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Senior Accountant

RESA-4820
£43,000 - £45,000 per annum

A brilliant opportunity for a skilled and experienced individual to join one of the leading independent firms in London as our client are looking for a qualified Senior Accountant to join their team.

This role would offer not only an outstanding benefits package, and the chance to work with one of London's top independent firms, but also a great opportunity for someone with the right skill set and ambition to progress internally, with Supervisor positions and beyond well within achievable reach.

What's on offer

The firm have attained the Investors in People accreditation, and place a strong emphasis on the value and importance of their staff, and look to recognise and reward that wherever possible. As part of their generous and expansive benefits package they are offering;

  • Salary - £43,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday (with the ability to buy and sell holiday each year)
  • Season ticket loan for travel
  • An active social committee with frequent and varied events throughout the year
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

Duties & Responsibilities

The firm are committed to offering all staff an interesting and varied workload to help ensure you genuinely enjoy your role. The main duties of this role will include time split primarily between the following areas;

  • Management Accounts
  • Statutory Accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • VAT
  • Corporation Tax

The Ideal Candidate

  • ACA / ACCA Qualified
  • 3 years+ experience in a multi partnered accountancy firm
  • Strong prior experience in a mixed and varied accountancy role
  • Experienced user of QuickBooks or Xero software

For more details on this role please either apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers

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Senior Manager | North Kensington

AJ Chambers is working on a retained basis with a growing accountancy practice based in North Kensington. They are looking for a Senior Manager to join their team.

What will you be doing?

You will prepare and review accounts for limited companies to ensure compliance with UK GAAP under FRS105 and FRS102. You will prepare and review Corporation Tax and VAT returns. You will be responsible for the preparation of budgets for accounts work as well as consolidations. You will be responsible for managing and leading a team, review work of staff, ensuring quality in compliance with professional standards/requirements and delegate tasks effectively. You will be responsible for the training and development of direct reports and you will ensure Partner decisions on staff are promptly implemented.

What are they looking for?

You will need to be ACA / ACCA qualified or equivalent, with at least 2 years post qualified experience. You will need previous managerial experience and be confident with delegating and managing staff. You will need strong interpersonal skills to manage internal relationships for clients and colleagues. You will need to be skilled at dealing with business owners and advising them on a range of commercial issues and ensure you are confident in a client facing position. You will need to maintain high standards of professional conduct and practice.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment.

Business Services | Semi-Senior

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£25000 - £28000
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AJ Chambers are currently working with a highly regarded and well established Top 100 firm, who are currently looking for a Part Qualified Accountant to join their Business Services department.

The Firm

Our client are a people-led professional advisory firm, where trust and partnership are at the heart of everything they do. They strongly believe, client relationships and great service are critical to the ongoing success and that by promoting a personal, precise, supportive, innovative & proactive environment.

They will provide you with a highly flexible & agile place to work in, with flexible working hours and 2-3 days working from home.

The Role

You will be responsible for a portfolio of clients from various industries so it is essential that you can prioritise work, meet deadlines set by a manager and at the same time deliver the highest possible service. Initially you will be directed by senior staff, managers and partners but over time and depending on your rate of progress we hope you will be able to take on more responsibility as your role progresses.

In the longer term, there is scope within the role for you to gain experience of marketing our services to their clients and potential clients.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily book-keeping for a variety of clients across all sectors
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts
  • VAT returns
  • Reporting key performance indicators and variances to clients
  • Assisting with the management of client£s files
  • Liaising with HMRC
  • Help with ad-hoc tasks

The Ideal Candidate

  • ACCA Studier / Part Qualified OR AAT Qualified
  • Two to three years relevant work experience
  • Experience using Sage and Xero
  • Experience in preparing Management accounts
  • Excellent communication skills £" verbal and written

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

Accounts Senior - Remote working available

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£40000 - £45000
London /

AJ Chambers is working with a well-established, growing accountancy practice based in North West London. The firm are looking to take on an Accounts Senior and are willing to take individuals who can work fully remote.

What£s on offer?

You will have the option to work fully remote, you will be offered a very competitive salary as well as private health care and discretionary bonuses. If you are working in the office, you will have access to agile working, onsite parking, free breakfast and the opportunity to spend the day volunteering for a chosen charity.

What will you be doing?

You will be preparing statutory accounts, producing corporation tax computations for limited companies and other ad hoc duties. You will need to have the ability to review work or have the capability to gain the necessary skills required to achieve this. You will be allowed to prove yourself and you will have Partner level access and client communications on a regular basis.

