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Competitive Salary


Darren Buckley

AJ Chambers are currently representing a long-established, leading independent firm of chartered accountants who are seeking an Accountant for their office in Epping. Working alongside a team of experienced professionals, this position offers first-rate career prospects and a generous remuneration package.


  • Competitive salary
  • 20 Days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension, free parking, and bonuses

The Role

As an Accountant, you will be responsible for undertaking high quality accounts preparation and tax compliance services for a range of business clients including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Duties include:

  • Supervision and preparation of management and statutory accounts
  • Preparation of personal tax computations and self-assessment tax returns
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC
  • Be the main point of contact and face of the company for clients within the portfolio, nurturing relationships and maintaining a high-level of quality
  • Training and mentoring junior staff, reviewing work done by such team members

The Candidate

  • ACA or ACCA qualified, or able to demonstrate relevant experience
  • A minimum of 3 years\' experience in an accountancy practice
  • Extensive experience preparing statutory accounts
  • Experience with accounts software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to lead and organise team members

For more information on this Accountant position, please apply directly or contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers.

  • Personal Tax Senior
    £35000 per year - 45000 per year

    AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Personal Tax Senior to join a long established mid-tier firm in their London Office.

    This role will offer full study support, with the opportunity to progress within the firm.

    35 Hour working week Full study support Opportunity to progress within the firm Diverse portfolio of clients


    You will be joining a leading UK accountancy firm, as a Personal Tax senior. As well as being commercially successful, this firm has built a reputation for valuing their staff by supporting them with excellent training, promoting a healthy work life balance and providing a comprehensive benefits package.

    Whilst the role is predominantly private client, you will also have a small portfolio of corporate tax clients. 

    Personal Tax Senior responsibilities:

    Responsible for a portfolio of personal tax clients Responsible for a small portfolio of corporate tax clients Managing personal and corporate tax compliance for all assigned clients Supporting managers in the provision of advisory work Identifying planning opportunities Attending client meetings Corresponding regularly with HMRC


    Personal Tax Senior responsibilities:

    Ideally ATT or CTA Qualified Experience working within Personal Tax in practice Knowledge of Corporate Tax will be highly advantageous Able to organise and prioritise and monitor workload effectively.   Effective communication skills Self-motivated with ability to produce results under pressure


    For further information on this Personal Tax Senior role, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers

  • Corporate Tax Associate
    £39000 per year - 42000 per year

    AJ Chambers are working closely with a Top 20 Firm of chartered accountants that are looking to appoint an experienced Corporate Tax Senior in their Ipswich office.

    Our client\'s portfolio is diverse, and you will gain valuable exposure to impressive, growing start ups as well as larger, corporate multinational businesses and deal with personnel at every level. Our client invests heavily into their staff and proudly boasts a fantastic retention record, with the ability to swiftly promote, with many newly qualified or senior staff being upgraded to Assistant Manager/Manager with 12-18 months.

    Benefits – Corporate Tax Senior:

    25 days\' holiday with an option to buy up to 10 extra days Access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions Life assurance cover and income protection insurance Add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance, or travel insurance Enrol in our Bike to Work scheme Enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms Receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan Access childcare vouchers

    General Specification – Corporate Tax Senior:

    Understanding of and previous experience within corporate tax compliance, dealing with the annual tax return process of both small clients and those with a much more extensive number of assignees. Experience providing some tax advisory and compliance services to a variety of clients. Ability to undertake tax audits for clients under UK GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP Ability to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions Ability to actively seek opportunities for selling new services to existing clients Some experience of dealing with client senior management and key stakeholders Educated to degree level, and CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent

    For further information on this Corporate Tax Senior position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers Recruitment.

  • Corporate Tax Semi-Senior
    £25000 per year - 30000 per year

    Corporate Tax Semi-Senior – Bournemouth


    The Corporation Tax team are looking for a Semi-Senior who is confident with Partners and clients, possesses excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide accurate work in a timely and cost-effective manner. With this role come the pre-requisites that the candidate is motivated, committed and flexible, with the ability to meet deadlines.


    The Role

    A Tax Semi Senior/Senior (level of appointed will depend on experience of the applicant) is being sought to join and complement the Bournemouth tax group.


