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Accounts Assistant

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London Marylebone. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, we help our clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Our clients range from private clients to owner-managed businesses and large international subsidiaries. We also have specialist teams for international businesses, property and medical sector clients.

We put our people first – you are the future of our business. We will develop your strengths, empower you to take more responsibility and help you carve a career path. Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise. We are known for having a friendly and supportive team where everyone receives training and development not just on technical knowledge but also on commercial and soft skills. We pride ourselves on hiring people who are curious, people who enjoy looking for better ways of doing things and who thrive on using technology.

Despite lockdown, it is very much business as usual for Shaw Gibbs. We have an ambitious growth plan and are currently looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our Compliance division. This role will be based in our Oxford team and could be full time or part time. Flexible working is also available.

At present, most of our people are doing blended working whereby they are spending part of the week in the office and part of the week from home. Both our offices are fully covid secure and the safety of our people, our clients and their families remains our top priority.

Key responsibilities 

  •  Building productive working relationships with clients and within Shaw Gibbs
  • Using accounting software to provide accurate reporting for Managers, Partners and clients 
  •  Maintaining client confidentiality and ensuring data security at all times 
  • Producing financial accounts in accordance with FRS 102 1A and FRS 105 as well as sole trader accounts 
  • Preparing partnership accounts

What we can offer you 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including generous holiday allowance, pension, life assurance and a fantastic retail discount scheme 
  • Holiday trading – the ability to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle 
  • Flexible working 
  • If required, full funding and support to complete the AAT qualification, including study leave and time off for exams 
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors 
  • A wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing 
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance 
  • A modern, refurbished, open plan office 
  • A comprehensive induction and a dedicated buddy to help you get up to speed during your first few months 

About You

You must have at least 18 months’ experience working in a UK accountancy practice.

 You will also have:

  • Educated to A Level or equivalent 
  • AAT qualified or part qualified
  • Medical practice experience would be an advantage 
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Strong IT skills and able to pick up new software packages very quickly 
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude 
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output 
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • CCH experience would be an advantage 

Please do not apply if you cannot tick all of the above criteria. 

How to Apply

We very much welcome applications directly from candidates. 

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to recruitment @ Or for more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 9th April 2021.

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