Agriculture Manager

Agriculture Manager

Joining us as an agriculture manager, based at our Banbury office, you will take responsibility for a large rural, farming and agricultural focused portfolio, providing all round accounting, taxation services and tailored advice and planning.

This new role in the firm has arisen through a combination of partner retirements, positive growth over the last twelve months, and planned future growth within this sector.

We are looking to attract a career focused professional, with demonstratable skills and an attitude to progress within the firm. Your career path will be structured and guided, working alongside highly respected specialists in this sector and you will have the full support and backing to progress your career.

We are seeking a qualified ACA/ ACCA /CTA manager, who has direct agricultural knowledge and a minimum of two years post qualification experience, with a passion for delivering accounting services and taxation advice in this field.

Your day to day tasks will be –

  • Reviewing accounts and tax returns prepared by other members of the agricultural team and clearing all review points to partner level. This will include farming companies, partnerships and sole traders
  • Developing your relationship with these clients through meetings and regular contact to ensure that you become their point of contact on day-to-day matters
  • Providing a consistently high level of service to the entire portfolio covering all aspects of accounting and tax in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Assisting the agricultural directors with specific advisory reports in relation to inheritance tax planning, development land, VAT registration, farm diversification and other matters that may arise which will cover all taxes that are relevant
  • Managing the agricultural portfolio including monthly WIP management and billing, staff feedback following job review and workflow management to ensure all work is completed before the relevant deadlines

You will be –

  • Able to review and complete accounts and complete personal tax returns files in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Computer literate with the ability to use the MS office suite of products
  • Strong in your accounting skills and experience with Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and Key Accounts
  • A strong problem solver with the ability to identify possible solutions
  • A good marketer with networking and business development skills and desire to grow the portfolio
  • A good communicator and have the ability to work within a team
  • Organised with the ability to prioritise jobs effectively
  • Self-motivated and willing to work outside normal hours as require

In return we offer –

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • A flexible working environment with the opportunity to work flexi-time after a qualifying period
  • Support for future study for further professional qualifications, if required
  • 25 days annual holiday in addition to bank holidays

If you have the necessary experience within a practice environment and are looking to join a growing and dynamic firm then we would like to hear from you. Please send your current CV with a covering letter to tracyw@whitleystimpson.co.uk stating your current salary expectations.

 

 

 

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