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Senior Accountant

Competitive Salary

A leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants are looking to hire a Senior Accountant to join them in their Dartford office. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual who is looking to join a thriving practice, and continue to develop and progress their career towards a more senior role.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to develop their career, is ACCA/ACA Qualified and somebody who has excellent communication skills as this will be a client facing role.

Senior Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Statutory and management accounts preparation
  • Managing juniors and ensuring their development
  • Ability to complete full set of accounts to completion
  • Discussing and resolving accounts queries with clients
  • Knowledge of key software is desirable but not essential


  • ACA/ACCA qualified (you will be considered if you are QBE)
  • 4+ years practice experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Ability to manage juniors

For more information on this Senior Accountant role, please either apply directly or contact James Young at AJ Chambers. If this role isn't for you but you do possess many of the requirements then please do get in contact with us, as we may be able to offer a more suitable role.

  • Accounts Assistant
    £20000 per year - 24000 per year

    Accounts and Administration Assistant

    AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for a well-established Construction Company based in Canvey Island, Essex.

    Our client is looking for an Accounts and Administration Assistant for three days per week in their busy office. This is a permanent position with working hours between 10:00 to 15:00, with some flexibility and days to be agreed upon.

    We are looking for someone willing to learn and progress their accounts knowledge to eventually understand the full Management Accounting processes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Daily input of accounts data using Sage 50 Accounts (knowledge of Xero would be useful but not essential). A basic understanding of double-entry accounts processes. Microsoft Excel – Proficient in the use of existing spreadsheets and ability to set up new templates using formulas. Ability to convert CSV docs to excel for bulk data entry import. Microsoft Word – ability to construct professional letters. Emails – liaison with customers and suppliers, electronic filing to ensure historic record-keeping. Maintain office Outlook diary. Scanning – document capture for filing in line with HMRC requirements. Answering the telephone and dealing with accounts enquiries. Supporting the accounts manager with general admin duties. Assisting Directors with other ad hoc PA/admin tasks.

    For further information on this role, please apply direct or contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

  • Accounts Assistant
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    I am working closely with a modern and progressive firm in Chelmsford that are looking to appoint an AAT qualified or training Accounts Assistant with 1-3 years accountancy practice experience.

    In this role, you will work in an experienced team, with full support from your Managers and Directors and colleagues to achieve your qualification and progress to a Senior position. Our clients will fund all courses and offers study leave and will actively encourage you to challenge your knowledge on day-to-day responsibilities.

    Location: Chelmsford, Essex

    Salary: £17,000 - £25,000 (DOE and level of qualification)

    Accounts Assistant - Duties:

    Prepare annual accounts for clients ranging in turnover and sector, including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies Corporate tax returns Supporting the Senior’s and Managers on their workload Assisting with bookkeeping and VAT tasks Handling client queries and liaising with the HMRC Progression to working on more complex management accounts when trained Attending audit fieldwork exercises and planning meetings with Managers/Partners

    What will you get in return?

    Competitive salary up to £25,000 (DOE) AAT or ACCA study support Performance bonuses paid at Christmas Flexible working hours and home working opportunities A fun and supportive working environment On-Site Parking Pension, life cover insurances and private medical benefits

    For further information on this Accounts Assistant position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers Recruitment.

  • Assistant Manager
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    AJ Chambers are working with a large, multinational Accountancy Practice with a strong focus towards the international technology sector and private equity backed companies, who are looking for an Outsourcing Assistant Manager to join their London office.

    What’s on offer:

    Salary £55,000 - £60,000 Join Multi-award winning team Exciting and fast growing client portfolio focused on the International Technology Sector

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Control of a portfolio of clients, ensuring all client reporting & payment deadlines are met. Full review of management accounts, ensuring technical accuracy and that any anomalies are investigated and resolved before submission to the client. Review of VAT return submissions and Intrastat returns Supervision of Management Accountants and Financial Administrators, ensuring they are completing their work correctly and providing guidance. Maintaining excellent relations with clients, acting as the main finance point of contact, responding effectively to reporting or ad hoc technical queries and resolving any issues The review of payment runs and online BACs payment submissions Liaising with teams across the firm together with international local service providers for completion of UK and global compliance tasks. WIP & billing control: ensuring a thorough understanding of the contracted scope of work, agreeing special fees & assisting with contract reviews and fee negotiations Overseeing costings on client portfolio and reporting / explaining monthly recovery to management Identifying and implementing enhancements to the existing compliance routines and control systems Managing the onboarding of new client accounts from an accounting and administrative perspective Keeping up to date with technical developments affecting work. Carrying out proactive research (tax & financial reporting related) Ensuring full compliance with anti-money laundering obligations

