At Saul Fairholm, we believe that our people are the key to our success. At the heart of our ability to deliver on client expectations is a team of well-supported individuals who are encouraged to challenge themselves.

We provide an environment and culture that fosters confidence and one that celebrates diversity and equal opportunities. The open-door policy throughout the firm encourages knowledge-sharing, support and collaboration whilst helping to ensure that we have each other’s well-being in mind – it provides more opportunities to have fun, too.

Our people also benefit from a range of team perks, including but not limited to: optional two days per week working from home, flexible work hours to suit an individual’s needs, birthdays off work, diary-appropriate attire, supported studies, client/staff referral commissions, subsidised town-centre parking, one-ear headphone policy and paid professional subscriptions.

Current vacancies are listed below with their role descriptions and expectations but we are always interested in meeting keen and talented individuals so please do get in touch with our Office Manager, Nicola Lamming 01522 537575.

Lincoln Office

Accounts Senior


Accounts Seniors are involved in the preparation of accounts and management accounts for limited companies, soletraders and partnerships to draft stage, ready for review, together with assistance on audit assignments.

Preparation of corporation tax computations and personal tax computations to draft stage, ready for review. 

Mentoring and training of more junior members of the team. 

It is expected that work will be undertaken both in the office and at client’s premises as required. It may be necessary for work to be undertaken in our Retford and Grantham offices as required and the ability to travel is desirable.

Ideal Candidate

  • ACA or ACCA qualified, or QBE, with at least three years practice experience 
  • Strong accounting system knowledge and Excel skills
  • Good working knowledge of accounting standards and relevant taxation matters
  • Experience of working on audit assignments desirable
  • Ability to prepare year end accounts for companies, sole-traders and partnerships to draft stage
  • A positive, enthusiastic team player
  • The ability to liaise with the other departments in the practice such as payroll and bookkeeping.
  • Good organisational skills, capable of producing high quality work in which pride is taken.
  • The ability to learn from constructive feedback and to learn and develop skills within the team.

Lincoln Office


Our bookkeepers work with the client managers to look after a portfolio of clients, requesting records, carrying out bookkeeping on a range of different software, resolving queries and communicating with clients regarding their VAT liabilities. A range of different software will be used including, but not limited to Xero, Quickbooks, Sage Business Cloud and Sage Line 50.

Our clients operate in a variety of different sectors and knowledge of standard accounting, cash accounting, flat rate scheme and partial exemption is desirable.

Reconciliation of bank accounts, sales ledger and purchase ledger will be required.

It is expected that work will be undertaken both in the office and at clients’ premises as required. It may be necessary for work to be undertaken in our Retford and Grantham offices as required and the ability to travel is desirable.

Ideal Candidate

  • AAT qualified or has suitable experience
  • Experience of working within a bookkeeping bureau
  • Knowledge of various VAT schemes available
  • Excellent communication skills and experience liaising with clients regarding their books and records, VAT liabilities
  • Experience liaising with HMRC regarding VAT for clients
  • Thrives in a busy department, with the ability to manage own workload
  • Experience using a range of different software including Xero, Quickbooks, Sage Business Cloud and Sage Line 50
  • Attention to detail
  • A positive, enthusiastic team player
  • The ability to liaise with the other departments in the practice such as payroll and accounts

Lincoln Office

Full Time Administrator


  • Working with external agency to provide admin support for marketing activities
  • Archive management. This will include visiting our off-site storage unit so the ability to travel is required

Working as part of a team to provide administrative support for the whole company which will include assisting with: –

  • Typing letters, correspondence, and accounts
  • Greeting clients and visitors on arrival at reception
  • Receiving and dealing with telephone calls, taking accurate messages, and actioning as necessary
  • Receiving, recording, and distributing incoming mail. Ensuring outgoing mail is recorded, franked, and sent appropriately
  • Photocopying, scanning, and faxing as required
  • Taking payments for client invoices
  • Data input
  • Sundry admin duties as required

Ideal candidate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • IT literate with good typing skills and confident using a range of programmes including Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and bespoke software
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 2 years + admin experience is essential
  • GCSE English and Maths grade 4 + (or equivalent) 

Lincoln Office

Typical Duties

  • Tax reporting and compliance 
  • Personal tax returns. P11D/benefits in kind
  • Company tax returns
  • Tax queries and advice 
  • Manage the successful delivery of all tax projects 
  • Assist management when necessary 
  • Manage budgets 

You will be responsible for preparing tax returns and delivering a quality compliance service, over time taking on a portfolio of tax cases, including self-employed, HNWIs and Directors, preparing and submitting annual self-assessment tax returns and computations, P11D and any other sundry HMRC forms on a timely basis. You may be required to assist in filing corporation tax returns and dealing with queries from accounts staff on corporation tax issues. You will collate and maintain client information, corresponding and dealing with client enquiries in relation to their tax issues and liabilities, ensuring any unresolved issues are referred to the Tax Director. You will maintain direct contact with clients, HMRC, solicitors, other accountancy firms, law, and professional services firms. 

Ideal Candidate

  • You will have a background in an accountancy firm or specialist tax firm in a tax compliance role, either as an experienced Tax Assistant or ideally a Tax Senior, with several years’ experience focus in the sector with a strength in personal tax. Experience of Company Tax is also required. 
  • Experience of corporation tax preferred but strong CVs will be considered without this
  • The ideal candidate will be ATT and/or CTA qualified or studying towards CTA qualification. 
  • 2+ years’ experience, ideally from a practice background

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    Lincoln Office

    Telephone 01522 537575

    12 Tentercroft Street
    LN5 7DB

    General Enquiries
    Telephone 01522 537575
    Fax 01522 543506


    Retford Office

    Telephone 01777 861170

    Office 7
    Retford Enterprise Centre 2
    Randall Way
    Retford DN22 7GR

    General Enquiries
    Telephone 01777 861170
    Fax 01777 710978


    Grantham Office

    Telephone 01476 564399

    20 St Catherines Road
    NG31 6TT

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    Telephone 01476 564399