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Careers at turpin barker armstrong

We are a busy firm of accountants, licensed insolvency practitioners and financial advisors offering accountancy, insolvency and financial advice to businesses and individuals.

We have the following job vacancies, please see below for further details:

Tax Manager
Audit Senior
Senior Insolvency Administrator
Junior Insolvency Administrator (Trainee)

If you would like to apply for one of the roles please send your CV to  

All Full Time roles come with the following package:

  • Full time 37.5 hours per week
  • Office hours Mon-Thurs 8.30-5.45, Fri 8.30-1.00pm
  • Salary according to experience
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (25 days after 1 years’ service)
  • Group personal pension 4% employer/employee contributions 
  • No parking fees (park on road)
  • Employee’s Assistance Programme 
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working

Tax Manager

Having served our clients for over 35 years, we are continuing to grow our teams  based in Sutton and West Byfleet,  and are seeking a mixed Tax Manager to lead and develop the firm’s tax services whilst maintaining the existing client portfolio.

The successful candidate will have extensive mixed tax experience and will be ATT/ CTA qualified. Alternatively, a qualified ACA or ACCA with strong tax experience gained as part of a business services role could be considered provided they had a strong proven experience towards tax project work.
You will be confident dealing with your clients' needs and be forthcoming with accurate advice and suggestions for their businesses. You will be ambitious and have a desire to progress and help to grow the firm's client base.  This is very much a client facing role as a key trusted adviser of the Practice, with a desire to always deliver excellence in all that you do.

Your role

With excellent technical and interpersonal skills, you will provide technical knowledge and experience to support the taxation services of the firm, managing a portfolio of personal and corporate clients with a bias towards personal clients. These will include HNWIs, SMEs, OMBs, groups and partnerships.  You will assist your varied client base with advisory projects as well as handle the responsibility for the associated complex compliance work.

Managing project work will include but not limited to directors, R&D, income tax, capital gains, inheritance, trusts and estates, share incentive schemes, capital allowances, VAT, R&D, tax credits, corporation tax including quarterly instalment payments, remuneration / exit strategies and EIS/SEIS. You will manage more junior members of the department, review elements of their work, and training where appropriate.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking experienced tax individual who in addition to enjoying tax project work is keen to assist in networking to develop client services, playing a crucial part in  growing the tax portfolio by promoting the firm's tax services., laying a crucial part in its continued growth.

This is an opportunity to work in an established firm and play a crucial part in its continued growth.

Audit Senior

The Audit Senior position within firm represents an excellent opportunity for career progression

You’ll be ACCA or ACA qualified and ideally have a 2:1 degree and a minimum of three years of accountancy practice experience working in an audit role.

The role will predominantly focus on leading and delivering statutory and specialist audit services to a broad portfolio of clients with an 80% audit and 20% non-audit split.

As an Audit Senior, you will have regular contact with clients, often visiting client sites to conduct audit activities. You’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with clients quickly, always aiming to deliver customer service excellence.

With complete responsibility for planning and completing audits, you’ll need to be technically strong with close attention to detail and have a can-do attitude to problem-solving; you’ll also be a self-starter who is motivated to see projects through to completion promptly within the budgeted time scale.
As a team player, you’ll bring out the best in others and confidently communicate both challenges and opportunities to clients and colleagues.

Job Purpose
  • Reporting to the Audit Partner, the role will primarily focus on leading and delivering statutory and specialist audit services with an 80% audit /20% non-audit split.
  • Prepare statutory accounts for some audit clients.
  • Prepare corporation tax returns and directors’ [personal tax returns for some audit clients.
  • Provide accountancy and advisory services to support the wider team.
  • Design and lead audits from planning through to completion, liaising with the team and client where necessary.
  • Conduct or support pre-audit and post-audit meetings with clients.
  • Using accounting software, prepare and finalise audit files in readiness for review.
  • Monitor and control job budgets ensuring that audits are completed on time and within budget.
  • Review junior colleagues' work and encourage prompt and high-quality delivery and service.
  • Contribute to the firm’s growth by retaining existing clients and building relationships with prospective clients.
Job Requirements
  • ACA, or ACCA qualified
  • Ideally a 2.1 degree
  • Demonstrable experience in an audit position within an accountancy practice providing client services whilst ensuring adherence to individual job budgets and maximum fee recovery
  • Technically proficient with experience in leading audits
  • Working experience of Sage accounting suit of accounting software including SAPA, Sage Corporation Tax and Sage Personal Tax
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A can-do attitude to problem-solving
  • Able to manage own workload effectively
  • Excellent communication and advisory skills
  • A team player
  • Motivated with high standards
  • A commitment to personal development

Senior Insolvency Administrator

A unique opportunity to join an independent ten Partner firm of accountants who have been established in Sutton, Surrey for over 35 years.
As licensed Insolvency Practitioners, this the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Division promotes a rescue culture and encourages those facing difficulties to seek early advice. Our Insolvency Team, is a mixture of qualified and non-qualified professionals.

The successful candidate will have managed their own portfolio of cases from appointment to closure.  

The primary requirements of this position are:

  • Full lifecycle management of a high volume of portfolio of cases to include a variety of corporate work.
  • Maintain fully accurate case files, ensuring they meet with statutory requirements.
  • Preparing reports to creditors and attending meetings.
  • Statutory reporting.
  • Instructing other professionals.
  • Effective communications with a range of stakeholders, creditors, debtors, directors, solicitors and other professionals.
Qualifications, skills and experience required:
  • A minimum of 3 year’s case administrator experience.
  • Proven success managing a varied case load in an insolvency/restructuring and recovery practice.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrable attention to detail.
  • A proactive approach to work, prepared to go the extra mile to achieve the right results.
  • Builds strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Competence using MS Office applications.
  • A sound working knowledge of IPS.
  • A levels – A-C.
  • CPI qualifications is desirable but not essential.
  • Living reasonably local to Sutton or West Byfleet.

Junior Insolvency Administrator (Trainee)

As licensed Insolvency Practitioners, this the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Division promotes a rescue culture and encourages those facing difficulties to seek early advice. Our Insolvency Team, is a mixture of qualified and non-qualified professionals.

We are looking to appoint a Junior Insolvency Administrator which is a trainee position, offering the opportunity of future professional study support which would suit an individual possessing a strong academic record with a desire to work in insolvency/finance.  

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Insolvency Administrators and Managers in the preparation of documentation for insolvency appointments
  • Liaise with directors, creditors and debtors
  • Process general insolvency case administration
  • Draft correspondence, including reports for review by senior staff
  • Ensure your work is compliant in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Maintain appropriate records of chargeable time spent on case work

Key performance indicators:
  • Work completed to required standards in agree timescales
  • Documents prepare correctly and in line with standard documentation
  • High level of support to team and colleagues

Key skills and qualifications required:
  • Preferred - a 2.1 degree preferably in Law, Economics, Finance or Business 
  • Essential - minimum of GCSE passes (A-C) in Maths and English plus at least 2 A levels, grades A – C or equivalent qualification
  • Confident and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Competence using MS Office applications
  • Living within a reasonable commute to either Sutton or West Byfleet.

Please e-mail detailed CVs to our Human Resources Department –