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Assistant Manager Accounts – Oxford

Are you looking for a progressive and exciting firm for the next step in your career? Do you want interesting and varied client work? 

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London W1. We have ambitious growth plans which are being achieved through our client-centric approach. 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 entrepreneurial businesses and international subsidiaries. 

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative and expert. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. 

We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience. 

We have a new opportunity for an Accounts Assistant Manager to join our growing Oxford team. This is a full-time permanent position offering hybrid working, three days in the office and two days working at home, and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days). 

Key Responsibilities

  • As a senior member of the accounts team, you will take the lead on managing incoming accounts jobs to ensure that resources are deployed efficiently to meet our clients’ deadlines.
  • Build long lasting client relationships, providing expert knowledge and advice whilst also spotting opportunities to refer work to other divisions.
  • Oversee and review the preparation of statutory accounts and tax computations.
  • Support Partners by managing a diverse portfolio of clients.
  • Develop others by supporting, mentoring and managing more junior members of the team.
  • Begin to develop your network and assist with business development activities 

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors 
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed 

About You

  • ACCA / ACA qualified
  • Strong UK practice experience with 1-2 years post qualification
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous line management experience is desirable
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and client management skills
  • Able to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Confident, positive, professional and can-do attitude
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff 

How to Apply 

Please send your CV to For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: 

Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. 

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region*. We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.
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