Do you want to be a part of an award-winning advisory team?

We have a brand-new role for a Director to join our successful Corporate Finance department. You would be reporting to the Corporate Finance Partner, who is a former winner of Insider’s prestigious Dealmaker of the year award. We have had a fantastic run of successes over the last five years, with some high-profile, award-winning deals, ranging from £1million to £25million and you would play an integral part in our future success.

As a Director, you will support the business development and growth initiatives of the firm and work closely with the team, in Derby and Birmingham, to make sure the agreed business plan is delivered. We need someone who can keep abreast of what the competition is doing and can apply their specialist skills in different settings to develop viable solutions, for our clients.

Dains is a TOP 60 regional firm of accountants & business advisers specialising in growing owner managed businesses in the Midlands. We have grown by over 25% in the last 3 years. Our primary offices are in Birmingham, Burton on Trent, Derby, Lichfield, and Stoke on Trent.

This is a full time, permanent position, which can be based from our Birmingham or Derby office.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the commercial environment in which Dains works and the challenges which the business faces
  • Demonstrate a confident and credible approach to working on new and existing assignments
  • Identify and manage risk factors
  • Demonstrate a strong focus on generating leads and making appropriate contacts
  • Able to present confidently
  • Lead a team on larger assignments and deliver smaller projects on their own
  • Oversee the performance and development of the team
  • Play an active role in the monitoring and control of key departmental statistics such as productivity, work in progress and billing
  • Prepare, review and discuss with staff individual performance appraisal reports
  • Motivate staff and generate team spirit
  • Develop and maintain positive commercial relationships
  • Maintain close contact with the client throughout assignments, including attending client meetings
  • Plan and develop the assignment of work
  • Manage assignments to ensure that work is completed to an excellent technical standard and on time
  • Review and control all assignment outputs including correspondence, reports and schedules, ensuring that the highest standards of quality and accuracy are maintained
  • Be aware of the latest technical developments through reading and attendance of courses 


  • Confident/credible/entrepreneurial in the marketplace
  • Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Experience working in Corporate Finance environments
  • Management experience
  • Strong leader
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional and approachable with clients
  • Capable of inspiring exceptional performance
  • Skilled in facilitating in a variety of forums
  • Thrive under pressure
  • Be fair and diplomatic
  • Ability to work to deadlines, prioritise and to be flexible
  • Ability to use own initiative at all times
  • Strong oral and written skills and experience writing reports
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills

Our Benefits Package

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

How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions please email your CV to Nicola Jones along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.