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Senior Insolvency Administrator – Oxford or London

Are you looking for a progressive and exciting firm for the next step in your career? Do you want interesting and varied client work?

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London W1. We have ambitious growth plans which are being achieved through our client-centric approach. Our clients range from private clients to entrepreneurial businesses and international subsidiaries.  

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative, and expert. 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.

Our Insolvency & Advisory team help guide businesses and individuals through periods of financial difficulty and deal with both formal and informal insolvency solutions. Due to growth, we are looking for an experienced Senior Insolvency Administrator to be based in either our Oxford or London office. This new full time permanent role is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded practice and develop your career.

We have a great flexible working policy that allows you to work when you want to around core hours, as well as hybrid working. Hybrid and flexible working are an integral part of our culture.  If you wish to be based in our London office, you would need to work in our Oxford office on an occasional basis for team meetings and events.

About this role

You will be responsible for a varied case load and will provide support to the two Insolvency Practitioners.  Your core responsibilities will include:


  • Dealing with solvent and insolvent liquidations 
  • Supporting a portfolio of cases from appointment to closure, ensuring all aspects of cases are progressed efficiently and effectively
  • Preparing and implementing case strategy, with support
  • Preparing statutory reports
  • Convening decision procedures
  • Ensuring all cases are compliant in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Drafting reports and attending meetings
  • Liaising with clients/directors/creditors/employees/agents
  • Supporting senior members of the team with case related tasks
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications 

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, 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
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

You will be a bright and enterprising individual with at least 5 years insolvency practice experience in a similar role and proven track record of successfully supporting cases from appointment to closure.  Ideally, you should be ACCA qualified or studying towards it. You will be CPI qualified.


  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work, often under tight timeframes
  • Self-sufficient, with the ability to plan and manage your own workload
  • A sound knowledge of IPS
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and be self-motivated
  • A proactive approach, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Create a positive impact with clients and staff
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including excel, word, outlook & PowerPoint

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to by 5pm Friday 9th December 2022.

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Additional Information

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, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region*.  We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK.  Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights. 

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