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Group Management Accountant – Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a 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. Due to our team in Oxford expanding, we have a new opportunity for a Group Management Accountant to join our Finance team. This role will be a full-time permanent position based in Oxford with travel to other locations. We offer hybrid working (you can work from home up to 2 days per week if you wish) and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle). You will report to the Finance Manager who in turn will mentor and help develop you.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing business, be involved with the onboarding of acquisitions and be part of the reporting cycle for a private-equity backed company.

The role

Your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Manage the day to day bookkeeping with monthly management accounts and reporting to meet the required deadlines
  • Help manage the day to day bookkeeping
  • Visit offices within different geographical regions to ensure KPI’s are being achieved and assisting with their management accounts where necessary
  • Prepare and process payments for authorisation
  • Management of bank accounts including reconciliations
  • Carry out quarterly VAT returns for review
  • Assist with year end audit procedures
  • Responsibility for supporting the full range of finance department activities, including accounts payable and credit control
  • Support the Finance Manager with any ad hoc tasks as required

What we can offer you

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead
  • Entry into our Management Development Programme to develop leadership potential
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, 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.  We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About you

We would like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 2 years UK experience in either practice or industry and are part way through studying towards an ACCA or ACA or, at least qualified AAT, and you also have the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation and pride in meeting targets
  • Strong attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Full driving licence with ability to spend some days at other locations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office especially MS Excel
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast paced team
  • A background in professional services would be ideal but not essential
  • English & Maths GCSE or equivalent

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.

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