Accounts & Tax Assistant Manager/Manager in Finchley at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 10/11/2021

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Accounts & Tax Assistant Manager/Manager

It's not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients' success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We're committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

What is the role?

As an Accounts & Tax Assistant Manager/Manager working within our growing Finchley office, you will be providing an excellent service to a diverse range of clients, supporting partners, supervising junior staff, and supporting the tax department (particularly during December/January with the Self-Assessment deadline).

  • Reviewing statutory year end accounts and corporation tax returns
  • Reviewing accounts and tax returns for partnerships
  • Reviewing draft tax returns for private clients
  • Managing deadlines and client expectations
  • Dealing with queries from clients via email and on the phone
  • Face to face meetings with clients
  • Reviewing VAT returns
  • Overseeing and mentoring trainees
  • Providing on the job training for junior members of the team
  • Supporting Partners on a variety of client matters, including projects
  • Managing budgets and raising invoices

What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results

As well as the above you will be ACA/ACCA qualified and have experience of, completing private company financial statements, handling a portfolio of clients, reviewing draft tax returns (corporation, partnership, and personal), managing and delegating work to juniors and providing support to more junior team members

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.

What you get back from us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Internal mentor and buddy system to support your career journey
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Access to our agile working policy
  • Working and learning directly from our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!

If you are an authentic, passionate Accounts & Tax Assistant Manager/Manager who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career prospects; we want to hear from you - find out more about Haines Watts at

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV's are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV's that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.