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Junior / Semi-Senior Accountant - Oxford

Are you looking for a new and exciting position together 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?

If so, we could have the perfect role for you. We are Shaw Gibbs, a leading independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice. At Shaw Gibbs we have a strong focus on using technology to give our clients insight and information to help them make decisions on how to grow their business. We have ambitious growth plans and following a recent merger, Shaw Gibbs currently employ almost 100 people across our Oxford and London offices. We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Junior or Semi-Senior to join our dedicated Audit and Accounts Compliance team in our Oxford office.

What we can offer you

Full funding and support to continue studying the ACCA/ACA qualification, including study leave, and time off for exams plus potential to assist with training contract clawbacks.

  • 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 and help
  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits package
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays increasing with service, plus holiday trading where you can buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • Supportive and fun team environment
  • Regular company and team social events throughout the year
  • Corporate fundraising events, in 2019 Shaw Gibbs are supporting the mental health charity Mind as voted by our employees. 
  • Light and airy, recently refurbished modern office in central Oxford
  • Online Employee Retail Discount Scheme
  • Contribution based pension scheme & life assurance 
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

The Role

This role would suit someone with a minimum 1 year’s UK practice experience. Full training and support will be given to further develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice.

  • Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients as required
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications
  • Using accounting software to provide accurate reporting for Managers, Directors and clients
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly management accounts for sole traders, limited companies and partnerships
  • Maintaining client confidentiality and ensure data security at all times
  • Producing profit and loss accounts and balance sheets
  • Preparing basic tax computations and returns e.g. corporation tax, VAT
  • Completing working papers including preparing bank reconciliations, other reconciliations and manual control accounts
  • Preparing statutory accounts and finalise accounts under the overall supervision of your Line Manager
  • Assisting more senior members of staff on Audit to include, for example, checking bank reconciliations, verifying fixed asset additions and disposals, attending at stock takes, preparing profit and loss schedules and verifying expenditure to invoices, setting up audit files, drawing up lease schedules, assisting with the preparation of analytical review schedules and assisting with the audit of debtors and creditors.

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
  • If you are a school leaver – you must have a minimum of 3 A Levels at grades B, B, C or better
  • You must have at least 1 years’ experience in a UK accountancy practice and have already started AAT/ACCA/ACA training
  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written
  • Fully fluent in English, verbal and written
  • 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
  • Xero, Sage, Caseware and CCH experience would be an advantage.

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

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the role to recruitment@shawgibbs.com .

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th April. 

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