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Payroll Assistant

£28,000 - £35,000


Danielle O'Hara

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a well-established firm in Central London for a Payroll Assistant to join their team.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the Payroll Manager with monthly payrolls using STAR software. The Manager will review and plan your workload, but as an ideal candidate you will be able to work under minimal supervision and be confident liaising with both clients and other team members.

Some of the key duties will include:

  • Processing monthly payroll, auto-enrolment and advising clients of amounts to pay
  • Dealing with SMP and SSP calculations
  • Handling P60s and pay slips
  • Logging starters and leavers onto STAR
  • Changing tax codes
  • Dealing with queries regarding payroll – both phone and email
  • Checking pay slips, starter details, sickness, leavers and maternity calculations
  • Creating reports

As the ideal candidate you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within either an Accountancy Practice or a Payroll Bureau. Experience using STAR would be an additional benefit, although not essential.

If you are interested in this role, then please apply with your CV.

  • Semi Senior Accountant
    £26,000 - £28,000

    An exciting opportunity for a Part Qualified individual to join a well renowned and quickly growing Independent firm in Central London, as they are looking for a Semi Senior Accountant to join their team.

    What’s on Offer?

    Salary - £26,000 - £28,000 Study support for ACA / ACCA qualification The opportunity to develop your career within a growing business committed to promoting & developing talent internally

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Preparing company accounts for FRS 105 and FRS 102 Limited companies Preparing corporation tax computations for FRS 105 and FRS 102 Limited companies Auditing of Limited companies Assisting with personal tax compliance work as required Responsible for a portfolio of monthly bookkeeping and VAT return jobs Training and reviewing the work of junior members of staff Handling day to day enquiries and queries from clients

    The Ideal Candidate

    ACA / ACCA Studier 3 years’ experience of working in a small/medium size practice Keen and ambitious individual looking to further develop their career in accountancy Knowledge of CCH & Xero accounting software Good team player able to interact at all levels of organisation

    For more information on this role please apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers Recruitment

  • Audit Senior - 3 month FTC
    £40,000 - £50,000 pro rata

    Our client, one of Harrows leading Accountancy Practice firms, are seeking an Audit Senior to join them on a 3-month temporary contract, with the potential for further extension or a permanent role if desired upon completion

    What’s on offer?

    Salary - £40,000 - £50,000 pro-rata 3 moth fixed term contract Potential for contract extension, or transition to a permanent position upon completion of the contract

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The role is 100% Audit focused Responsibility for a portfolio of clients, all communication with those clients and to make sure that work is completed in a satisfactory and timely manner Planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment and statutory reporting under FRS 102                Budgeting and monitoring progress against budget Manage and coach a small team of semi seniors assisting in audit assignments Produce work for the Audit Manager or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions Direct communication with the client

    The Ideal Candidate

    ACA/ACCA qualified, with 2-3 years’ of practice experience of which is at least 1 year is leading audits Knowledge of CCH Accounts & CCH Pro-Audit Software and Virtual Cabinet (Document management system) Good communicator as client liaison is very important Good Audit knowledge including a grasp of current audit standards Experience managing own portfolio Able to lead audit from planning to completion unsupervised Experience of managing a small audit team

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

  • Accounts Semi Senior
    £27,000 - £36,000

    A great opportunity for a Part Qualified individual to join one of Harrows leading firms, as our client are looking for an Accounts Semi Senior to join their team.

    What’s on offer?

    Salary - £27,000 - £36,000 dependent on experience Study support for ACA/ACCA/Equivalent qualification Excellent progression opportunities within the firm

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The split in the role is around 75% Accounts and 25% Audit Prepare, deliver statutory accounts and filing of corporation tax Communication with clients and to make sure work is completed in a satisfactory and timely manner To prepare larger non-audit accounts (LLPs and limited companies) for review directly by a portfolio holder To deliver statutory accounts – FRS 102 accounting standard Filing of corporation tax returns (reviewed by Tax Department) Carry out ad hoc Audit tasks by themselves (e.g. stock counts, client money audits etc.) Assist senior staff on larger more complex accounts and audit assignments Manage smaller less complex audit assignments

    The Ideal Candidate

    ACA/ACCA Part Qualified or AAT fully Qualified 2-3 years+ experience working in a small to medium-sized accountancy practice Knowledge of CCH, Pro Audit, Virtual Cabinet, or any other accounting software’s would be beneficial Motivated team player, able to effectively organise your workload in line with Managers instructions and deadlines Excellent communication skills, both written & verbally, as client liaison is a key part of this role

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

  • Semi-Senior Accountant
    £26000 per year - 28000 per year

    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 the opportunity 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


    A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a small-medium sized accountancy firm 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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Outsourcing Semi Senior - Remote Working Opportunities!

