Careers

Mitchells are one of the largest specialist agricultural accountancy practices in the South West, acting for numerous farmers and related companies. The backgrounds of our partners and staff mean that our understanding of agriculture justifies our excellent reputation in that sector. We offer business advice, tax planning, growth and succession planning to businesses of all sizes, in addition to providing the routine accountancy and tax compliance services.

We are currently recruiting:

Accountant Trainee Accounts Assistant / Semi-Senior


Accountant Trainee

Fantastic opportunities have become available within a reputable expanding agricultural accountancy firm which is celebrating its 25th year. If you are looking to start your career as soon as possible, this position combines the benefit of paid employment, with support towards training in the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, we offer the prospect to continue your training undertaking your choice of ACA, ATT or ACCA.

There is plenty of opportunity for progression and we offer a variety of work to support our core client base of agricultural focussed business including not only the preparation of accounts but also VAT, wages and tax to name but a few.

We offer many benefits to our valued employees which include

  • A flexible working package to allow up to 40% of your working week from home maintaining working core hours of 09:00 to 15:00
  • a performance related bonus scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Social events
  • Up to 33 days of holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Client referral bonus

Mitchells Chartered Accountants are looking for 2 enthusiastic individuals to support their busy accounting team with the aim of becoming a member of the AAT. You should be well organised, dependable, proactive and able to take the initiative while enjoying working within a friendly team.

JOB ROLE: Accounting Apprentice

JOB TYPE: Full time with study leave entitlement

SALARY: From £15,000 to £22,000 dependant upon the candidate

OFFICE HOURS: 36.25 hours per week. Flexible working

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE TO: 

Key Responsibilities -

  • assisting in the preparation of accounts by completing the working papers;
  • dealing with book keeping and subsequent submission of VAT Returns
  • assisting with the preparation of tax returns
  • handling payroll systems that calculate wages and salaries;
  • using computerised accounting systems.
  • helping qualified accountants with accounts inspections (audits)
  • taking telephone calls and passing on messages
  • working as part of a team to ensure the delivery of excellent service to clients.
  • undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time

Candidate Profile -

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
    • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English or
    • A minimum of 2 A Levels (at grade A* - B) is desirable but not essential
  • Numerate
  • Agricultural connection is desirable but not essential
  • Be flexible and prepared to help others when needed
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to multitask and to work accurately and effectively under pressure
  • Professional and confident telephone manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Committed to studying
  • Act as a positive ambassador for Mitchells Chartered Accountants at all times when dealing with clients or representing the business

Accounts Assistant / Semi-Senior

Due to expansion, a tremendous opportunity has become available within our reputable expanding agricultural accountancy firm which is celebrating its 25th year.

This role would suit either a qualified AAT, a part or fully qualified ACA or ACCA or a candidate who would describe themselves as qualified by experience. 

As an Accounts Semi-Senior your role will involve working with a variety of clients which root themselves within agriculture. The workload would be a varied general practice role and include the preparation and review of accounts as well as associated tax computation work. There may also be some VAT and wages preparation involvement along with other tasks.

We can offer scope for career development with the successful employee having the opportunity to develop and grow within our friendly team.

The successful candidate will have a good technical knowledge of accounts preparation and tax compliance after working in the industry and gaining experience in using accounts and tax return software. Ideally a good working knowledge of QuickBooks and Xero would be desirable but not essential. Our staff are very important to us therefore whilst being able to work independently you must also be able to work as part of the team. The majority of our staff are from a farming background and whilst we view this as a desirable quality in an applicant, this is not essential.

We offer many benefits to our valued employees which include:

  • A flexible working package to allow up to 40% of your working week from home maintaining working core hours of 09:00 to 15:00
  • a performance related bonus scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Employer Pension scheme
  • Social events
  • Up to 33 days of holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Client referral bonus

JOB TYPE: Full time

SALARY: From £25,000 to £35,000 dependent upon the candidate

OFFICE HOURS: 36.25 hours per week. Flexible working

Please apply with a covering letter to sam@mitchells-accountants.co.uk

If you are interested in a career with Mitchells Chartered Accountants, please call us or email your CV to sam@mitchells-accountants.co.uk