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Careers with Ballards

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with a forward thinking firm? Why not contact us to start the conversation.

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Who are we?

Ballards is an award-winning firm providing a range of accountancy services to different sectors.

We provide anyone who joins us with a variety of different clients across these industries ensuring every day delivers a challenge.

We pride ourselves on our modern approach delivering exceptional service, thinking outside the box and using technology where we can, to help our clients grow. We have a great community at Ballards and look after our teams members in many different ways.

How do we do this?

We train, we pride ourselves on the training we provide to everyone throughout their career with us

We support everyone through their own development path, Career Development Managers provide guidance and assistance bespoke to individuals

We empower individuals with work and their career

We reward through a competitive salary, some great benefits including wellbeing. Our approach to flexibility ensuring we all maintain the right balance for both work and home demands. We also celebrate individual and team success with some great awards!

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Our vision

Take a look at who we are.

We are passionate about our vision and know that we can achieve this through our DNA of:

Positions available.

Whether you are starting out on your career or looking to join somewhere new, take up the challenge and start building your career with Ballards!

Take a look at our current vacancies or email us to express an interest in working for a great team.

Senior Tax Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Tax Manager to join our Tax department at a time of change and growth.

This role will lead the tax advisory team to ensure delivery of service to the standards required by Personal and Trust tax clients. Dealing with complex situations which may be raised through the team, you will have the experience gained from a variety of different clients to assist in resolving these.

You will have the confidence to take on the lead on projects in your portfolio, dealing with client interaction in a variety of ways through face to face and virtual meetings, and emails.

A key part to this role is coaching and mentoring junior members of the team from our Graduates to Assistant Manager’s, developing their needs and also develop the succession plan of the department.

To build our portfolio you will also be involved in networking and business development opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of maintaining a portfolio of clients.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience of dealing with complex tax issues and advising in an understandable way to clients.
  • Great client interaction shown through excellent interpersonal skills which will build on all relationships, new and old.
  • Experience of preparing and completing tax computations.
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills

To apply for this role please email your details to careers@ballardsllp.com

Business Development Executive

We are looking for an experienced and resourceful Business Development Executive, reporting to our Business Development Partner, you will support them in strengthening a market presence by firstly understanding the strategy and direction of the firm and then interpreting this to market content.

This role is pivotable for developing our marketing campaigns and all the follow through activities this entails. It will be key that you are able to interpret technical accountancy information from specialist partners and convert this to easily understandable verse ready for market consumption as digital online content.

You will have the confidence in your own abilities which will help build commercial relationships with the professional community and prospective clients across the region. We are searching for professionals that have a solid track record of creating long-term value for professional services organisations.

Using your creative skills around digital marketing you will create content to be broadcast in a number of different ways through podcast or webinars which will then be used across various social media.

In addition, you will manage all event activities through the entire life cycle including post event evaluation and learning points.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • A history of marketing or business development within a professional services firm
  • Experience of interpreting sometimes complex data and assimilating to easily understandable language for prospective and new clients
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to think in advance of projects
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work independently, under pressure and meet challenging deadlines while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills

To apply for this role please email your details to careers@ballardsllp.com

Senior Tax Manager (Small Business)

Following recent promotions, we are now looking for an experienced Senior Tax Manager to join our Tax department.

This role will lead a team of Tax Seniors and Tax Associates on small business tax advice, ensuring high standards in the delivery of service to personal and corporate tax clients. Dealing with complex situations which may be raised through the team, the ideal candidate will have experience gained from a variety of different clients to assist in resolving these.

You will have the confidence to take on the lead on projects in your portfolio, dealing with client interaction in a variety of ways through face to face and virtual meetings, and emails.

To build our portfolio you will also be involved in networking and business development opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of maintaining a portfolio of clients.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience of dealing with complex tax issues and advising in an understandable way to clients.
  • Great client interaction shown through excellent interpersonal skills which will build on all relationships, new and old.
  • Experience of preparing and completing tax computations.
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills

To apply for this role please email your details to careers@ballardsllp.com

HR Administrator (Part Time)

We currently have a new position within our HR team for a HR Administrator.

