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Trust Manager

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol or Newcastle
Closing date
8 Sep 2024

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Tax
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Trust Manager - Flexible location

We have a brand new opportunity to join our esteemed Private Wealth team, working as part of our Tax/Trust & Accounting team as a Trust Manager.

This role falls under our hybrid working policy. Most full-time employees typically spend around 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home - however we operate a flexible approach in practice and this role could be carried out remotely provided you would be able to regularly visit either our Newcastle or Bristol office for collaborative working with colleagues. We can consider applications on a full and part-time basis.

The role

You will be working independently preparing trust accounts and personal/trust returns for review and undertaking peer reviews. Dealing with the day to day trust affairs of your client portfolio, which will include high net-worth individuals, trusts and estates,  ensuring that engagement letters are in place for clients, and that fees are agreed and billed accordingly. You'll also assist other members of the trust and tax team in the overall management of client affairs and assist the wider team with charities and small business accounts and related compliance.

The team

Our Private Wealth team is a collaboration of lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and tax specialists. Their expertise is highly regarded and ensures that our clients' wealth is protected, now and for future generations. For law firms, this is a pretty unique setup which allows us to offer our clients the very best full-service advice possible.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum:

  • Experience of trust accounts preparation, probably from within accountancy practice rather than industry
  • Knowledge of a range of accounts formats, processes and procedures, working both manually and with relevant systems (especially CCH Trust Accounts)
  • Experience of presenting information in spreadsheet format (Excel) and in written report form (Word)

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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