Recruitment and Vacancies




PORTFOLIO ACCOUNTANT :   (Posted 12/1/21)

Bennett Brooks Chartered Accountants, a successful and established accounting practice, are seeking an experienced Portfolio Accountant to join our small, friendly team of 4 based at our Macclesfield office on a temporary basis (12 month fixed-term contract).

The successful candidate will undertake a varied role assisting the Associate Director with a portfolio of clients predominantly in the healthcare sector.

The ideal candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified and have a minimum of 3 years previous practice experience.

Main duties of the role include:

Taking incomplete records to final account production with minimal supervision

Completing monthly management accounts and quarterly VAT returns
Preparation of income tax and corporation tax computations and returns
Building a positive working relationship with clients and the practice
Maintaining bookkeeping records
Ensure compliance with all financial regulations
Use of computer software including IRIS, Sage, Xero and Quickbooks
Ensuring work is completed to a high standard and on time
Dealing with any client queries in a timely and efficient manner
Assisting junior colleagues and trainees within the team
Undertake such other duties that are commensurate with the role

The ideal candidate:

ACA/ACCA qualified accountant with a minimum of 3 years previous practice experience.


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to successfully communicate with people at all levels, both financial and non-financial
  • Excellent reporting skills

Confidently able to offer recommendations and advice to our clients.


  • Highly competent with outstanding commercial acumen and a solid grasp of business aims and objectives
  • Demonstrable experience and a proven track record in a similar role
  • A full UK driving licence is essential


Benefits include:

Competitive salary and bonus scheme

36 days annual holiday package (inclusive of bank holidays and Christmas shutdown period) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days through salary sacrifice.

Pension scheme – 4% employer contribution

Life assurance scheme

Flexible working arrangements


Contract type: Temporary (12-month fixed term contract)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Location: Macclesfield



Team & Role 


We are the Managed IT Services provider arm of a Top 100 accountancy practice, with over 30 years of exceptional service to SME organisations, from small start-ups to larger businesses. 


With competencies in infrastructure, virtualisation, cloud, voice, platform integration and development we support in the region of 2500 endpoints across 50 client locations on a primarily remote basis. 


You will be joining an established team of experienced analysts with experience across the Microsoft on-premises stack, plus Azure, Google and Amazon cloud platforms. 


This position offers exposure to a variety of physical and virtual environments, insight into different industries, with frequent opportunity to use new technologies.  


There are internal progression opportunities within the team and business. A competitive salary, continued training and generous holiday allowance are all part of the package. 


Specification & Requirements 


This position is responsible for providing technical support to internal and external supported users in a desktop, server, cloud, and infrastructure environment.  


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are needed to be successful in this position in addition to being a competent self-motivator/manager. 


The ability to support the installation and maintenance of client PC/Server hardware and software with the ability to perform network deployments is required. 




  • Create, Update and Respond to ticket requests either via email or phone, with professional and timely responses. 

  • Provide support to clients primarily remotely. 

  • Correct faults and provide resolution of complex problem tickets 

  • Perform computer and network troubleshooting and upgrades 

  • Assist in the creation of processes and procedures for client tasks 

  • Contribute to the administration of network backup and disaster recovery 

  • Contribute to the implementation of projects 




  • Excellent verbal and written skills  

  • Knowledge of Windows operating systems up to Windows 10  

  • Knowledge and experience of Office 365 Support and Configuration. 

  • Knowledge of Windows Server 

  • Understanding of network switches, routers, and firewalls. 

  • Virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V a plus. 

  • Troubleshooting, project management, initiative and professionalism are important. 




  • At least five years industry experience required 

  • At least three years managed service provider experience required  


Benefits include: 

  • Competitive salary  

  • 36 days annual holiday package (inclusive of bank holidays and Christmas shutdown period) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days through salary sacrifice.  

  • Pension scheme – 4% employer contribution 

  • Life assurance scheme 


Contract type: Permanent  

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday with out of hours support as required 

Location: home-based until at least August 2021  

General Recruitment

We regularly recruit trainee accountants, support and administrative staff, with more senior vacancies becoming available periodically so watch this page.

CVs and general applications for employment will be kept on file, and should a position become available for which we feel you are appropriate then we will contact you.

CVs / Applications / General Correspondence To:

The Director of Administration
St. George’s Court
Winnington Avenue