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AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a top 10 Accountancy with an alternative business structure licensed to provide legal services.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a well-rounded Corporate / Commercial Lawyer to join their small and dynamic client facing team.
Working closely with the partners, the successful candidate will provide advice to a range of clients (mainly owner-managed businesses ranging in size from £2m to £50m) across sectors including construction and manufacturing. You can expect to advise on a range of matters including corporate, commercial, commercial property and employment.
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If you are looking for a varied and exciting role within a unique and dynamic firm, please do get in touch for further details.
We are currently working with a firm in the Legal 500 who are looking for a Newly Qualified solicitor to join their Litigation department. This well-established firm, based in Norfolk is looking for a well-driven NQ who is looking for a firm that can provide them with a good quality service for both Clients and Employees. If you have recently qualified or are looking to qualify soon, with experience in covering all rounded litigation matters, this role may be suitable for you.
If you are keen on this job role please contact Clementine Matiwaza at AJ Chambers.
About the firm
Established for over 50 years, this is a dynamic, medium-sized firm with offices in Central London, with 10 partners & around 80 staff, ranging from apprentices to highly experienced managers.
They provide the full range of professional services typically provided by an established and progressive accountancy firm, including audit and accounts, management consultancy, payroll and taxation.
The ‘go to’ firm for small and medium sized enterprises providing a truly excellent professional service that is tailored to meet clients’ needs and requirements. Clients range from all fields of business, industry, the professions and arts, including large corporates operating nationally and internationally, privately owned businesses of every size, partnerships, sole traders and self-employed individuals.
About the role
Semi-Senior Accountant to work within a busy Accounting Solutions Department in the London office, which provides a wide range of services to clients, including accounts preparation, bookkeeping and the production of management accounts and information.
The main duties for this position will involve working on the books and records for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies (including those within groups) along with the preparation of VAT returns, statutory and management accounts.
The ideal candidate will have relevant previous experience, have completed their AAT qualification and will be self-motivated, computer literate and have good written and verbal communication skills. Study support may be made available for candidates completing or looking to complete their ACCA qualification.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
If you are a Paralegal, a Newly Qualified Solicitor or a Qualified Lawyer looking for career progression in Commercial Property, AJ Chambers is currently working with a Well-Established firm in Cambridge. This firm is open to seeing candidates of different levels, with a keen interest in wanting to work in their Commercial Property Department. With Flexible working available, the candidate is guaranteed a good work/life balance.
If you are interested in this role, please contact Clementine Matiwaza at AJ Chambers
Personal Tax Senior
AJ chambers are currently seeking a Personal Tax Senior, you will be joining a long established firm in their London office
Personal Tax Senior Duties:
For further information on this Personal Tax Senior role, please apply direct or contact Rory Bysouth at AJ Chambers
You will join a growing commercial law team that devises creative legal solutions for its clients, while taking advantage of the many benefits of being part of a multi-disciplinary practice.
The commercial legal team has ambitious plans to grow its service offering and is seeking applications from junior commercial lawyers with at least 1 years post-qualification experience.
The team advises on all manner of commercial issues and agreements. Often involved in national and international projects the team advised on areas such as;
You will also support clients as they implement transformation programs such as supply chain changes and intragroup documentation and work with clients to manage and protect their intellectual property assets.
You will be a qualified solicitor with between 1 - 3 years post-qualification experience. Your experience will likely have been gained within a mid-tier city, national or leading regional law firm.
This role will suit individuals who are keen to broaden their legal skills and get closer to the business side of projects.
You will also have an interest in helping to build the teams business and relationships with its clients and have an keen commercial mind.
As part of a multi-disciplinary practice, you will work with people from all backgrounds and disciplines, get closer to the business side of deals and be able to achieve a sustainable work-life balance (1200 - 1300 target hours).
You will also receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes the following;
Personal Tax Semi-Senior
AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Personal Tax Semi-Senior to join a reputable firm in their London Office. This role will offer full study support, with the opportunity to progress within the firm.
Personal Tax Semi-Senior responsibilities:
Personal Tax Semi-Senior responsibilities:
For further information on this Personal Tax Semi-Senior role, please apply direct or contact Rory Bysouth at AJ Chambers
Senior Accountant – Award winning firm
Up to £40,000
AJ Chambers are please to be working with a leading top 60 firm of Chartered accountants and advisors who are seeking a s Senior accountant to join their progressive and growing team in Cambridge
You would be working in a role that offers a great opportunity to gain experience within a prestigious team that has gained significant recognition, with a number of prestigious awards being won recently.
You will be part of a thriving Business Services team, providing accountancy, taxation and business support services to a wide variety of small and medium sized businesses including limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, not for profit organisations/charities, and professional firms, operating across a variety of sectors.
This is a newly created role which provides great opportunities for personal and career development, growth, and progression. Your main responsibilities will include:
You would ideally hold the ICAEW/ACCA qualification or be able to demonstrate that you are qualified by experience to a similar level. You would need to have previous recent experience within a UK practice environment preparing accounts and tax returns for both unincorporated and corporate clients. Previous exposure to medical sector clients would be advantageous – but is not essential. To be suited to this role, you would need to be Tenacious, thorough, with a self-motivated attitude, expert eye for detail and good organisational skills.
