Service Line/Department
Outsourcing & Accounts
Employment type
Closing date

We are seeking an Accounts Assistant Manager to work in our Harrogate/ Leeds office dealing predominantly with owner managed businesses and clients in the private wealth and estates sector.

This is a client facing, fast paced role which includes advisory elements and often deals with high-net worth clients.

The work is varied and ranges from typical year end compliance through to ad-hoc advisory and project work. The client base is a mix of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, limited liability partnerships, trusts and smaller private charities.

The role is permanent and would suit an ACCA/ACA qualified accountant who is seeking to consolidate their knowledge of accounts, compliance and trusts, and take it to the next level by building on their advisory, client management and supervisory skills.

You would be responsible for working on a variety of clients’ affairs, and the role would include (but is not limited to) the following key elements, within agreed deadlines:

  • Supervising the preparation of year-end financial statements
  • Taking ownership of ad-hoc advisory projects
  • Work planning and annual timetabling, ensuring that internal timetables are met by junior team
  • Financial management
  • Cross-departmental communication
  • Building and maintaining client relationships
  • Assisting in the coaching and development of junior team members
  • Experience of preparing year end accounts using accounts production software such as CCH or an equivalent is also required.

The Team

There are exciting times ahead for the local office with the move from Harrogate to Leeds.

The Accounts team currently consists of 8 members of staff of varying levels of experience and responsibility. You will have the opportunity to work closely with clients, working as part of the team alongside the partners, in order to deliver a high-quality service. All of our team are provided with high levels of training and one to one support in order to help them achieve their personal career objectives.

The Office

This role will be based in our Harrogate office but will be relocating to new offices in Leeds City Centre in the summer 2024.


  • Preferably ACA/ACCA qualified and a number of years’ experience of working in practice.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills, along with the ability to learn quickly.
  • A good knowledge of Excel and Word is essential.
  • Understanding of other accounting systems would be helpful but is not an essential requirement.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to organise your own workload.
  • Display a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with managers, partners and clients.
  • Natural team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and excellent eye for detail.

Reward and Benefits

  • A 35 hour working week with a hybrid working policy with the flexibility to work from home for up to three days per week (our core hours are 10-4)
  • Excellent benefits including; contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance cover and great flexible benefits and family friendly policies,
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan. Paid in December.
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme

About Us

Saffery LLP is an adviser to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, providing market-leading accountancy, audit, business advisory, tax and VAT services. Founded in 1855, we are the UK’s 15th largest accountancy firm.

When you work with us at Saffery, you work with people who know your name, not just a job title. We’re a place shaped by friendly, intelligent people who are individually excellent and collectively exceptional. We’re committed to our clients, but also to our greatest asset – our people.

As a proud member of Nexia, a leading, international network of independent accounting and consulting firms, we’ve got access to local insight on a global scale.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. With our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we are building on our positive work culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and strengthen our equitable culture of inclusion, led from the top.

We hope you will apply to us, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability or neurodivergence, because individual differences equal collective strength. Built on values of excellence, integrity, enthusiasm and collegiality, Saffery is where Potential meets Personal.