CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT HAGGARDS CROWTHER

Haggards Crowther, chartered accountants and tax advisers, has been based in Fulham since 2004 and has grown in stature from an original team of 6 to a current team of 26!  Our approach throughout has been to recruit only professional and hard-working individuals who demonstrate a pro-active manner towards their role. They must have the ability to communicate well with clients, work well under pressure and lead with confidence. We pride ourselves on the ‘team’ approach we have encouraged, ensuring our professional staff work closely with each other and our clients to provide a reliable and trustworthy service that addresses the common issues faced by companies and individual tax payers alike. Over the years we have placed great emphasis on creating an environment where people enjoy working, and more recently in offering our staff flexibility in their working day and week.  This has been particularly welcomed by members of our staff with young families as well as for those living outside London, with a lengthy commute to tackle.  We endeavour to address the logistical challenges facing professionals wishing to work from home, or perhaps even be open to a part-time solution.  Whatever their preference or need, we are keen to work with our team to achieve a successful working solution. If you would like to become a part of that team, take a look at the job opportunity currently available, and if you are interested in the role, then either send us your C.V. or call us for a chat as we are keen to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

If you are interested in any of the roles published, please either e-mail our Practice Manager, Nicky Di Mond (nicky@haggards.co.uk) or give her a call on 020 7384 0920 as she would welcome hearing from you.

Manager

Role Summary

The role is as Manager in the firm’s Company Advisory (“CA”) department, with an opportunity to work on a portfolio of high-value/ technically complex clients. It will appeal to an experienced accountant that enjoys a mix of recurring work and special work.

Since Gail Cobley arrived as Head of Department in 2016, and with the founding partners’ proven business winning skills, the department has continued to attract clients with increasingly complex needs. In addition to needing core services (year-end accounts, VAT, PAYE), the large clients typically require advice on a range of high-level matters including but by no means limited to share structuring, tax structures for investors, corporation tax reliefs available, financial statements disclosures and tax planning for the directors.

The CA department looks after approximately 500  companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, the majority of which are owner-managed. London is a hotbed for entrepreneurs and new ideas, and the department gets its share of the market, attracting almost 100 new clients in 2016-17. Clients identified for the role’s portfolio conduct a wide range of activities, predominantly but not exclusively in the service sector. Examples include Bitcoin traders, App designers, Marketing, PR, IT and recruitment consultancies, Commercial property refurbishment, filming services, holiday lets, a restaurant, catering company and a wine merchants. 

The role is full time and London based, however there will be an opportunity to discuss flexible working. This could mean either being based at the company’s office in Uffcott, or at home, with visits to London as required to maintain contact with clients and the team. 

In the role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a lead role in advising high-value/ technically complex clients on both strategic and day to day requirements.

  • Develop communication skills, both internally and with decision makers at clients.

  • Research and advise on technical issues (internally and externally).

  • Build knowledge of tax planning opportunities that exist for SMEs and their owners.

  • Build new business development skills.

  • Develop team management skills

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

  • For clients in the individual’s portfolio:
    • Oversee the relationship at manager level to ensure that all services are being provided to the highest standards.
    • Manager responsibility for day to day requests and queries.
    • Manager responsibility for the preparation of accounts and corporation tax returns.
    • Liaise with Partners and Senior Manager on salient matters.
    • Liaise with the Private Clients Tax Department to ensure that clients get optimal tax solutions.
    • Liaise with the Practice Manager to ensure that invoices are raised for agreed amounts on a timely basis.
  • For clients in the team portfolio
    • Provide technical reviews and support.
    • Advise on day to day enquiries that require manager level input.
  • Manage and train junior staff.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • ACA qualified or ACCA qualified, and able to demonstrate a strong technical background.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with business owners.
  • Team leadership experience.
  • Strong knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements of accounts preparation and corporation tax returns.
  • Confidence to research answers to technical queries and present solutions to partners and senior manager.
  • Good working knowledge of recurring VAT issues faced by owner-managed businesses.
  • Ongoing experience advising similar types of client, either as a Client Manager, or with similar responsibility.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and exceptional organisational abilities.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage priorities and re-negotiate if necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team on urgent issues, and the ability to provide guidance and assistance in effecting solutions.
  • Good typing skills.

Salary

Attractive package, including market salary.

Haggards Crowther Overview

Haggards Crowther is a fast-growing professional services firm based in Parson’s Green, South West London with 26 partners and staff.  It has in excess of 1,600 companies and high net worth individuals in the local area, as well as the West End, the City, the UK generally and overseas.

The firm is structured into three departments: Two corporate departments, Company Advisory and Management Information (the differentiation being that the latter provides day-to-day bookkeeping and management accounts as services), and Private Client Tax.

The firm was founded by Tim and Andrew Haggard in 2004 with 1 client and no staff. An office was recently opened in Putney, and staff also work in offices in Petersfield in Hampshire and Uffcott in Wiltshire.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package to managers including 25 days holiday and CPD training. 

Most importantly, Haggards Crowther offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values. 

Submit your interest today and we will be in touch.

 

I met with a number of local accountants before appointing Haggards and none of them brought to my attention the complex variety tax strategies that Terry was talking about. He made it sound so simple and I felt assured that my tax affairs were safely in his hands. Four years on and I am still impressed with his knowledge and professionalism.

MRS P