Danny Brown

Recruitment Consultant Phone: 01223 622 840

Danny is our Public Practice Consultant for Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

 
 
 
 

DANNY BROWN JOBS

 

Semi Senior Accountant

Competitive Salary

Accounts Semi-Senior - Biggleswade

AJ Chambers are currently looking for a semi senior accountant to join a Leading regional firm that has been established for over 80 years. Their 60+ strong team of tax and accounting professionals currently operate from offices multiple offices across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, and are looking to recruit a semi senior for their Biggleswade office.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years\' accounts experience in a practice background.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Accounts preparation and review, for sole traders, partnerships, and SME limited companies for subsequent partner review
  • Preparation and review of corporation tax computations and returns
  • Preparation and review of self-assessment tax returns
  • Provision of support to junior members of the team, where necessary
  • Preparation of VAT Returns
  • Ad hoc preparation of management accounts
  • Involvement in audit engagements
  • Assisting with statutory work and filings

Position requirements:

  • Relevant qualification desirable, but not essential.

What you will get in return:

  • A friendly, professional team to work alongside
  • A positive culture that promotes a strong work-life balance
  • Access to a staff discount scheme for a wide variety of high street / internet retailers
  • Regular opportunities to undertake CPD
  • Opportunity to progress and develop your career within the partnership.

The role is a full-time position. Salary negotiable, dependent on experience and qualification.

If you think you would be suitable for this role of would like any more information please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Senior Accountant

Competitive Salary

Senior Practice Accountant - Enfield

AJChambers are currently working with a top 15 firm of accountants who, after a period of growth in this geographical area, are looking to take on a senior accountant to support the business.

This is a progressive role, with the aim to take someone from senior accountant, to manager within 18 Months.

You would start in the business by supporting the SeniorManagers with their portfolio, taking on your own small portfolio simultaneously, with the aim to grown your own portlfolioand eventually have accountants managing this for you as you take the step to Assistant Manager, then Manager.

This role comes with a very competitive salary dependent on experience and skill set, as well as a host of benefits.

The successful applicant will be either ACCA/ACA qualified , or a finalist, with a number of years\' practice experience, with experience managing / reviewing juniors desirablebut not essential.
They should have varied experience within practice, suiting an individual who is looking to develop their career having held a similar position in a previous role. A keen eye for detail, the ability to work to deadlines, strong leadership and team building skills are essential skills needed for this role.
This is an excellent opportunity to progress and really make the position your own within a proactive company that rewards their staff well.
This role would come with a flexible working approach, allowing you to work with a mix of office working and home working.
The successful candidate will have a proactive approach to their role, which offers a high degree of autonomy, with excellent opportunities for growth and leadership for those able to develop the portfolio and have the opportunity to progress as a manager.
They will be expected to conduct client meetings and they should have excellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to deal effectively with a variety of clients at all levels.

If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Senior Practice Accountant - Enfield

Senior Accountant - Stevenage

Competitive Salary

Senior Practice Accountant - Stevenage

AJChambers are currently working with a top 15 firm of accountants who, after a period of growth in this geographical area, are looking to take on a senior accountant to support the business.

This is a progressive role, with the aim to take someone from senior accountant, to manager within 18 Months.

You would start in the business by supporting the SeniorManagers with their portfolio, taking on your own small portfolio simultaneously, with the aim to grown your own portlfolioand eventually have accountants managing this for you as you take the step to Assistant Manager, then Manager.

This role comes with a very competitive salary dependent on experience and skill set, as well as a host of benefits.

The successful applicant will be either ACCA/ACA qualified , or a finalist, with a number of years\' practice experience, with experience managing / reviewing juniors desirablebut not essential.
They should have varied experience within practice, suiting an individual who is looking to develop their career having held a similar position in a previous role. A keen eye for detail, the ability to work to deadlines, strong leadership and team building skills are essential skills needed for this role.
This is an excellent opportunity to progress and really make the position your own within a proactive company that rewards their staff well.
This role would come with a flexible working approach, allowing you to work with a mix of office working and home working.
The successful candidate will have a proactive approach to their role, which offers a high degree of autonomy, with excellent opportunities for growth and leadership for those able to develop the portfolio and have the opportunity to progress as a manager.
They will be expected to conduct client meetings and they should have excellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to deal effectively with a variety of clients at all levels.

If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Senior Practice Accountant - Stevenage

Audit Senior - Stevenage

Competitive Salary

Audit Senior - Stevenage

AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for an Audit Senior position at a top 15 UK Accountancy Practice in Stevenage.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Qualified Auditor. Along with a proven track record of providing a first-class service to clients, the firm recognises that a healthy work-life balance is of upmost importance and as such, they offer a variety of benefits and are very accommodating to employee\'s needs.

