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London

Audit Manager 

We have an opportunity as an Audit Manager in our London office to work alongside the existing management team. Reporting directly to Partners and liaising with other managers as required both in London and around the firm your remit will include the following: Management of a portfolio of audit and non-audit clients for two audit partners; Planning, supervision and review of audit and accounts cases including preparing notes for partners. This includes liaising directly with clients and partners and taking responsible for each assignment from planning to completion; Assisting and providing staff with technical accounting and auditing issues; Actively training staff and adding value to their development; Assisting in the generation of new business for the audit function;Developing and  improving the audit function in London while adding value to the team by developing new methods and ways of working.  The successful candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified and have previous experience in a managerial role.

VAT Manager 

A great opportunity has arisen for a VAT Manager to join our growing team in London.  This role offers the right candidate the chance to work on a diverse and varied client base.  Ideally CTA qualified or equivalent, with previous experience at a professional services firm.  Alternatively, someone who has worked for HMRC might be suitable.

We are looking for a self-motivated, hands-on, flexible and professional individual with strong technical skills and enthusiasm for VAT, to provide VAT expertise to our clients. You must have the ability to build strong working relationships and communicate across all levels of clients and colleagues. Potentially, this role may suit someone who has worked for the HMRC or public practice with significant VAT experience. 

We are seeking someone who will be a proactive member of the VAT team and develop rapport and working relationships with the other Mercer & Hole teams in Audit, Tax, Restructuring and Outsourcing etc.  Some European VAT knowledge will be an advantage.

Senior Corporate Tax Manager - based in London, will be required to travel to other offices, particulary Rickmansworth

We have an opportunity for a Senior Tax Manager in our London CBT team.  The role will involve both compliance and advisory responsibilities.  You will be fully responsible for the management of the compliance function/cycle in the office, including reviewing work of juniors and also be providing high level technical support to the Partners in advising clients on tax planning opportunities. The diverse client base provides a challenging range of queries and opportunities.  A good working knowledge of research & development tax credits, share options and venture capital reliefs will be important as will experience in re-organisations, corporate transactions and due diligence would be advantageous. There will also be the opportunity to assist on queries arising from our international network, provide support to the Partners on practice development in terms of marketing campaigns and literature, participate in networking, website support and contributing to the firm’s blogs and raising awareness of topical issues.  The successful candidate will be CTA qualified with extensive experience of working in a business tax department of an accountancy practice. Experienced and flexible team workers, the strongest candidates will share Mercer & Hole’s focused client service ethic and respond proactively and positively to the demands of a growing team.

Rickmansworth

Corporate & Business Tax Assistant Manager / Manager

We are recruiting for an experienced Assistant Manager or Manager to join our Corporate & Business Tax team in our Rickmansworth office. The role will including managing a portfolio of small to medium sized clients, companies, partnerships, sole traders and directors assisted by trainees and with support from other managers in the team. The main duties of the role will revolve around compliance work and as the role develops, the candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in tax planning and advice to clients.

Ideally candidates will be CTA qualified and have 3 – 4 years’ experience of working within a tax practice.  

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. 

Audit Apprentice 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to work in a busy audit 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. Upon successful completion of AAT, they can move on to study towards ACA.

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

Outsourcing Apprentice 

This role is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to work in a busy outsourcing department whilst studying for an accounting qualification. They will be responsible for assisting the outsourcing team with various duties including bookkeeping, payments and reconciling transactions. Alongside the day to day duties the candidate would also be studying AAT. Upon successful completion of AAT, they can move on to study towards ACCA.

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

St Albans

Payroll Administrator 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our St Albans accounts team. You will be responsible for processing 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.

Senior Private Client Tax Manager

We have a need for an experienced and qualified Senior Manager to work mainly from the firm’s offices in St Albans.

The role involves working closely with the specialist private client partners, as well as other partners in the firm, to help them provide the total service expected by a range of personal clients with varying situations. Importantly the successful candidate will be expected to help clients identify and implement tax efficient ways of achieving their objectives. To do this the candidate will need to identify closely with clients, while guiding them through processes to ensure they feel supported and confident of the service being provided.

A high level of technical expertise is a requisite for the role. Specifically, we expect a manager who can  help us to deliver our full planning service to private clients including optimising all personal tax reliefs in lifetime and on death. The manager will be required to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with clients in person and in report writing with the ability to explain and simplify highly technical points for clients to understand (e.g. Inheritance Tax review and maximising exemptions). Our goal is for clients to feel that our firm are trusted advisers and the manager should be able to support partners to achieve this.

The individual is expected to work without the need of supervision, to show initiative in dealing with clients’ affairs, monitor their own time budgets an prepare bills. 

Part of this role will involve the supervision of compliance work and as the preparation of returns and computations is wholly computerized and the successful candidate will be expected to become fully conversant with the appropriate software. Proven capability at managing junior staff is also desirable.  

Accounts and Audit Senior

We require an ACA/ACCA qualified individual with previous Accounts and Audit Senior experience for our St Albans 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. 

Milton Keynes

Accounts and Audit Senior

We require an ACA/ACCA qualified individual with previous Accounts and Audit Senior experience for our Milton Keynes 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.  

Audit Apprentice 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to work in a busy audit 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. Upon successful completion of AAT, they can move on to study towards ACA.

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

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

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This information was updated on 1 May 2018

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