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Your new firm

Cowgill Holloway is a leading, independent and dynamic Firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers based in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. Established for more than 30 years, with a team of over 150 and expanding, we work with a wide range of growing entrepreneurial businesses.

Our commercial acumen and partner-led approach is designed to help their clients achieve their ambitions and financial aspirations.

We’re looking for a qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA) to join our Audit and advisory department as a Senior Executive. The vacancy has arisen due to a period of growth over the last 12 months, and we’re looking to bring in additional resources to support this growth.

Location: Bolton or Manchester. A choice of base between the two, including our new offices in Spinningfields

Salary/Rate: Competitive market rate (based upon experience)

Type: Permanent

Your new role

The Senior Executive will take lead on a range of assignments, and will interact with clients on a regular basis. You must be comfortable communicating technical and non-technical issues alongside the relevant Manager and Partner, and will be involved regularly in finalisation meetings.

Relevant technical audit experience is assumed and the firm expect the individual to take the lead on audit assignments from planning, supervising and controlling the fieldwork through to finalisation. The audit clients range in size and cover a wide variety of sectors.

We pride ourselves in providing commercial and technical feedback to clients which sets us apart from our competitors.  Senior Executives consequently need to have a good knowledge of corporate tax, commercial issues and financial reporting matters in addition to a strong audit background.

As a firm, we invest heavily in our team, to ensure our audit seniors become the key point of contact for clients, and gain autonomy and client relationships from the outset.

You will be dealing with a selection of very well established, leading businesses from across the region and further afield. We take an entrepreneurial approach to our business, and to our clients’ business, and this enables our team to gain significant experience from the very start.

What you’ll need to succeed

The ideal candidate would have at least 1 year’s post qualification experience and most importantly a desire to succeed and progress within the organisation. Both ACA or ACCA qualifications will be considered, and the candidate will have trained in a general practice role and benefited from exposure to a diverse range of clients.

What you can expect from us

We ensure our team is fully trained, so they can perform their work to the best of their ability, both from a technical and commercial perspective.  We aim to help all members of the team with their career ambitions and personal development.  The working environment at Cowgill Holloway is friendly and sociable yet they successfully balance this with an insatiable but carefully considered appetite to grow. The Senior Executive would be expected to be excited by this potential and strive to make themselves a key figure in the firm’s development.

What we expect from you

The firm’s clients are at the heart of everything they do and the quality of service and depth of client relationships need to be maintained and enhanced. The successful candidate will embrace this ethos and build this into everything they do at Cowgill Holloway.  This needs to be coupled with a strong team ethic and desire to encourage and develop junior members of staff.

Other benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Free parking
  • Working hours of 9:00 – 17:30 (1hr for lunch)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Regular staff social and team building events
  • Training and development support, and full study support if required