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Senior Manager

£40,000 - £50,000


Scott Golding

AJ Chambers are working closely with a reputable chartered accountancy firm in Basildon, who are looking to appoint a Senior Manager to review audits and run a client portfolio.

The ideal candidate will progress quickly, with a strong possibility to be promoted to Client Director in a short space of time.


· Competitive remuneration package

· Varied role with a diverse array of clients

· Free parking

· Flexible working arrangement

Responsibilities Include:

· Full responsibility to engage and manage a growing portfolio of new and existing clients

· Attending client meetings and tendering for new business, on-boarding new clients

· Overall responsibility to manage a portfolio of audit clients up to £30M turnover

· Supporting the current Directors with management of the team and review of more junior members work

This is a truly excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career and move away from the audit fieldwork and into the review and management stages. If you are at a Senior level and looking to take that next step, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers.

Senior Manager – Basildon, Essex

  • Personal Tax Senior
    £ 40,000






    Job Title:

    Personal/Mixed Tax Senior



    Responsible to:

    Head of Global Private Client Advisory



    Hours per week:

    35 hours – flexi-time contract







    Main Purpose of the Role:


    Manage mostly personal tax compliance for a large portfolio of clients with some associated corporation tax. Provide a supporting tax consultancy service to senior members of the team on a diverse range of issues such as incorporation, self-employed tax planning, capital gains tax planning, inheritance tax planning, etc.




    The tax department contains a mixture of managers and staff. This role will be split between compliance and consultancy and approximately 90% personal tax and 10% corporate tax.


    Main Duties and Responsibilities:


    1. Responsibility for the compliance function for both personal tax and corporate tax clients. This includes:


    ​ Preparation of personal and corporation tax returns for a broad range of clients

    ​ Monitoring tax return progress to ensure timely completion and submission to the Revenue

    ​ Advising personal and corporate tax clients of tax liabilities due on a timely basis

    ​ Liaising directly with clients to ensure both accurate and prompt completion of tax returns

    ​ Preparation of PAYE Settlement Agreements (PSA)

    ​ Communicating effectively with clients both orally and in writing

    ​ Dealing with all client queries promptly and efficiently

    ​ Reporting to the client partner on all matters relevant to the client's tax affairs

    2. Dealing with ad hoc tax consultancy assignments to support the Tax Partner and senior members of the team as and when required, such as:

    ​ Advising on the tax implications of incorporation;

    ​ Capital gains tax planning – principle private residence exemption, optimum use of losses

    ​ Taxation of share scheme options and gains

    ​ Assisting the Corporate Finance partner on tax issues relating to the purchase and sale of private companies, both client and referral work

    ​ Enterprise Investment Scheme

    3. Identifying tax planning opportunities and following these through with the relevant partner

    4. Dealing with detailed Revenue enquiries from inception to completion

    Other Duties and Tasks:

    Attend clients' premises as and when required

    Work with Partners and staff to provide a personal, professional service for the benefit of both clients and the firm.

    Such other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder.

    This list is not exhaustive, and is only an indication of responsibilities.

    Decision Making/ Freedom to Act:

    This is a senior role in which the individual works autonomously and will take necessary decisions in the ordinary course of providing a comprehensive tax service to clients.

    The role involves working with Tax Managers and a Tax Junior, and reports to the Head of Global Private Client Advisory.

    Supervision of Others:

    The role involves delegating work to the Tax Junior and to review the work when completed, assisting the Tax Junior where necessary.

    Dimensions of Job:

    Responsibility for the compliance function for approx. 300 personal tax clients including high net worth individuals, partnerships, sole-traders, non-residents, and non-domiciled individuals and approx. 20 corporate tax clients, mainly owner-managed businesses.



    This job description reflects the post, as at January 2021 but may be amended from time to time following consultation with the post holder.



    Person Specification: Personal/Mixed Tax Senior



    Qualifications and Experience


    A minimum of 3 years' experience in a mixed tax role within a professional practice

    Good personal tax experience is essential and a working knowledge of corporate tax

    ATT qualified or qualified by experience

    Demonstrates a good level of understanding of own technical/ professional function

    Experience of working on long term client relationships and of working on a fee basis with clients

    Experience of working in an accountancy practice at a senior level

    Working knowledge of Pertax an advantage

    Computer literate


    Skills and Personal Qualities:


    Leadership and Planning

    A clear understanding of the Firm's wider goals and vision

    A clear vision for the Alliotts' Tax Service for clients

    Excellent communication skills – able to communicate openly and honestly at all levels


    Self Management

    Able to demonstrate an astute use of Initiative to solve problems

    The ability to work to timescales and meet deadlines

    Ability to plan and organise tasks/priorities effectively

    Gives appropriate attention to detail and has the ability to think laterally to provide a comprehensive approach tax advice


    Client Satisfaction

    The ability to utilise technical expertise to contribute to the development and broadening of the service for clients

    Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain client relationships, and good communication skills with the ability to explain complex matters to clients clearly and concisely.















  • 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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Audit Semi Senior

£25000 - £28000
Essex /

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

Newly Qualified Accountant

£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.