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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.

IT & Digital Transformation Managing Consultant

Our newest team is growing! We have a great opportunity to join our IT & Digital Transformation team as a Managing Consultant. Our current service offering provides a consulting business to existing and new clients across many different projects. The role will require experience from a diverse range of experiences and will enable multi skilling across many different projects ensuring we bring the right digital solution to our client needs

Our successful candidate will have the confidence to take on the lead on projects, sometimes taking the lead as engagement manager dealing with client interaction to ascertain the needs, some relevant engagement examples are:

  • Assessment of a client’s current IT systems, to produce a high-level RAG report.
  • Specification and selection of a new finance system for a client.
  • Project management of a new CRM implementation for a client.
  • Assisting a client to produce an IT and Digital Transformation Strategy.

If you have experience across difference sectors, can identify new business opportunities with existing and new clients and build on these relationships, as well as develop IT & Digital strategies to deliver the solution this may the role for you.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • Experience in the delivery of IT and Digital Transformations either in a consulting role or working for a business
  • Overall strong technical knowledge with at least 2 areas of specialist knowledge
  • Experience of compiling proposals when bidding for work
  • Great client interaction shown through excellent interpersonal skills which will build on all relationships, new and old.
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills

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

Corporate Tax Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Corporate Tax Manager to join our Tax department.

This role will work closely with our Tax Partner taking control of and dealing with our corporation tax compliance offering to include both basic and complex returns. This is a key role to ensure all corporate tax returns are reviewed and or completed accurately and in time, in addition you will be managing and dealing with the Firm’s R&D offering and associated projects which come from those works.

We are therefore looking for someone with at least 3 years post qualification experience with significant corporate tax compliance exposure.

So, if you have exceptional UK corporate client tax knowledge have proven success of developing new business from either existing or new clients and are looking for a challenge this could be the role for you.

To identify planning opportunities for clients on a proactive basis and to assist tax partners with tax planning assignments

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for strong candidates with the following attributes:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience of preparing and completing tax computations.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Commercial approach to resolving issues
  • Not afraid to voice opinions in a constructive and meaningful way

 

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

Qualified Audit Senior

We currently have a great opportunity for a Qualified Senior to work with our Audit team in the Account & Audit department.

This role will play an integral role within the team and be involved with a wide range of audits across many different industry sectors so experience of more than one sector will be beneficial.

You will be one of the experts within the Accounts team and as such provide mentoring to team members to assist in the completion of audits. There will also be a requirement to support the Accounts team in client file preparation outside the fluctuating audit hours.

The role will also work with preparation and review of accounts jobs drafting tax returns or completion of work for Partners and Directors alike.

If you have the confidence to take the senior lead on audits on a variety of organisations, including onsite attendance and managing a small team, this may be the role for you.

What else are we looking for?

To be successful in this role we will be looking for the following attributes:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Analytical outlook and enquiring mind
  • Ambitious individual who can work on their own or in a team
  • Knowledge of the auditing role and the experience of delivering this service to clients

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

Recruitment Consultants

Four Squared Recruitment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballards LLP are currently looking to speak to motivated, ambitious, recruiters who want a career within the very rewarding world of financial recruitment.

This role would suit someone who has some recruitment experience, or you might be from a HR, Sales or Customer Service background and want to get into the exciting fast paced environment recruitment offers. You might work on a non-finance recruitment desk currently and have decided you want to be more of a specialist recruiter.

From the start you will be given the opportunity to manage your own desk and be expected to do the following:

  • Maximising on recruitment opportunities in the marketplace through continuous networking with clients and developing a network of candidates
  • Generating new clients through marketing calls, clients visits and targeted marketing campaigns
  • Developing long-term effective business relationships with clients and candidates
  • Becoming a specialist and market leading recruiter within the finance sector through successful placements
  • Attraction, selection and interview of suitable candidates to meet the needs and demands of your clients.
  • Effectively using advertising and social media platforms
  • Establishing long term relationships with your candidates and providing career solutions which maximise their working arrangements.

Key Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyse information
  • Interpersonal skills – Empathy, understanding, rapport building etc
  • Listening skills
  • Questioning skills
  • Research skills

What does a typical day look like?

  • Sourcing candidates, screening advert response, business development, attending client meetings, interviewing and registering candidates (phone and face-to-face) marketing, headhunting, negotiating terms of business, closing deals, maintaining client relationships, hitting targets and KPI’s.

You can expect:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Monthly commission structure
  • Hybrid office and home working
  • Death in service cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Options to buy extra holiday days
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking
  • Internal staff feedback surveys
  • Company matched charity donations
  • Staff events

Please contact Emma Richardson for more information on 01905 783 352

Manager (Medical)

We have a great opportunity to join our accounts team as we continue to grow. We are looking for an experienced Manager who will be concentrating mainly on our medical clients. This is a new role so a great opportunity to grow the role.

You will be key in developing Ballards portfolio within medical services so some experience of networking or business development would be good but not essential, you will certainly need to feel comfortable in getting involved in corporate medical work as well as GP partnerships.

You will be responsible for delivering a high standard of client service on behalf of the partners. You will have the team of associates through to assistant managers, to delegate appropriate tasks to assist in their own development and ensure the delivery of service.

We are looking for someone with experience in a client facing role, maintaining a portfolio of clients with excellent communication skills

Having experience of providing support to junior members of a team, will be key to ensure the quality of work is to the standard required, providing guidance and advice where necessary to meet these standards as well as to develop individuals for their next stage of progression helping them to achieve their desired career.

Although there will be a volume of accounts production the role will also be involved with researching and responding to client queries in relation to other areas like VAT etc.

What else are we looking for?

To be successful in this role we will be looking for the following attributes:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working on higher level accounts jobs and taking on a client facing role with specific industry experience in the medical sector.
  • Excellent accuracy in technical work.
  • Background of corporate client work
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.

To express your interest in this role please email your details to careers@ballardsllp.com

Qualified Tax Senior

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Tax team as a Qualified Tax Senior. This role will not only provide mentoring and guidance to some of the graduate members of the team but also be responsible for the provision of a tax compliance services to a range of clients.

The role will give the right person great scope to gain greater exposure to advisory and consultancy work dealing with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. Completing the preparation of and reviewing personal self-assessment tax returns and associated accounts and claims.

You will be supporting senior managers and Directors with tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, managing your own portfolio of clients requiring relationship building. Dealing with HMRC enquiries, penalty notices.

If you are ATT or ACA qualified, with CTA a desirable qualification, and have the confidence to take on a senior lead within the team this may be the role for you.

What else are we looking for?

To be successful in this role we will be looking for the following attributes:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical outlook and enquiring mind
  • Able to show accuracy in technical work delivered
  • Ambitious individual who can work on their own or in a team
  • Experience of working with client compliance work
  • Can demonstrate interpersonal relationship building

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 2021 graduate programme is now filled.

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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