Current roles

This is an exciting time for DSG as our business continues to grow. We are looking for candidates to fill a variety of roles across all disciplines and join our busy and dynamic team based in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.

We are an independent firm with an enviable and wide-ranging portfolio of clients with an excellent reputation for delivering a high-quality service.

Our current vacancies include:

Senior Audit Manager

Reporting to the Audit Partners and Directors, the Senior Audit Manager will be client-focused and will:

  • Establish and manage their own portfolio of clients, ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction is delivered at all times
  • Lead, manage and motive the Audit team, ensuring the attraction, development and retention of talent within DSG
  • Ensure audit practices and approaches are up to date, best practice and compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Develop good awareness of the industry locally, ensuring professional network is cultivated with the aim of attracting and developing new business

 

Ideal candidates should possess the following attributes/experience:

 

  • Relevant experience in an Audit Manager role
  • General experience of managing a broad range of clients across differing sectors
  • Proven leadership skills – the ability to lead, motivate and manage a team effectively
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Effective relationship-building skills, ideally with an established network
  • Based in Liverpool City Region, or willing to relocate

Assistant Audit Manager

Reporting to the Senior Audit Managers and Audit Managers, the Assistant Audit Manager will:

  • Assist and deliver high quality audit and accounts work on client engagements
  • Develop effective relationships with clients and their staff, ensuring the highest level of satisfaction is delivered at all times
  • Manage reporting requirements and expectations/deadlines with the clients
  • Work on the complex and significant risk areas of the audit and prioritise accordingly
  • Undertake day to day management of the field team whilst on assignment, ensuring timely and effective delivery to the required standard

 

Ideal candidates should possess the following attributes/experience:

 

  • Knowledge and experience of the audit process gained in a similar practice environment
  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or close to achieving the qualification)
  • Experience of using Audit systems and CCH
  • Competent MS Office skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Strong organization and time management skills

Audit Associates

Reporting to the Audit Managers and Assistant Audit Managers, the Associate will:

  • Assist with and deliver high quality audit and accounts assignments both in the office or at clients’ premises
  • Prepare and plan in advance of the audit to ensure all client information is up to date.
  • Liaise directly with client staff and establish effective working relationships
  • Prioritise and plan work to meet the expectations of the client, managing any conflicting pressures
  • Supervise and mentor junior members of staff

 

Ideal candidates should possess the following attributes/experience:

 

  • Knowledge and experience of the audit process gained in a similar practice environment
  • Working towards ACA/ACCA qualification
  • Experience of using Audit systems and CCH
  • Competent MS Office skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Strong organization and time management skills

Graduate Trainees

Our Graduate training programme guarantees our trainees invaluable, hands-on, practical experience with a wide range of different clients.  You’ll combine this practical experience with studying towards either the ACA, ACCA or CTA qualification via the Level 7 Accountancy Professional apprenticeship.

Ideally, candidates will be graduates with a minimum of:

  • 2:1 degree (ideally)
  • B, C, C at A-level
  • Level 6 GCSE Maths
  • Level 5 English

 

First class communication skills, both oral and written, are required as is an organised and professional approach to work.

A willingness and commitment to study for ACA, ACCA or CTA examinations is essential.

Whilst a strong academic record is desirable, we also welcome applications from those who have experienced something different in life, whether it be through volunteering, part-time work, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, team sports or other activities where you can demonstrate leadership, problem-solving, co-operation and a “can-do” attitude.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in our assessment process which provides a mix of interview, aptitude and workplace assessments.

We are now welcoming applications for our 2023 Graduate Scheme.

AAT Apprenticeship

Typically, an accounts apprentice joining after school or college will study AAT and achieve the Level 4 qualification within approximately 36 months of joining.  This may provide an opportunity to go on an study a higher qualification such as ACA or ACCA, which would be studied as a Level 7 Apprenticeship – the highest level available and the same as studied by our graduate entrants.

We typically recruit into our Accounts & Outsourcing Team, but may also have vacancies in our Audit, Tax and Trust teams as well as office administration.

Further information on the AAT based apprenticeship can be found at www.aat.org.uk/apprenticeships

Trust Advisors

DSG has a long-established and reputable Trust Department which continues to grow.  Accordingly, we are currently looking for an experienced Trust Advisor to join the team.

Reporting to the Trust Manager, the key responsibilities for this experienced Trust Advisor role are to:

  • Ensure the computerised accounting records for their portfolio are always accurate and up to date.
  • Review trust accounts, tax returns and computations for Trust Manager approval.
  • Review charity accounts and charity returns for Trust Manager approval.
  • Assist the Trust Manager with correspondence and queries from clients and other professionals e.g. HMRC, brokers, banks and lawyers.
  • Assist the Trust Manager with queries relating to income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and calculations arising from this.
  • Assist the Trust Manager with trust accounting administration.
  • Assist with general department administration duties.

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following attributes:

 

  • Proven trust, tax and accounts technical knowledge and experience gained in a similar practice environment.
  • ATT/STEP is advantageous
  • Competent MS Office skills
  • Experience using trust accounts system and CCH
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • The ability to multi task and work under pressure with accuracy and focus.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to influence internal/external clients and colleagues
  • The ability to plan and prioritise tasks

The Benefits to you:

We are a growing firm and always on the lookout for dynamic individuals. If you are keen, self-motivated and value working in a collaborative and supportive learning environment then DSG may be the place for you to start or further your career.

We are proud of our friendly and inclusive culture and our core values of honesty, integrity and a dedication to client service.

With all of our roles we offer:

  • £competitive salary dependent on experience with a clear pathway to further pay and role progression
  • Annual leave (increases upon length of service with the option to buy/sell)
  • Pension Scheme (including salary exchange)
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Medicash Cover
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Travel Loan Scheme
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Regular, planned staff social events which are subsidised and well-attended!

 

The right people for DSG will be highly motivated with an appetite to learn. You will be joining a very experienced multi-disciplinary team who will assist in your professional development – at DSG, we strongly believe in developing talent and promoting from within.

As you can see we have a number of great opportunities to be part of an exciting and growing business with opportunity for advancement.

Submit your application today

If you would like to apply for one of the above roles, or register your interest in our apprenticeship or graduate programmes, then send your CV and cover letter below.

Alternatively, you can apply for some of our career opportunities via LinkedIn.

Finally, if you are looking for a move and feel that you can add to what we currently do, stand out from the crowd, and want to join a progressive firm with a focus on great client service, then send your CV below.

 

Last updated 01 December 2022

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