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 Finance Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Executive role within Dains Corporate Finance. This opportunity will allow you to take your first step into developing a career within our Corporate Finance team.

You will be involved in business sales, business acquisitions, business mergers, raising finance / fundraising, management buy-outs and buy-ins, succession planning and business valuations.

The location for this role will be a combination of Derby and Birmingham, but you will be required to travel to other Dains offices and clients’ premises as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work under instructions of senior members of the Corporate Finance team, whether directly for a Partner, Director or Manager, but will be expected to act autonomously in the field
  • Analysing information to include within reports for both lead advisory and due diligence assignments
  • Face-to-face contact with the client, particularly at Executive and Board level
  • Attending meetings with clients and their advisors as necessary depending on transactions
  • Networking with advisors, intermediaries, clients and potential clients to build and maintain good relationships
  • Carrying out research online for business sales transactions


  • Ability to consolidate financial information, both historical and projected
  • Competent on PowerPoint, Word, Excel and capable of producing reports and spreadsheets
  • Technical knowledge of UK auditing standards, UK GAAP and international accounting standards
  • Organised and capable of working on multiple assignments at any given time
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage commercially with clients


This role is suitable for a recently / nearly qualified ACCA/ACA/CTA accountant with an interest in moving to Corporate Finance.

For further information please contact Claire Goddard cgoddard@dains.com

How to Apply

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


Tax Consultant (Qualified or Part Qualified)
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)

In Return

  • A dynamic and modern thinking Professional Services firm with a people-focused culture
  • Training and opportunity to develop further
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (plus Public Holidays)
  • Pension
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Death in Service provision

How to Apply

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

Employment Taxes Manager
An opportunity has arisen for an Employment Taxes Manager to move into a diverse, ambitious and growing team with accountancy and business advisory practice.

Dains has existing exceptional capabilities in employment taxes and payroll with increasing requests from clients for advice and the requirement for support with HMRC inspections. With a diverse client base from small owner managers without qualified in-house expertise to large multi-national groups, specialist employment taxes advice in relation to specific projects or ad hoc queries is seen by the firm very much as a value added service and growth area. New client relationships are often secured by the provision of employment taxes advice in the first instance.

The candidate will assist the Partner, existing employment taxes manager and others in the team to provide advice and support to clients in relation to all forms of pay, expenses and benefits. In this regard there will be a need to scope work, provide fee estimates, provide risk managed advice and raise fees. Technical review and full support will be available and on-going training and development will be encouraged.

The Candidate
For an individual who enjoys direct contact with clients and a highly commercial environment, this role will represent an amazing opportunity to work with other specialists in a team striving for the highest quality advice for all clients. Sucessful candiates should:

  • Have sound knowledge of employment taxes and its practical implications
  •  Be commercial and empathetic in relation to client requirements (a problem solver)
  • Be motivated by the opportunity to continually enhance their skills and knowledge
  • Deal well with change and a fast paced environment
  • Be professional, warm and friendly in dealings with colleagues and clients

In Return

  • A dynamic and modern thinking Professional Services firm with a people-focused culture.
  •  Personal development and training
  • Competitive salary
  • Mentor
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Pension
  • Flexible Benefit scheme
  • Death in Service: Provision of four times basic salary.
  • Flexible working hours

How to Apply

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

Audit Senior

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

Audit Staff 

Our Audit team gets under the skin of an organisation to discover what makes it tick. By working closely with our clients we can add value and become a key part of their team whenever they need us – not just once a year. If you would welcome the opportunity to be part of a forward thinking and progressive business, in order to deliver excellent service and build long-term relationships. We are currently looking for:

  • an experienced Audit Semi Senior/ Senior to work out of our Birmingham office.

How to Apply

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