    The Ideal Candidate

    ACA / ACCA qualified accountant with post qualification experience Experience of working in an Outsourcing team within practice, looking after a portfolio of clients You must have strong experience of reviewing monthly management accounts prepared by junior team members and good VAT knowledge Experience of supervising staff, building presence and inspiring confidence Knowledge and experience working with Cloud accounting software

    For more information on this role please apply with your CV, or contact Adam Munro at AJ Chambers Recruitment

  • Internal Auditor

    Senior Internal Auditor Cambridge£45,000-£50,000 pa (Depending on Experience)

    AJ Chambers are pleased to be representing a Top 50 Chartered Accountancy practice who are looking for a fully qualified, or Finalist Senior Auditor to join their Internal Audit team.

    Role Overview

    You will work as part of the established Corporate team based on a mixed portfolio of clients across a range of industries/sectors which will see you performing the accurate and efficient processing of client accounting information. This will be supervised to begin with but that will become more remote as your experience grows. The role demands the ability to speak to colleagues, clients and other contacts in a mature and professional manner whilst ensuring to maintain the companies’ high standards

    Principle Responsibilities:

    Client internal audit assignments: in house preparation and attendance at client premises (or via remote means where necessary) 70% of the role 30% other duties such as ad hoc advisory assignments and presentation of findings from internal audit assignments Identify the key internal audit contact for each internal audit assignment for each client Liaison with clients to plan internal audit cycles based on client risk register and the wishes of representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client. This will include preparing terms of reference, agreeing dates for work to be carried out, agreeing client deliverables and a reporting timeline for review by Manager/Director/Partner. Design internal audit tests and required paperwork prior to each assignment Conduct internal audit tests and prepare supporting working papers during each assignment Prepare for and carry out ad hoc projects/investigations for clients of an internal audit nature including due diligence reviews and fraud investigations. Agree internal audit findings with management before findings are presented to the client. Prepare reports associated with each internal audit assignment and circulate to representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client within three working weeks of the work being completed. Review reports following feedback from representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client, making necessary changes. And agreeing necessary actions. Agree and conduct any follow up work from internal audit visits in accordance with a time frame agreed with clients. This will also involve factoring findings and follow up work in the following year internal audit plan. This plan may be part of a three year cycle. Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff Oversee junior colleagues’ work and aid in their training when appropriate

    Person Specification:

    Work based competencies

    ACA/ACCA Part/Fully qualified, or CIPFA Qualified 2-3 years experience of planning and working on audits of various sizes Client facing experience

    Behavioural Competencies

    Good interpersonal and organisational skills A highly professional appearance and attitude A team player Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time Motivated and ambitious

    Training & Development:

    Continued professional development program Annual performance reviews

    Benefits Package:

    Smart Working plan A relaxed and professional environment Social Activities/Charitable Events Competitive Salary and Benefits Package 25 days Holiday (ability to purchase up to 5 extra days annually under our flexible benefits scheme) Life Assurance Contributory Pension Scheme Retail Discounts

    If you believe you have what it takes to be successful in this Senior Internal Audit role based in Cambridge and you would like to be considered, please do apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers and we will be in touch if short-listed!

    Senior Internal Auditor Cambridge£45,000-£50,000 pa (Depending on Experience)

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£23000 - £27000
Kent /


Are you looking to develop a career in Practice? Do you live locally to Swanley & would like to work for a supportive and well-respected local firm of accountants?

If so, we are currently seeking an AAT Qualified or almost AAT qualified, Accounts Assistant to join our team. We will also consider qualified by experience.

This is a key role within the Accounts team and your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Use of a number of Accounts systems including Xero and Sage 50
  • Drafting business tax computations and working on Personal Tax returns
  • Being the first point of contact for clients and dealing with queries

To be considered, applicants will need to have recent Practice experience - including preparing accounts, combined with exceptional communication skills and a desire to learn and contribute to the team environment.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary plus study support (where applicable) and excellent development opportunities.

For further information on this role please apply direct or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers.

Accounts Assistant

£23000 - £27000
Kent /


Are you looking to further your career in Practice? Do you live local to Swanley and would you like to work for a supportive and well-respected local firm of accountants?

If yes, we are currently seeking someone with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in an accountancy practice to join our team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • All aspects of the preparation of statutory accounts and business tax for our larger corporate clients and some specialised clients
  • The use of IRIS, Sage, Xero and other accounting software
  • Liaising with and visiting clients as applicable
  • Training and supervision of more junior members of the team
  • Assistance in the carrying out of audits both in the office and at client premises

Audit training will be given if needed.

We will consider AAT level 4, ACA or ACCA studiers and those with the relevant experience.

