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Management Accounts and Xero Expert, Business Services Manager

Competitive Salary

An opportunity has arisen for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join a growing, forward thinking Independent Accountancy Practice in Rugby. The practice prides themselves on allowing their employees to grow, progress and achieve their full potential, while taking home a competitive salary and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

In this position, you will begin as an Business Services Manager, working largely digitally with a heavy focus on management accounts, VAT, Bookkeeping reviewing and some year end statutory accounts preparation.

A exceptional understanding of management accounts, cloud accounting (Xero) and VAT is required. Our client is looking for a safe pair of hands, technically sound candidate with good experience of management accounts preparation with a variety of sectors.

It is essential that the candidate is Xero Certified, with extensive knowledge and experience of Xero. You will be closely involved in assisting colleagues and clients on cloud based accounting software.

The successful individual will have the opportunity to grow the department and client offering.


Reviewing Bookkeeping Work

Reviewing statutory and management accounts

Building and maintaining strong client relationships

Management of workflow within scheduled time

Keeping up to date technically

Liaising with clients and colleagues to resolve any issues

Training and Development of Junior staff members


Prior experience in Public Practice

Extensive experience with Xero and other cloud accounting packages. Essential Xero Certified.

Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

Detail orientated and organised

Able to conduct and utilise research

Desire to assist growth of the business

ACCA/ACA Qualified

  • Corporate Tax Manager
    £55000 per year - 65000 per year

    Corporate Tax Manager

    The firm are a leading and highly reputable accountancy practice and boast a very flexible working environment that reflects their dedication to their employees, and their adaptability to change. They also offer an excellent, and highly competitive benefits package.

    They are seeking a Corporate Tax Manager to join their growing team in Tunbridge Wells.

    This firm is dedicated to your success and development, and have a great culture for learning and development, whilst also priding themselves on providing a healthy work/life balance.


    Reviewing and completing corporation tax returns for clients Identifying planning opportunities Reviewing the work of junior member of staff Preparing detailed advisory reports Providing specialist advice


    3 Years + Corporate Tax experience CTA qualified desired Up to date knowledge and technical experience within Corporate Tax The ability to spot new business Experience reviewing junior’s work

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

  • Senior Accountant
    £32000 per year - 35000 per year

    Senior Practice Accountant

    About us

    We are a friendly Chartered Accounting practice in West Kent who focus on small businesses and individuals. We are continuing to grow and we are adding staff regularly. We enjoy all the advantages of being part of a wider network - a fast growing national franchise - whilst being owned locally.

    We aim to develop our staff to be all-rounders who are comfortable with the full range of tax and accounting issues for their clients. Our Larkfield office requires a senior accountant to lead the existing portfolio and deal with the flow of new clients. We are looking for people who could be a business owner in the 5-10 year time frame.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Managing a portfolio of clients• Holding meetings with new and existing clients• Engaging with potential clients and managing communications to potential clients• Completing personal and corporate tax computations• Accounts preparation for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships• VAT return preparation and submission• Plus, other ad hoc duties

    What we need from you

    • ACA / ACCA / CTA qualified• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role within an accountancy firm• Technically capable of producing statutory financial statements and managing information to a high standard• Experience of calculating and submitting client VAT returns• Experience of calculating and submitting corporation tax and personal tax• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to facilitate client relationship development and be confident corresponding with clients and HMRC by email and over the phone

    • The mind-set of someone who can see themselves running their own business.

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

  • Tax Trainee
    £ 24,000

    Tax Trainee

    A highly successful independent firm based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, are looking to add a Tax Trainee to their team and are offering study support to the successful candidate.

    This role provides a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive, dynamic and forward-thinking modern firm within their growing tax team.

    The role:

    Complete standard income tax returns/corporate tax returns to required level Use standard letters where required Communicate effectively with colleagues and HM Revenue & Customs To regularly update appropriate tax spreadsheets / databases Ability to complete all work within the allocated time scales Complete time sheets accurately and on a timely basis

    To pass professional exams;

    Meet all deadlines and dates set by course provider Meet all requirements of the Rouse Partners training policy Plan study throughout the year producing consistent link results


    300 UCAS Points or a minimum 2:2 degree Basic understanding of income tax and capital gains tax/corporation tax and business tax Effective use of IT including excel, tax packages (Pertax, CCH Gains, P11D software, Alpha tax), Outlook, CCH (additionally for Corporate Tax - Teammate and Viztopia) Ability to set up basic tax file Question to improve knowledge and understanding Able to communicate effectively face to face and over the phonewith clients and 3rd parties Self-motivated to study and puts concentrated effort into exam study and link exams Takes responsibility for work tasks and quality, managing own workload and deadlines under supervision Shows enthusiasm and commitment to undertaking tasks as required and see’s tasks through to completion Aware of cost implications of actions and meeting set budget requirements Maintains professional standards of conduct and practice Team player

    What’s on offer:

    £24,000 annual salary

    For further information about this role, please contact Euan Price at AJ Chambers

  • Part Qualified Accountant
    £18000 per year - 20000 per year

    AJ Chambers are currently working with a leading independent firm of chartered accountants in King’s Lynn who are looking for a Part Qualified Accountant. Our client is a reputable training office and can offer a full study package for ACA/ACCA/CTA for someone keen to progress.

