Accounts and Trust Supervisor

Job Title: Accounts and Trust Supervisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chichester
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 442
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Job Published: June 03, 2019 11:03

Job Description

Business Services Controller/Supervisor

We are currently recruiting for a Business Services Controller/Supervisor to join Kreston Reeves in the Agri/Private Client team in Chichester. 

Firm Introduction

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families on all areas of business, tax and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future.

With offices across London, Kent and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

We are looking for a trusted and valid member of staff to join the current team.

Firm Culture and Benefits

Having started out over 100 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed – creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients.

We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently ‘give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more.

We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy.

Role Description

As Business Services Controller/Supervisor you will report to managers and partners, take responsibility for completing tasks accurately and to deadline and liaise with clients in line with the Client Charter.  You will be expected to travel to and from clients’ premises and also from other offices time to time.  You will also gain new work from existing or new clients where possible and develop your technical expertise and progress against technical competencies.

The objectives of the role

To contribute to the provision of an excellent service to a diverse range of clients


 Along with those responsibilities mentioned above you will:

  • Assist managers and partners with technical research and technical writing
  • Prepare draft letters and emails relating to more complex issues for Manager/Partner approval
  • Identify potential for more complex tax planning opportunities and recommend appropriate strategies.
  • Prepare forms P11D
  • Supervise preparation of corporate, partnership and sole trader accounts for partner/manager review
  • Supervise preparation of tax computations and corporation tax returns for review
  • Monitoring budgets/costs and assisting with billing procedures

These tasks will be carried out subject to minimal or no supervision.


  • 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • Qualified/part qualified ACCA or ACA or qualified by experience (possibly with AAT)
  • Working knowledge of Key, Key Prime, Sage and Xero would be beneficial.
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills



Kreston Reeves will not accept CVs unless The Recruitment Team has instructed you to work on a position.

Kreston Reeves asks that you DO NOT send any speculative CVs to recruiters, Partners or Hiring Managers across any of the offices in Kent, London and Sussex as we will not be liable for any fees obtained through unsolicited/speculative CVS.

Many thanks for your cooperation.