We offer a competitive salary and, if applicable, excellent study support.

For further information on this role please apply direct or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers.

Accounts Manager

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Kent /

AJ Chambers are representing a well-respected accountancy firm, based in Dartford, who are recruiting for an Accounts Manager to join their expanding team.

You will ideally be a qualified accounts senior, looking to progress into a managerial role. Accounts managers will also be considered, if you are looking to further develop in a unique firm.

The Role:

  • Preparing year-end financial statements, as well as supervising more junior members.
  • Preparing management/statutory accounts and tax returns as and when required.
  • Managing your own portfolio of clients.
  • Meeting with clients and advising them on technical issues.
  • Writing advisory letters to clients with finalised accounts.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ideally ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Significant accounts experience in Public Practice.
  • Experience with accounts software e.g. Advanced Excel, Sage, QuickBooks, Xero and CaseWare.
  • Exemplary communication skills and be capable of liaising and forming relationships with clients.

If you feel you would be suitable, please either apply direct or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers.

Accounts Manager £" Dartford

Accounts Manager

£40000 - £45000
Kent /

Accounts Manager

The Firm are a specialist Tax Consultants and Chartered Accountants. They provide expert tax advice and the general business support their clients require, particularly for growing companies and their stakeholders.

The client base is principally high-tech companies based in London which are raising funds to develop their product and to prepare for the next stage of their growth, some perhaps to Unicorn status. The Firm continues to win these exciting clients and is expanding. They are essentially a London Firm, but based in Sevenoaks to provide a better work/life balance.

Their high tech clients are growing rapidly and they are providing the advice they need on tax issues and also supporting them to manage this growth and their rapidly changing accounting needs, including bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT returns etc and year end reporting.

Their Offices in Sevenoaks are centrally located within easy walk of the Station and so are accessible by train or by car.


They are recruiting an experienced accountant who is able to work with clients to provide the accounting support they need. This includes:

  • Bookkeeping using Xero
  • Preparation/review of statutory accounts using IRIS.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Preparation/review of VAT returns
  • Providing support on payroll and other compliance issues including company secretarial when needed.
  • Working with the Tax team and providing support where appropriate.

The individual will manage junior staff and work under the supervision of the Partners and Senior Accounts Manager.

About you

You will be a qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA) used to being in a professional environment and working with clients. You will need to have the ability to learn to analyse client situations to identify issues and opportunities and apply your experience to help provide solutions to clients. You should also have good communication skills, be systematic, diplomatic and focused, and be a good team player.

For further information on this role please apply direct or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers.

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£ 42,000
Kent /

An opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious accountant to manage their own portfolio and small team at a growing independent practice in North Kent.

You will start as a Client Manager with an eye to grow and progress as you gain exposure to a burgeoning client base. This role will consist largely of accounts and tax work, along with some business development responsibilities and incentives.

For the right candidate, the firm are willing to pay up to £45,000.


  • Dealing with a varied client portfolio including OMBs, construction, entertainment, retail etc
  • Reviewing a wide range of accounts - Limited, sole trader, partnership, LLP\'s
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns and self-assessment returns
  • Providing a management accounts service to clients to include forecasting and budgeting
  • Finalising accounts under the overall control of the directors
  • Supporting the team with more complex accounts work e.g. intercompany transactions
  • Management, review and preparation of personal tax returns
  • Team management


  • ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Significant accounts, VAT and tax experience in practice
  • Exemplary communication and writing skills and be capable of liaising and forming relationships with clients.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Young at AJ Chambers.

Senior Accountant

£ 35,000
Kent /

An impressive, market leading firm of chartered accountants are currently looking to recruit a Qualified Senior Accountant to join their growing practice in North Kent. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a firm with an excellent reputation in the local area.

The company have experienced year-on-year growth and are still growing through the pandemic. With this comes great routes for progressing your career within the firm and the sky is the limit for the right person.

This role will suit somebody who is happy to liaise frequently with clients and is confident in dealing with a diverse portfolio of clients. Ideally, you will need to be ACCA/ACA Qualified to be considered for this position. For the right person, the company will be willing to pay up to £40,000.


  • Attending client meetings and client visits for training and tendering for business with Managers/Partners
  • Reviewing the work completed by junior staff members, answering queries on VAT, review points on simpler sets of accounts and training in general where required
  • Production of year end accounts for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders
  • Preparation of CT600s and some personal tax returns
  • Management accounts preparation and cash flow projections


  • ACCA or ACA Qualified
  • Minimum of 4 years accountancy practice experience
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills

For further information on this Senior Accountant position, please apply direct or contact James Young from AJ Chambers.