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 (Derby / Birmingham)

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.

How to Apply

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

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 X2, Derby X1 and Stoke 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