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Zoom (and face-to-face!) appointments available

Many of our clients (just like the rest of the world!) are keen on having online meetings via Zoom or Teams during this period. We are no exception – and we’re very happy to meet ‘virtually’ as well as at our safe and secure office environment in Hale.

Since we launched our practice we’ve always had a philosophy of embracing technology and for us it’s been a seamless transition to hybrid and remote working/meeting. 

For those people who prefer to meet face-to-face, you can be assured that our office is a reassuring environment. As well as PPE equipment (hand sanitiser, face-masks, screens, signing in) we maintain social distancing measures so our staff and clients can be as comfortable as possible during this time.

If you want to review your end-of-year accounts or any part of your business tax strategy via Zoom or Teams – don’t hesitate to ask – we’ll be happy to do so!

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Are you a Newly Qualified Accountant? Join our team!

Newly Qualified Accountant Jobs Manchester

Newly Qualified Accountant

Since launching Alexander Knight & Co in 2012, we have developed a reputation for being the “accountants for entrepreneurs” & our client base includes some of the leading private (and publicly- listed) businesses in the UK & Europe.

We are now looking for an Newly Qualified Accountant to join our fast growing team in 2021. This is a senior position within our team, ideally suited to you if you are professional looking to fast track your career to management level & beyond with your next career move.

The multi-disciplinary structure at Alexander Knight & Co means that this role is flexible and we are happy to tailor it to meet your skills and career aspirations if you’re the successful candidate. Initially, we see the role as focusing on audit and accounts but it will certainly evolve over time.

Essentially the role involves:

– Working proactively in the best interests of our clients & delivering a high quality audit & compliance service.
– Working both independently and in collaboration with other members of the team.
– Reporting directly to senior colleagues, including the founder of Alexander Knight & Co

Specifically, you should have confidence in your ability to:

– Plan and lead on complex audits – both remotely and on-site ✅
– Coordinate across different disciplines within the Alexander Knight & Co team ✅
– Deliver complex assignments through to completion ✅
– Prepare and report on group consolidated accounts both in FRS & IFRS ✅
– Liaise with overseas parent company auditors & advisers ✅
– Share knowledge across the wider audit and tax teams ✅
– Oversee the “onboarding” of new clients ✅
– Recommend positive courses of action for our clients to support them to grow their business & meet their compliance objectives ✅
– Act as a role model for junior members of staff, helping to develop their own skill sets and supporting them to deliver audit assignments professionally, on time and on budget ✅

Prospects

  • Full support for achieving your own career ambitions ✅
  • Flexible working benefits ✅
  • Market-leading salary according to experience ✅

About Us
We are a modern, progressive and forward-thinking accountancy practice & are always looking to develop our practice to best suit the needs of our brilliant team & incredible, loyal clients. A boutique-style firm (ie focusing on advice for owner managers & experienced entrepreneurs), we have developed a reputation as a specialist in working at board level alongside our owner-managed clients.

Largely located in the North West of England (including international clients with UK subsidiaries based in the region), our client base has grown substantially during the past twelve months – thanks to our good reputation for delivering high quality work & having a friendly, proactive approach to accountancy.

We are well connected as a practice & we have excellent professional relationships with other professional advisors, including law firms, financial advisors & banks who recommend clients to us on a regular basis.

We are also active members of MGI Worldwide – one of the world’s largest accounting networks – which enables our team to be universally connected & enjoy working relationships with other members across the globe.

We are based at our own Grade A office in Hale village (Hale Road). We are proud of our modern, vibrant premises & feel that this investment in our surroundings helps to promote a positive & professional culture for our clients & staff & other professional contacts in Cheshire & Greater Manchester who we work with regularly.

We offer a supportive & flexible approach for all our colleagues. Currently we are operating on a “hybrid” basis – a sensible mix of home-working & office-based working which is an agile approach appreciated by our staff & clients. It also enables our team to manage their own work-life balance & support their families during these times. Having been impressed by the success of this, we are passionate about retaining this culture into 2021 & beyond.

To apply for this role please email your CV and a covering letter to Alison Spier.

In addition, if you would like a confidential chat about your current position and to see if this next step is suitable please call Alison Spier in confidence on (0161) 980 8788.

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Apprentice secures full AAT membership

We are proud to report that our colleague Jack Crowther, who joined us as an apprentice, has now attained AAT full membership (MAAT) – the internationally recognised professional status in accounting and finance.

We are committed to supporting the careers of the next generation of accountants and we are delighted with the progress and dedication that Jack has shown.

Alexander Knight & Co is an attractive career choice for both experienced accountants and people who are just starting off in their career.

Our supportive, flexible and entrepreneurial approach attracts just the right kind of professionals who our wide client base of business owners trust.

If you want to join a growing firm that invests in your accountancy career – especially one that offers a hybrid office/homeworking environment in the current climate – then speak to us now.

We are recruiting – so please send your CV to Alison Spier now. 

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Tax specialist Clare Bradbury joins Alexander Knight & Co

Clare Bradbury and Murray Patt of Alexander Knight & Co accountants

We are delighted to have boosted our team of accountants in Hale with the appointment of experienced tax specialist Clare Bradbury.

Clare is an experienced tax specialist and will advise our SME clients on tax planning issues as well as guiding company directors on tax issues during and after a corporate transaction. During her career she has worked at EY, KPMG and Mazars in Manchester.

There is high demand for specialist tax advice in the region and we are delighted to have appointed Clare to our team. We are confident that our clients, who range from fast-growth businesses to seasoned entrepreneurs will be well served by her specialist tax skills.

Clare Bradbury (pictured above with our founder Murray Patt) said:

I’m delighted to join the team and I’m looking forward to working with our clients to make sure their tax position works effectively for their business at whatever stage it is at in its lifecycle.

Clare Bradbury, tax specialist at Alexander Knight & Co.

Welcome to the team Clare!

Murray Christmas!

Murray Christmas from everyone at Alexander Knight & Co accountants

We’d like to wish all our staff, clients and business associates a very Murray Christmas!  Thank you for all your support in 2017.

We are already looking forward to working with you as you grow your business in 2018. 

Murray Christmas from everyone at Alexander Knight accountants

Murray Christmas from everyone at Alexander Knight & Co.

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Our special delivery for Barnardo’s

Murray Patt accountant makes special delivery to Barnardos

We were pleased, alongside our friends Gresham Wealth Management, to bring some some much-needed Christmas cheer to children at Barnardo’s in Wythenshawe.

Alison and Murray dropped off boxes of presents, including food and toys for girls and boys, which will be distributed this week to vulnerable families supported by Barnardo’s in Wythenshawe.

Ragen Fallon, team manager at Barnardo’s Children’s Centres, said:

“We are delighted to receive these gifts which will go some way to bringing some festive cheer to some of the most vulnerable youngsters in our local community. We appreciate the support of local businesses like Alexander Knight & Co.”

We are very happy to support this important charity and we are pleased to bring smiles to the faces of youngsters who receive amazing support from the hard-working staff, volunteers and other donors.