James Young

Senior Recruitment Consultant Phone: 0203 817 8135

James is our Senior Consultant on the National team, specialising in recruiting for public practice accountancy firms across Kent and the North of Surrey. James’ key focus is on accounts, audit and outsourcing vacancies.

Outside of work, James enjoys Formula 1, Football Manager and socialising with friends and family.

 
 
 
 

JAMES YOUNG JOBS

 

Management Accountant

£30,000 - £40,000

We are working with an outstanding Buckinghamshire based practice who are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Management Accountant to join their Outsourcing team. This firm have an impressive reputation and have been growing rapidly over the past few years.

This is a chance for somebody with a strong practice background to step into a role offering a great level of responsibility within a market leading firm.

Duties:

  • Completion of monthly and yearly management accounts
  • Regular contact with clients via face to face meetings, email and telephone
  • Monthly invoice processing and bank reconciliations
  • Treatment of hire purchase agreements and finance leases
  • Supervising junior member of staff and advising them where necessary.
  • Client Bookkeeping up to Trial Balance

Requirements:

  • Fully qualified
  • Strong IT and computer literacy skills, particularly in Sage, Quickbooks and Xero
  • Accounts preparation experience gained in practice
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confident in handling and analysing numerical data

For more information on this Management Accountant role please either apply directly or contact James Young at AJ Chambers.

Trainee Accountant

£ 20,000

A leading local accountancy practice is seeking a graduate to join their business as a Trainee Accountant. On offer is the chance to train and develop as you build a career within accountancy, whilst receiving excellent training and a fantastic study package.

This business has successfully hired and trained many people at this level in the past and helped them qualify as chartered accountants, where they have stayed within and progressed through the business.

The position is open whether you have achieved your degree within accountancy or not, as long as you have an ambition to work hard and pursue a career within accountancy and finance.

If you did not go to university and attain a degree, then you may still be considered for this role providing that you have studied AAT Level 2/3.

Requirements:

  • 2:1 degree or higher in any discipline
  • Excellent communication skills and the enthusiasm and interest to deal directly with clients
  • Strong academic background prior to degree study
  • If you haven\'t got a degree, you will be considered if you have completed AAT Level 2/Level 3

A competitive salary is on offer for the right person along with study support for ACCA.

Please contact James Young at AJ Chambers for more details.

Audit Senior

£35,000 - £40,000

Our client, a leading firm of Chartered Accountants, are looking for an Audit Senior to join their Sittingbourne office. This role sits within a really friendly and supportive team, and this is an excellent opportunity for an ACA / ACCA finalist or newly qualified to take the next step in their career.

As an Audit Senior, you will be responsible for the audits of client accounts, and the preparation of the client\'s accounts. The split between audits and accounts is anticipated to be around 60/40.

Ideally, you will be an ACA or ACCA finalist, or qualified, and have previous experience within a similar role. You will also have excellent communication skills with a self-motivated attitude.

Key Responsibilities of an Audit Senior:

  • The audit of client accounts from books and records that have been provided
  • Preparation of client accounts including audit and non-audit clients
  • Preparation of tax computations for both income tax and corporation tax based on accounts prepared
  • Reconciliation of VAT and PAYE accounts and advising the manager or client directly of any adjustments needed concerning under payment or overpayments to the Tax Authorities
  • Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and developing more junior members

Essential Skills and Experience for this Audit Senior role:

  • Previous experience in an audit role, qualified to ACA standard
  • Well-rounded knowledge of auditing standards and accounting principles
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • ACA or ACCA Qualified

Please note that candidates without practice experience will not be considered for this role.

For more information on this Audit Senior role please either apply directly, or contact James Young at AJ Chambers. If this role isn\'t for you but you do possess many of the requirements please do get in contact with us as we may be able to offer a more suitable role.

Part Qualified Accountant

£22,000 - £30,000

A leading accountancy practice within Kent are currently looking to hire a Part Qualified Accountant to join their Orpington office.

The firm have a long-standing reputation across Kent and are able to offer full study support to help get you to the end of your qualification. There will be opportunities to develop and progress your career further once you are qualified.

For the right person, they will look to pay up to around £30,000.

The role will include:

  • Statutory accounts production for limited companies and sole traders
  • Corporation tax computations
  • Personal tax returns
  • Management Accounts preparation on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Reviewing the bookkeeping and VAT work produced by juniors

Experience/Skills required.

  • Three years\' experience working within practice
  • Excellent communication skills
  • ACCA/ACA part-qualified or soon to be part-qualified

For further information on the Semi Senior Accountant position, please apply direct or contact James Young at AJ Chambers.

Client Manager

£45,000 - £60,000

An opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious accountant to manage their own portfolio and small team at a growing independent practice in Hungerford.

You will start as a Client Manager with an eye to grow and progress as you gain exposure to a burgeoning client base. This role will consist largely of accounts and tax work, along with some business development responsibilities and incentives.

For the right candidate, the firm are willing to pay up to £50,000.

Duties:

  • Dealing with a varied client portfolio including OMBs, construction, entertainment, retail etc
  • Reviewing a wide range of accounts - Limited, sole trader, partnership, LLP\'s
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns and self-assessment returns
  • Providing a management accounts service to clients to include forecasting and budgeting
  • Finalising accounts under the overall control of the directors
  • Supporting the team with more complex accounts work e.g. intercompany transactions
  • Management, review and preparation of personal tax returns
  • Team management

Profile:

  • ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Significant accounts, VAT and tax experience in practice
  • Exemplary communication and writing skills and be capable of liaising and forming relationships with clients.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Young at AJ Chambers.

Client Manager- Hungerford

Audit Senior/Manager

£32,000 - £40,000

Our client, a leading firm of Chartered Accountants, are looking for an Audit Senior to join their Orpington office. This role sits within a really friendly and supportive team, and this is an excellent opportunity for an ACA / ACCA finalist or newly qualified to take the next step in their career.

As an Audit Senior, you will be responsible for the audits of client accounts, and the preparation of the client\'s accounts. The split between audits and accounts is anticipated to be around 60/40.

Ideally, you will be an ACA or ACCA finalist, or qualified, and have previous experience within a similar role. You will also have excellent communication skills with a self-motivated attitude.

Key Responsibilities of an Audit Senior:

  • The audit of client accounts from books and records that have been provided
  • Preparation of client accounts including audit and non-audit clients
  • Preparation of tax computations for both income tax and corporation tax based on accounts prepared
  • Reconciliation of VAT and PAYE accounts and advising the manager or client directly of any adjustments needed concerning under payment or overpayments to the Tax Authorities
  • Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and developing more junior members

Essential Skills and Experience for this Audit Senior role:

  • Previous experience in an audit role, qualified to ACA standard
  • Well-rounded knowledge of auditing standards and accounting principles
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • ACA or ACCA Qualified

Please note that candidates without practice experience will not be considered for this role.

For more information on this Audit Senior role please either apply directly, or contact James Young at AJ Chambers. If this role isn\'t for you but you do possess many of the requirements please do get in contact with us as we may be able to offer a more suitable role.