You are likely to have supervisory responsibilities for a small number of staff, for example, accounts trainees or other colleagues within you team. You will provide on the job training and, as necessary, mentoring to help colleagues reach their full potential.

What is required of you?

You will be ACA or ACCA qualified and be experienced within a medium sized practice, you will have good working knowledge of UK GAAP and International Auditing Standards (UK and Ireland). Knowledge of FRS 102 and 102A would be useful. You will also have experience in delegating and supervising team members. You will also be able to deliver results and meeting client/Partner/Manager expectations. If your current split is around 75% Accounts and 25% Audit, that would be a preference, but candidates with 100% Accounts experience would still be of interest. 45

You will need to be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines and meet budgets, and have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate in a professional manner with clients. You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills. You would need to be IT literate with working knowledge of Xero would be an advantage. CCH & CaseWare knowledge would be an advantage. You will also need a good working knowledge of Excel and Word and be able to work well under pressure. In addition, you would need to be a team-player and be able to motivate your team.

If you are interested in this role, or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment.

Company Accountant (Construction)

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£40000 - £50000
London /

Company Accountant (Construction)

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a leading specialist construction contractor whose transparent and cooperative attitude has nailed down their reputation as an approved supplier in their trade, with an incredibly loyal client base.

Role Profile

Our client is looking for a well-rounded accountant with 5 years of experience to join their successful finance team. The successful candidate will also have the experience and knowledge to work in management accounts, which is an exciting opportunity to hold a strong level of responsibility at a reputable firm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As the Company Accountant, you will be responsible for producing and managing the accounts.
  • Matching invoices to purchase orders.
  • Preparing front certificate sheet for invoices.
  • Entering invoices onto the spreadsheet.
  • Getting them approved.
  • Sub-contractor payment runs and deals with all chaser emails.
  • CIS Returns.
  • CIS Deduction Statements.
  • VAT Returns.
  • Bank Reconciliations.
  • Credit Card Reconciliations.
  • Job Costings.
  • CITB.
  • P11D£s.
  • Petty Cash.
  • Manage Monthly P&L Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Forecast.
  • Preparing Financial Statements.
  • Overseeing WIP.

Candidate Profile:

  • The successful candidate will be either AAT, ACA, ACCA, or CIMA qualified.
  • Experience using QuickBooks is essential.
  • You will be comfortable managing at least one member of staff.
  • You will have at least 5 years of accounting experience.
  • You are a hardworking, collaborative individual with a willingness to get hands-on.

The working hours for this role are 09:00 £" 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Remuneration and Reward Package:

  • Our client is offering a competitive and attractive salary ranging between £40,000 and £50,000.

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

Accounting Associate

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£24000 - £30000
London /

Accounting Associate | London£s West End

AJ Chambers is working on an exciting opportunity to join a multinational accountancy practice with a focus on the music and entertainment industry. They are looking for a bookkeeper to join their team in London£s West End.

If you are interested in the media or music industry, this could be the perfect role for you. You will be expose to high profile individuals and famous artist while working here.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping for clients. This means you will process and raise sales invoices, process purchase invoices and provide analysis and processing of expense receipts and credit card statements.

There will also be credit control for some clients, some commissions reporting and tour reporting. You will be preparing and filing VAT returns, preparing payments, as well as reconciling expenses, petty cash, bank accounts and credit card statements. You will need to provide general support and assistance to the team in addition to mentoring and assisting with the training of more junior staff.

What is needed from you?

You will need to be AAT level 3 or above and be committed to further study towards the ACCA qualification. 2 years of previous experience will be required and ideally you will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent. Knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks is also desirable.

You will need excellent attention to detail. You will need to be proactive, organized and self-motivated with strong communication and people skills. You will need previous experience in bookkeeping, good problem solving skills and an understanding of UK VAT returns. An interest in music / media is desirable.

What£s in it for you?

You will receive full study support, and be able to work in a hybrid model. There is also flexible working hours and genuine progression within the firm.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment.

Senior Accountant or Supervisor

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£40000 - £50000

Accounts Senior or Supervisor | London

£40,000-£50,000

This is an opportunity to work directly for 2x highly influential partners within a Top 50 firm in London

The Team

High-end client base focusing on accounts and tax compliance with turnovers up to 10m. You will be part of a team of 10 accountants, servicing a portfolio with a fee income in excess of 1.5m

The Firm

£Top 50 firm in London with vast experience in taxation, finance, accountancy & business advice over a wide range of businesses, from high-end corporate clients & property investors, to high net worth individuals.

What they offer

  • A competitive remuneration package and full CPD training
  • Further training and development within the role
  • Opportunity to develop your career within a growing business committed to promoting and developing talent internally
  • Annual payment of professional subscriptions

Duties include

  • Preparation and finalisation of accounts and corporate tax returns for larger Limited companies and groups in both FRS 105 and FRS 102
  • Preparation of personal tax returns
  • Responsibility for portfolio of monthly/quarterly bookkeeping and VAT returns
  • Handling day to day queries from clients
  • Research and assistance with more technical areas with managers
  • Training of junior team members

Essential Skills and Experience

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • At least 4 years£ experience of working in a medium sized practice
  • Strong technical ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • System skills: Microsoft Excel & Office, CCH Accounts Production, Corporation Tax and Personal Tax, Xero and Quickbooks
  • Good team player able to interact at all levels of organisation
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with clients
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision is essential

Management Accountant - Top 20 firm

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AJ Chambers are working with a Top 20 firm in Central London who are looking for an experienced Management Accountant to join their team.

What£s on Offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Genuine Work-Life Balance
  • Employee recognition awards and bonuses
  • Private Medical
  • + many more

Purpose of the role

The provision of bookkeeping, management accounting, UK VAT and related services, on a regular basis, to a portfolio of clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The update of the accounting records from the information and documentation made available.
  • The reconciliation of all major control accounts, the preparation of management reporting, assisting with the preparation of the financial statements and assistance through the audit process if appropriate.
  • The preparation of UK VAT and related returns.
  • Provision of any related administrative requirements.
  • Ensuring that all assignments are carried out within specified timeframes.
  • Ensuring delivery of reporting in line with client / HM Revenue & Customs / statutory deadlines.
  • Ensuring that all hours worked on assignments are correctly recorded.
  • Ensuring work is performed to standards required and completed within specified timescales
  • Work to budget
  • Dealing with technical aspects and obtaining advice from internal resources as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 3 years + experience within Management Accounts / Bookkeeping team.
  • Must have recent experience of working in a practice environment.
  • Excellent bookkeeping skills and fully experienced in the preparation of UK VAT, related returns and management reporting
  • Completely conversant in the use of Xero / QBO / Sage Line 50, Word and Excel. Experience in the use of SAP, Navision and Microsoft Dynamics will be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of UK VAT and related legislation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organisation/time management skills.
  • Communication £" good written, verbal and active listening skills.
  • Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across.
  • Methodical and logical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Use initiative to identify problems and provide solutions.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment.

Financial Accountant (Legal)

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£60000 - £70000
London /

The Firm

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a leading commercial law firm in the City of London who are looking for a Financial Accountant to join their successful team on a short-term 6-month contract basis. For the successful individual, there is potential for the opportunity to become a permanent one.

Our client is recognised for providing first class legal advice across a range of practice areas and for distinctive, client-focused service.


The clients distinction lies in their ability to align ourselves with their clients and their objectives, win and maintain our clients£ trust and deliver creative legal solutions to support our clients£ ambitions.

The Department

  • The successful candidate will be a technically able and professional individual with a good understanding of all legal finance operations including billing, credit control and office and client accounts.
  • The successful candidate will be motivated, flexible and task-orientated with excellent prioritisation skills with at least two years experience as a Financial Accountant (or similar role) within a law firm and/or partnership environment.
  • The candidate will hold, or be working towards, an accounting qualification and possess a minimum of at least five GCSEs, including English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4 (or equivalent).

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts, and distribution of monthly management information pack.
  • Computation of monthly prepayments and accruals, various control account reconciliations, posting journals, maintaining fixed asset register and depreciation computations, analysing and monitoring certain key profit and loss items against budget and £last year£ and similar compliance work.
  • Identifying and accurately processing eligible partner and fee earner commission payments.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance to develop and maintain a suite of Management reports.
  • Producing weekly reporting of firm-wide fee earner performance statistics and metrics.
  • Assistance with annual statutory reporting and SRA compliance.
  • Identifying WIP & debt of fee earner leavers, proactively working with the outgoing fee earner/s and the wider Finance team to assist that any debt is collected.
  • Sound best practice knowledge and working experience of the SRA£s Account Rules and Regulations.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance to implement and deliver any accounting and/or reporting platform changes.
  • Ad-hoc analyses and reports that arise from time to time, either as a result of client or partner, or support department request and support with projects otherwise under the responsibility of the Head of Finance (i.e. Information Technology and telephony, office services, business development, risk and compliance etc).