    The role will report directly to the Manager/Senior Manager and will involve assisting the team with the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a large portfolio of both personal and corporate clients.


    The corporate tax portfolio is made up of a number of medium to large companies with a variety of businesses, including a professional football club, property investment and development, manufacturing and E-commerce. The personal tax portfolio is made up of high net worth individuals, including company directors, self-employed individuals, small to medium sized partnerships and trusts.   The role will also provide the opportunity to gain experience on advisory projects.



    Preparation of corporation tax computation and corporation tax returns Liaising with clients on a variety of corporate tax compliance issues  Liaising with audit and accounts teams, and dealing with workflows between departments Involvement on advisory assignment including capital allowance reviews, R&D tax relief claims, share transactions and more Attendance and involvement on regular team meetings to further corporate tax team goals, and also those of the local office, and the firm as a whole.


    The Team

    Our Corporation Tax team consists of two Directors, two Senior Managers, one Manager & two Assistant Managers.


    The Office

    The services of the Bournemouth office extend across the full spectrum of commercial accounting, tax and business advisory disciplines. As well as operating within the local area, we are involved with a wide range of regional and national clients and projects.



    The ideal candidate should be hard working, show initiative and be self-motivated, with the ability to organise and manage their own workload. They should display a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with partners and clients. They will be a natural team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and an excellent eye for detail.



    The firm also offers a market leading benefits and remuneration package, which includes - but not limited to; flexible and agile working, annual profit share bonus plus individual performance related bonus, paid overtime and access to a flexible benefits platform.

  • Audit Semi-Senior
    £25000 per year - 32000 per year

    Audit Semi-Senior | Top 30 Practice

    A fantastic opportunity for a part-qualified ACA / ACCA Auditor to join one of the largest Practices in the country, who can offer support and growth up to and beyond the completion of your qualification.

    The Role

    Carrying out Audits using a bespoke risk based approach for a range of clients across a variety of sectors including media, technology, property, hospitality and not-for-profit. Act as assistant on larger clients, completing relevant sections of the Audit file as discussed with Senior staff at the planning meeting. Acting as Senior on smaller Audits, reporting directly to the Manager. You would be responsible for planning the Audit file through to the completion sections. Supervising and delegating work to less experienced members of the Audit team. Appraising less experienced member of the team following completion of jobs worked on with them. 90% Audit focused.

    The successful candidate will have at least 18 months\' experience working within a similar sized Practice in the Audit or Audit & Accounts department. Ideally, you will be studying either your ACA or ACCA qualification, and this firm will continue study support for this, as well as assisting with exit fees from your current firm if required. 

    If you wish to be considered for this opportunity then please apply with your CV, or contact Danielle O\'Hara at AJ Chambers for more information.

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We are working with a modern and progression regional firm of Chartered Accountants in Colchester who are looking to appoint an AAT qualified or part ACA/ACCA qualified Audit Semi Senior.

Our client is one of the leading firms in the region and are experiencing exceptional growth in the current market, with a very stable and ever-expanding corporate client base. They can offer full study support for each set of exams and cover exit fees you may have with an existing employer should that be required.

Core Responsibilities £" Audit Semi Senior:

  • Reviewing year end accounts and financial statement preparation
  • Undertaking fieldwork on statutory audits
  • Being part of audit teams of up to 4 people working for our clients based across East Anglia
  • Leading smaller audit assignments
  • Assisting all members of the audit team and supporting the audit lead/ manager to complete audit work
  • Maintaining and developing strong client relationships

Personal Specification £" Audit Semi Senior:

  • Have at least two years\' experience in a similar audit role
  • Have achieved AAT qualification and be working towards, or wanting to progress their studies by gaining either ACA or ACCA qualification
  • Have a full driving license and access to independent transport
  • Be a team player who enjoys working as part of a busy team to achieve team targets
  • Be organised, efficient and able to prioritise their own workload
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be competent using Microsoft Office and other software applications.

For further information on this Audit Semi Senior position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers.

Audit Senior

£32000 - £38000
Essex /

Audit and Accounts Senior

AJ Chambers are currently working with a rapidly growing Regional Firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors who are looking to expand their Audit and Accounts Team based in Chelmsford.

