Audit & Accounts Manager | Fantastic Progression | Beautiful Offices!



Jodi King

Audit & Accounts Manager | Fantastic Progression | Beautiful Offices!

A highly sought after and award winning firm are seeking an Audit & Accounts Manager to join their friendly and collaborative team. This is a highly exciting opportunity for an individual to join a business in high growth.

Their client base is from a wide range of business sectors, ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations. As an Audit & Accounts Manager you will get to work with a varied range of clients within a cross functional office.

The role will assist with the audit, accounts, and advisory work for a portfolio of clients under the guidance of the Senior Audit Managers and Audit Director.

Manage and deliver audit and financial accounts engagements from planning through to completion.

Key Responsibilities


  • You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the audit process.
  • Overseeing audit assistants’ work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and the Firm’s Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
  • Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination, and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, Ad Valorem Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
  • Direct, coach and mentor Assistant Managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
  • Prepare and negotiate fee proposals for our existing client base and assist in forming propositions for new business.
  • Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified because of organisational or client focus change
  • Assist the Senior Managers and Directors in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit & Accounts services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
  • Preparation of reports to senior management and Audit Director

Annual Accounts

You will be assigned specific client accounts and ensure that they are handled effectively and efficiently

  • Planning – ensuring the client is offered pre-year-end tax planning, and liaising with the specialists in our Tax Department to provide more complex advice/consultancy.
  • Completion – ensuring the client receives a consistently high level of service and that the annual accounts are completed efficiently and within the 30 working-day guarantee period.
  • Finalisation & Submission – ensuring the final accounts are produced to a consistent standard and then signed and submitted correctly.
  • Meeting with the client to review accounts, offer advice and promote other products and services (at least once a year, depending on the client category)
  • Supervising junior staff and liaising with pod leaders as well as the wider to team to ensure all services are joined up and work is performed by members of the team at the correct skill level.


  • Expected chargeability for the role will be 75%
  • Expected portfolio size would be upwards of £500,000
  • Expected Audit & Accounts Assistants reporting to this role will be 1-2
  • Anticipated mix is 50% audit and 50% accounts work

The Individual

  • Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
  • Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP (not essential) and US GAAP (not essential)
  • Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
  • Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen
  • Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent

In return, the successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary + pension contributions
  • Benefits package inc. private medical insurance, death in service benefit, Perks at Work membership where you have the option to choose the remainder of your perks and benefits
  • Flexible working patterns available to suit individuals

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

  • Payroll Administrator | Top 70 firm
    £24000 per year - 28000 per year

    AJ Chambers is working with a well-established, Top 70 accountancy practice who are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join their team.

    My client are a tech-driven firm, always seeking the best software to help provide great service to their clients. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly team and develop yourself and contribute ideas.

    What will you be doing?

    Running payrolls from start to finish for a portfolio of clients Ensure RTI submissions to HMRC are on time for these clients Submitting pension contributions to various pension providers Process statutory payments correctly as per HMRC guidance and provide clients with guidance in this area. Process pension auto-enrolment correctly as per TPR guidance and provide clients with support in this area. Output payment files for BACS/Faster Payments processing Dealing with client queries over the phone and email. Dealing with HMRC queries Ensure employee data is entered into the payroll system in line with standards set out in department procedures. Spend regular time keeping up to date with payroll technical knowledge via HMRC webinars, CIPP publications and training courses. Ensure all employee data is handled in line with department and company standards and in compliance with GDPR. Support the wider business with reporting requirements.

    What is required?

    1-2 years payroll experience of any kind Strong grasp of IT and quick to learn new programmes Good customer service skills Good numeracy skills Good written and verbal communication Keen for personal development Friendly person to fit into a friendly team

    What’s in it for you?

    Flexi-time working hours Hybrid office/remote working Company funded training Life assurance cover Cash-back medical insurance scheme

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

  • Commercial Property Solicitor
    Highly Competitive

    AJ Chambers have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified solicitor with proven commercial property experience of not less than two years to join the busy team.

    You\'ll be working alongside highly rated solicitors and partners and ongoing support and training will be provided together with the ability to work flexibly.

    You will be part of a team that will be thinking on their feet and adapting smartly to changes and new opportunities whilst working on top quality legal work. We are keen to speak with energetic individuals looking to make a difference.

    Any successful candidate will have, as a minimum, excellent academics, attention to detail with strong organisational skills.

    As a commercial property solicitor your role would include:

    Preparing leases, sub leases, lease extensions and renewals, surrenders, licences, notices and other landlord and tenant documentation and generally advising on landlord and tenant issues including 1954 Act notices. Advising on the acquisition and disposal of land and property including drafting contracts, lock out agreements, options and conditional contracts, overage agreements and general planning advice. Advising on refinancing and loan documentation (including loan facility arrangements for private lenders) and sales and leasebacks of commercial property. Advising partners on opportunities to add value to the client experience and improve profitability for the team. Supervising members of the team, with the aim of maximising the teams overall contribution and performance. Leading on business development and marketing initiatives.

