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Semi-Senior Accountant - Top 50 Firm

£28,000 - £35,000 per annum


Kieron Whitehead

A great opportunity for an enthusiastic Accounts Semi-Senior to join a Top 50 Firm of Accountants in Central London in a really varied role!

My client are a well-established, vibrant firm of Accountants in the City and are currently looking for a Semi Senior Accountant to join their team.

If successful, your role will involve working on a varied portfolio of clients with 60% of your time spent on year end accounts and 40% on management accounts as well as preparing tax computations.

What's on Offer?

  • Salary - £28,000 - £35,000
  • Full study support for ACA / ACCA Qualification
  • Clear progression routes upon qualification & beyond

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing statutory accounts for review
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Assisting with preparation of management accounts
  • Assisting with training and coaching junior staff members in the team
  • Preparing draft tax computations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Studying ACA / ACCA / AAT - study support will be provided
  • Experience using either Quickbooks or Xero
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads

If you would like to be considered then please apply with your CV or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers.

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    Your Duties Will Include:

    Preparation of accounts for corporate and non-corporate entities Review of accounts drafted by junior staff, providing assistance when necessary Audit of accounts for clients of various sizes from planning stage through to completion for Partner review Training / supervision of junior staff members whilst on site for Audits


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    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, then please apply with your CV or contact Danielle O\'Hara at AJ Chambers.



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    The firm\'s ideal candidate would be an ambitious Tax practitioner, able to demonstrate broad technical knowledge of VAT, with experience in managing a portfolio of clients\' tax affairs.

    The Role:

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    The Duties:

    Experience in VAT Proven ability in VAT enquiries Proven experience in client handling and managing a busy portfolio Good standard of education, particularly in Maths and English Prior experience within HM Revenue & Customs would be desirable Experience of a client  or customer facing environment

    If you were interested in this role, or feel you would be suitable, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

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    £60000 per year - 80000 per year

    Tax Senior Manager


    The firm are a top 15 accountancy firm with multiple offices across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.


    The Tax Senior Manager role is offering a competitive salary, a great career path to progress within the firm and a great benefits package.



    WFH at present but ultimately based in High Wycombe Full time Mixed Compliance (75%) and Advisory (25%)  Mixed Personal Tax (65%) and Corporate Tax (35%) 350 Personal Tax Returns 25 HNWI 600 corporate clients Advisory to cover:

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                    Family Trust companies


                    Non dom/residency


                    IHT and CGT




    ** Opportunity to succeed to Director level in 4 years **


    Personal Qualities:

    Team player Enthusiastic with a positive attitude Resilient Approachable Flexible


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

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    A fantastic opportunity for an Audit and Accounts Senior to join a well-established mid-tier Practice based in the heart of London. The firm have developed a specialism within the media and music sector but have a wide variety of clients which also include property, retail, sports and the professional services.

    Due to growth and expansion, they are seeking a newly or recently qualified Audit and Accounts Senior to join their hard-working but sociable team. The main focus of the role will involve the audit of clients\' accounts (either on-site or at clients premises) and the preparation of accounts from books and records supplied to the firm. 

    The firm can offer:

    - Exposure to corporate finance work - Flexible working around core hours (10-4) - Genuine progression to management - Competitive Salary up to £50k depending on experience - Minimal \'stay away\' jobs 

    The split of the role will be approximately 50% Audit, 50% Accounts.

    Job Description

    Working on a diverse portfolio of clients including LLPs, partnerships, sole traders and SME\'s. Acting as on site Senior; planning, executing and completing Audit work to the required standard. Taking responsibility for each Audit assignment, completing within agreed timescale with the support of the Manager/Partner. Preparing accounts from client records. Preparing draft tax computations. Working regularly with junior members of staff including training, delegating and reviewing work. Dealing with queries from clients. Ad hoc assignments as necessary.


