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Office Coordinator



Rhys Gillings

Office Coordinator

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a highly regarded and trusted advisory practice who have a proven track record of providing only the highest quality of service to their loyal and wealthy client base.

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic, commercial, and confident Office Coordinator to join their exciting team, with the exciting responsibility of presenting their brand in the best way possible.

Primary Role

To deliver a high-level front of house and facilities coordination to all Ashcroft clients and employees, acting as first point of contact and liaising extensively with internal and external stakeholders in a proactive and professional manner.

Office Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • As the Office Coordinator you will be trusted with opening the office at 08:00am every weekday and preparing the meeting suite and building for the day.
  • You will be first point of contact for any issues with facilities.
  • You will be first point of contact for workers/ contractors/ builders - by responding to reactive cleaning/maintenance.
  • You will ensure client service is established and maintained by providing an exceptional and pro-active service.
  • You will be meeting and greeting clients, delivering a friendly first-class guest experience.
  • You will be responsible for hospitality.
  • You will pro-actively manage meeting rooms, bookings and related resources including AV.
  • You will manage incoming calls, directing or taking messages as appropriate.
  • You will ensure the office is tidy and operational, report/ resolve any issues.
  • You will get to manage daily and weekly maintenance tasks e.g., fire safety checks, water hygiene, meter readings.
  • You will be an important First Aider and Fire Marshal.
  • You will perform other duties as are within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the role

Candidate Profile

  • As the successful individual, you will hold a positive 'can do’ attitude, with excellent attention to detail and great initiative.
  • You will have previous experience of operating at Front of House and Facilities Coordinator level.
  • Possess basic awareness and understanding of health & safety in the workplace.
  • Be experienced in delivering brilliant customer/ client relationships.
  • Be experience of working in a fast-paced professional environment (Professional services is desirable, but not necessary).
  • Hold excellent experience with MS Office packages including Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Show strong inter-personal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrate good general business awareness.
  • Use your people skills regularly to manage situations, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Remuneration and Benefits

As the Office Coordinator, you will receive a competitive salary, alongside a host of great benefits:

  • Private healthcare and cash-back scheme
  • 22 days holiday plus all Bank Holidays
  • Birthdays off work
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Mentoring scheme
  • Free parking

If you would like to hear more about this exciting Office Coordinator position, please apply direct or contact Rhys Gillings at AJ Chambers.

  • Senior Accountant
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    AJ Chambers are currently working with a very diverse and vigorous firm of Chartered accountants, who are actively searching for a Senior Accountant to join their very reputable and growing team.



    You will be joining a busy Accounting Solutions department which provides a wide range of services to its client, including accounts preparation. Bookkeeping & the production of management accounts and information.


    You will be integral to the team, offering support to junior members in a mentoring fashion, as well as assisting managers and partners involved in any files you are working on.


    Whats on offer?

    This role is offering a very competitive salary, 25 days holiday (with the ability to buy and sell holiday each year), Pension provision, Health cash plan, Occupational sick pay scheme, Life assurance scheme, Season ticket loan for travel & an active social committee with frequent and varied events throughout the year, just to name a few of the perks.


    Your main duties for this position will involve working on the books and records for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies (including those within groups), preparation of VAT returns and the preparation of management accounts and statutory accounts.


    You would have strong previous experience in accounts preparation, VAT (including partial exemptions) and book keeping work, qualified to ACCA standard or equivalent by experience, with a well-rounded knowledge of accounting standards and principles.


    You would be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines, meeting pre-agreed budgets.  You would also have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and accurately, both in person and when using the telephone and email.  The ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, partners and client would be advantageous.


    If you are interested in this role and would like to be considered, please apply direct, or contact Danny brown at AJ Chambers.


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    Remote Working

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  • Payroll Administrator

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    Processing fortnightly, monthly & quarterly client payroll for various sized clients Investigating unusual requests from clients on output figures.   Providing reports to the client detailing data and cost analysis in the appropriate confidential method.   Monthly letters to payroll clients detailing Inland Revenue payments required Completing regular checks of statutory information held on STAR/IRIS, and obtaining deficiencies identified. End of year compliance including P60s etc. On-going compliance such as P45s and starter checklists etc. Liaising with clients and dealing with ad hoc queries via telephone and email Submit electronic data to HMRC each month in line with RTI procedures. Auto enrolment input processing. SMP & SSP – knowledge of statutory payments & salary sacrifice.

