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Accounts Manager / Senior Manager

Newton Abbot, Devon
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice, Business and management
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Job Description

This candidate would be required to be either ACA/ACCA fully qualified.  We feel this position would suit someone who is an “all rounder” as they could be answering questions put to them from small sole trader clients to directors of limited companies.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Planning and reviewing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
  • Sending final accounts to clients
  • Setting budgets for staff, assisting staff with Accounts completion, and on-the job training for junior staff
  • Preparing and reviewing Tax Returns. Calculating income tax liabilities and advising clients thereon
  • Preparing and reviewing Corporation Tax Returns. Calculating corporation tax liabilities and advising clients thereon
  • Meeting with clients, carrying out tax planning and giving advice
  • Forecasting work
  • Dealing with everyday correspondence and E Mails
  • Tax enquiry work as it arises
  • Managing client portfolio including billing

Desired Skills

  • Strong Computer and Spreadsheet Skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software such as Sage, Quickbooks or Xero, as well as accounts production software such as CCH
  • Ability to show initiative and work within a team
  • Ability to build good client relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build rapport with people at various levels
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage own workload in a timely manner while all the time ensuring we exceed client expectations


  • The successful candidate will be ACA or ACCA qualified


  • 20-25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 1 extra holiday day for Christmas
  • An additional 0.5 days holiday after each year
  • Flexi time
  • Medicash cash plan
  • Online discount shopping portal
  • Access to a 24 hour employee helpline
  • 1 day working from home
  • Payment of 1 professional subscription per year
  • Fully funded training qualifications
  • Training bonuses for AAT, ACA and ACCA students
  • Parking permit salary sacrifice
  • Employee referral bonus of up to £1500
  • Dress down Friday
  • Wellbeing team
  • Life assurance after 1 year for Senior Managers


We are a Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory practice based in Devon, offering a comprehensive range of accountancy and business services.

Founded over 80 years ago, our service is customer-focused and our experienced team, led by six Partners, works with a wide range of clients – from individuals to large companies, throughout the UK.

Our clients have the reassurance that we are members of the ICAEW and our conduct is subject to its Code of Ethics. Darnells are an ACCA and ACA employer.

Our combined experience has allowed us to build an in-depth knowledge of various sectors – including the agriculture, construction, education, professional services and tourism industries. In addition to these, we have also gained a very well-respected reputation within the realms of Healthcare, Forensic Accounting and Professional Partnerships.

We do not just give our clients ‘a hand’ with their accounting, auditing, payroll and tax-related needs; through our holistic approach, we take their needs ‘in hand’ and help them to shape their businesses for their future.

Company info
Darnells Chartered Accountants
Quay House, Quay Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2BU

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