We are looking for an Audit and Accounts Senior who is driven, has experience of working in an Accountancy Practice, and be either qualified (ACCA/ICAEW or equivalent), or be working towards final exams.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate proficiency, or the ability to learn quickly, in the following areas:

  • Audit of limited companies, including the planning, fieldwork and completion stages.
  • Preparation of sole trader, partnership and limited company accounts to final stage.
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns.
  • Company secretarial skills, maintaining statutory books and filing forms at Companies House.
  • Preparing management accounts for clients, including occasional site visits.
  • VAT and P11D experience would also be an advantage.
  • Personal tax experience including completing personal and partnership tax returns.
  • Business tax skills, including preparing computations for sole traders and partnerships.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with clients face to face, by telephone and in writing.
  • Adopt a \'can do\' attitude and be able to work as part of a team.

A competitive salary, benefits package plus continuous training and professional development program will be offered to the right candidate, along with a chance to progress your career further.

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers

Personal Tax Supervisor

£34000 - £38000
Essex /

AJ Chambers are working with an impressive independent firm of chartered accountants that are looking to appoint a maternity cover Tax Supervisor, to deliver on personal tax compliance matters and general team supervision for the next 9 months.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will range from managing an existing portfolio of clients and associated general advisory work, general review of personal tax returns prepared by Tax Assistants, delegation and supervision of work to budget, preparing more complex returns whilst reporting to the Tax Manager and Tax Partner. You will have experience with capital gains matters, landlords and stamp duty matters, non-doms, non-residents and possibly inheritance tax and trusts (although the latter two are not essential).

What is on offer?

  • Equivalent salary of £34,000 - £38,000 (depending on experience/qualification)
  • 35hr working week with flexibility to work from home on occasion if desired
  • Family-friendly and vibrant working environment with open lines of communication to Partner/Manager
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Membership paid for with CTA/ACCA/AAT if due

Our client is looking for an experienced personal tax professional with review experience who ideally holds a relevant tax qualification with the CTA or ATT, although someone qualified by experience will also be considered with relevant experience.

For further information on this Tax Supervisor position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers

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£32000 - £38000
Essex /

We are working closely with an impressive, chartered accountancy firm in Wickford, Essex who are looking to appoint a Newly Qualified Accountant with audit experience.

Our client is a progressive firm and is keen to employ a newly qualified or finalist, to lead on larger audit jobs whilst working on accounts, corporate tax and consolidated accounts.

Remuneration Package

  • £30,000 - £38,000 (DOE)
  • 23 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Full study support package including paid courses and study leave
  • Company pension
  • Free parking

Newly Qualified Accountant - Duties:

  • Preparation of accounts for limited companies
  • CT600s
  • Working on audits projects from planning through to completion
  • Working with personal tax returns for Directors and self-assessment returns for individuals and sole traders
  • Providing detailed discussion notes for client meetings on accounting and tax related aspects
  • Direct client involvement £" working with the client to solve queries and provide recommendations.
  • Management accounts preparation and cash flow projections
  • This role will be around 70% Accounts and client management and 30% audit lead and management.

For further information on this Newly Qualified Accountant position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers.

Newly Qualified Accountant - Wickford, Essex

Payroll Administrator

£20000 - £24000
Essex /

AJ Chambers are working with a modern and progressive firm of accountants in Saffron Walden that are looking for a Payroll Administrator.

Our client is looking for an attentive payroll professional, ideally from a payroll bureau or public practice background, that can aid the Payroll Manager in delivering a first-class service to the wider portfolio.


  • Salary - £18,000 - £23,000
  • Medical Cover and Death in Service benefits available
  • 35 hour working week (flexible hours can be negotiated)
  • Growing, ambitious and modern working environment that encourages success

Payroll Administrator - Responsibilities

  • Processing payroll information and maintaining accuracy and integrity of data for a variety of clients that differ in size, complexity and industry sector
  • Ability to handle queries and liaise effectively with management and clients direct when required
  • Keep up to date with payroll legislation changes as well as any other changes affecting payroll processing
  • Experience with auto-enrolment and associated responsibilities
  • Processing CIS returns

The Candidate

  • Between 12-36 months of payroll bureau or public practice experience would be ideal
  • You will be computer literate and able to demonstrate strong organisational skills, along with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are required as you will be dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of either STAR or Xero would be beneficial but not essential

For more information on this Payroll Administrator position, please contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers.