Accounts Senior / Assistant Manager | Top 50 firm | Excellent work life balance + benefits



Sam Dougall

AJ Chambers is working with a well-established Top 50 accountancy practice based in the City of London who are looking for a qualified Accounts Senior / Assistant Manager to join their firm. They have seen tremendous growth in the past year and which has led to this opening, to help them services their newly-won clients.

The firm offer excellent flexibility with their smart working policy, meaning you can work where you like, whether that be in the office, remote, or a mix of the two on a hybrid basis. They also work with a wide variety of clients from Property, Real Estate, Charities, Not-for-Profit and Sport & Media.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be responsible for a client portfolio ensuring accurate preparation of management accounts, VAT returns, statutory accounts and a range of ad-hoc reporting within deadlines and budgets across a range of industry sectors.
  • Accurate and timely preparation of (often complex/bespoke) management accounts and other reporting.
  • Bookkeeping review using a range of accounting software prepared by clients or junior members of staff.
  • Supervising and reviewing staff output, and providing help and guidance to more junior staff.
  • You will have constant interaction with the team and the business services partners.
  • Proactively update the relevant manager, director and/or partner on clients as and when appropriate.
  • You will receive training and feedback from exceptional practitioners, along with international and advisory exposure with clients.
  • Attendance at networking events and dealing with new prospect/potential client proposals

What is required of you?

  • You will be Qualified ACA or ACCA
  • You will have experience in dealing with at least some of the following:
    • Incomplete accounting records and completing substantial accounting adjustments to the original client or third party position;
    • Consolidation of data from multiple different sources, completing analysis and preparing accounts;
    • Applying and adjusting accounting treatment for changes in accounting policies or accounting standards;
    • Ad-hoc client projects such as in-depth accounting system reviews;
    • Bank funding / drawdown reporting / covenant calculations;
    • Preparation of sale completion accounts and associated working papers;
    • Overseeing sale financial due diligence and completion accounts;
  • The ability to build strong client knowledge and act as an extension to the client;
  • The ability to interpret client information and challenge the client appropriately;

What will you receive in return?

  • Continued career development and training;
  • Access to the firm’s smart working policy meaning you can work where you like, whether that be in the office, remote, or a mix of the two on a hybrid basis;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Regular opportunities to volunteer with a number of charities;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • + many more!

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

  • Global Immigration | Senior Manager | Big 4 | £75 - £105k
    £75000 per year - 105000 per year

    Are you an experience global immigration professional, looking for your next challenge?

    AJ Chambers partnering with one of the “Big 4” accountancy practices which have major plans to grow their legal offering and be a disruptor to the traditional private practice legal market.

    Immigration services have been highlighted as a key area for growth and as such the team is currently hiring heavily at all levels (from Immigration Consultants to Senior Managers and Directors) into both their internal and client-facing teams.

    The team are also currently seeking an experienced global immigration professional to join their team as a senior manager.

    The team acts as a strategic partner for many multinational companies and their client accounts are very large and continuing to grow.

    The role will suit individuals with experience managing corporate clients and coordinating immigration across multiple countries. You will likely have 7+ years of relevant immigration experience, gained within a law firm or other OISC regulated practice. Experience of managing a team and client accounts is essential and ideally you will have 3+ years of experience in such a role.

    By joining this team would reap the advantages of working within a multidisciplinary team and have the opportunity to develop your career through a clearly defined route.

    Outside the pressures of traditional private practice you can expect to achieve a sustainable work-life balance and will benefit from a whole host of additional benefits including (but not limited to);

    Flexible working policy (1 – 2 days of office working per week) Highly competitive salary and bonus schemes Pensions options, income protection, car cash allowances and more 25 days holiday, plus your birthday off Lunch allowance when in the office Discounted gym
  • Legal Secretary - Family
    £75000 per year - 105000 per year

    AJ Chambers are proud to be working with a top Law Firm in Colchester helping them expand their Family Department with an experienced Legal Secretary.

    The role will provide full secretarial support to the team leader ensuring client problems are solved efficiently

    Manage diaries Screen e-mails, telephone calls and post Open and closing files Preparation of correspondence and complex legal documents File and case management , bill presentation Audio typing Using digital dictation, Drafting letters and responses with minimal supervision Meeting with clients taking notes Support Fee Earners with the preparation of bills Liaising with clients both face to face and over the telephone , solicitors, courts Dealing with Child care , Divorce, Separation, Co-Habitation, Finances ,Civil partnerships Preparation of trial bundles General administration ,including filing ,photocopying, faxing and scanning

    The successful candidate will Ideally have worked within a Family team in the last 12 months and have Fast and accurate typing skills including digital audio systems and Experience with case management

    This is a great time to join an expanding team with the opportunity to work in prestigious offices offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

    For further information please contact Ella Britton

  • Payroll Adviser
    £25000 per year - 32000 per year

    Payroll Adviser


    £25,000 - £32,000 (DOE)

    AJ Chambers have been instructed by one of the UK’s leading regional accountancy firms on their newly created Payroll Adviser position, based out of their Spalding offices.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced payroll professional join a firm who takes pride in developing talent and encouraging ambitious individuals to progress their careers and expand their professional and personal capabilities, whilst ensuring employee well-being is at the forefront.

    What will you be doing?

    Supporting the provision of a quality payroll service Building a working relationship with clients Identifying opportunities for more complex consideration Supporting the service line to achieve targets Ensuring operational objectives are met

    What are they looking for?

    Experience delivering payrolls, ideally in a bureau environment Working knowledge of cyber and data protection rules and regulations Familiarity with payroll software and Microsoft Office 365 Ability to work to tight deadlines with quick turnaround times

    What are the benefits?

    Flexible working arrangements which include the option of hybrid and remote working, helping to make work suit your lifestyle. Paid time off for charitable work Discretionary Christmas bonus Highly supportive and friendly team with regular social events Modern and spacious offices with free parking on-site + much more!

    If you feel you might be suitable and would like to be considered for this position, please apply directly, or get in touch with Danielle Daymond at AJ Chambers for a confidential conversation.

  • Legal Assistant - Conveyancing
    £25000 per year - 32000 per year

    A busy and top regional law firm based in Southend is looking to expand its Residential and Commercial Property team with an experienced Legal Assistant to deal with the whole process of Post and Pre completion Conveyancing.

    The role will sit within a busy team supporting two Fee Earners, some of the duties will include:

    Dealing with sale enquiries and related technical matters relating to sales transactions under the supervision of the Property Lawyer. Preparing draft contract packages, searches, exchange and completion letters. Drafting non-standard non-technical correspondence. Proactively chase third parties by telephone and email in order to progress \'the deal’ Working alongside the layer to ensure exchange goals are met Preparing draft financial statements showing how sale proceeds are to be split Building excellent relationships through daily communication with Clients, Estate Agents, Property Developers, Brokers and Mortgage providers to ensure targets are met.

    An understanding of the commercial or Residential property process is essential:

    Previous experience of working in a similar role is essential; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbal and written; A positive and helpful attitude; Use initiative within limits of knowledge and authority; A flexible approach to work and willingness to help others; Ability to take responsibility for own work

    This is a great time to join a company that has drive and ambition offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

    For further information please contact Ella Britton