At McDade Roberts are always on the lookout for hard working and conscientious people to join our team. We provide opportunities at all levels to include business administration, bookkeeping, payroll and also for individuals looking to start a new career in accountancy all the way through to experienced qualified accountants looking for their next career step.

If you are interest in joining McDade Roberts then please do get in touch with your CV and a cover letter either via email: or post: 316 Blackpool Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3AE

Accounts Manager

A superb opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Manager to join our accountancy practice based in Longridge, Preston.

Previous experience in a senior role within a practice is essential, and the candidate would likely to hold either an ACA or ACCA qualification, although qualified by experience would be considered.

Our typical client base is small and medium-sized enterprises in the North West, with particular focus in and around Preston and the surrounding areas. We cater for all types of business but have significant experience in farming and agriculture and construction. Our client bank includes sole traders, partnerships, LLP’s, Limited Company’s and Charities.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an accountancy practice
  • Experience in managing a varied client portfolio
  • Fully competent in terms of accounts production, corporation tax, personal tax, VAT and other matters relating to accountants in practice.
  • Experience on a number of software and cloud based packages
  • Experience with training/mentoring more junior staff members

Knowledge of IRIS would be helpful but is not mandatory.

The Directors will ensure you learn and progress in your career, with continuing professional development and a range of experience. You will be given significant responsibility and will have close liaison with the client base.

We are looking for an accountant from a practice who can demonstrate a strong understanding of current technical issues and can take significant responsibility in their next role and progress swiftly upwards in the firm.

Excellent long term prospects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • reviewing accounts and tax returns prepared by the production team for individuals and businesses
  • finalising accounts and tax returns
  • assisting with training of staff
  • other appropriate duties based on client needs and ad hoc tasks for directors on occasion

The accounts manager will be allocated a client list to manage to include limited companies, partnerships and sole traders

Based at our Longridge office although may work from the other offices or clients from time to time. Initially we will look at settling in and in office training, but moving forward there will be a remote working option of 1 specified day a week currently.

  • 37 hours per week
  • 5 weeks holidays plus birthday plus statutory Bank Holidays and office closures
  • Entry to Auto Enrolment pension scheme
  • Death in Service provided after 12 months of joining

The salary offered for this role is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a successful organisation where you can develop your skills and expertise then please send your CV to Carol Nevins at McDade Roberts Accountants Ltd, 316 Blackpool Road, Fulwood, Preston. PR2 3AE or email

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