Current Opportunities

Vacancies

Below are our current accounting vacancies for our award winning accountancy firm.

Hereford Office

Accounts Apprentice

We’re looking for an accounts apprentice to join our growing team in our Hereford office. Would you like to work for a business that’s dynamic, loves innovation and encourages people to grow and reach their potential?

Attitude is key to success within TW, those that thrive have a can do’, proactive, customer-focused approach and look for the ‘what, where and how things could be done better?’

We can train the technical, we can provide the opportunities, we can help in being organised, but we think the right attitude is one where apprentices are prepared to ‘have a go’, take the initiative and, when they think it’s necessary, challenge the status quo.

As well as an aptitude for figures, you need to be able to build and retain relationships, provide advice and guidance and use the information from the software to be able to add value to our clients by planning ahead and sharing ideas.

We would love to hear from those who are:

  • Motivated to make the most of their abilities.
  • Confident, with great interpersonal skills
  • Team players who enjoy sharing their knowledge with others
  • Forward thinking and solutions focused

We invest a huge amount of time ensuring our trainees are given the opportunities to develop alongside study support. As part of the TW team, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of business/accountancy/IT processes whilst developing your skills and knowledge plus you’ll benefit from exposure to a varied customer base.

If this sounds like it could be for you, we would love to hear from you. Please email a copy of your CV to us at careers@thornewidgery.co.uk

Practice Manager

Location: Hereford, UK

About Us:

TW is a highly reputable and rapidly growing accounting firm with three offices, dedicated to providing top-notch financial services to businesses and individuals. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on client satisfaction, we have built a strong reputation in the industry. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Practice Manager to join our team and help us continue our journey of success.

Job Description:

As the Practice Manager at TW, you will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the firm. You will be responsible for overseeing the administrative, operational, and strategic aspects of our practice to ensure its smooth functioning and growth. This is a leadership position that requires a combination of managerial skills, financial acumen, and the ability to build and maintain a strong relationship with the team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operations Management: Ensure efficient office operations, including workflow management, staffing, and resource allocation.
  • Financial Management: Oversee financial aspects, including billing, debtors, and financial reporting.
  • Staff Development: Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of professionals to achieve their best performance.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and execution of the firm’s strategic plan.
  • Compliance and Quality Control: Ensure compliance with industry regulations and maintain high-quality service standards.
  • Technology Integration: Stay updated on industry trends and implement technology solutions to enhance efficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Leadership and team-building skills.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and office productivity tools.

How to Apply:

If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for accounting and a track record of success in practice management, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV, cover letter, and references to careers@thornewidgery.co.uk with the subject line “Practice Manager Application TW” Be sure to highlight your relevant experience and accomplishments.

Thorne Widgery an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Join us in our mission to provide exceptional financial services to our clients while fostering a supportive and innovative workplace. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team!

Xero Training and Onboarding Specialist (Innovation Department)

Location: Hereford, UK

About XfE:

XfE is an award-winning company experiencing rapid growth within the education sector. Our mission is to provide tailored solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. We specialize in leveraging Xero, a leading cloud-based accounting software, to streamline financial processes and empower educational institutions to thrive.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as a Xero Training and Onboarding Specialist. In this role, you will play a crucial part in guiding our clients through their Xero setup and journey, ensuring they maximize the benefits of the platform. Your expertise will be instrumental in providing exceptional support and fostering strong client relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Training and Onboarding: Conduct comprehensive training sessions for clients to familiarize them with Xero’s features and functionalities. Customize training programs to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Guide clients through the onboarding process, assisting with data migration, setup, and configuration.

2. Client Support: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, offering ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance. Address inquiries, resolve issues, and provide timely solutions to ensure a smooth Xero experience. Proactively identify opportunities to optimize client workflows and processes.

3. Relationship Management: Cultivate strong relationships with clients by demonstrating expertise, professionalism, and responsiveness. Understand the unique challenges and objectives of each client to provide tailored guidance and support. Act as a trusted advisor, offering strategic insights and recommendations to drive success.

4. Product Expertise: Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and updates in Xero software. Continuously enhance your knowledge and skills to effectively train clients on new features and best practices. Collaborate with internal teams to provide feedback and contribute to the improvement of Xero solutions.

5. Documentation and Training Materials: Develop and maintain training materials, user guides, and tutorials to support client learning and adoption of Xero. Ensure documentation is clear, concise, and accessible to facilitate self-service and ongoing learning.

Qualifications:

– Proficiency in Xero or similar accounting software is highly desirable.

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

– Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.

– Customer-focused mindset with a passion for delivering exceptional service.

– Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

– Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and client needs.

Join Our Team:

Joining XfE means being part of a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to making a positive impact in the education sector. If you are passionate about empowering clients, driving growth, and leveraging technology to transform financial processes, we want to hear from you. Apply now and embark on a rewarding career journey with XfE!

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Accounting: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

How to Apply:

If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for accounting and a track record of success in practice management, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV, cover letter, and references to info@xfeonline.co.uk with the subject line “Xero Training and Onboarding Specialist” Be sure to highlight your relevant experience and accomplishments.

XfE is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Join us in our mission to provide exceptional financial services to our clients while fostering a supportive and innovative workplace. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team!

