Manager – Worthing and Chichester


Division: Business Services Group
Location:  Worthing and Chichester 

We now have an exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated individual, predominantly working with our commercial clients within our Business Services Group. The role would be split between our Worthing and new Chichester office

We are proud of our approachable and collaborative style of working and are looking for people to join Carpenter Box who share our commitment to providing clients with an outstanding level of service.

What can we offer you?
  • Opportunity to progress your career within the Firm
  • Hybrid working
  • Agile working hours and space
  • Paid overtime or take time off in lieu if you work over your contracted hours
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Generous holiday entitlement with the opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
  • Opportunity to join our Cash Plan scheme
  • Carpenter Box Lifestyle Hub where you receive discounts for online and high street stores
  • Death in service and other associated benefits
  • Modern office environment situated in the heart of Chichester
  • Relaxed dress code policy
  • Generous employee referral bonus scheme
The ideal candidate:
  • Must be ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience preparing financial accounts, ideally within an Accountancy Practice
  • A knowledge of various software packages
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Be organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Experience in cloud accounting software and knowledge of payroll and company secretarial matters would be an advantage.
The role would include:
  • Providing a premium support accounts service to the Supervising Director or Partner
  • Pro-actively assisting in the maintenance of current client relationships whilst also seeking to establish new client relationships
  • Preparing and reviewing statutory financial statements and corporation tax returns to assist clients in meeting their compliance requirements and ensuring all relevant tax reliefs are being claimed
  • Helping to develop junior members of the team
  • Providing weekly, clear and prompt communication in relation to timescales and deliverability of assignments
  • Attending training courses and independently maintaining professional competence to meet CPE requirements of your professional body and Carpenter Box
Apply now if you…
  • Are ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Have a strong accounts background, gained in Practice
  • A good knowledge of various accountancy software packages
  • Have great communication and team working skills
  • Are confident in delegating and reviewing accounts work
  • Have experience in direct contact with clients
  • Experience in cloud accounting software and knowledge of payroll and company secretarial matters would be an advantage.

At Carpenter Box, we recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all

backgrounds, regardless of age, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or gender, particularly those underrepresented throughout the finance and accounting industry.

Although this role is advertised as full time, we believe that flexibility at work can provide many significant benefits both to our colleagues and the business. We already work in a hybrid style across all offices and can support different ways of working. If you are interested and have any requirements or needs in the way you would like to work, please apply, and speak to us about this. We will consider flexible options for applicants.

If you have any questions about this role, contact HR Manager Helen Ruff for more information.

Please send your CV and covering letter below

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