This role is integral in assisting at a time of growth for the HR department to reflect the growth of the firm. The role will support the HR Director predominantly but will be working closely with other line managers to deliver a high level of HR service across the entire employee life cycle.

The ideal candidate will have worked within administration previously although not essential, working within the professional services industry may provide the right experience.

Candidates who have gained experience whilst interacting with third parties and heads of departments, will have the confidence to work independently and deliver projects to their conclusion.

The right candidate will be used to dealing with confidential information and a variety of different systems.

This role is part time and may increase in hours as the role progresses.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • Strong communication and administrative skills.
  • Great time management skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

To apply for this role please email your details to careers@ballardsllp.com

We will endeavour to respond to every application we receive however may not be able to respond to all applications due to the volume we may receive. Therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, your application has not been progressed any further.

Our Trainee programmes can be entered at different entry levels –

School Leavers

Joining Ballards is a great way to start your career whilst still gaining additional qualifications. Its an alternative to university whilst still giving you the experience and technical know how to further your career. Join us and study for your AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) up to level 4. We will continue to support you throughout your next preferred stage, whether to specialise in general accountancy or tax. We recruit our school leavers with a view to starting your journey in September so please enquire or forward your details to us.

Graduates

Our three-year graduate programme will take you on a journey from graduate to professionally qualified chartered accountant.

In that time, you will pack in lots of learning and new experiences. You will study through ICAEW as part of a Level 7 apprenticeship programme and revise for your exams whilst working alongside experienced colleagues in the world of an accountancy and consultancy business. In turn you will help us provide market leading business advice to support our clients’ growth.

You won’t be pigeonholed or limited in the exposure you receive. You will be given the opportunities to work on a variety of exciting projects from day one and help provide a great client service.

We know this journey will not be easy, but you will be given the support to achieve as much as you want to achieve, making this path both rewarding and challenging.

Working with clients in many different sectors, you will get a better understanding of the complete business lifecycle. This will also give insight into any area of accountancy you wish to specialise in. You will enjoy being part of a firm that has a strong sense of purpose.

Experienced Hires

We are always keen to hear from experienced professional individuals who share our values and DNA. If you do not see a position above of interest but are still interested in joining our team, please make contact with us for an informal discussion.

If you are interested in either of these entry levels please send your CV with covering letter to careers@ballardsllp.com

Your career with Ballards.

Our reputation is built on the quality of the work we deliver to our clients. We enable our clients to be agile and adapt to the environment by providing a responsive and tailored approach to their business, addressing any challenges and risks. This is mirrored in the career path you will have with Ballards.

Who you’ll be working with.

All our teams have an emphasis on delivering a service to a range of clients through as much technology as we and our clients, are able to use to make things as swift and easy as possible. As part of your role, you will need to be passionate about understanding the issues that are important to our clients and their businesses. You must be a great relationship builder with clients and colleagues alike. You will take ownership for your own work whilst having the opportunity to develop others and create an environment where everyone can flourish.

Your personal development plan.

Right from the start, you will develop a strong internal and external network, working with a diverse range of colleagues and clients across a wide range of sectors. Working closely with your career development manager, you will find areas where you can develop, collaborate, and communicate more effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels.  

Progress in your career. 

As well as learning on-the-job, you will enjoy a structured programme, starting with your induction to our Firm that will immerse you in our business, vision, and purpose. At the end of the programme, you will have gained a wide range of skills and experience which will support your learning and development.

Making quality second nature.  

Our clients rely on us to make sure they do the right thing and are operating within the law. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards and integrity we have for the work that we do.

What do we look for.

We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements. We will consider your academic achievements alongside your strengths, motivations and connection with us.

We work hard to create a respectful, open and diverse place to work. We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensure our workforce is representative of our society, we strive to help our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Your Benefits – Your choice.

We are committed to building a culture where people can strive in the chosen path but also do this in an environment that suits their lifestyle. We offer competitive salaries for all our roles as well as enhanced core benefits if you join our team, you will also be able to choose from additional voluntary benefits.

Our core benefits include:

Benefits you can choose:

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