Ludlow Office

Accounts Apprentice

We’re looking for an accounts apprentice to join our growing team in our Ludlow office. Would you like to work for a business that’s dynamic, loves innovation and encourages people to grow and reach their potential?

Attitude is key to success within TW, those that thrive have a can do’, proactive, customer-focused approach and look for the ‘what, where and how things could be done better?’

We can train the technical, we can provide the opportunities, we can help in being organised, but we think the right attitude is one where apprentices are prepared to ‘have a go’, take the initiative and, when they think it’s necessary, challenge the status quo.

As well as an aptitude for figures, you need to be able to build and retain relationships, provide advice and guidance and use the information from the software to be able to add value to our clients by planning ahead and sharing ideas.

We would love to hear from those who are:

  • Motivated to make the most of their abilities.
  • Confident, with great interpersonal skills
  • Team players who enjoy sharing their knowledge with others
  • Forward thinking and solutions focused

We invest a huge amount of time ensuring our trainees are given the opportunities to develop alongside study support. As part of the TW team, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of business/accountancy/IT processes whilst developing your skills and knowledge plus you’ll benefit from exposure to a varied customer base.

If this sounds like it could be for you, we would love to hear from you. Please email a copy of your CV to us at careers@thornewidgery.co.uk

Shrewsbury Office

Client Manager

Due to continued success we’re looking for an experienced Accounts Client Manager to join our Shrewsbury office. We are Herefordshire’s largest independent accounting practice, with a second office in Ludlow and our third office in Shrewsbury being opened at the start of this year. We can offer an exciting opportunity to join a progressive, dynamic firm with great career development opportunities.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, strongly motivated and a clear communicator at all levels with the ability to work independently and pro-actively in our client focused practice

You should have:

  • Experience within an accountancy practice for at least 5 years
  • P/Qualified or Qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Up to date technical knowledge and skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Highly motivated, committed with positive and ambitious attitude
  • An enquiring mind is encouraged
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Experience dealing with and looking after clients

Role Overview:

  • Maintaining strong relationships with clients and their staff, undertake a pro-active interest and awareness of client sectors and businesses
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as appropriate.
  • Support and work with a team and across other areas of the practice
  • Working to meet client and professional development targets.

We offer flexible working hours and benefits, and support CPD. Full job description and salary information would be discussed at interview

If this sounds like it could be for you, we would love to hear from you. Please email a copy of your CV to us at careers@thornewidgery.co.uk


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Experienced Senior Accountant / Auditor

Working with Thorne Widgery is exciting and challenging, we are about to enter a new dynamic phase within our business meaning we are expanding our teams and looking for individuals who are seeking the opportunity to develop relationships with existing and new clients and to help shape the future of our business.

TW is the largest independent Chartered Accountancy practice and Business Consultancy in Herefordshire with a second office in Ludlow and a new third office in Shrewsbury.

We are currently looking to recruit Senior Accountants and Auditors to join our team in our new Shrewsbury office. You will be working on a wide variety of assignments for a group of the firm’s clients, who range from local owner-managed businesses to large organisations.

This role will suit if you have at least 3 years’ experience in an accountancy practice or can demonstrate transferrable skills and experience; competent accounts and / or audit experience, are an organised and an excellent communicator and experienced in the use of accounting practice software. Ideally, you will hold a relevant accounting qualification or be part qual ACCA /ACA or be Qualified by Experience.

Work will be varied but will typically include: –

  • Working with a range of clients including sole traders, partnerships and small Limited companies, charities, education clients and other not for profit sector clients
  • Preparing financial statements, producing statutory accounts files for manager or partner review or being accountable for assigned audits including planning and execution of work on time and to budget.
  • Client meetings and interaction would also be required and encouraged
  • Preparing year end accounts and management accounts
  • Managing the working of, and development of junior team members

We also encourage individuals who identify opportunities where they and we can add more value to our clients or improve the way we do things whether this be through the software we use or the solutions we offer, so you may wish to become a champion of a solution within our business and aide the sharing and development of your colleagues.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Desirable – ACCA / ACA qualified, part qualified, QBE
  • Desirable – MAAT
  • Desirable – previous team management or team development experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an Accountancy Practice or demonstrate transferrable experience – Accounts and/or Audit
  • Familiar with Accounting software
  • Car Owner/Driver
  • A good communicator works well as part of a team
  • Highly motivated, committed with positive mind and ambitious attitude – an enquiring mind is encouraged
  • Positive attitude to the benefits of using accountancy software within the practice and with clients

We offer flexible working hours and benefits, and support CPD. Full job description and salary information would be discussed at interview.

If this sounds like it could be for you, we would love to hear from you. Please email a copy of your CV to us at careers@thornewidgery.co.uk


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Does what we offer tick your boxes?

We are the largest independent chartered accountancy practice and business advisors in Herefordshire and growing!

We have a whole range of opportunities, whether you have years of knowledge and skills or have just left school, there’s an opportunity to suit. We like to make sure that our roles are challenging and busy, yet exciting. We offer a fantastic work/life balance and a great working environment including the chance for you to make a contribution to TW’s future success!

Here are some of the many perks for joining our ever-growing friendly team:

To register for any of these opportunities within Thorne Widgery or for a speculative enquiry please email your CV or details of work experience and education, indicating the position that you are applying for to: careers@thornewidgery.co.uk