    A highly attractive salary is on offer along with excellent career progression

    For further information please contact Ella Britton

  • Change Manager
    £30000 per year - 40000 per year

    Change Manager (Professional Services Firm)

    This is a new role to the business created under the new Transformation and Analytics division and is key in helping to support operational departments initiate, plan, deliver and land change.

    The business has recently developed a flywheel strategy and is looking to deliver large, high-level change projects, as well as spark lower-level process efficiencies within departments themselves. This role sits between those two levels, administrating projects with the appropriate level of control and oversight, working with departments to land those changes, as well as challenging established ways of working, helping to uncover efficiencies that the teams may not even know were possible.

    Your Responsibilities

    Project Management

    The business has grown fast, and now needs an appropriate level of control and clarity around its projects. We are looking to bring structure that doesn’t stifle innovation and to link up developments in one department into others. One key element of the role is bringing structure to projects both large and small and this role will play a dynamic project management role across projects in flight.

    You will attend all appropriate project meetings, record and publish action plans, and understand the details of the projects sufficiently to call out conflicts, risks, issues, and successes. You will advise project members on best practices and ensure that the organisation is considering the wider picture. You must ensure timelines signed up to are realistic and achievable and hold project team members to account. You will utilise appropriate project management tools and documentation, ensuring a clear position on key projects is maintained. You will present the overall state of your project portfolio, highlighting important details, approaches, risks, and issues at the appropriate time. You must stay abreast of all projects and change and incorporate those developments into the thinking on your projects.

    Change Management

    Communication, prototyping, involvement of key stakeholders and leading people through the change is a key facet of this role.

    You will be the voice of Change Management in all projects and champion the need to constantly consider the end user. You will gather requirements from teams for projects, fully understanding the need and the impact on the client / efficient processes. You will translate these requirements to the IT team who will select/build appropriate solutions. You will walk the line between the users’ desire for perfect solutions, and the IT team’s view of achievable ones. You will impact plan with teams about how upcoming central developments will affect processes in their area. This may also include acquisitions and the integration of new staff and processes. You must demonstrate prototypes to key stakeholders, gather and incorporate feedback and translate back to the IT team any legitimate challenges. You will coordinate and lead the training of users in new ways of working. You will identify opportunities to apply efficiencies and developments. You will lead stakeholders on journeys that allow them to see the bigger picture to benefit the business.


    One further key area we are looking to focus on is keeping the business informed of what projects are due to come and what the future looks like.

    You will design, write, edit, and publish a Transformation newsletter at appropriate intervals. You must stay abreast of the roadmap, the impacts on processes and how that will affect the teams. You will gain feedback on the newsletter and modify approaches accordingly.

    Your Skills

    Our client is an equal opportunities employer and has an awareness that certain demographic groups are less likely to apply for roles if they don’t fit every single requirement. As such, we’ve tried to keep it general below. But, if you’re thinking that you don’t tick every box, but think you have relevant skills and experience or are at the start of your change management career, please do reach out as we’d love to hear from you. The role can be a change manager or a change management officer dependent on experience.

    Empathy – you can put yourselves in the shoes of the people you need to help adapt to change. Independent thinking – you can look at problems differently and be able to understand what is important in a scenario and what is just ‘noise’. Influential – you can get others to think and behave differently. You have a general understanding of project management best practices and what works in reality vs in theory. Organised – you can keep track of multiple projects across a variety of stakeholders and deadlines, capturing and detailing all relevant information in a timely fashion so they have records of where we are on all fronts. Great communicator – You are adept at building relationships and being able to tell stories as well as being able to write engaging updates that peak interest and keep people involved. Attention to detail – You can pick out the relevant details amongst a large amount of information, and piece together the little things that really make a difference.

    Remuneration and Rewards

    £30,000 - £40,000 + pension contributions Benefits package inc. private medical insurance, death in service benefit Development for career progression within a family-feel environment Hybrid working patterns are available, once you have passed the probation period

    For further information on this exciting new Change Manager position, please contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

  • Senior Family Solicitor - Childcare
    £63000 per year - 85000 per year

    AJ Chambers is delighted to be representing a well-regarded multi-practice law firm in Central London.

    The firm is looking for a senior family solicitor to join their department, working on childcare. The right person will have strong experience in both public and private children law matters, including adoption.

    Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel membership is essential.

    About you:

    Responsibility for development and promotion of the firm. Experience representing clients in all aspects of both public and private law children matters. Able to demonstrate ability to supervise, develop and support team members, at fee earner and administrative level. Work at a senior level and work closely with the head of department. Preferable to have your own following. Demonstrate fee earning potential. Knowledge of the legal aid system, and legal aid agency procedures including CCMS and of private funding.

    In reward the firm are offering a competitive salary of between £63,000-£85,000