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

Our Benefits Package

We offer a full benefits package to all employees and details can be found here.

Our Talent Database

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

Audit Graduate Trainee x 1 (Birmingham)

We are looking for people that can not only produce numbers but also build lasting relationships with clients and advise on all aspects of their business.

At Dains we recognise that our success is dependent on our most important asset - our people. That is why we have developed an award-winning training programme to ensure that our trainees are given every opportunity to be the business leaders of tomorrow.

Our approach:

For the graduate who is looking for a firm in which they can enjoy a rewarding career, look no further, as our firm offers one of the widest ranges of professional services available to businesses throughout the Midlands.

Within the accountancy practice our core business areas are as follows:

  • Accountancy & Business Services
  • Audit
  • Business Recovery & Insolvency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation - Corporate, Employment, Private and Indirect
  • Forensics

Dains is a dynamic and modern thinking Professional Services firm with a people-focused culture. Our strengths and opportunities lie in our independence and our reputation for quality and knowledge.

Our management team is comprised of highly skilled individuals who will help you to forge your career and develop all your potential.

Dains operates as one business and our collaborative approach means that we can offer a wider

Our minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Grade B in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent
  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points or equivalent (Excluding General Studies)
  • 2:1 honours degree predicated
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

You can find out more here about the scheme and how to apply.

Corporate Tax Trainee Apprenticeship x 1 (Birmingham)

We are looking for people that can not only produce numbers but also build lasting relationships with clients and advise on all aspects of their business.

At Dains we recognise that our success is dependent on our most important asset - our people. That is why we have developed an award-winning training programme to ensure that our trainees are given every opportunity to be the business leaders of tomorrow.

Our approach:

For the individual who is looking for a firm in which they can enjoy a rewarding career, look no further, as our firm offers one of the widest ranges of professional services available to businesses throughout the Midlands.

Within the accountancy practice our core business areas are as follows:

  • Accountancy & Business Services
  • Audit
  • Business Recovery & Insolvency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation - Corporate, Employment, Private and Indirect
  • Forensics

Dains is a dynamic and modern thinking Professional Services firm with a people-focused culture. Our strengths and opportunities lie in our independence and our reputation for quality and knowledge.

Our management team is comprised of highly skilled individuals who will help you to forge your career and develop all your potential.

Dains operates as one business and our collaborative approach means that we can offer a wider range of business solutions than is associated with a traditional accountancy practice.

Our minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Grade B in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent
  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points or equivalent (Excluding General Studies)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

You can find out more here about the scheme and how to apply.

Audit Senior (Birmingham x 1, Stoke x 1)

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 clients 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.

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Corporate Tax Assisant Manager (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

Background

  • 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)

 To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Commercial Services Apprentice (Stoke x 2)

Role overview

To actively participate in on the job training to develop accountancy and IT skills and to apply these skills as directed by the Supervisor or Manager.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To enrol on the AAT course at Foundation level.
  • To have a basic knowledge of the accountancy profession. This knowledge should have been obtained from research carried out prior to interview.
  • To demonstrate a basic knowledge of the workings of a bank account.
  • To actively participate in on the job training to develop accountancy and IT skills.

Qualifications / Technical Skills

  • 280 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by Commercial Services as appropriate.
  • Attend courses (internal and external) to aid you on the capacity to fulfil your role.
  • To have sufficient academic qualifications to be able to enrol on the AAT Foundation course.
  • On the job training will be provided. 

Personal Attributes

  • To be professional and approachable with clients and staff alike and to exercise diplomacy.
  • Demonstrate a high commitment to excellent client service and takes ownership of role.
  • Not afraid to take on new challenges.
  • Able to respect authority.
  • Able to take on board feedback given by more senior staff and to use this for personal and professional development.
  • Good oral, numeric and written skills.

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Audit Apprentice (Derby)

Job overview:

To actively participate in on the job training as a member of a team on various audit assignments and carries out audit and accounting functions under the close supervision of the assignment leader.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • To enrol on the AAT course at Foundation level.
  • To have a basic knowledge of the accountancy profession. This knowledge should have been obtained from research carried out prior to interview.
  • Carry out client audit work under the direction of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior using the firm’s approach.
  • Ensure tasks delegated by the Audit Senior or Semi Senior are completed accurately, with appropriate audit conclusions drawn and within agreed time scales.
  • Investigate and resolve problems arising during the course of the audit under the supervision of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior.
  • Familiarisation with the client’s internal reporting and control procedures.
  • Ensure that work is recorded in a clear and concise manner and working papers are legible and well presented.
  • Bring to the attention of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior anything which is not understood or which is inconsistent with expectations.
  • To provide ad-hock support to other members of the audit department as required.

Skills:

  • To have sufficient academic qualifications to be able to enrol on the AAT Foundation course
  • Subject to performance, progression towards a further professional qualification following AAT (ACA, ACCA) is desired. CPD to the requirement of the professional qualification must be maintained.
  • On the job training will be provided
  • Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by the company as appropriate (eg Caseware, PerTax, MYOB AE Central)
  • To have a good understanding of relevant Microsoft Office software, e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel and any other packages relevant to the role
  • You may from time to time be required to attend courses (internal and external) to aid you in the capacity to fulfil your role 

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

IT Administrator (Lichfield)

 To provide administrative support to the IT operation within Dains, working with the IT Manager to ensure that effective systems and processes are maintained.

To work with the IT Manager to:

  • implement and maintain effective systems and processes in respect of Dains IT Assets;
  • to support the on-boarding and training of Dains personnel, including creating and maintaining appropriate user resources, and to carry out general administrative tasks which contribute to the effective operation of Dains IT function.

