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:

Accountant – Specialist Medical Sector
Hours: Negotiable (full time or part time will be considered)
Salary: Circa £20,000, plus a range of benefits following probation
Type: Permanent

We are developing a thriving, customer-focused team who are fast becoming the number one choice for the medical sector in Leicestershire.

Acting for a large number of practices in the area (as well as individual GPs, medical centres and Foundations), we offer expert advice on accounts, personal tax and pensions, together with bespoke bookkeeping, cost control, VAT and management accounts services.

Due to the continuing success of the department and the company’s focus on increasing our market share in this sector, we are now looking for a bright, enthusiastic accountant who is ready for their next exciting career move.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Be a minimum of AAT qualified
  • Have experience of working in an accountancy practice
  • Be looking to develop their knowledge and experience through on the job training
  • Have a good understanding of personal and partnership tax
  • 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
  • Be looking to increase their earning capacity by specialising in a niche area
  • Experience of working in the health sector would be extremely advantageous.
Required skills:
  • Act as second contact to a portfolio of GP clients, ensuring assignments are effectively managed and electronic records are kept up to date
  • Prepare management information and VAT returns accurately and timely for an agreed number of clients
  • Participate in client meetings as requested
  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely management information to clients
  • Review client KPI’s and report on significant fluctuations, as appropriate
  • Ensure the provision of an efficient and effective accounting service to clients
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for clients, as agreed
  • Undertake proactive cash flow management for clients
  • Prepare year end statutory accounts
  • Ensure compliance for the filing of client’s statutory accounts
  • Respond promptly to client communications or queries and resolve any issues
  • Attend client meetings as required
  • Understand the client’s business to be able to add value where appropriate
  • Reconciling bank accounts, credit card accounts and petty cash
  • Preparing and submitting VAT returns and CIS returns
  • Preparing reconciliations and balance sheet schedules to support the trial balance
Contact Us:
Or call: +44 (0)116 282 7000
Corporate Tax Manager
Hours: 08:30 until 17:00 Monday to Friday (37.5 hours)
Salary: Up to £40,000 depending on experience
Type: Permanent

This is a role that offers a lot of responsibility to shape the corporate tax services offered by our practice and, as such, the right candidate will require a high level of knowledge as well as the ability to actively market this specialist service to boost corporate tax revenue and proactively network to increase brand awareness.

Main purpose of the role

To provide direct support to the Directors and wider company, by effectively managing the corporate tax compliance matters for an existing profile of clients as well as generating new business through the use of your expertise. You will be supporting the Tax Director in managing the tax department and provide advice to client partners on cross-referrals.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • To efficiently and profitably manage a significant portfolio of client, ensuring tax affairs comply with all statutory time limits
  • Prepare share valuations, EMI share option schemes and company purchase of own shares, advise on tax efficient re-organisations, mergers and incorporations, tax clearance procedures and EIS, group tax planning, capital allowances and capital gains tax
  • Assisting in the implementation of business development initiatives and actively promote and grow the corporate and overall tax services of the company
  • Identify opportunities for research and development claims and process efficiently
  • Manage a proactive relationship between the Company and key HMRC personnel
  • Work effectively with all members of the team, building the confidence and respect of peers, communicating key tax issues in a non-technical manner
  • Developing innovative solutions and opportunities for clients and delivery service excellence at all times
  • To keep up to date with tax legislation changes, including those proposed, and to advise clients accordingly. Monitoring of tax developments to identify opportunities for the business
  • Attend all relevant training, conferences and seminars
Required skills:
  • At least 3 years’ experience working at Manager level within corporate tax
  • Proven ability to identify opportunities for R&D claims and to process them efficiently
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. CTA, ACA,ACCA,)
  • Proven experience of winning work and the ability to unlock fees from existing client base
Contact Us:
Or call: +44 (0)116 282 7000
VAT Specialist
Hours: Negotiable but preferably 25 hours per week over five days
Salary: Up to £40,000 depending on experience
Type: Permanent

This is a role that offers a lot of responsibility to shape the VAT services offered by our practice and, as such, the right candidate will require a high level of UK VAT knowledge as well as the ability to actively market this specialist service to boost corporate tax revenue and proactively network to increase brand awareness.

Main purpose of the role

Providing high quality VAT advisory services on a broad range of VAT issues to a wide range of clients, including the charity and not for profit sector to ensure compliance and appropriateness of adopted scheme.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Advising clients on all HMRC VAT matters including compliance visits
  • Overseeing and reviewing all VAT compliance work undertaken by the company
  • Communicate key tax issues in a non-technical manner to clients and colleagues
  • Manage a proactive relationship between the Company and key HMRC personnel
  • Developing innovative solutions and opportunities for clients
  • Advising clients on all VAT transactions including property, TOGC matters and partial exemptions
  • Assisting in the implementation of business development initiatives and actively promote and grow the VAT services of the company
  • Attend all relevant training, conferences and seminars
  • Provide intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both re-actively and proactively
  • To keep up to date with all VAT legislation changes, including those proposed, and to advise clients accordingly
  • Monitoring of VAT developments to identify opportunities for the business
  • Works effectively with all members of the team, building the confidence and respect of peers
Required skills:
  • At least 3 years’ experience working at Manager level within VAT
  • Experience of advising the charity and no for profit sector on all VAT matters
  • A relevant qualification (e.g. CTA, ACA,ACCA,)
  • Proven experience of winning work and the ability to unlock fees from existing client base
Contact Us:
Or call: +44 (0)116 282 7000
Maternity cover – Personal Tax
Hours: 37.5hrs per week Monday to Friday
Salary: Up to £30,000 depending on experience, plus pension (after probation)
Type: Fixed term contract – 12 months maternity cover commencing in April

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 of one of our team members. 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.

The main responsibilities of this role will include:
  • 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
Required skills:
  • 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.

This role does not include a study package due to it being a fixed term contract.

Contact Us:
Or call: +44 (0)116 282 7000

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