    ACA or ACCA qualified - either newly qualified or with 1-2 years PQE Experience working in a mixed Audit and Accounts role and leading on Audits Good time management and ability to work to deadlines Able to demonstrate ability to supervise small team

    If you would like to be considered, please apply or contact Danielle O\'Hara at AJ Chambers.


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My client, a friendly, well-established and growing Accountancy Firm based in Central London is seeking a Semi-Senior Accountant to join their sociable team!

This is a great position for someone seeking a role where they can take on more responsibility and develop their existing skills. On offer is a competitive salary as well as theopportunity to progress within the team. You will work directly beneath a client portfolio Manager, assisting with all necessary accounting work related to their clients and receiving excellent hands on training.

The firm are offering a competitive salary alongside full study support for your qualification.

The Role:

  • Preparation and finalisation of statutory accounts for limited companies and sole traders under FRS 105 and FRS 102
  • Preparing both corporate tax computations and personal tax returns
  • Preparation of VAT returns and monthly bookkeeping
  • Dealing with client queries
  • Involvement in Audit for limited companies


  • A minimum of 3 years\' experience in a small-medium sized accountancy firm
  • Ideally AAT qualified or studying ACA / ACCA
  • Strong technical ability
  • Able to work in a team and use own initiative
  • Able to work under minimal supervision

If you would like to be considered then please apply with your CV or contact Danielle O\'Hara at AJ Chambers.

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£48000 - £48000
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Financial Reporting Accounts Supervisor for a Top 10 accountancy and business advisory firm, providing integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world.

Opportunity to join a fast-growing team in a vibrant and modern office environment working on a variety of outsourcing, compliance and advisory work whilst helping to drive the development of the team. A sizable variety of clients largely within the SME space. To produce financial statements under a range of accounting frameworks including FRS 102 and IFRS.

As a Supervisor you will take the lead on more complex projects as well as supporting the manager team with reviewing statutory accounting and management accounts projects. You will also be expected to contribute to business development activity including supporting managers with preparing pricing for new opportunities, meeting potential clients and collaborating on the day-to-day management of the pipeline of opportunities.

In addition to client facing work you will also work to provide support to the management team on departmental issues including coaching and feedback to more junior members of staff, ensuring compliance with the stream\'s policies and procedures and the firm\'s risk management procedures.


Servicing clients

  • Prepares statutory financial statements and review of disclosures under a range of accounting frameworks including FRS 102 and IFRS for manager and partner review.
  • Manage a portfolio of clients and be the day to day contact for the client.
  • Leads on ad hoc advisory projects. Some examples have included cash flow forecast sessions and Investor readiness review.
  • Conduct rigorous project management and financial management on all projects, completing projects within agreed timescales and raising issues with the manager or client, as appropriate, in a timely manner.
  • Identifies potential technical queries and challenges and offers potential solutions to discuss with managers/technical departments.
  • Ensure that the firm\'s risk management and quality control procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Liaison with central departments on risk management, technical and other matters.
  • Business Development
  • Engage in networking and building internal and external relationships to identify new business and sales opportunities for new and existing clients.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of brochures, marketing campaigns, and BDO Drive profile throughout the firm.
  • Contribute to the preparation of fee quotes for new work, bid documents and bid presentations.
  • Collaborating on the day-to-day management of the pipeline, ensuring all opportunities are recorded and proactively followed up.
  • Identify and recognise business and sales opportunities with new clients, and inform the management team as appropriate.
  • Support the management team with the implementation and communication of any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.

Training and Development

  • Assist in the development and delivery of training of the team
  • Act as a role model for the team.


  • Qualified ACA, CA or equivalent.
  • Experience in a senior or supervisory role
  • Excellent working knowledge of FRS 102 and related financial reporting requirements as well as previous experience preparing statutory accounts, consolidations and cash flows. Including consolidations from source documentation.
  • Evidence of ability to research technical accounting matters.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively, adopting a logical and methodical approach in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Desirable
  • Training and knowledge of the new IFRS standards (IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16)
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  • Business development experience - able to contribute to the identification and conversion of opportunities to sell work.