Accounts Senior – Agriculture – Kettering

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified or part-qualified accountant to join our growing rural business services/agricultural and property team.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week     Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire

About us

Ellacotts is one of the fastest-growing independent accounting and business advisory firms in the UK and is listed as a Top 100 Accountancy Firm by Accountancy Age.

The firm provides tailored audit, accounting, payroll, taxation and business advice across diverse sectors including academy schools, agriculture, landed estates, international, not for profit, property and development and professional services.

We work closely with our clients to deliver carefully planned, clever solutions that are bespoke to their circumstances and designed to enable their success.

Ellacotts provides a friendly working environment, challenging client work and great career opportunities. Due to internal promotions and Firm growth, we are currently looking for an Accounts Senior to join us on a full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join Ellacotts’ thriving rural business services team

The Benefits

The true benefit of working with Ellacotts is the culture and values-driven environment which promotes sustainable development for all our talented people. This has generated fantastic careers from trainee to partner and everything in between. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contribution
  • 23 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Use of our benefits platform
  • Unique Branded Ellacotts Cashback Card
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working structure ‘Flex-e’ . This allows you to flex your time between home and the office whilst also being able to flex you working hours during the week!
  • Private Medical Insurance, provided by Vitality
  • Healthcare Medical Cash Plan, provided by Health Shield
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Our people are our most important asset and we fully support their professional and personal development every step of the way. As a member of our team, you will be challenged to perform to the best of your ability, rewarded for your hard work and encouraged to pursue your goals.

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified or part-qualified accountant to join our growing rural business services/agricultural and property team.


  • Taking responsibility and ownership of your own work and deadline management. This feeds into the budgets on compliance work. Constant communication is essential.
  • Take responsibility as “Lead staff” for a small portfolio of clients, being their day to day point of contact and ensuring the work runs smoothly, being a key link between manager and client and identifying additional work that can be billed.
  • Preparation and review of accounts, VAT returns and tax computations from client records, for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
  • Assisting clients with their financial record keeping, which is increasingly moving to Cloud-based solutions.
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns, personal tax returns, capital gains tax computations, IHT and other specific actions where necessary (additional training will be provided if needed).
  • Involvement in networking and business generation under the guidance of more senior team members.
  • Supporting managers and partners as part of a focussed client service team, which will include responding to client queries in a professional and timely manner and assisting with ad-hoc advisory work.
  • Training and mentoring junior members of the team.

Key skills and Qualifications

  • ACA / ACCA fully or part-qualified, or AAT qualified (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in preparing accounts and related business tax computations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and consider the bigger picture
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills

Job Requirements:

  • Live a commutable distance from Kettering

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