Careers at Ellis & Co

Boasting some of the brightest and most experienced team of Accountants, Bookkeepers and Business Advisors in the region, we are lucky to work amongst a fantastic team of individuals, who in turn help our clients to build successful, long-lasting businesses.

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We’re always on the lookout to welcome new talent into our team, therefore if you don’t see the role you’re looking for below, we’d still love to hear from you! Send Ellis & Co your CV by clicking below.

  • Location: Chester
  • Department: Tax
  • Salary: DOE

Our firm

Ellis & Co are one of the leading accountancy practices in Chester and North Wales. We also have a satellite office in Wrexham which we service many of our Welsh clients out of. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and being a first class employer.

From our Chester office we offer a wide range of accountancy and tax planning services for clients both locally and nationally throughout the UK. The majority of our clients are Limited companies, we also have some sole traders and partnerships. Ellis & Co have clients in a range of sectors and do not specialise in any one area.


The Chester office currently has 18 staff, they are spread across a range of services which include Accounts, Audit, Tax, Bookkeeping and Payroll. We have a relatively young team with the average age in the practice being early 40s. Many staff have been with us for most of their career. We are currently looking to recruit due to organic growth within the practice. Our tax team is currently recruiting for a ATT or part qualified tax trainee who is happy to do a mix of corporation and personal tax, with experience within a tax department.  

The position is full-time and permanent (37.5hrs/week) 9.00am to 5:30pm. Once properly onboarded staff can work 2 days a week from home (Monday and Friday). We currently have office contact days on a Tuesday to Thursday. The team attend a morning Zoom each day at 9.00am.

Job description

The role includes:

Preparation of annual personal tax returns

Preparation of P11d returns

Preparation of Corporation tax computations

Completion of capital gains tax calculations

Advising clients on day to day matters

Person specification

Part qualified or ATT in the process of being completed.

all applicants must have some tax experience in a Practice environment, commensurate with the role, and good IT skills

use of IRIS for tax returns would be helpful


possess good communication skills as well as active engagement with clients

ability to foresee issues and find workable solutions


We offer the right candidates an excellent salary commensurate with your experience; our salaries compare favourably with those of city-based firms in the North West

Other benefits:

Staff socials throughout the year

Office closure over Christmas with an additional day of holiday given to all staff

Study support towards relevant tax qualification

Experience working alongside the practise tax manager