    What will you need to be successful in this role?

    2 years experience within a similar role  Experience and working knowledge of using payroll software, STAR/IRIS experience essential. Working knowledge of Word and Excel  Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook would be desirable PA good understanding of how to manually calculate tax and NI and the impact of different tax codes on this A good understanding of statutory payments and how these are processed through payroll A good understanding of salary sacrifice payments An awareness of Auto Enrolment and employer’s obligations  Experience setting up new PAYE schemes with HMRC


    What will you get in return?


    Very competitive salary (DOE) Genuine Work Life balance including Hybrid Working Full study support if desired Genuine progression plan Employee Recognition awards and bonuses And more!


    If you believe you have what it takes to be successful in this Payroll Administrator role based in St Albans 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.

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  • Audit and Accounts Senior
    £40,000 - £48,000 per annum

    AJ Chambers are currently working with a well-respected firm of chartered accountants, who are seeking an Audit & accounts Senior to join their team.

    The Audit Senior will manage the audit process, to ensure the audits are of high quality.

    The Role:

    Assists in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement. Predominant amount of time will be spent off-site at clients’ premises. Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters. Produce work for the Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified. Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers. Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager. Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office. Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements

    The Ideal Candidate:

    ACA/ACCA Qualified Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site. Working knowledge of International Auditing Standards (IAS), IFRS, UK GAAP Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.

    If you feel you would be suitable, please apply direct or contact Leah Rainger at AJ Chambers.

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  • Business Development Manager
    £40,000-£60,000 per annum

    Business Development Manager

    The Chambers Group is an award-winning and ambitious specialist recruitment group focused within the Accountancy Practice, Commercial Finance, and Legal Practice sectors, based in Rochford, Essex.

    The Group, consisting of AJ Chambers and Nelson Chambers, is currently growing due to success and in order to reach our goals, of becoming the number one trusted recruiter within each of the sectors in which we recruit.

    Additionally to Recruitment, we have a specialist division offering Mergers and Acquisition services, utilising our unrivaled networks within our core sectors, and assisting business owners to realise their own growth, or succession, plans for their businesses.

    We are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager, to support our teams of experienced Recruitment Consultants.

    This is a new role in executing and implementing BD activities. You will have the opportunity to work across all our businesses, with a particular focus on the Accountancy Practice & Legal sectors.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Undertaking analysis of internal and external data sources to meet service line and sector needs (ICAEW, ACCA, ICPA, IFA, CIOT, The Law Society, etc) Supporting the teams on client relationship management and activity as directed Supporting the team on preparation for pipeline review meetings including maintaining the pipeline Supporting the teams in the use of products and content for client engagement purposes Drawing together market intelligence and liaises with managers and Directors regarding target information to support the sales process Undertaking follow up actions to networking and marketing activity to generate appropriate meetings with clients, active targets, and intermediaries Developing an understanding of each service line and keeping up-to-date with industry developments bringing these to the attention of relevant stakeholders Understanding the issues and opportunities facing the service lines in order to support them with growing and developing the business

    Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

    Ideally, you will have several years’ experience of working for or with professional services firms and be heavily networked with this audience. You may have been in a Marketing or Business Development capacity and have natural interest in face to face networking, communication, and helping people achieve their ambitions.

    A professional with business development/marketing experience at AM or Manager level A professional, credible, and confident communicator with strong influencing skills and the ability to work well with stakeholders at all levels within the firm Experience in supporting projects and multiple relationships, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines Strong written English language skills, and an ability to write clearly and concisely Excellent attention to detail Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload Well-organised with a proactive approach A strong grasp of Word, PowerPoint, and CRM

    In addition to the below benefits, the basic salary on offer for this position would be up to £40,000. Although this is negotiable based on experience. We anticipate that the OTE for this role would be north of £60,000.

    Some of the benefits of working at The Chambers Group are:

    Flexible working model New office coming soon, featuring an on-site gym and café Autonomous working environment Targets based around quality, not just numbers In-house and external specialist training Fully mapped out career progression pathway Group-wide profit share scheme Charitable and community work Quarterly company events Client networking and hospitality events, at places like Brands Hatch and Wembley

    Additional info

    You will predominantly be based in our HQ (Rochford, Southend) Office, and travel to prospect sites and events will be required. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs.

    If you are interested in finding out more, please apply or get in touch with Jason Reynolds at The Chambers Group.