Careers

We are always eager to hear from like-minded professionals

At Rowleys, we believe the key to our success relies on two things; our clients and our people.

We really enjoy what we do and this helps us to build proactive, long-term relationships with our clients whilst making our office a great place to work.

We don’t just focus on the numbers but on the development of our people, so every single one of us can fulfil our true potential.
This produces confident, capable individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and embrace new ways of working to find the best solutions for our clients, and we firmly believe it is this collaboration that makes our practice what it is today.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and successful, having remained an independent accountancy practice for over a century.

The benefits of working with us include:
  • Competitive market rate salary
  • Private health insurance
  • Client introduction bonus
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Retail discounts
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Annual employee survey
  • Flexible working policy
  • Open plan office space
  • 34 days’ holiday
  • 3% pension contribution
  • Paid exam fees and bonus
  • Colleague introduction bonus
  • Death in service benefit
  • Healthshield
  • Paid study leave
  • Performance development
  • Platinum Kaplan training partner
  • Free onsite parking

Currently we are recruiting for:

Part time Payroll Adviser (12m maternity cover with a view to a permanent role)
Hours: 25hrs per week
Salary: Competitive
Type: 12m fixed maternity cover contract (with a view to a permanent role)

We are seeking a confident, experienced payroll professional to initially provide maternity cover for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of a permanent contract thereafter. Working as part of a small but busy team, managing a large number of diverse payrolls, you will ensure that all tasks are completed accurately, within agreed deadlines and strive to achieve the client’s expectations at every opportunity.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Act as main point of contact to a large portfolio of diverse payrolls outsourced from a varied group of clients, ranging from sole traders to significant groups of companies
  • Ensure assignments are effectively managed, accurate databases are maintained and deadlines are met
  • Prepare and process weekly and monthly payroll to include all staff changes, such a starters, leavers, secondments, transfers and other amendments to salaries
  • Calculate and administrate payments such as SSP, SAP, SMP, SPP, bonuses and NIC
  • Timely production of paperwork such as P45s and wage slips
  • Advising clients on auto-enrolment and ensuring related information is correctly submitted
  • Participate in client meetings as requested and manage client expectations by ensuring they are always kept up to date and understand all of the information presented to them
  • Preparation of accurate and up to date reports, where requested
  • Deliver an excellent level of customer service, responding to all ad hoc queries in a timely manner
  • Maintain up to date technical knowledge and attend all relevant training, conferences and seminars
  • Regularly liaise with HMRC and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Keep the Payroll Manager fully informed of the status of all work, any challenges or delays encountered and suggestions for resolution of the same
  • Manage all work efficiently, profitably and in accordance with the Company’s procedures and ensure all data and instructions are received from an authorised source
  • Participate and contribute to the development of the team in order to help it meet its objectives in line with the overall Company strategy
  • Support the marketing and development of the service to increase number of payrolls managed
Required skills:
  • At least two years’ experience of independently managing a portfolio of payrolls
  • Advanced Sage Line 50 software skills
  • Exceptional organisation and a keen eye for detail
  • Knowledge of the current issues affecting payroll and the ability to keep up to date with changing legislation
  • Good working knowledge of current statutory payments and deductions -SSP, SMP, PAYE, NI, etc.
  • Ability to deal with complex calculations accurately and efficiently
  • Fully and confidently computer literate, as this is a paperless department
Contact Us:
Or call: +44 0116 282 7000
Personal Tax Semi-Senior (12m maternity cover with a view to permanent role)
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive
Type: 12m fixed contract (with a view to a permanent role)

We are looking for a Personal Tax Semi-Senior to provide essential support to our Tax Department for a fixed term of 12 months to cover maternity leave. The role is based at our offices at Meridian Business Park, Leicester and will involve managing a significant portfolio of clients efficiently and help to deliver the objectives of the department.

Following completion of maternity cover, there may be scope to move into a permanent mixed personal/corporate tax role covering both compliance and advisory work.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Manage all compliance work efficiently, profitably and in accordance with the Company’s procedures
  • Deliver an excellent level of customer service, managing and exceeding client expectations, responding to all ad hoc queries in a timely manner
  • Facilitate a smooth inbound and outbound handover to provide an effective transition of clients and maintain client relationship standards
  • Prepare draft fee invoices and agree upfront fees with clients for particular assignments, liaising with the relevant contact manager and issuing fee notes on a timely basis to ensure the departmental targets for fees and profitability are achieved
  • Research and maintain in-depth knowledge of personal tax and related planning issues in order to ensure that all advice given to clients is both accurate and the most appropriate for the particular case
  • Keep the Personal Tax Manager fully informed of status of all work, any challenges or delays encountered and suggestions for resolution of the same
Required skills:
  • Be CTA or ATT qualified
  • Be capable of independently managing a portfolio of circa 300 personal tax clients
  • Be experienced in acting for a range of clients from directors, employees, high net worth individuals, sole traders, trusts and partnerships, etc.
  • Have a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service
  • Be able to work in a busy open plan office environment and work to strict deadlines, complying with all statutory time limits and avoiding any potential penalties
  • Experience of using Iris software will be extremely beneficial

 

Contact Us:
Or call: +44 (0)116 282 7000
Assistant Manager
Hours: 08:30 until 17:00 Monday to Friday
Salary: Competitive
Type: Permanent

Due to recent promotions and our continuing growth and success, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced Assistant Manager to join our team of expert Accountants. Providing essential support to the Audit and Accounts Directors by helping to efficiently manage the department’s workflow and team, this role will suit a bright, enthusiastic individual who is looking for their next career challenge.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • To manage a portfolio of clients acting as first contact, planning, analysing and preparing working schedules and financial statements on their behalf to assist them in meeting their statutory objectives
  • Manage a team of accountants, ensuring regular reviews of their performance and development are undertaken, identifying areas for development and ensuring these are implemented
  • To participate in the review of other colleagues’ work for clients, as designated at the planning stage within the department and to provide relevant feedback to the team
  • Deliver an excellent level of customer service, managing and exceeding client expectations, responding to all ad hoc queries in a timely manner
  • Communicate key issues in a non-technical manner to clients and colleague
  • Comply with all statutory time limits, manage workflows via an efficient planning tool profitably and in accordance with the Company’s procedures
  • Maintain up to date technical knowledge and attend all relevant training, conferences and seminars
  • Develop the business by networking to assist in achieving new business revenue
  • To keep the department Directors fully informed of status of all work, any challenges or delays encountered and suggestions for resolution of the same
  • Participate and contribute to the development of the department in order to assist in achieving the agreed objectives and those of the wider company strategy
  • Ensure the accuracy of reports produced by internal accounting software systems
Required skills:
  • Minimum of AAT qualified (or qualified by experience)
  • Have experience of training, managing and motivating a team of people
  • Be computer literate (particularly Microsoft Office), and be able to adapt to using new software quickly and easily (Sage, IRIS, etc.)
  • Have excellent attention to detail and thrive on exceeding client expectations
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with the confidence to network and help to develop the business
  • Ability to multi-task and work to specified deadlines is essential
Contact Us:
Or call: +44 0116 282 7000

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