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Current Vacancies

PART TIME – Practise role ( Altrincham )

This is a mixed role where the successful individual will be able to manage their own portfolio of clients, and will be hands on with accounts preparation, bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT, and preparation of corporation tax returns. We also expect you to be able to work under your own initiative whilst ensuring filing deadlines are met and building client relationships beyond a pure compliance, technical accounting role.

In addition to looking after your own portfolio you will also assist the partners in looking after some of the larger clients, with a variety of accounting and business support tasks.

The role would suit a qualified or a qualified by experienced candidate and is PART TIME.

The role will be flexible around the hours needed.

Finance Assistant – Manchester 20/21k ( Permanent)

This permanent role in Manchester will be to process. Purchase Ledger in a timely matter. This includes:  Setting up and maintaining suppliers .Processing purchase orders and invoices, including reconciliation work  Reconciling statements to the supplier reconciling accounts  Twice monthly preparing payment runs in accordance with suppliers o Monthly preparation and posting of month end purchase ledger accruals. Answering supplier queries & investigating issues. Filing and scanning of statements and invoices· · Monthly Intercompany transfers· Internal controls: making sure Purchase orders are signed off by the appropriate signatories, maintaining the signatory list and ensuring invoices are coded to the right department. Also having controls in place to avoid duplicate payments.· On a daily basis post income from product reports (in Excel and Finance system Exchequer)

Group Financial Accountant – ACA/ACCA – 40-45000 ( ability to work from home)

This is an Exciting opportunity for a Group Financial Accountant to join the Group Finance department within an acquisitive organisation.

You will be joining a rapidly-growing business with exposure to a number of ad hoc projects and scope for long-term career progression.

The role offers flexibility between office and home-working and is ideal for a highly driven newly qualified accountant with a practice background, seeking their first industry move or someone with recent statutory experience and coming from a practise background.

Accountant – 16 Month Contract – 40,000 


The position of Accountant is based within an ambitious and fast-growing organisation consisting of multiple businesses. This position will initially be required to work on the ongoing system implementation projects, assisting with embedding processes within the accounts teams


  • Frequently reviewing the businesses requirements and strategy
  • Management accounts preparation with frequent reporting to the directors on the business performance.
  • Year-end accounts production to send to external accountants and handle any queries raised.
  • Overseeing the work of the team checking reconciliations and payroll.
  • Manage banking relationships and client money compliance.
  • Processing and checking supplier payment runs.
  • Weekly cashflow forecasting and reporting.
  • Liaising with and reporting to external accountants.
  • Responsible for all VAT, HRMC and legislative duties are upkept.

Key Characteristics

  • Ideal but not essential would be previous experience working as an Accountant and experience working within a growing SME
  • Good systems experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Experience of training and developing people

Assistant Financial Controller – 35000 – 40000 ( Permanent)

We are assisting a client based in Warrington based is looking to recruit an Assistant Financial Controller to join the small, friendly finance team and report directly to the Financial Controller. Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Assisting with the year end audit
  • Assisting with Budget production
  • Sales analysis, in depth analysis of month end results and commentary
  • Month end preparation of the accounts including accruals, prepayments, journals, provisions, currency revaluations, aged creditors and debtors analysis, fixed assets and depreciation calculations
  • VAT return, EC & Intra Stat sales and ONS submissions
  • Balance sheet recs and other ad hoc reporting and analysis as required

The ideal candidate will be fully qualified (ACMA/ACCA or ACA) although relevant QBE experience will also be considered .You should have a solid understanding of monthly accounting principles and routines including Accruals and prepayments, Fixed assets and depreciation and investigating variances, as well as the desire to develop and improve reporting, process and management information. This role presents a great opportunity to join a a friendly team and work in a face paced dynamic environment.

Financial Controller

Our client is seeking to recruit qualified Financial Controller to join a successful business as part of the senior management team. The Financial Controller will be responsible for the provision of financial support to ensure the business achieves it targets, ensuring robust controls and balance sheet integrity coupled with analysis and insight to support business performance. The Financial Controller will manage a medium size finance team and key responsibilities will include: production of monthly management accounts, provide insightful reporting on business performance and monthly board packs, budgeting and forecasting, maintain and improve internal controls, working capital and cash management, business partner key stakeholders across the wider business.

The ideal candidate will be qualified ACA, ACCA or ACMA and have relevant financial experience. You should have strong technical accounting skills, the ability to build and manage a team, and strong communication and influencing skills to develop strong working relationships across the business as part of the management team. 

Group Accountant – 32000 – 38000

Fixed Term – 12- month Contract ( to cover maternity leave )

Manchester City Centre , Hybrid role working from Home 3/4 days a week 1/2 day office( very flexible on this)

  1. Oversee Cash Forecast and assist on monthly rolling basis
  2. Financial Model Support Document for P&L & Cash
  3. Group Finance Report preparation
  4. Analysis File Improvements and additions
  5. Departmental Budget Report Preparation
  6. Project Analysis – Actual and Cash Forecasting
  7. Prior Year Management Accounts & Group Packs (Ad Hoc)
  8. Other Ad Hoc Analysis as Requested
  9. Support Board Report information

The ideal candidate will be relatively far on in their studies, qualified by experienced or Qualified. Start date is August 2021

Dickson O’Brien Associates are retained on this role and all candidates will be met via zoom or teams by our retained consultant.

Business Analyst – 35000 – 40000

The Business Analyst role working for an outs