Manager/Assistant Manager (Rural Team)

Truro, Cornwall (GB)
Competitive + Benefits
23 Jun 2022
21 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
Salary band
Full Time

Are you an experience accountant with a keen interest in farming and rural matters? If yes, you could be joining our dynamic and dedicated Rural Team as an Assistant Manager/Manager. 

The team provides accounting and tax compliance services, along with tax planning advice covering both income tax and capital taxes, to a variety of forward-thinking farming, rural and agri-businesses.

Our team is passionate about the work they do and have built great relationships with a variety of rural based clients - so an interest in farming and rural matters is essential for this role!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing compliance and other ad hoc advisory work for a portfolio of clients (mainly partnerships and companies, but no audits)
  • Being the first point of call for those clients and conducting face to face meetings as required
  • Planning, preparing and completing year-end accounts.
  • Preparing tax computations and tax returns for companies, partnerships and individuals.
  • Day to day management/supervision of the Rural team overseeing workflow and ensuring work is delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget.
  • Supervising and supporting the work of less experienced team members.
  • Identifying financial, commercial and tax planning opportunities for clients.
  • Supervising and carrying out other advisory work arising from your portfolio
  • Complying with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Where relevant, actively promoting the firm and its services to clients and targets
  • Working with Partners on new client work

About you: 

  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent), or qualified by experience, with significant relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Good technical knowledge of accounts preparation and tax compliance.
  • Committed, logical and accurate, with a methodical approach to work and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience in servicing different types of business entity.
  • Experience in using accounts and tax return software.
  • Proficient in MS Office (with strong Excel skills)
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative in delivering an excellent service to clients.
  • An interest in farming and rural matters


  • Experience in accounting and taxation for agricultural businesses
  • Knowledge of capital taxes and familiar with IHT and CGT issues

Your benefits:

  • Employer pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Travel to work loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Client and employee referral bonuses
  • Give as you earn
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Virtual GP
  • Second opinion medical service
  • Bereavement counselling and probate helpline
  • Your professional institute fees paid by the firm
  • Discounted shopping portal
  • Francis Clark Charitable Foundation in support of current and former employees
  • 25 days annual leave with the option to ‘buy back’ a further 5 days

Why work at PKF Francis Clark?

We’re the largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisors in South West England. We have eight offices in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Taunton, Torquay and Truro.

The firm, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, has 54 partners and over 800 members of staff, with annual revenue of over £50 million. Our continuing growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you.

We offer a supportive and flexible culture, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be.

PKF Francis Clark is a member of the PKF International family of legally independent firms, which together are ranked as the 11th largest provider of accountancy services in the UK by Accountancy Age.

What next?

To apply for this role, click the ‘Apply now’ button below. If you don’t have an up-to-date CV or if you would like an informal chat about the role before applying, then please contact Gemma Rid on

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