£24,000 - £28,000
London /

AJ Chambers are pleased to be working with a long-established London based firm of chartered accountants who are looking for an Outsourcing Semi-Senior to join their team.

The role is within their Outsourced Finance team, looking after the day to day accounting for a number of clients and delivering the highest quality professional services possible.

What’s on Offer?

  • Salary - £24,000 - £28,000
  • Remote working possibilities – Up to 100% remote if desired!
  • Study support towards completing ACCA/ACA qualification

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Record day to day financial transactions in Xero
  • Ensure bank reconciliations are performed, including current accounts as well as any petty cash and credit card accounts
  • Proactively managing sales & purchase ledger balances
  • Maintaining records to the trial balance stage, including managing and reconciling control accounts and month-end journals
  • Agree timelines directly with clients & ensure work is completed within these agreed deadlines
  • To produce management accounts to a very high standard
  • Produce VAT returns
  • Preparation and submission of annual P11D’s
  • Keep up to date with changing VAT and accounting knowledge
  • Liaise with the support team to book courses/webinars/etc. for personal development;
  • Collaborating with other departments in the firm concerning accounts preparation, corporation tax and personal tax

The Ideal Candidate

  • AAT Qualified OR Studying towards ACCA/ACA qualification
  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision in line with the firm remote working policy
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both internally & externally
  • A desire to continue professional growth & development as you progress within the firm

For more information on this role please apply, or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers Recruitment

Remote Bookkeeper / Outsourcing Semi-Senior

£26000 - £28000
London /

Remote Bookkeeper / Outsourcing Semi-Senior £" London Based Accountancy Firm

My client, a well-established and successful Accountancy Firm based in London are looking to recruit a remote working Bookkeeper / Outsourcing Semi-Senior to join their Outsourcing team.

This role will be 100% remote £" so you can be based anywhere in the UK.

As the successful candidate, you will look after the day to day accounting for a number of the firm£s clients, delivering the highest quality of work to their clients. Your key duties will include day to day bookkeeping, VAT returns, payroll and preparing management accounts for a portfolio of clients £" experience in all of these areas is essential.

The role will involve:

  • Recording day to day financial transactions using Xero.
  • Raising sales invoices, recording purchase invoices and posting bank payments.
  • Maintaining records to the trial balance stage including managing and reconciling control accounts and month end journals for:
    • Prepayments
    • Accruals
    • Depreciation
    • Payroll
    • Rent free periods
    • Deferred / accrued income
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Preparing management accounts
  • Collaborating with other departments in the firm i.e. accounts preparation and personal tax


  • Will be AAT qualified or a few exams away from completing Level 4
  • Strong experience in a Bookkeeping / Outsourcing role within an Accountancy Practice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Embracer of technology

If you are interested in this opportunity then please apply with your CV.

Outsourcing Semi-Senior

£26000 - £28000
London /

Outsourcing Semi-Senior | Central London Firm | Opportunities to Work Remotely!

I am pleased to be working with a well-established and friendly firm of Accountants based in Central London, who are looking for an Outsourcing / Business Services Semi-Senior to join their team.

As the successful candidate, your primary duties will include carrying out bookkeeping tasks, VAT, processing payroll and preparing management accounts for your own portfolio of clients. Experience in all 4 of these areas is essential.

You will also be AAT qualified, or very close to completing Level 4.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recording day to day financial transactions
  • Performing bank reconciliations which include current accounts as well as any petty cash and credit card accounts
  • Updating records to trial balance stage including:
    • Prepayments
    • Accruals
    • Depreciation
    • Deferred / accrued income
    • Rent free periods
    • Payroll journals
  • Processing invoices and making payments on client£s behalf
  • Producing management accounts
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Processing payroll

If you have experience using Sage, Xero, or CCH this would be an additional benefit.

This role will be office based when COVID restrictions are lifted, but there will be opportunities to work from home for some of the time.

If you are interested in this position then please apply with your CV.

