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Outsourcing Junior + full study package

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 leading and innovative Top 100 accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London’s West End. We pride ourselves on providing expert advice to our clients by hiring the best people. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable place to work where all staff receive appropriate training and development, not just around increasing your technical knowledge but also focusing on wider commercial and soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Our culture is based on expertise, respect, innovation and collaboration.

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.

With a strong focus on innovation and technology, we 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 are currently looking for an additional Outsourcing Junior to join our rapidly growing Outsourcing division in our Oxford office. This is a full-time permanent position.

Key responsibilities

  • 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

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including flexible working, pension, life assurance and a fantastic retail discount scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance + ability to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • Full funding and support to complete the AAT qualification, including study leave & time off for exams
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance
  • A Buddy to help you get up to speed during your first few months
  • Modern, refurbished, open plan office
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed 

About You


  • You must have at least 2 years’ experience working either in a varied industry role or UK accountancy practice preferably in an outsourcing team. You will also have:
  • Educated to A Level or higher e.g. degree
  • AAT qualified or part qualified
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent 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 

We welcome direct applications. To apply for this vacancy please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this vacancy to recruitment@shawgibbs.com. For more information on working at Shaw Gibbs please visit www.shawgibbs.com/careers

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 24th September

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 3 working days of the closing date you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities. Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
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