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Payroll Manager

Competitive Salary


Scott Golding

AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for an experienced, IT literate, Payroll Manager with first class interpersonal skills to join our clients\' Accountancy Practice at their friendly office based in Barnet, Hertfordshire.

The successful applicant will be well educated and articulate, with strong knowledge of UK PAYE compliance and recent experience of managing a portfolio of clients and/or staff. Bureau (multiple payroll) experience is essential.

The salary offered is in the region of £40,000 to £45,000 (dependent on experience), plus attractive benefits and learning opportunities.

Job Description

Main duties of the role will include;

· End to end payroll processing on Sage - weekly, fortnightly, monthly, 4-weekly, quarterly and annually - providing clients with payslips and relevant information for around 200 clients

· Managing and delegating work to junior payroll staff as well as liaising with an outsourcing company for payroll support

· Setting up auto-enrolment schemes and submitting details to pension providers

· Calculating apprenticeship levy

· Provide banks with autopay information

· Advise HMRC when no payment is due

· Resolve any PAYE/CIS queries raised by HMRC

· Process and submit monthly CIS returns, issue tax deduction slips,

· End of year procedures - P35, P60\'s, P11D\'s and Section 336 Claims

· Calculate redundancy pay

· Calculation of SMP and SSP

· Advise clients of changes to payroll legislation/personal allowances when necessary

· Set-up new schemes with HMRC as and when required

· Provide general payroll advice when required

For further information on this role, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers

  • Personal Tax Senior
    £32000 per year - 38000 per year

    Personal Tax Senior


    The firm, a highly reputable Top 20 Chartered Accountants, are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the growing team in Bristol.


    The role

    The role includes looking after the tax affairs, including preparing the tax returns, for a variety of high net worth private clients, including non-UK domiciliaries. Experience of internationally mobile individuals and employees, residence and domicile, including the statutory residence test and the remittance basis would be useful.


    As a senior in the personal tax team, you will look after a portfolio of clients and be responsible for all aspects of their tax compliance work and have direct client contact. Your role will include the preparation of a complex and diverse range of tax returns, preparing responses to client queries and assisting with one-off advisory projects. 

    The individual

    The ideal candidate will be committed to a career in tax and will have relevant experience in a personal tax role. Experience of the delivery of tax work, problem solving and the ability to use your own initiative is essential. Previous experience of using computerised accounts or tax packages is useful. The firm uses CCH Central. The successful applicant will require excellent organisation and interpersonal skills, the ability to prepare accurate work in a timely and cost-effective manner and comfortable at working under pressure to tight deadlines within an ambitious team. With this role, come the pre-requisites that the candidate is motivated, committed and flexible with the ability to meet deadlines. A natural team player is essential, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Candidates should be educated to at least A level, ideally degree level and will have ideally obtained a relevant professional qualification i.e. CTA/ACA/ICAS.



    The firm offers a highly competitive and market leading benefits and remuneration package, which includes a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression, performance-based bonus scheme, eligibility for the firm's Profit Sharing Plan which enables staff to share in the profits of the firm – just to name a few benefits.


    If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply or contact Jodi King at AJ Chambers for more information.

  • Trainee Payroller / Bookkeeper
    £18,000 - £20,000 per annum

    AJ Chambers are pleased to be recruiting for a medium sized Accountancy Firm in Central London who are seeking a Trainee Payroller / Bookkeeper to join their firm.

    This is a fantastic role for a candidate educated to A Level standard, who is looking for their first step into Accountancy.

    What’s on offer?

    Full training & development in your first accountancy role Study support for AAT Qualification Salary - £20,000 Excellent opportunities to progress within the firm

    The Ideal Candidate

    Educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent) Keen to pursue a career in accountancy A passion to larn and develop new skills 2 years' work experience, ideally within Accountancy/Finance with some Payroll experience Knowledge / use of Sage Payroll would be ideal

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Sales and purchase ledger processing Reconciliation of accounts Bank reconciliations VAT and month end reporting Processing Payroll

    We have real life examples of candidates who have joined this firm, progressed within the team and taken on further qualifications so if you are looking to start your career in Accountancy, please get in touch!

    If you would like to be considered, then please apply directly or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers for more information about this opportunity

  • Personal Tax Senior
    £35000 per year - 45000 per year

    AJ Chambers are recruiting for a Personal Tax Senior to join a long established mid-tier firm in their London Office.

    This role will offer full study support, with the opportunity to progress within the firm.

    35 Hour working week Full study support Opportunity to progress within the firm Diverse portfolio of clients


    You will be joining a leading UK accountancy firm, as a Personal Tax senior. As well as being commercially successful, this firm has built a reputation for valuing their staff by supporting them with excellent training, promoting a healthy work life balance and providing a comprehensive benefits package.

    Whilst the role is predominantly private client, you will also have a small portfolio of corporate tax clients. 

    Personal Tax Senior responsibilities:

    Responsible for a portfolio of personal tax clients Responsible for a small portfolio of corporate tax clients Managing personal and corporate tax compliance for all assigned clients Supporting managers in the provision of advisory work Identifying planning opportunities Attending client meetings Corresponding regularly with HMRC


    Personal Tax Senior responsibilities:

    Ideally ATT or CTA Qualified Experience working within Personal Tax in practice Knowledge of Corporate Tax will be highly advantageous Able to organise and prioritise and monitor workload effectively.   Effective communication skills Self-motivated with ability to produce results under pressure


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

  • Corporate Tax Associate
    £39000 per year - 42000 per year

    AJ Chambers are working closely with a Top 20 Firm of chartered accountants that are looking to appoint an experienced Corporate Tax Senior in their Ipswich office.

    Our client\'s portfolio is diverse, and you will gain valuable exposure to impressive, growing start ups as well as larger, corporate multinational businesses and deal with personnel at every level. Our client invests heavily into their staff and proudly boasts a fantastic retention record, with the ability to swiftly promote, with many newly qualified or senior staff being upgraded to Assistant Manager/Manager with 12-18 months.

    Benefits – Corporate Tax Senior:

    25 days\' holiday with an option to buy up to 10 extra days Access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions Life assurance cover and income protection insurance Add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance, or travel insurance Enrol in our Bike to Work scheme Enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms Receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan Access childcare vouchers

    General Specification – Corporate Tax Senior:

    Understanding of and previous experience within corporate tax compliance, dealing with the annual tax return process of both small clients and those with a much more extensive number of assignees. Experience providing some tax advisory and compliance services to a variety of clients. Ability to undertake tax audits for clients under UK GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP Ability to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions Ability to actively seek opportunities for selling new services to existing clients Some experience of dealing with client senior management and key stakeholders Educated to degree level, and CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent

    For further information on this Corporate Tax Senior position, please apply direct or contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers Recruitment.

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Corporate Tax Manager

£ 50,000

AJ Chambers are currently seeking a Corporate Tax Manager to work with a highly reputable Watford based accountancy practice

  • Opportunity to work diverse portfolio of clients
  • You will be given a good range of technical work
  • This role comes with excellent additional benefits and flexibilities

Corporate Tax Manager responsibilities

  • Managing a portfolio of corporate tax clients with the support of the tax partner
  • Preparing / reviewing corporate tax returns
  • Working with some of the firms more complex clients
  • Identifying tax planning opportunities
  • Advising clients within your portfolio
  • Working on adhoc advisory projects
  • Mentoring and training the junior staff in your team

Corporate Tax Manager criteria:

  • CTA qualified
  • Good experience in corporate tax (gained within a practice)
  • Up to date technical knowledge
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of clients
  • A team centered approach to work


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