    Remuneration Package Available:

    Competitive salary 22 Days holiday plus bank holidays Full block release study support Paid overtime or TOIL Flexible working arrangements Pension and life assurance x 3 salary

    Main Duties – Part Qualified Accountant:

    Accounts preparation for limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and charities Preparation of corporation tax returns Supporting clients in accounting and taxation issues Assisting with audit assignments Preparation of management accounts including the preparation of budgets, cashflow forecasts Book-keeping for clients and preparation of related VAT returns Working as part of a team to carry out additional client and in-house projects as required. Assisting clients with systems development and improvements

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

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Corporate Tax Assistant Manager / Manager

£45000 - £55000

Corporate Tax Assistant Manager / Manager

An impressive and market leading firm of chartered accountants are currently looking to recruit a Corporate Tax Assistant Manager or Manager to join their growing practice in Leicester. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a firm with an excellent reputation in the local area.

They are developing the Corporate Tax team to service a growing portfolio of medium sized Owner Managed Businesses across various sectors. This is a Tax Advisory & Compliance role, working collaboratively on corporate restructures, Research & Development tax relief claims, Employee share incentive schemes, EIS/Seed EIS investments, Capital Allowances, succession planning, international tax issues, M&A and due diligence.

They are open to different levels of experience and will consider ambitious Assistant Managers and Managers looking to make the next step in their career. This is a great opportunity to work on interesting and complex work to support professional development.

What will the role involve:

  • Having responsibility for a portfolio of clients, ensuring assignments are effectively managed, including the annual compliance process, as well as advice in relation to other tax matters.
  • Supporting and potentially leading on advisory work and tax planning opportunities. This will include technical analysis, report writing, clearance applications and implementation.
  • Participating in client meetings and manage client expectations by ensuring they are always kept up to date and understand all of the work produced.
  • Managing the workflow of the compliance function across the firm and liaising with the Audit and Accounts managers.
  • Preparation of Research and Development tax claims, assisting clients to identify qualifying projects and submission to HMRC.
  • Dealing with HMRC Compliance Checks, Code 8 and Code 9 enquiries and managing HMRC investigators.
  • Working alongside Tax Partners and the Private Client team (who offer Personal Tax, IHT, Wills and Probate services)

The right candidate will also:

  • Deliver an excellent level of customer service, managing and exceeding client expectations, responding to all ad hoc queries in a timely manner
  • Maintain up to date technical knowledge and attend all relevant training, conferences and seminars
  • Participate and contribute to the development of the team; training and coaching more junior members of the team, supporting their personal development.
  • Actively assist in marketing the specialist services provided by the team.

Required skills:

  • CTA qualified or qualified by experience
  • Experience of working in practice
  • Have a good understanding of Corporation Tax

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Jodi King from AJ Chambers.

Accounts & Audit Semi Senior

Competitive Salary
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Audit Senior

Competitive Salary

Audit Senior- Leicester

An opportunity has arisen for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join a well established and growing, forward thinking Accountancy Firm in Leicester.

As an Audit Senior, you will be responsible for leading audits on a varied portfolio of clients, supervising Juniors and Semi Seniors. You will be ACA/ACCA qualified or newly qualified, willing to travel and have previous experience within a similar role.

Key Responsibilities of an Audit Senior:

  • Planning Audits and identifying key risk areas.
  • Ability to ensure that all statutory requirements are complied with, and up to date technical knowledge.
  • Ability to ensure that client deadlines are met and to budget
  • Experience of working on more complex aspects of audits.
  • Building strong client relationships and being a point of contact on advice for structuring, systems as well as source of relevant information.
  • Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and developing more junior members of staff.
  • Suggest improvements for audit efficiency and general process internally.

Essential Skills and Experience for this Audit Senior role:

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified
  • Previous experience in an audit role
  • Well-rounded knowledge of auditing standards and accounting principles
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Please note that candidates without practice experience will not be considered for this role.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Gosling at AJ Chambers. If the role in question interests you, but you do not match the required specification, please contact me to discuss other roles that may be available.

Audit Senior £" Leicester

Accounts & Audit Semi Senior

Competitive Salary

Accounts & Audit Senior- Leicester

AJ Chambers are currently working with an well established and growing independent firm of Chartered Accountants in Leicester, who are looking for an ambitious Audit and Accounts Senior to join their dynamic team.

As you can tell, this is an incredible opportunity for a driven and technically strong accountant to step up into a rewarding role which offers a high level of responsibility at an established firm. The role will be split between 70% accounts and 30% audit responsibilities.

Audit and Accounts Senior Duties:

Producing accounts for clients

Leading and assisting on statutory audits from planning to completion

Clearing review points and putting through adjustments to the accounts

To keep time records up to date on a day-to-day basis and complete timesheets

Ensuring that jobs are completed on time and within budget

Supervising junior staff and assisting in training

Drafting client letters

Preparing VAT Returns

Audit and Accounts Senior Requirements:

Qualified ACA/ACCA or QBE

At least 4 years of experience gained in a practice setting

Accounts preparation experience gained in practice

Experience leading audits from planning stage to completion

First class communication skills and ability to liaise and form relationships with clients

Accuracy, deadline focused and the ability to work on their own initiative is crucial

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Gosling at AJ Chambers. If the company in question interests you, but you do not match the required specification, please contact me to discuss other roles that may be available.

Accounts & Audit Senior- Leicester