Key duties and responsibilities:

At the direction of the IT Manager:

  • To update and maintain the firm’s asset register in respect of all Dains IT equipment and to facilitate secure disposal at the end of its useful life.
  • To liaise between Dains and Dains IT Solutions in terms of procurement, registration and replacement of agreed IT equipment including mobile devices.
  • To carry out research to support procurement activity.
  • To liaise with HR to ensure that new employees have the necessary IT equipment for their role on commencement and are set up correctly on all appropriate Dains systems.
  • To liaise with HR to ensure that equipment is returned when employees leave the firm.
  • To act as a point of contact between Dains, Dains IT Solutions and agreed other third-party hardware and software providers.
  • To support the effective use of Dains software through the maintenance and promotion of learning resources.
  • To carry out agreed administrative tasks, including but not limited to:
    • Maintaining a record of Dains IT contracts and licences
    • Maintaining the daily support log / record
    • Raising purchase orders and reconciling invoices.
    • Facilitating training sessions

Technical / IT Skills:

  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to implement and maintain systems and processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365
  • Advantageous to have experience in Sage Payroll, Sage 50 Accounts and Windows Server access rights and permissions.
  • Looks to improve their knowledge of the specialist professional software in use within the firm.
  • Good numeric and grammar skills
  • Must technically keep up to date via relevant courses set by the HR/Training Department from time to time.
  • Be prepared to take ownership of the role
  • Must be able to take on ad-hoc assignments relevant to the role
  • Must have an eye for detail
  • High level of common sense must be demonstrated at all times

 In Return:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Smart working hours
  • Buy and sell 5 days holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Benefits and Discounts portal includes discount for gym membership, car/household insurance, travel, retail, going out etc
  • Quarterly drinks events
  • Summer / Christmas social
  • A day off for CSR volunteering

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Resourcing Advisor – Ideally Birmingham but can be flexible

Job Overview:

Working within the HR department, reporting to the HR Manager, this role will provide a centralised function of recruitment for the Firm.  Ensuring that all recruitment activity is managed professionally, cost effectively and in lie with our Employee brand.  Contribute to the success of the Firm across the Midlands region by developing a strong recruitment function.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Deliver a centralised recruitment function from vacancy through to request of offer from HR Advisor
  • Ensure that all recruitment activity is carried out efficiently and effectively and in line with the Firm’s values
  • Work with the HR Manager to ensure recruitment policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant
  • Source prospective employees utilising a variety of approaches to include but not limited to direct applications, Dains website, social media, job boards and recruitment agencies
  • Carry out all recruitment administrative duties
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to understand requirements and manage trends and challenges
  • Create and maintain relationships with stakeholders to understand requirements and manage trends and challenges
  • Create and utilise a variety of assessment and resourcing methods
  • Monitor and evaluate successful approaches to inform future activities
  • Develop and provide data on recruitment KPI’s e.g. time to hire
  • Maintain and deliver a strong graduate recruitment programme
  • Provide feedback and develop the employee brand
  • Create a pipeline of talent for future roles 

Personal Skills:

  • To demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
  • To instigate change and new ideas
  • To perform well under pressure
  • To be professional and approachable and to exercise diplomacy
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in order to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team
  • Ability to liaise, influence and challenge effectively
  • Attention to detail and accuracy essential
  • Ability to use own initiative

Technical/IT Skills

  • Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by the firm as appropriate and new software packages introduced as required
  • To have a good understanding of relevant Microsoft Office software
  • To be proficient in relevant HR/Recruitment software

Essentials

  • Previous recruitment experience within a busy environment
  • Knowledge and application of popular Job Boards and attraction and resourcing methods
  • Strong organisational and attention to detail is absolutely key alongside excellent communication skills 

Desirable

  • Previous experience of inhouse recruitment within a partnership/professional services environment

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Payroll Technician

Job Overview

To provide a seamless delivery of key payroll processes to a high standard and to agreed deadlines across the Dains Group of Companies working with the HR and Finance functions to achieve this.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Monthly administration of an accurate and timely payroll utilising the firms payroll systems to include:
  • Inputting new starters in line with the practice and statutory regulations
  • Processing leavers to include the calculation of final salary, holiday pay, notice pay and termination of benefits
  • Amending Employee’s pay record in line with appointment, salary and/or working pattern variations
  • Calculation of sick leave, unpaid leave and statutory  payments
  • Updating Maternity/Paternity records with RTW and contractual end dates
  • Keeping accurate records of KIT days taken and payment
  • To accurately complete bank payments, providing details to the bank by set deadlines
  • To complete Inland Revenue returns such as full payment submissions and employment payment submissions
  • Providing relevant payroll reports to internal departments as required
  • Providing accurate End of Year submissions
  • Keeping up to date on HMRC rules and regulations (where required) to maintain an accurate payroll
  • Completion of all staff benefits administration and returns, including pension submissions
  • Pro-actively advise HR / Finance when payroll is not complying with current legislation
  • To maintain the staff benefits website and incorporating selections into the payroll
  • Provide assistance to staff on queries relating to PMI and additional flexible benefits
  • To maintain the upkeep of payroll files to specified standards
  • On an on-going basis check the payroll to confirm it complies with deadline and legislative requirements
  • Ability to use/learn software and systems operated by the firm as appropriate
  • To be aware of the latest technical developments through reading and attendance of courses (internal and external)
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

Skills

  • Proven experience working in a payroll environment
  • Payroll qualification desirable
  • Fully IT literate
  • Microsoft package experience
  • English and Maths qualifications at GCSE level (or equivalent)

To apply please email your CV to Angela Millward along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.