Personal Tax Senior

£35000 - £40000

AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Private Client Tax Senior for work in a Top 30 Firms London office

You will be joining a professional, and reputable firm, that has clear structure and realistic opportunity for fast progression. In regards to the client base, this will be focused on sporting professionals, so experience / a keen interest in this field is desired.

Private Client Tax Senior Responsibilities:

  • Working within the private client department within the sports team
  • Preparation of tax returns
  • Reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Working closely with both clients and partners
  • Suggesting tax planning opportunities for clients
  • Communication and correspondence with HMRC
  • Communication with and answering queries from clients

Private Client Tax Senior Requirements:

  • 3 years personal tax experience in practice
  • Ideally ATT or CTA qualified/studying
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful: income tax, capital allowances, employment taxes, capital gains tax and benefits, and non-doms, capital gains tax, treatment of foreign income and inheritance tax

For further information on this Private Client Tax Senior, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers£


Corporate Tax Senior

£40000 - £45000

Corporate Tax Senior

AJ Chambers are seeking a Corporate Tax Senior to join a Top 100 Firm£s Central London office

The Highlights

  • This is an opportunity to join an expanding department
  • The role will be a combination of general tax work, with high level international work mixed in
  • You will be working closely with a tax partner


  • Managing a portfolio of clients
  • Working with stand alone companies, international companies and large groups
  • Assisting on due diligence projects
  • Assisting partners on advisory projects
  • Working on various transactional services assignments
  • Producing monthly reports on the corporate tax position of your clients

About you:

  • 2/3+ years of tax experience
  • A willingness to develop
  • ACA/ACCA/ATT/CTA qualified
  • Great multi-tasking skills
  • A keen eye for detail

Interested to know more about Corporate Tax senior positions? Apply directly or contact Tom Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers.

Trainee Payroller

£ 20,000
London /

Trainee Payroll Administrator £" Accountancy Practice

AJ Chambers are pleased to be working closely with a medium-sized Accountancy Firm in Central London, who are seeking a Trainee Payroll Administrator to join their team.

This is fantastic role for a candidate educated to A Level standard with some experience in a Payroll position £" either within Practice or In-House.

The role will involve:

  • Working in a team responsible for processing 700/800 payrolls which will include weekly, monthly and bi annual payrolls
  • Client facing
  • Assisting with compliance for pension requirements
  • Assisting with government scheme applications for example, the job retention scheme
  • Assisting with processing payroll

Ideally, you will have 2-3 years£ work experience which will include some payroll, and exposure to Sage Payroll will be ideal.

If you are interested in this role then please apply with your CV.

Tax Manager / Senior Manager

£55000 - £75000
London /

Tax Manager or Senior Manager

AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for a Tax Manager or Senior Manager for an award winning firm£s London office

The Highlights

  • The team has won / been shortlisted for awards
  • Social office in the heart of London with regular out of work events and inclusive culture.
  • Have continued to see year on year growth
  • Ambitious partner group
  • Rapid career progression for high performers.

The Role

  • A mixed role with exposure to all elements of tax
  • Acting as a main contact for clients
  • Managing the tax team (delegation, training, appraisals)
  • Review of self-assessment tax returns
  • Review of corporate tax returns (CT600s)
  • Discovering planning opportunities
  • Delivering tax advisory work
  • Ad hoc project work when required


  • Discretionary Bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Full study support
  • Flexi-Time
  • Flexible remote working (office presence still required at some capacity)

For further information on this Tax Manager role, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers

Corporate Tax Senior

£35000 - £45000
London /

Corporate Tax Senior

AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Corporate Tax Senior to join an accountancy firm in London.


  • This role has come from growth
  • Can have flexibility if you need to be part time
  • You will be trusted with a respectable level of autonomy

The role

  • Managing a portfolio of Corporate Tax clients
  • Completing complex Corporate Tax returns
  • Reviewing Corporate Tax returns that have been completed in the audit department
  • Supporting the managers and directors on ad-hoc work where required


  • ATT and / or CTA would be ideal (not essential)
  • Around 2 years tax experience
  • Can handle a compliance portfolio with limited support needed

For further information on this Corporate Tax Senior role, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers

Personal Tax Manager

£50000 - £60000

Personal Tax Manager

AJ Chambers are currently seeking a Personal Tax Manager. You will be working in a top-ranked firm based in Birmingham


  • well-established and growing team
  • Excellent opportunities for progression
  • The ability to establish yourself in a well ranked firm, who work with impressive clients
  • Generous remuneration package depending on your experience


