We are seeing exciting and sustained growth in our employment taxes department and are therefore looking for a Manager to join our established team of five. This role primarily involves the delivery of consultancy advice and projects to our existing clients and could potentially provide support to the Partner and other members of the senior team with business development in future.

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.


We are looking for someone who has good technical knowledge covering the taxation and reporting requirements of pay, expenses and benefits; strong interest and ability in researching legislation and HMRC guidance; and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


You will benefit from working within a successful, busy and supportive team, with opportunities for progression. This is a full time, permanent opportunity that will offer a mixture of working within the Birmingham office and home working.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in and managing advisory work and development of new opportunities
  • Attendance at meetings
  • Preparation of advice in emails and letters
  • Writing reports
  • Preparing correspondence with HMRC
  • Supporting others in the team with ongoing maintenance of relationships with existing clients
  • Technical and market research to support with active client work or business development for new opportunities
  • Participation with preparation and issue of adhoc marketing material to clients and targets
  • Demonstrating adherence to the firm’s policies and procedures in all aspects
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to be flexible
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Able to oversee a number of clients and be responsible for the day-to-day management of their affairs
  • Ability to supervise and train more junior team members technically and procedurally. Willing to offer constructive feedback
  • Having responsibility for management of budgets for client work in which you are participating, to support fee and recovery targets being achieved
  • Organising business development and client contact routines
  • Meeting the requirements of the Employment Services team monthly billing and WIP management process
  • Monitoring own requirements in relation to chargeable time, and ensuring others in the team are kept routinely appraised of progress and availability

 Key Skills / Attributes

  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation, HMRC guidance manuals and case law and to be disciplined in maintaining that knowledge through personal reading and appropriate training
  • Able to provide clear interpretation and application of technical knowledge to clients and colleagues, both in written and oral form
  • Good understanding and application of relevant Microsoft Office software, e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Professional, approachable and diplomatic with clients and staff alike
  • Highly committed to excellent client service and the role
  • Able to prioritise own workload and the workload of more junior team members
  • Able to supervise and train team members
  • Communicate openly and build up excellent relationships with clients
  • Not afraid to take on new challenges and adaptable
  • Able to take on board feedback given by other staff to use this for personal and professional development
  • Good oral, numeric and written skills in order to effectively communicate with clients on a day to day basis
  • Able to set an example, motivate junior staff and generate team spirit

In Return:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
  • Study Support
  • Buying and selling annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payment of professional subscriptions
  • Regular reviews and training
  • Smart (flexible) working hours
  • Group staff pension scheme
  • Death in service of 4 times salary
  • Volunteer days
  • Refer a friend / client Scheme
  • Wellbeing refreshments
  • Optional health / dental
  • Bespoke Dains portal to include discount for gym membership, car/household insurance, travel, retail, going out etc
  • Quarterly drinks events
  • Summer / Christmas social

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 Jenna Clewley along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.