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Careers with Darnells

We are a Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory practice based in Devon, offering a comprehensive range of accountancy and business services.

Founded over 70 years ago, our service is customer-focused and our experienced team, led by six Partners, works with a wide range of clients – from individuals to large companies, throughout the UK.

Our clients have the reassurance that we are members of the ICAEW and our conduct is subject to its Code of Ethics. Darnells are an ACCA and ACA employer.

Our combined experience has allowed us to build an in-depth knowledge of various sectors – including the agriculture, construction, education, professional services and tourism industries. In addition to these, we have also gained a very well-respected reputation within the realms of Healthcare, Forensic Accounting and Professional Partnerships.

Alongside Darnells Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, we have a separate division, Darnells Wealth Management Ltd, whose qualified and knowledgeable experts work with clients on a variety of Financial Planning services such as investments, retirement planning, income protection and portfolio management.

We do not just give our clients ‘a hand’ with their accounting, auditing, payroll and tax-related needs; through our holistic approach, we take their needs ‘in hand’ and help them to shape their businesses for their future.

If you feel that you would like to be part of our energetic, exciting and professional team, please get in touch with Carole-Anne Barr, HR Manager including your full CV and covering letter via email: HR@darnells.co.uk or in writing to:

Darnells Chartered Accountants

Quay House

Quay Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2BU

Working With Us

Looking after our people and rewarding their commitment to the business is a key priority at Darnells.  We offer a range of market-leading benefits to all of our employees, including:

  • Annual salary reviews
  • Full funded training qualifications (time and costs)
  • Flexible hours scheme available that also can include home working
  • Payment of 1 professional subscription per year
  • Free Life assurance (for managers)
  • Up to 32 days starting holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) with the option to automatically carry over 2 days into the next holiday year
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Lifestyle benefits package (including  cycle to work, subsidised gym and fitness centre)
  • Monetary supplement for referring clients and staff
  • A social and professional network including local and firm-wide events
  • Pleasant working environment – including a staff kitchen and rest room

Accounts Manager

  • Planning and reviewing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies.
  • Sending final accounts to clients.
  • Setting budgets for staff, assisting staff with Accounts completion, and on-the job training for junior staff.
  • Preparing and reviewing Tax Returns.  Calculating income tax liabilities, and advising clients thereon.
  • Preparing and reviewing Corporation Tax Returns.  Calculating corporation tax liabilities and advising clients thereon.
  • Meeting with clients, carrying out tax planning and giving advice.
  • Forecasting work.
  • Dealing with everyday correspondence and E Mails.
  • Tax enquiry work as it arises.
  • Managing client portfolio including billing.

This candidate needs to be either ACA/ACCA fully qualified.

We feel this position would someone who is an “all rounder” as they could be answering questions put to them from small sole trader clients to directors of limited companies.

Please send your CV to: HR@darnells.co.uk

Accounts Semi-Senior Healthcare

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the accountants in the Healthcare team by preparing sold trader accounts and partnership accounts to draft stage. To assist with the completion of personal tax calculations, tac returns, management accounts, bookkeeping and Annual Pension Forms.

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitoring daily communications and answering queries
  • Preparing accounts to a draft stage
  • Preparing personal tax calculations and tax returns
  • Preparing superannuation calculations and annual pension forms
  • Liaising with clients and third parties to resolve any queries
  • Assisting with administrative tasks that fall within the responsibility of the department including B10s
  • Additional work when required by managers
  • Assisting with the training of junior staff
  • Preparing documents for managers/partners for client meetings

Skills Required

  • AAT Qualified or qualified by experience
  • Experience in Medical Practice Accounts is essential.

For more information on this role or to apply please contact HR@darnells.co.uk

Accounts Senior

You’ll be working on a range of clients (sole traders, partnerships and limited companies) to provide a high quality tax, accountancy and VAT service with a high degree of accuracy. Main responsibilities include:

  • Planning, preparing and reviewing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies from client records (manual or
    computerised) for review by manager or reporting partner
  • Sending final accounts to clients.
  • Setting budgets for staff, assisting staff with Accounts completion, and on the job training for junior staff.
  • Preparing and reviewing Tax Returns. Calculating income tax liabilities and advising clients thereon and good all round tax knowledge
  • Preparing and reviewing Corporation Tax Returns. Calculating
    corporation tax liabilities and advising clients thereon.
  • Forecasting work.
  • Dealing with everyday correspondence and E Mails.
  • Tax enquiry work as it arises.
  • Managing client portfolio including billing.
  • Preparation of management and financial accounts
  • Production of VAT and Corporate Tax returns
  • Assisting with coaching and developing junior members of the team

For more information on this role or to apply please contact HR@darnells.co.uk

Corporate Senior

Assisting in our Corporate Department and reporting to the Audit Manager, the Senior will conduct company audits from planning through to completion. Main responsibilities include:

  • Working on audits as the audit senior
  • Site visits at client’s premises and to supervise and support junior members on site visits
  • Supervising and signing off the work of junior members of the audit team, reporting to the audit manager.
  • Planning the audit process, research, review current processes and providing recommendations to enhance the clients policies and procedures
  • Preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax computations for non-audit SME’s
  • Reporting directly to the manager or partner as required

For more information on this role or to apply please contact HR@darnells.co.uk

Partners Assistant – Full Time

We are currently seeking to recruit a PA to work closely with the Partners of the firm. The successful candidate will be ACCA/ACA qualified, with at least 7 years’ Practice experience.

The job specification is below, but is not exhaustive.

  • Reviewing clients
  • Giving tax advice
  • Meeting clients
  • Ensuring files are correct prior to meetings and that all information has been handed over to the Partner
  • Undertaking ad-hoc specialist work
  • Managing junior staff and delegating work
  • Working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Experience in audit work

Attributes

  • This role will need someone who is really centred and focused on their role
  • We work to tight time-sheet deadlines so a methodical approach is required
  • Knowledge of candidate must be equivalent to that of a Partner
  • Someone who can think 2-3 steps ahead of the Partner they are working for
  • Good organisational skills are essential

Please send your CV to: HR@darnells.co.uk

NHS Pension Specialist

The purpose of this role is to provide pension knowledge and support to the Healthcare team. You will be supporting a team of staff and a large client base in obtaining and monitoring information on the clients NHS pensions. This will involve calculating pension growth, monitoring earnings levels, pre warning clients about their obligations, completing and filing certain forms to the PCSE and NHS pensions agency by deadlines. Following up and monitoring those submissions so a keen eye for detail is vital.

Main Responsibilities

  • Complete / Submit Authority documents to access Pensions information
  • Request Pensions Growth information
  • Complete pension growth tax charge calculations
  • Review earnings of clients to pre warn the team of future situations
  • Review Clients Working history with the pensions agency and be able to advise on PCSE processes.
  • Enquire by phone and email to the pensions agency for anomalies
  • Complete “scheme pays” forms to cover the cost of tax charges on growth
  • Follow up to ensure documents have been processed and accepted
  • Liaise with staff for tax return amendments regarding tax calculations
  • Completion and Submission of NHS pension forms annually for clients
  • Completion of Pensions Opt out and Retirement Application Forms
  • Provide administrative support and advice to the Healthcare team on the above as needed.

Skills Required

  • Experience in a NHS Pensions related role.

Please send your CV to: HR@darnells.co.uk