Dains is committed to recruiting high calibre professionals and has a continual expansion programme for our growing compliance and specialist service departments.

We are always keen to hear from professionals looking for new opportunities so please feel free to send in your CV along with a covering note outlining your area of specialism to: careers@dains.com

Current Vacancies

Corporate Tax Consultant (Birmingham)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an ACA/ACCA qualified (or part qualified) Tax Consultant to join Dains Accountancy within our Corporate Tax department based at our Birmingham Office.

We are looking to recruit a Tax Consultant who is experienced in dealing with Corporate Tax compliance together with the provision of taxation consultancy services.

You will be responsible for building and continuing to build a sound professional relationship with clients at a senior level and delivering the highest standard of service at all times.

Duties Include

Assisting with the management of a portfolio of clients to ensure that all Tax computations and Corporate Tax Returns are prepared and submitted to HM Revenue and Customs

Calculation of the client’s tax liabilities together with a reconciliation of the tax due

Preparation and attendance at meetings with clients and potential clients

Undertaking routine tax advisory assignments under the guidance of the Tax Partner and other Tax Managers


Qualified to ACA/ACCA (or similar) or part qualified

Ability to apply technical skills to provide solutions to clients via an understanding of the tax system

To be pro active in identifying changes in legislation and how this impacts on own client base

Uses IT software efficiently to carry out work

Manages own time effectively

You will be required to travel to clients and attend courses (therefore a driving licence and access to a car is highly desirable)

How to Apply

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: careers@dains.com

Audit Senior (Birmingham X1 and Derby X1)

Dains is looking to recruit an Audit Senior. The role will require you to plan, delegate, review and complete audit and accountancy work for Manager review and supervise junior members of the team. This position will be based out of the Birmingham office.

These will include, but are not limited to:

Provide liaison between client and Manager during the audit.

Supervise the audit team, providing leadership, control and guidance as required.

Ensure that high standards of quality, reporting and advice are maintained throughout the audit.

Plan the assignment and supervise the team in order to complete work on time and within budget and identify alternative or innovative methods of completing the assignment.

Review the work of allocated staff, answering all but the most difficult fieldwork queries and ensure that files are prepared in accordance with the audit manual for managerial review.

Co-ordinate the documentation and file work, including the management letter and other reports, to complete an assignment for review by the Manager.

Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of current technical matters.

Become and remain familiar with the market in which the client operates.

Liaise with the Tax Department in respect of tax related activity.

Prepare and discuss assignment appraisal reports.

Assist in the development of other, more junior, professional staff.

Participate in discussions at client’s or other meetings.

Perform detailed technical work as required, contribute to technical or other discussions with the client showing commercial awareness, skill and initiative in handling complex technical matters.

To be aware of the latest technical developments through reading and attendance of courses (internal and external).

Carry out duties in accordance with office procedures manual.

To provide ad-hoc support to other members of the audit department as required.

A professional qualification (ACA, ACCA) is preferred, however, suitable equivalents will be considered subject to sufficient experience. CPD to the requirement of the professional qualification must be maintained.

How to Apply

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: careers@dains.com

Commercial Services Senior x 2 (Stoke)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Accountant within Dains Commercial Services.


To efficiently prepare the following to a good standard ready for Manager/Partner review:

Statutory accounts including group structures and the associated Corporation Tax computations

Unincorporated accounts and the associated self assessment tax

Management accounts with appropriate narrative, ratio analysis and any bespoke client requirements

Ad-hoc accounts assignments such as completion accounts for business sales

To provide a competent bookkeeping service to clients including assistance with day to day queries, any significant issues, software matters etc

To work confidently at clients’ premises on a variety of matters

To deal with client requests relating to HMRC, PAYE and VAT matters with minimal input from Manager

To efficiently plan jobs for preparation for self as well as others including Technicians and trainee staff

To proactively provide appropriate training and supervision to trainee staff such as Apprentices

To advise clients on basic accounting and tax matters

To manage a small portfolio of clients with minimal input from Manager/Partner including managing work flow, preparation, review, meeting the client, invoicing the work and meeting statutory deadlines

To monitor WIP and raise bills for approval by the appropriate Manager

To proactively identify added value items for the client and highlight to Partner/Manager as appropriate

To attend prospective client meetings with Partner/Manager and contribute accordingly

Support Partner/Manager in existing client relationships and play a key role in maintaining these relationships

To take the lead relationship with the Partner in new client relationships

To deal with client day to day queries in an efficient manner with minimal input from Manager/Partner


Minimum qualification requirement will be ACA/ACCA (nearly qualified will be considered). CPE appropriate to the qualification should be maintained

Good knowledge of corporation tax, self assessment tax and VAT and the impact on accounts and clients’ overall affairs

iXBRL tagging, reviewing and submitting to HMRC of relevant documentation

Good knowledge of the statutory and technical aspects concerning a set of limited company accounts

Ability to use and learn software and systems used by Commercial Services used for preparation of accounts/tax as well as the ability to train and instruct staff on relevant systems and software including Microsoft Office software

Excellent knowledge of Sage in order to assist and advise clients accordingly

You may from time to time be required to attend courses (internal and external) outside the usual update courses in order to aid you in the capacity to fulfil your role

How to Apply

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: careers@dains.com

Business Development Executive (Birmingham)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Executive within Dains Accountants. Your primary responsibility is to develop customer relationships with both existing and prospective clients.

*This role may be suited to an individual looking to work part-time or term time only.


You will assist the Business Development Partner in producing and implementing its telemarketing plan for the Dains Group.

You will assist the Business Development Partner in creating and maintaining effective and efficient database for telemarketing and future campaigns.

You will be primarily responsible for managing your data used for making calls and maintain complete records of calls made on the maximiser system.

You will support the tax department (and others) from time to time in the delivery of product led initiatives such as R&D, Capital Allowances, Employee Benefits etc

You will support the sales and awareness activities for the Dains Group through attendances at seminars, conferences, networking events and sales visits as required. For the avoidance of doubt this is likely to be restricted to no more than 4 events per annum.

You will execute business discussions with decision makers of target companies, prospective and existing clients, to recognise opportunities for appointments and future development.

You will arrange appointments with targets and prospective clients for Business Development Department

You will assist with follow up and communications required following appointments.

You will track progress and ensure that continual communication is maintained with targets and prospective clients.


Previous experience of working in a professional services environment is desirable

Proven track record for Business Development

Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by the firm as appropriate (e.g. Caseware, CorTax, MYOB AE Central, Singleview), and new software packages introduced as required

How to Apply

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: careers@dains.com