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Mixed Audit & Accounts Assistant – 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 & Accounts Assistant to join our Oxford Compliance team. This is a permanent full-time or part-time role with hybrid and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle), a comprehensive induction and a full study package to pursue professional qualifications. This is a great opportunity for someone who has at least 1 year’s UK audit &/or accounts practice experience.

The Role

This is a training position and full training and support will be given to develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. You will specialise in audit within your first year of training, but you will likely have a mix of accounts preparation work and audit during your full training period.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • 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
  • Preparing audit working papers for the areas that you are involved, including but not limited to bank, fixed assets, wages and salaries, debtors and creditors
  • Attending clients stocktakes and reporting findings
  • Assisting more senior members of staff in other areas of the file
  • Preparing notes to summarise your findings and recommendations for the senior’s, manager’s and partner’s attention
  • Posting the audit clients’ trial balances into statutory accounts format and updating disclosures as necessary
  • Using accounting software to provide accurate reporting for Managers, Partners and clients.
  • Preparing basic corporation tax computations for clients

What we can offer you

  • Full funding and support to study AAT/ACCA qualification, including study leave and time off for exams
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance
  • A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months
  • 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

About You

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

  • At least 1 year’s UK audit &/or accounts practice experience
  • Educated to A ‘Level (or equivalent standard) or higher e.g. degree. You must have a minimum of 3 A Levels at grades A, B, B or higher
  • Strong aptitude for IT, specifically Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Willingness to undertake and succeed in a range of professional studies
  • Relevant work experience would be great but not essential

How to Apply 

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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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