Remuneration

  • Our client is offering an attractive package of £60,000 - £70,000 per annum.

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

Accounts Semi Senior

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£25000 - £32000

AJ Chambers are working with a well-established, independent accountancy practice who are looking for an Accounts Semi Senior to join their West London team.

This is a hands-on role, which will require the candidate to work under their own initiative, working primarily on year-end accounts assignments & ad-hoc projects with some basic level audit work & bookkeeping support for numerous clients.

What£s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible working
  • Full study support

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of accounts for corporate and non-corporate as well as not-for-profit entities to a high and professional standard for review by partners/managers.
  • Performing basic audit functions as part of a team, including on site field work and testing for review by audit seniors/manager.
  • Dealing with some client bookkeeping, VAT returns & management accounts assignments, when required.
  • Preparation of Corporation & Income Tax Computations & CT600 Returns.
  • Preparation and submission of company statutory forms and accounts and processing statutory documents.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Partly Qualified or QBE.
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of MS Office (MS Excel & MS Outlook in particular) as well as bookkeeping software.
  • Proactive in their approach to the role and the requirements of the firm.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with staff and clients on a professional level.
  • Capable of working on numerous clients£ affairs, working to budgets as well as the ability to organize, manage and control their workload whilst adhering to office and client deadlines.
  • Will report directly to partners and/or audit manager and provide back up to the audit manager as required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in accounts/auditing in a U.K. practice.
  • Experience of using IRIS preferable.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or contact Samuel Dougall at AJ Chambers recruitment

Accounts Semi-Senior

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£25000 - £28000

About the firm

Established for over 50 years, this is a dynamic, medium-sized firm with offices in Central London, with 10 partners & around 80 staff, ranging from apprentices to highly experienced managers.

They provide the full range of professional services typically provided by an established and progressive accountancy firm, including audit and accounts, management consultancy, payroll and taxation.

The £go to£ firm for small and medium sized enterprises providing a truly excellent professional service that is tailored to meet clients£ needs and requirements. Clients range from all fields of business, industry, the professions and arts, including large corporates operating nationally and internationally, privately owned businesses of every size, partnerships, sole traders and self-employed individuals.

About the role

Semi-Senior Accountant to work within a busy Accounting Solutions Department in the London office, which provides a wide range of services to clients, including accounts preparation, bookkeeping and the production of management accounts and information.

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

The ideal candidate will have relevant previous experience, have completed their AAT qualification and will be self-motivated, computer literate and have good written and verbal communication skills. Study support may be made available for candidates completing or looking to complete their ACCA qualification.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Undertaking bookkeeping on behalf of clients (in house or at client premises), including processing transactions from documents provided by the client and reconciling control accounts, including Bank, Sales ledger, Purchase ledger and VAT
  • The preparation and completion of client VAT returns, including liaising with the client to provide the required information, producing supporting schedules and completing the VAT return by the deadline
  • Completing small accounts and management accounts assignments, with appropriate training, guidance and supervision. To include completion of the accounts file, in accordance with procedures and production of accounts on CCH Central Software for review by Managers.
  • Ad-hoc arrangements, either in house or at a client£s premises covering any of the above areas or general book keeping and accounts work
  • Record time spent on each client£s affairs using the relevant computer software to submit weekly timesheets, ensuring that work is completed within budget
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and attend training such as seminars and CPD updates as necessary
  • Other ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time in order to assist the smooth running of the Accounting Solutions Department or to provide additional assistance to clients

Essential skills:

  • Previous experience in book keeping, completing VAT returns and accounts preparation, having completed the AAT qualification (Professional Diploma in Accounting) or equivalent
  • Ideally we are looking for a minimum of 18 months to 2 years£ relevant experience
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to multi task and assist on ad hoc assignment
  • Ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and accurately, both in person and when using the telephone and email
  • Ability to check for accuracy and give good attention to detail

Desirable skills:

  • Prior experience of using CCH software packages, Sage, Quickbooks and/or Xero Account
  • Good IT skills, including experience of accounting software programs, Word, Excel and other Windows based systems

Accounts and Tax Manager (Private Client)

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£55000 - £65000
London /

Accounts and Tax Manager (Private Client - Law Firm)

AJ Chambers are delighted to be representing a Top 100 Law Firm based in London who, due to expansion, currently have an opportunity for a qualified Accounts and Tax Manager within their Private Client team.

