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Junior Outsourcing Assistant – Oxford Office

Are you looking for a new and exciting role with outstanding training and development at a top 100 accountancy practice? Do you want interesting, varied client work and to be part of a team bursting with talented staff?

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London Marylebone. We have a strong focus on innovation and technology to 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 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.

We are currently looking for a Junior Outsourcing Assistant to join our growing Outsourcing division in our Oxford office. Your role will be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding.

This is a full time permanent position.

The role
So you can make an impact as soon as you start, you will need to have a minimum of 2 years UK practice experience, preferably within an Outsourcing team. You will be:

• Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients
• Using a variety of accounting software packages including CCH, Sage and Xero
• Assisting with the preparation of management accounts and completion of VAT returns
• Preparing opening balance journals
• Processing sales and purchase invoices and reconciling the bank account
• Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications

What we can offer you

• Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
• A Line Manager who will work closely with you to support you through your development and provide day to day guidance as well as a Buddy to help you get up to speed
• Competitive salary and benefits package including flexible working, pension, life assurance and a fantastic retail discount scheme
• 20 days holiday including bank holidays, increasing with service plus the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
• Modern, recently refurbished attractive central Oxford office
• A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed
• Full funding and support to complete the AAT qualification, including study leave & time off for exams

About You

We would like to hear from you if you are a quick learner and can tick all of the below:

• Educated to A Level or higher e.g. degree
• You must have at least 2 years experience in a UK accountancy practice
• AAT qualified or part qualified
• Strong communication skills, verbal and written
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Cracking IT skills, specifically Xero 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
• QuickBooks Online, Sage and CCH experience would be an advantage

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

How to Apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the role to For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page:

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 22nd November

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