Senior Manager/ Associate Partner in Diss at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/4/2022

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Job Description

Looking for that role that is going to fast track you to partner level?

We have an excited opportunity for someone looking to step into the next level of their career as a Senior Manager/ Associate Director within our Diss office, reporting directly to the Directors.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner-managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

We know that in addition to a competitive salary, our team members want benefits that are flexible enough to meet their needs and to change with them as their priorities change. We offer a wide range of benefits which include holidays, life assurance, company pension scheme and employee assistance programme along with a range of flexible benefits for you to choose. These include local gym membership, critical illness insurance and a fantastic range of cash back and discounts with selected retailers on our rewards website.

What you get back from us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Access to our agile & flexible working policy
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • You will be surrounded by other accountancy professionals, so that you can learn and be mentored by others.
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Ability to progress all the way to partner level!


As a qualified Accounts Senior Manager working within our Diss office, you will work closely with the Directors; managing and overseeing the delivery of statutory accounts preparation services.

This is a dynamic, client-facing role, advising and supporting a varied portfolio of owner-managed businesses, with the below key tasks being carried out:

  • Ad hoc advisory projects, alongside being involved in projections, forecasts and business plans.
  • Working closely with a network of professionals across the Haines Watts group.
  • Oversee the delivery of accounts assignments across your portfolio
  • Lead some of our largest and most complex assignments and review completed files
  • Business Development with clients and building up long-lasting client relationships
  • Responsibility for monitoring chargeability and profitability across your portfolio
  • Heading up a team, coaching other staff for improved performance and technical development
  • Mentor junior staff and contribute to the office's training and development

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

Qualifications and Experience

As well as the above you will be ACA/ACCA (CTA qualification advantageous) qualified/overseas equivalent with at least 6 years post qualified experience and have proven experience of, managing a portfolio of OMB/SME clients, developing new business, managing client relationships and dealing with complex client queries. You will also have leadership experience at a management grade.


  • Previous experience in a senior role in a mid-tier accountancy practice with a lot of exposure to owner managed businesses

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.

If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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