The Trust Administration team is part of the well-established and top-level Private Client team. The Team£s focus is in two principal areas: assisting fee-earners in the wider Private Client team with estate accounts and tax returns for estates and individuals; and managing several long-standing trusts and funds daily.

This Accounts and Tax Manager role is for the general work in the Private Client team in assisting fee-earners with the preparation of estate accounts and the related tax return and tax administration work, often working directly with the Personal Representative clients. There will also be work preparing personal returns for clients and again working directly with them.

The Private Client team acts for a wide variety of estates and individuals, including many wealthy clients often with cross-border elements. The work can be complex and will include involvement with property and share portfolios, discretionary and life interest trusts in estates, family wealth management, and general tax and accounting advice on other specific matters within the Private Client team.

The work is predominantly accounting-based yet will require an excellent understanding of the tax treatment of estates, related trusts, and individuals. It will involve significant interaction with the wider Private Client planning team to ensure a complete service to clients.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

Main Duties:

  • Assisting fee-earners in the Private Client team with their preparation of full and detailed estate accounts, estate tax returns and beneficiary income statements.
  • Preparing individual tax returns and liaising directly with clients.
  • Preparing 30-day CGT returns for estates and individuals.
  • Coordinating tax payments and clearance for individuals and estates.
  • Assisting with preparation of accounts information needed for IHT100 returns in relation to Will Trusts.
  • Data input for estate and will trust accounting of bank, brokers, and dividend information into team£s Pro-forma estate accounts.
  • Reconciling to third party and internal accounts records.
  • Monitoring of client funds.
  • Contact with other professional advisors as well as clients.
  • Supporting the board of directors by way of reporting on the estates of which the firm is the executor.

Client Relations:

  • To provide a high-quality service to all clients (within the team and externally).
  • To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients£ confidence and that of other professionals.
  • Receive requests for advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.
  • Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client£s problems.

Personal Development:

  • Develop this area of work to increase work for the wider team.
  • Maintain professional development in your professional body.
  • Support internal procedures and systems including file and financial management.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Attend internal training and external training as and when required.
  • Read journals and attend courses as part of continuing professional development.
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

  • We are looking for a candidate who is qualified in relevant professional accounting or tax body and/or a STEP member.
  • At least 10 years experience in a practical accountancy background.
  • Income, Gains, and Inheritance Tax detailed knowledge.
  • IT literate, with excellent working knowledge of Excel.
  • Previous experience of using CCH Personal Tax or similar software is essential, and experience of CCH Trust Accounts is an advantage. These are used for the management of long-standing trusts in the team and will be of use for tax returns and some aspects of estate accounting.

Motivation & Competencies

  • Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm.
  • Relevant experience within a professional services firm.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Company values and ethos.
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level.
  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty.
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a positive professional attitude.
  • Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure.

Our client has a diverse workforce and aims to attract high calibre applicants that reflect the demography of our geographical location and client base. Individuals will be employed solely on merit and the requirement of the position. No applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. Reasonable adjustments will be made to eliminate or reduce disadvantages.

For further information on this exciting new Accounts and Tax Manager position, please apply direct or contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

Senior Accountant

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£40000 - £45000
London /

Accounts Senior | London

£40,000-£45,000

The Firm

£10 Partner firm in London with vast experience in taxation, finance, accountancy & business advice over a wide range of businesses, from corporate clients & property investors, to high net worth individuals and companies in the entertainment industry.

What they offer

  • A competitive remuneration package and full CPD training
  • Further training and development within the role
  • Opportunity to develop your career within a growing business committed to promoting and developing talent internally
  • Annual payment of professional subscriptions

Duties include

  • Preparation and finalisation of accounts and corporate tax returns for larger Limited companies and groups in both FRS 105 and FRS 102
  • Preparation of personal tax returns
  • Responsibility for portfolio of monthly/quarterly bookkeeping and VAT returns
  • Handling day to day queries from clients
  • Research and assistance with more technical areas with managers
  • Training of junior team members

Essential Skills and Experience

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • At least 4 years£ experience of working in a medium sized practice
  • Strong technical ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • System skills: Microsoft Excel & Office, CCH Accounts Production, Corporation Tax and Personal Tax, Xero and Quickbooks
  • Good team player able to interact at all levels of organisation
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with clients
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision is essential

 
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