  • Managing a portfolio of Personal Tax clients
  • Delivering all day to day compliance and advisory work
  • Working closely with the partners on marketing and advisory projects
  • Working on special assignments when available
  • Ensuring work is completed on time and within budget
  • Working as part of the management team, proving support to the team
  • Training, mentoring and monitoring the team
  • Counsel, appraise, develop and motivate staff

About you

  • Previous experience within Personal Tax gained in practice
  • Qualified CTA would be ideal
  • Ability to manage/support/train
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Fully computer literate

For more information on this Personal Tax Manager role, please contact Tom Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers

Client Manager

£45000 - £55000
London /

The Role

Senior client manager responsible for a growing portfolio of clients, delivering both accounting and business support to help our clients grow and become the best they can be. With the client experience being the highest priority, this role requires someone who is passionate and dedicated to being the best they can be.

The Firm

Dynamic team of lateral thinkers dedicated to giving the best client experience. General practice with specialist areas, offering accounting, data management and tax services. They are a determined and growing practice, striving for excellence and digital leadership, with an open mind and an open-door policy.

The Clients

  • Property investors and developers
  • Professional service practices
  • Media, communications and creative businesses
  • Fashion, entertainment and music
  • Digital and technology enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial owner managed businesses

Personal Requirements

Someone who sees themselves as more than just an accountant. Motivated to be part of an ambitious, growing firm with a strong attention to detail and understanding how important the detail is. The ability to work across several jobs, and be a quick thinker, reporting directly to clients and partners. Able to think £outside the box£ and be a creative and lateral thinker. Communicate complex matters to clients in simple terms, and be an excellent problem solver, offering a diverse range of skills to the team and clients.

Key Duties

  • Preparation and finalising accounts and associated tax returns
  • Supporting clients with business management and accounting functions
  • Management accounts, budgets and forecasts
  • Overview of general tax planning such as profit extraction for OMBs
  • Preparing/assisting with business plans and data analytics
  • Responsible for digital implementation and support for clients with cloud accounting
  • Reviewing work and training of less senior team members
  • Managing team and ensuring client deadlines are met
  • Reporting to and liaising directly with partners and clients
  • Assisting partners with practice management functions to grow the firm

Key Requirements

  • Qualified ACA or ACCA with strong technical skills and minimum of 5 year experience in practice
  • Experience with OMBs and the issues specific to them
  • Experience with IRIS, QuickBooks, Xero, Futrli and Silverfin and have a strong digital mindset

Senior Management Accountant

£45000 - £50000
London /

My client, based in Central London, is currently looking to recruit a Senior Management Accountant to join their growing and multi-award winning International Outsourcing team!

The Practice have a niche within the international tech sector and offer their services to some of the fastest growing companies in the world. They are a vibrant and social firm who commit to providing you with coaching, personal development and career progression.

They are offering not only a competitive salary for this role, but a benefits package too which includes; medical cover, income protection, death in service cover, corporate rate gym and plenty of social and charity events!

As the ideal candidate you:

  • Will be ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Will have strong experience in both preparing and reviewing full monthly management accounts
  • Will have an Accountancy Practice background

The main duties in this role will be:

  • Full review of management accounts
  • Looking after a portfolio of clients
  • Supervision and training of junior team members
  • Review of VAT returns
  • Preparing complex financial reporting packs
  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships and acting as the main point of contact for your portfolio
  • WIP and billing

If you would like be considered for this fantastic role then please apply with your CV!

Private Client Tax Advisory Manager

£55000 - £67000

Personal Tax Advisory Manager

AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for a Personal Tax Advisory Manager to join a Top 20 accountancy practice. This role is based in their Central London office.

The Highlights

  • 100% Advisory work
  • Prestigious portfolio of clients (UHNWIs, HWNIs, Non-Doms, sport/media personalities and families with significant private wealth)
  • One of the firm£s highest performing teams
  • Competitive salary and generous bonus schemes

The Duties

  • Support the advisory team with the delivery of bespoke work
  • Attend client meetings
  • Working on tax planning and transactional tax cases for both individual and corporate clients
  • To work closely alongside a number of the firms directors and partners
  • To also work alongside different Tax teams

About You

  • CTA Qualified (highly desired)
  • Experience working on a range of private client advisory matters
  • Happy to work at a manager capacity
  • A positive and committed approach to work that is extended to clients, colleagues and external stakeholders

For further information on this Personal Tax Advisory Manager role, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers