Scott Golding

Principal Consultant Phone: 01702 410413

Scott is the Principle Consultant for the East England Team. He oversees a team of specialist Consultants and Researchers, delivering an expert service to candidates and clients ranging from nationwide firms, leading regional independent firms and smaller, family run practices.




Accounts - Senior Accountant

£30,000 - £40,000
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Auditing - Junior Audit Manager

£45,000 - £55,000

Audit Manager

AJ Chambers are currently representing a highly reputable, mid-tier firm of chartered accountants who are seeking an Audit Manager for their experienced team in Letchworth. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with audit experience to step up from a supervisory capacity to a managerial role.

Our client is offering a great route to develop their career whilst offering flexibility and autonomy to manage your team and clients.

The Role

As Audit Manager, you will be responsible for liaising with clients, managing relationships, organising and managing audit seniors and juniors and reviewing working papers. In addition, you will work closely with and report into the Senior Audit Manager, and the Head of Audit and will work closely with the partners and the wider audit team.

Duties include:

  • Planning Audits and identifying key risk areas
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements are complied with, and up to date technical knowledge
  • Ensure that client deadlines are met and to budget
  • Working on more complex aspects of audits
  • Building strong client relationships and being a point of contact on advice for structuring, systems as well as source of relevant information
  • Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and managing Audit Team in collaboration with the Senior Audit Manager, supporting and developing more junior members of staff
  • Suggest improvements for audit efficiency and general process internally

The Candidate

  • ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Significant audit experience, gained within an accountancy practice or similar professional services firm
  • Good IT skills, and knowledge of CCH Pro Audit and Accounts Production would be an advantage
  • An ability to review existing systems and processes and to make suggestions for improvements would be desirable

For more information on this Audit Manager position, please contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers.

Taxation - Personal Tax Assistant

£21,000 - £25,000

Personal Tax Assistant

AJ Chambers are representing a highly reputable, independent firm of chartered accountants who are seeking a Personal Tax Assistant for their office in Cambridge. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced team which is offering full study support and excellent career prospects.

The Role

The role involves working with a wide variety of clients, including employees, entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals. The day-to-day work will be mainly compliance with opportunities to progress onto a more advisory role in the future.


  • Looking after the day to day running of a portfolio of clients
  • Providing timely and accurate delivery of tax services
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Liaising with clients and HMRC
  • Resolving client concerns and queries
  • Technical research, preparing client documents including annual tax returns for clients and ensuring all are compliant with tax regulations
  • Assist with P11D preparation

The Candidate

  • Strong academic background
  • Relevant personal tax experience gained within accountancy practice
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A proactive and analytical approach with a desire to progress
  • Possess a well-developed sense of client service and quality orientation
  • Good attention to detail and pride in work produced

For more information on this Personal Tax Assistant position, please apply directly or contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers.

Accounts - Senior Business Advisor

£34,000 - £39,000

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AJ Chambers are currently representing a Top 100 firm who are seeking a Senior Accountant for their Ipswich office. This highly reputable and long-established firm offers excellent opportunities for progression and a generous remuneration package.

We are looking to speak with a commercially minded accountant, with considerable statutory/management accounts experience. You may be qualified or qualified by experience, but you will be client focused.

The Role

  • As a Senior Accountant, you will be required to work closely and support senior members of the team in the timely delivery of services
  • You will work independently and be accountable for the delivery of the project to the manager for review, being the first point of contact for our clients throughout the project
  • In addition to accounting capabilities, you will analyse client data, make recommendations and talk credibly to clients on the issues they face such as current trading position, future outlook and legislative changes

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Review and management of management accounts process for individual and groups of companies to timetables agreed with client including if needed calculation of adjusting entries
  • Preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP and other accounting frameworks
  • Preparation of consolidations and cash flows for yearend statutory accounts
  • Prepare year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors
  • Proactive analysis of client data and communication directly with client e.g. current issues, future trading, relevant legislative change
  • Organises work efficiently to meet project deadlines and client expectations
  • Network with clients, attending seminars and events

The Candidate

  • Strong experience in preparing statutory accounts and some experience within management accounts
  • A minimum of 3-4 years\' experience gained within an accountancy or practice or similar professional services firm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate duties to staff, sharing knowledge and providing guidance as needed

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

Accounts - Senior Accounts Manager

£50,000 - £60,000

Role Profile

Senior Manager Accountant

Department:Accounts & Business TaxReports to:Managing Director


To manage resources within the team to oversee the provision of timely and effective delivery of general accounting and taxation services to an established portfolio of clients leading on service delivery and client relationships. To be responsible for managing and servicing a portfolio of clients. To work closely with the Senior Management Team to deliver on the growth strategy of the business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, monitor work and resources within an agreed budgets to meet deadlines and targets set.
  • Manage and develop a portfolio of clients.
  • Manage the team to ensure Senior Management expectations are met on delivery and accuracy of work.
  • Lead on developing excellent client service and relationships with clients and the team.
  • Manage the allocation of work within the team.
  • Review accounts for quality and compliance ensuring completion of file and recording notes and review points.
  • Take responsibility to coach and develop team members giving constructive feedback to enhance their skills and development.
  • Liaise with other departments in order to efficiently and effectively complete jobs.
  • Participate in projects, contribute to team and business initiatives.
  • Manage the work in progress and billing of client portfolio.
  • Provide technical advice to the team and clients as required.
  • Recruit, train and develop members of the team to ensure there are sufficient resources and skills in the team to meet current demand and planned growth.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to share knowledge and ideas to improve communication, set team goals and recognise achievements.
  • Carry out appraisals for team members to set appropriate objectives, review progress and develop skills.
  • Build knowledge and awareness of all aspects of the business services to help identify opportunities to cross sell services to clients and communicate this to the team.
  • Support marketing and business development initiatives to increase client portfolio and new business.


  • Qualified accountant with 10 years\' experience, most recently in practice.
  • Good technical and compliance skills.
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and practice.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent client handling and relationship skills.
  • Awareness of financial targets.
  • Seek innovative solutions to deliver excellent client service.
  • Generate and implement new ideas to progress the business.
  • Effective management and leadership style that inspires others.
  • Highly skilled at dealing with business owners and advising them on a range of commercial issues.
  • Drive and ambition to take a leading role in the business over the next few years.

Career Path

  • Lead, develop and expand the existing team.
  • Develop and grow portfolio.
  • Promotion to the Senior Management Team and a more active role in the business strategy.
  • Employee owned Business.

Payroll - Payroll Manager

Competitive Salary

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