Qualified Accountant / Tax Manager

Apply by: 08 February 2020

Location: Bristol

Department: Private Client

Team: Tax, Trust & Successions

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

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Qualified Accountant / Tax Manager


Our central Bristol office is recruiting for an experienced Qualified Accountant / Tax Manager to join the team.  The actual job title is Trust Manager.  This is an exciting and rare opportunity to work in a fairly niche area and develop highly sought after skills. 

The person will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and handling all accounting and tax compliance for those clients.  The client portfolio will comprise mainly trusts but may also include some personal tax clients.  This role would also suit an audit manager who is looking to work in a fixed location and apply their skills in a new area of accountancy and taxation.

The role is based in the Bristol office but will require some travel to the head office in Exeter as necessary.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage approximately 80 clients comprising mainly trusts but possibly some personal tax clients as well
  • Regular communication with clients
  • Manage workload without close supervision
  • Report directly to the partners
  • Preparation of high quality trust accounts from start to finish
  • Preparation of trust tax returns from start to finish
  • Preparation of personal tax returns from start to finish (as required)
  • Trust administration
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required by the partners


  • Professional accountancy qualification - ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles
  • Several years' experience preparing high quality accounts from start to finish
  • Experience managing a portfolio of clients
  • Ability and desire to 'get things done'
  • Ability and desire to meet targets and deadlines


  • Previous experience with trust accountancy and taxation
  • Previous experience completing personal tax returns
  • Professional tax qualification - ATT or CTA

The Candidate:

  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Take responsibility for their work without much assistance
  • Follow instructions given by the partners and other senior staff
  • Highly professional at all times
  • Excellent communicator
  • Prioritise work correctly
  • Meet financial targets based on chargeable hours
  • Fast learner

The Firm:

At Michelmores we put our clients at the heart of everything we do. We advise clients on a broad range of legal matters across the UK and internationally. With offices in Exeter, London and Bristol we are well placed to work with a diverse range of clients, with a specific focus on Finance and Investment, Private Wealth and Real Estate. We also have strong sector support for Technology and Innovation, Energy, Manufacturing and Public Sector work.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and forward thinking Firm where clients recommend us because of the quality of our people and the depth of experience across the whole team. This position offers the opportunity for cross-office working in an agile environment.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

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