Tax Manager

£35,000 - £45,000


Jodi King



Overall objective


Responsible for the effective management of a mixed portfolio of personal, trust and business tax clients.




  • To manage the tax compliance matters of a varied portfolio of clients.  The portfolio comprises of a mixture of directors and high net worth individuals whose tax affairs are of varying complexity.  The portfolio also includes partnerships and some Trust work.
  • To ensure during the course of the tax year that all statutory tax returns are completed and filed on time, are accurate and in keeping with best practice, and that all follow up action is anticipated, planned and implemented. 
  • To ensure that clients are kept informed about their obligations and deadlines and that they are kept up to date with any relevant changes in legislation or best practice.
  • To identify and discuss with partners opportunities for tax planning.
  • To build rapport and maintain regular contact with clients by telephone, email, letter and in person. 
  • To organise the effective time management of own workload, planning and prioritising, and keeping the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner informed of any anticipated bottlenecks or problems with meeting deadlines.
  • To undertake any ad hoc projects as requested by the partners.
  • Provide support to partners on advisory and project tax work.  The advisory work is of a varying nature, but knowledge of a combination of Trusts, Estates, Personal Tax are essential, although a broader knowledge across business and corporate taxes would also be welcomed.
  • Provide support across the wider Tax and Accounting Team with the provision of ad-hoc technical support for other staff members.


About you


  • An experienced and capable tax specialist with a broad range of tax experience gained within a practice environment.  This experience should include in-depth exposure to varied compliance work including complex cases plus sound knowledge of routine tax planning. 
  • A tax qualification is desirable but not essential and could be replaced by substantial relevant experience. 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities, and to know when to refer problems to the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner. 
  • Good communications skills with the ability to convey technical information clearly to clients in a way that gives confidence to them that their tax affairs are being managed professionally, competently, and efficiently.
  • Payroll Admin / Senior
    Competitive Salary

    AJ Chambers are working with a modern and progressive firm of accountants in Ipswich that are looking for a Payroll Administrator or Payroll Senior.

    Our client is looking for an attentive payroll professional, ideally from a payroll bureau or public practice background, that can aid the Payroll Manager in delivering a first-class service to the wider portfolio.



    Salary - £18,000 - £28,000 Private medical insurances and life cover available after probation Flexible working hours Well-established and highly reputable firm with an employee focused culture

    Payroll Administrator OR Payroll Senior - Responsibilities

    Processing payroll information and maintaining accuracy and integrity of data for a variety of clients that differ in size, complexity and industry sector Ability to handle queries and liaise effectively with management and clients direct when required Keep up to date with payroll legislation changes as well as any other changes affecting payroll processing Experience with auto-enrolment and associated responsibilities Processing CIS returns

    The Candidate

    Between 1-5 years of payroll bureau or public practice experience would be ideal You will be computer literate and able to demonstrate strong organisational skills, along with accuracy and attention to detail Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are required as you will be dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels Ability to work to strict deadlines Knowledge of either STAR, Sage or Xero would be beneficial but not essential

    For more information on this Payroll Administrator OR Payroll Senior position, please contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers.

  • Audit Senior
    Competitive Salary

    AJ Chambers have an instruction from a Top 10 Accountancy Firm in Cambridge to join their audit division as an Audit Senior, where you will lead corporate audits including AIM listed businesses.

    Our client is focused on client and employee care and is keen to offer exceptional service

    Audit Senior – Core Responsibilities:

    Assists in the planning, execution, and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment, including statutory and CASS audits, for manager or partner review. Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager. Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters. Ensure on the job training and mentoring is provided to junior members of the team both in the office and at client site.

    When you join us, we\'ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We\'re looking for someone with:

    Qualified ACA/ACCA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent. Educated up to degree level or CTS. Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site. Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements. Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering. Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.

    Benefits Package includes but not limited to:

    25 days\' holiday – option to buy up to 10 further 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. Leisure facility discounts such as gyms. Bike to work scheme. Access to childcare vouchers.

    For further information on this Audit Senior position, please do not hesitate to contact Scott Golding from AJ Chambers Recruitment or feel free to apply to this advert.

  • Bookkeeper
    £25000 per year - 30000 per year

    A fantastic opportunity for a Bookkeeper to join a modern, forward-thinking and technology focused Accountancy Firm in London!

    Your main focus in this role will be to provide the firm\'s clients with bookkeeping services and support. The main duties will include:

    Bookkeeping on Xero EC Sales Lists   Preparing VAT returns Providing advice / support to clients Potentially, involvement with Payroll

    You\'ll be able to develop strong relationships with clients as many of the firm\'s clients are owner-managed businesses.

    As an ideal candidate for this role you will:

    Have at least 3 years\' experience in a bookkeeping role within Practice Have at least 1 years\' experience using Xero Be personable, and will enjoy speaking with clients and other team members Enjoy problem solving and will be a self-starter

    The firm can consider offering flexible and remote working, but ideally you will have some office time to be around the team and to enjoy the social side of work!

    If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply with your CV or contact Danielle O\'Hara at AJ Chambers.

  • Tax Assistant
    £25000 per year - 35000 per year

    Tax Assistant



    This role gives the opportunity for a self-motivated person to start on the road to a career in the tax advisory sector providing superb on-the-job training. It requires excellent communication and numeracy skills along with a willingness to work and study hard to achieve success.


    There will be some contact within this role with clients and you will need to be able to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally.


    You will work to build up trust and good working relationships in the client base.



    Managing (under supervision) an allocated portfolio of work Clients are primarily HNWI\'s with a diverse range of UK and international issues Dealing with tax processing and tax returns Liaising with clients Interaction with other accountancy practices and contacts Liaising with the Inland Revenue and other third parties



    ATT studier – either partially qualified or looking to start studying (but must be committed to pursuing a career in tax) A good command of spoken and written English Strong organisational and planning skills Able to work independently


    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! Full study assistance accompanies the role Develop experience working in a family-feel environment Flexible working patterns available to suit individuals