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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 would like to join our dynamic, friendly team, please get in touch with our H.R. department, including your full C.V. 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

Employee Benefits

  • Up to 25 Days holiday, role dependant, plus bank holidays
  • 1 day of holiday given over the Christmas period
  • Holiday accrual of ½ day every year up to 10 years service (capped at 25 days for trainees)
  • Flexible hours scheme available around the core hours of 9am – 4pm
  • Opportunity for some flexible, home working (dependant on role)
  • Medicash Cash Plan
  • Access to 24 hour employee helpline
  • Payment of 1 professional subscription per year
  • Full funded training qualifications (time and cost)
  • Training bonuses for AAT, ACA and ACCA students
  • Bonus payment for referring clients (£1500) and staff (£1000)
  • Eye test costs paid for
  • Enhanced maternity pay (based on tenure)
  • Parking permit salary sacrifice
  • Subsidised gym membership (Torbay Area)
  • Childcare scheme
  • A social and professional network including local and firm wide events
  • Opportunity to join social groups and teams
  • Pleasant working environment – including a staff kitchen and rest room
  • Dress down Friday
  • Wellbeing focus with a dedicated team and as a company member of Mindful Employer

Tax Roles

We are looking to grow our existing Tax team and we are looking for tax professionals across all levels from trainee to Manager to join us at this exciting time. To find out more about what roles we have on offer, please contact HR@darnells.co.uk

 

Accounts Assistant

The purpose of this role is to provide support to a team of accountants. You will be responsible for supporting the production of sole trader accounts, partnership accounts, company accounts and management accounts.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring daily communications and answering queries
  • Preparing statutory accounts
  • Ensuring payments, amounts and records are correct
  • Recording and filing cash transactions
  • Invoice processing and filing
  • Processing expense requests for approval
  • Liaising with third party providers, clients, and suppliers to resolve queries
  • Assisting with administrative tasks that fall within the responsibility of the department including B10s,
  • CS01 checks and account filing deadline emails to the department.
  • Produce 64-8 online for authority to act
  • Additional work when required by managers
  • Preparing documents for managers/partners for client meetings
  • Records control within the department – where we hold client records and make sure both the spreadsheet and client details are up to date.

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

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

Healthcare Administrator

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to the Healthcare team. You will work closely with the managers within the department to ensure the smooth running of the administrative processes – offering support where needed.

  • Set up new clients on the system and request necessary documentation.
  • Check and send correspondence to clients as requested by managers/partners to post/email or one click
  • Collecting, scanning and distributing incoming post each day
  • Filing client documents and post
  • Managing, organising and returning client records
  • Scan and upload documents to CCH and maintain the database
  • Assisting with the departments billing
  • Finalise bills and generate fee note letters/emails or attach existing letters
  • Provide stats to monitor billing targets
  • Create/close/open assignments as requested
  • Monitor MISC code for WIP that can be moved as contacts convert to client
  • Check engagement letters as and when they expire.
  • Ensure AML Money Laundering is kept up to date.
  • To provide admin support for your team.
  • Monitor team members emails in the event of absence/holiday and direct/respond accordingly
  • You may be required to provide support to other departments or reception in the event of absence/holiday.
  • If/where required attend meetings and take accurate meeting notes.

Previous experience of administrative duties is essential.

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