Whats in it for you
You will be offered an attractive salary with many benefits in a friendly working environment, including:
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.
Senior Accountant – Award winning firm
Up to £40,000
AJ Chambers is working with an award winning, Legal 500 firm based in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea. They are currently recruiting for a Private Client Lawyer to join their team.
You’ll be supported by a Legal 500 recommended Lawyer on a range of matters including:
This firm can offer the opportunity to work hybrid and flexibly to suit your needs, you’ll also be offered a competitive salary and future progression opportunities.
Please apply or get in contact with Andrew Fragnito-Day at AJ Chambers.
An exciting opportunity has emerged with a firm that has a fantastic reputation in Essex & Hertfordshire. They are currently seeking an experienced Private Client Lawyer to join them to head up the department as a Salaried Partner in Epping.
Replacing the current Head of Private Client, you’ll manage a small team where new work is always coming into the firm. It’s an opportunity a build on the success they’ve had over the years.
Salaried partnership can be offered immediately with future equity status if of interest. You’ll also be offered a salary of up to £80,000 per annum plus 30 days annual not including bank holidays.
Please apply or get in contact with Andrew Fragnito-Day at AJ Chambers.
Mixed Tax Semi-Senior
AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Corporate Tax Semi-Senior to join a market leading firm in their London Office
Mixed Tax Semi-Senior responsibilities:
Mixed Tax Semi-Senior requirements:
For more information on this Mixed Tax Semi-Senior role or other similar opportunities, please apply directly or contact Rory Bysouth at AJ Chambers.
Mixed Tax Compliance Supervisor
AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Mixed Tax Compliance Supervisor to join a market leading firm in their London Office.
Mixed Tax Compliance Supervisor responsibilities:
Mixed Tax Compliance Supervisor requirements:
For more information on this Mixed Tax Compliance Supervisor role or other similar opportunities, please apply directly or contact Rory Bysouth at AJ Chambers.
Are you an experienced Legal Secretary who has previous experience within Employment? If so; I have an exciting opportunity within an established Law Firm in the heart of Chelmsford where you will be supporting two Fee Earners in a range of employment and litigation matters.
Main duties will include but not limited to:
You will have previous experience in supporting Fee Earners on a day to day basis and have an active interest in client interaction with confident and clear communication skills.
Additional skills and attributes will include:
The role will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with flexible working and employee wellbeing programme.
For further information please contact Ella Britton to discuss in more detail
We are working with an Established International Law firm in Milton Keynes on recruiting a well-driven Real Estate Paralegal. This firm is looking for a paralegal with 1+ experience in covering either Residential or Commercial Property Matters. If you are looking to work for a reputable firm that can provide you with Training and Development, then this may be the role for you.
If you are interested in this role, Please contact Clementine Matiwaza at AJ Chambers.
Have always received a great service from AJ Chambers with our recruitment needs.
They put in a lot of effort to understand our business and provide great intelligence on market conditions which helps use give valuable intel to our stakeholders.
“Making you more than just a number” - Ensors Chartered Accountants have a long standing history as one of East Anglia’s most respected firms of Chartered Accountants. For over 130 years, Ensors has been one of the region’s most trusted service providers within the accountancy sector. Even now, amidst a post pandemic skills shortage that has taken over the industry, Ensors continues to grow, offering a variety of training schemes and entry level pathways that are designed to foster and nurture the talents of budding accountants into the managers, directors and partners of tomorrow.In this article, we will take you through the process of joining Ensors as a trainee accountant, and how you can set yourself up to begin studying for your AAT and ICAEW/ACCA qualifications. Alongside accounts from Chris Aniskowicz, Assistant Manager in the Corporate Services department at Ensors, we will give you some insights into the daily life of an accountant, demonstrate the ways you can turn the skills shortage towards your advantage, and provide advice on exactly how you can begin your career with Ensors Chartered Accountants.Advice for a potential traineeTo help you discover if a career in accountancy is the right step for you, we asked Chris to tell us about his time training at Ensors and studying for his qualifications with the backing of one of the UK’s top Accountancy practices behind him. With his past experience as a trainee, alongside the knowledge he has gained along the way on his path to Assistant Manager, Chris has shared some noteworthy tips for those that may be looking to start a career with Ensors on one of their training pathways, as well as insights into his favourite things about working at the firm out of their new Cambridge office.If you are anxious about needing to know everything ahead of time, Chris advises ‘You won’t be an all-knowing accountant overnight!’; You will not be a qualified and experienced accountant right from the word ‘go’, and nor do the firm expect you to be. There is a clear and distinct reason as to why a training scheme is called a training scheme; it is designed to train and teach you the skills you need for the job. Just because you may think you are not suitable for the role, or do not know where to start when it comes to accounting, do not let that sway you from applying. Ensors will help guide you as you study and learn the role, not just so you reach a level where you feel confident doing the job, but so you can feel comfortable asking, learning, and reaching higher within the company. ‘Working in accountancy is a career that continues to evolve and change; one that requires continuous learning and progression. Whilst the sheer volume of regulation, legislation and systems may seem daunting at first, the process of studying accountancy is like a jigsaw. At first it might seem difficult to connect modules, but through learning and assimilating, you find there are parts that link up and join together, and with work, the bigger picture is formed.’ – Chris AniskowiczIf you are worried about being thrown in at the deep end, you will be happy to know Ensors ‘operates a mentoring system, whereby qualified colleagues support students throughout their journey, whether it be with specifics of exams and learning, or the administrative side of the process.’ Chris also states that, alongside support from Human Resources, the mentoring system ‘helps to facilitate a comfortable learning environment, one which enabled [him] to progress through [his] exams whilst working full time, carrying out chargeable work.’Predictions and Skill GapsPost pandemic, some of the best advice we can offer you to help you achieve your goal of securing a place on a trainee pathway is to apply. That may seem obvious, but in the ‘Mind the Gap’ report conducted by Search, it was revealed that 68% of hiring managers in East Anglia have been impacted by the skills shortage, with 29% struggling to fill entry level roles. Another report entitled ‘Skills for Future Success’, released by PBSC in June of last year, explains that 28% of Financial, Professional, and Business Sector (FPBS) firms in the South East had reported vacancies stemming from the skills shortage. This number jumps up to 39% for the East of England. We can expect these numbers to have stabilised slightly over the past year, but these openings are still there, and your access to them is no longer blocked with as much competition as there previously may have been. In the eFinancial Careers ‘Hiring Trends Review for Q2 2022’, we discovered that the Accounting & Finance sector has seen a year on year decrease of 25% in average applications – a drop that results in one key takeaway; the time to apply is now! Alongside the skills shortage, one of our predictions for the future of the accounting sector is to see further development and integration with upcoming technologies. Chris ‘[expects] artificial intelligence will be integrated further in accountancy, [such as in] increases in machine learning capabilities to process larger amounts of structured and unstructured data.’ Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and process automation have all been hot talking points within the industry when it comes to the sector’s inevitable digitalisation. IT literacy is becoming more and more of an important skill that will soon be fundamental to tackling the most menial tasks. If you can demonstrate a flexibility and knowledge of IT skills, certain hiring managers may look at you more favourably. This will not be the be-all or end-all of any application, as the firm will aim to upskill their staff and trainees, but this may be a valuable edge against any competition you come up against in the hiring process. What is it like to work at Ensors?All this information is useful for the application process, but you may be wondering one thing before you make that decision to send off your CV and apply; what is it like to work at Ensors?Well, we have got you covered. Chris takes us through exactly what it is like to work within the Corporate Services department, and explains some of his favourite things about the working environment at the company, telling us that:‘Working in Corporate Services, my week can be varied, generally working from either clients’ premises, the Cambridge office or from home. As an Assistant Manager in the department, I predominantly run statutory audits. My role has many client-facing aspects, where on a weekly basis I am speaking to clients from a range of industries, from Agriculture to Tech. Most weeks seem to have some sort of event going on, whether it’s a sporting fixture in the way of netball, cricket or football, a team lunch, a fundraiser, or a networking event. We have been in our new Cambridge office since the start of the year; it is spacious, bright, and comfortable, and has plants throughout. Our meeting rooms “Crick” and “Watson” (named after the Cambridge based biologists who published ground-breaking work on DNA) have great views of greenery, a pond and plenty of ducks! The new office kitchen has an excellent “from-beans” coffee machine, which I am ensuring is vigorously tested on a daily basis.’– Chris AniskowiczAvailable Training Schemes and Open DaysFrom 1st September 2022, Ensors will be accepting applications for both January 2023 and Autumn 2023 entry onto their training schemes. If you would like to learn more about these pathways, during September Ensors will be hosting a series of Student Recruitment Open Evenings aimed at potential entry level trainee applicants . The dates and locations of these opening events are as follows: Ipswich office – Wednesday 14th September 2022 Bury St Edmunds office – Tuesday 20th September 2022 Cambridge office – Monday 26th September 2022 All evenings will operate on an informal drop-in basis between 16:30 and 18:30. Those who attend will have the chance to talk to current staff, including students, as well as the opportunity to meet the Ensors study provider. This will be a great opportunity to get to meet the people you will be interacting with on a regular basis if your application to the training scheme is successful. If you are interested in attending, please register your attendance in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information on current vacancies at Ensors, you can visit our landing page here: www.aj-chambers.com/current-vacancies Resources Training Schemes, Ensors: https://www.ensors.co.uk/about-us/workingatensors/trainee-scheme/ Mind the Gap, Search: https://www.search.co.uk/recruitment-insights/skills-shortage-report?source=google.com Skills for Future Success, PBSC: https://www.pbsc.uk/skills-for-future-success/ eFinancial Careeers Hiring Trends Report: https://recruiterhub.efinancialcareers.com/rs/647-AFI-013/images/eFinancialCareers%20Hiring%20Trends%20Report%20Q2%202022.pdf
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