Asset collection, payment of liabilities, payment of legacies
  • Administration of inheritance tax returns
  • Identifying and managing income and capital gains tax 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. 

Assistant Manager Corporate Finance

Having recently recruited a new Director to lead the Mercer & Hole Corporate finance team the firm is looking to further expand the team through the recruitment of a Corporate Finance Assistant Manager in either our London, St Albans or Milton Keynes office.  Our corporate finance team provides advice on matters for a range of companies of various sizes, operating in a variety of industries.  The broad range of services we offer are:

  • Due diligence services
  • Advising businesses on acquisitions (identifying targets, deal structures, due diligence, fundraising, negotiations and project management through to completion)
  • Disposals and exit planning
  • Valuations
  • Advising on MBOs and MBIs

The successful candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified, educated to degree level and have experience in the Corporate Finance field. A good commercial awareness, logical and systematic approach, well developed report writing skills and attention to detail are all necessary attributes.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Audit and Outsourcing Apprentice

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to work in a busy audit and accounts department whilst studying towards a renowned accounting qualification. They will initially be responsible for preparing the statutory accounts and tax computations of smaller clients, bookkeeping, payments and in addition to participating in statutory audits as a junior team member. Alongside the day to day duties the candidate would also be studying for a professional qualification.

Our varied client base provides our apprentices with a wide and unique range of experience across the disciplines. As well as offering the opportunity to work for an expanding and reputable firm, apprentices are offered the following:

  • Full training, sponsorship and support for professional study
  • Study leave
  • Career progression
  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexi hours
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bike scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

London 

Trusts & Estates Senior 

We are currently recruiting for an individual with experience of both Trusts and Estates administration to join our team in London. The successful candidate will ideally be a member of STEP and have a Taxation qualification, and have strong working knowledge of Excel and Trust Accounts. The work will be varied and of a high quality, with some client facing involvement. The main duties of the role encompass compliance work on a portfolio of clients, preparation of annual trust accounts, estate accounts and self-assessment tax returns. You will be expected to work with minimal supervision and to show initiative in dealing with clients’ affairs and monitor your own time budgets.  Accuracy is absolutely key and work must be completed to a standard which needs very little review and is of a reliable standard.

Assistant Manager Corporate Finance

Having recently recruited a new Director to lead the Mercer & Hole Corporate finance team the firm is looking to further expand the team through the recruitment of a Corporate Finance Assistant Manager in either our London, St Albans or Milton Keynes office.  Our corporate finance team provides advice on matters for a range of companies of various sizes, operating in a variety of industries.  The broad range of services we offer are:

  • Due diligence services
  • Advising businesses on acquisitions (identifying targets, deal structures, due diligence, fundraising, negotiations and project management through to completion)
  • Disposals and exit planning
  • Valuations
  • Advising on MBOs and MBIs

The successful candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified, educated to degree level and have experience in the Corporate Finance field. A good commercial awareness, logical and systematic approach, well developed report writing skills and attention to detail are all necessary attributes.

Milton Keynes

Assistant Manager Corporate Finance

Having recently recruited a new Director to lead the Mercer & Hole Corporate finance team the firm is looking to further expand the team through the recruitment of a Corporate Finance Assistant Manager in either our London, St Albans or Milton Keynes office.  Our corporate finance team provides advice on matters for a range of companies of various sizes, operating in a variety of industries.  The broad range of services we offer are:

  • Due diligence services
  • Advising businesses on acquisitions (identifying targets, deal structures, due diligence, fundraising, negotiations and project management through to completion)
  • Disposals and exit planning
  • Valuations
  • Advising on MBOs and MBIs

The successful candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified, educated to degree level and have experience in the Corporate Finance field. A good commercial awareness, logical and systematic approach, well developed report writing skills and attention to detail are all necessary attributes.

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

Strictly No Agencies unless by Agreement.

This information was updated on 7 November 2017

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