The Role:

  • Planning the Assignment, including the preparation/updating of the permanent file and briefing the team.
  • Preparing the audit assignment papers and budgets.
  • Ensuring that jobs are completed on time and within budget.
  • Completing the audit programmes. Where applicable, contacting the client to arrange the timing of the assignments and attendance at stock-takes etc.
  • Preparing bank and other certificates.
  • Attending stock-takes.
  • Preparation of Corporation Tax or Income Tax computations
  • Controlling the assignments and ensuring that each section of the assignment is completed within the agreed budget. Reporting to the appropriate manager at once if circumstances arise that may mean the agreed budget will be exceeded.
  • Managing the team whilst out on site to ensure team produces high quality work, are motivated to achieve high standards and that end of job appraisals are carried out for the team.
  • Presenting the Audit Manager with a complete assignment file with minimal review points.
  • Accounts package drafted (letters/minutes/certificates etc)
  • Detailed costing of time budget
  • Management Letter points.
  • To clear review points and put through adjustments to the accounts.
  • To keep time records up to date on a day-to-day basis and complete timesheets on CCH
  • To liaise with Tax Department and deal with any queries raised.
  • Keep technically up to date
  • To be aware of developments concerning client affairs and to identify opportunities to provide additional services to clients.
  • Cross sell other services to clients to contribute to incremental fee income for the Firm.
  • Any other task as reasonably required to ensure the smooth running of the job and the department

The Ideal Candidate:

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified with good technical competence including solid audit experience (min 60% of current role) on a mix of clients (corporate, charities, FSA etc).
  • Experience within a Mid-Tier Practice essential
  • Applicants must be a car owner
  • Knowledge of current UK GAAP accounting standards essential.
  • Highly IT literate including Sage and Caseware experience an advantage
  • First class communication skills and the ability to supervise and manage a team essential.

If you feel you are suitable, please apply direct or contact Danny Brownat AJ Chambers.

Audit Senior - Stevenage

Senior Accountant

£35,000 - £40,000

Senior Accountant - Ampthill

AJ Chambers are currently searching for a Senior Accountant on behalf of a multi-office accountancy practice based in Ampthill.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and technically strong accountant to step up into a role which offers such a high level of responsibility at a well-established firm.

Accounts Senior Duties:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts from Trial Balance to Partner review
  • Supporting the management team in filtering the work from junior members to managers
  • Preparing and reviewing corporation tax returns and CT600s
  • Assisting in the management of a diverse client portfolio with the management team
  • Supervising and supporting junior team members

Accounts Senior Requirements:

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified or close to qualifying
  • Substantial accounts experience gained in Practice
  • Exemplary communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and comfortable with deadlines
  • Experience with accounts software e.g. Sage, Xero, QuickBooks

For further information on this Senior Accountant role, please apply direct or contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Senior Accountant - Ampthill

Practice Accountant

£30,000 - £35,000

Practice Accountant - Hemel Hempstead

AJ Chambers have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Practice Accountant in Hemel Hempstead . This role may suit someone who is AAT qualified, a finalist/newly qualified ACCA or ICAEW student, or someone with the equivalent experience and technical knowledge.

The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • A minimum 3 years previous experience within a general (ie non-specialised) accountancy practice
  • Confidence and experience in bookkeeping, VAT compliance and preparation of limited company accounts ready for partner review.
  • Professional personable manner with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be comfortable managing workloads and client deadlines and working relatively unsupervised.
  • Good time management and experience keeping timesheets.
  • Competent using MS Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience using a range of accounting systems (e.g Xero, Sage, Quickbooks)

The following would also be preferred, but are not essential:

  • Advanced IT and Excel skills, the ability to assist both clients and staff with accounting-related IT matters and thinking of ways IT can improve efficiency and workflow.
  • Previous experience of processing payroll.
  • Experience using IRIS
  • UK Driving Licence

This 3 partner firm in Hemel Hempstead have a wide range of interesting clients from a variety of different business backgrounds.

All staff and partners are prepared to perform whatever tasks are needed to meet the client\'s deadlines and requirements, and no task is considered beneath anyone regardless of position. They do not departmentalise their work or staff so you can expect a varied range of duties and earn experience touching on all aspects of accountancy. In return they offer a relaxed and friendly environment in which to work and improve as an accountant.

Your typical responsibilities might include:

  • Preparation of end of year accounts for limited companies and sole-traders
  • Corporation tax
  • VAT compliance (MTD, VAT Returns, EC Sales Lists)
  • Bookkeeping using a range of systems
  • Reconciliations
  • Management accounts, budgets, cashflows and other reports to meet client requirements
  • Some company secretarial duties
  • Payroll cover
  • P11d preparation
  • Accounting systems advice and support

Hours: 30 to 37.5 hours per week (full-time preferred)

Full-Time Salary: Up to £35,000 (depending on experience) + benefits

Hours of work: Flexible hours possible

Holiday: 20 days pa + bank holidays (increases with long service)

If this role sounds of interest, please do not hesitate to contact Danny Brown at AJ Chambers.

Practice Accountant - Hemel Hempstead