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accountants & business advisers

Audit Semi-Senior – Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a growing top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectful, innovative and collaborative. 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. With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences.

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. To support the organisation’s growth, we have created a new opportunity for an Audit Semi-Senior to join either our Oxford Audit team. This is a permanent full-time role with hybrid and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).


Key Responsibilities

  • Building long lasting client relationships
  • Working on a variety of interesting and complex audit assignments across multiple sectors, liaising with seniors, managers and partners when required
  • Prepare audit files, undertake audit planning and lead/assist with fieldwork. As you progress and develop, you will be given more responsibility and start leading smaller audits
  • Ensure audit assignments/ sections (depending on the size of the audits that you are involved) are completed to a high standard, in time and within budgets agreed with Partners
  • Preparing corporation tax computations
  • Managing own workload in a timely and efficient manner while all the time ensuring we exceed client expectations
  • Supervising, training and assisting more junior members of the team
  • Build productive relationships with team members and colleagues at Shaw Gibbs, adopting a collaborative working approach
  • Whilst the role will predominantly be audit-focused, there will also be opportunities to get involved in preparing accounts

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead
  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills
  • A tailored career progression plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, and cycle to work scheme.
  • 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. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

  • ACCA/ACA part-qualified
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ UK Audit practice experience
  • Preference for a University degree with at least a 2:1 or minimum 3 A-Levels (A, B, B or above)
  • Xero, Sage, Caseware and CCH experience would be an advantage
  • Fully fluent in English with proven communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Able to work within procedures on job aspects which will deal with facts, standards and quality

How to apply 

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV to

For more information on working at Shaw Gibbs, please visit

Additional Information

Shaw Gibbs is an inclusive employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates by ensuring a comfortable and accessible interview experience. We understand that some individuals may have specific needs or require accommodation/adjustments during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to ensure your recruitment experience with Shaw Gibbs is as inclusive and accessible as possible, please let us know at your earliest convenience via email.

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, gender, 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 UK. For this role, 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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