James Gosling

Senior Consultant Phone: 01218 093435

James has 8 years Banking Experience at Coutts Bank within the Media Commercial Team, responsible for a portfolio of successful business' in music, theatre, PR and talent management. Within his time at Coutts James forged solid working relationships with Partners of Accountancy Practices working closely with them on many complex lending facilities, IP acquisitions and M&A transactions.

Following James' time at Coutts, due to his experience and trustworthy reputation James consulted/assisted HNW individuals and other commercial business' on various transactions globally (off market property, investment in film, sponsorship for events, and acquisitions to name a few, as a trusted individual.

Within AJ Chambers his focus is business growth for the West Midlands and further North across Audit, Accounts and Outsourcing. In addition to recruitment requirements, James is also responsible for M&A consultancy within AJ Chambers, assisting our clients identify and locate acquisition targets in line with their growth strategy, whilst supporting clients through the entire purchase process involved in acquiring a practice. In addition, we also assist clients secure the right opportunity for their overall exit strategy for the business.
 

 
 
 
 

JAMES GOSLING JOBS

 

Senior Accountant

£30,000 - £35,000

Senior Accountant- Manchester

An opportunity has arisen for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join a small, established, independent accountancy practice in Manchester. Alongside offering flexible working hours, the practice prides themselves on allowing their employees to grow, progress and achieve their full potential, while taking home a competitive salary and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

A good understanding of accounts, management accounts, cloud accounting and VAT is required. Our client is looking for a safe pair of hands, with good experience of accounts preparation with a variety of sectors. You will be the first point of contact for clients and will be responsible for maintaining a strong working relationship with the client base.

Responsibilities:

Bookkeeping

Preparing statutory and management accounts

Building and maintaining strong client relationships

Management of own workflow within scheduled time

Keeping up to date technically

Liaising with clients to resolve any issues

Managing and reviewing junior staff work

Requirements:

Prior experience in Public Practice

Experience with accounting software such as Xero

Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

Detail orientated and organised

Able to conduct and utilise research

ACCA/ACA Qualified

If this Senior Accountant role is of interest or you would like to know more, please apply direct or contact James Gosling at AJ Chambers.

Senior Accountant £" Manchester

Audit & Accounts Senior

Competitive Salary

AJ Chambers are currently working with an well established and growing independent firm of Chartered Accountants with their headquarters based in Manchester, who are looking for an ambitious Audit and Accounts Senior to join their dynamic team.

This practice is one of the best environments for your development, their approach is committed, caring and conscientious and a big emphasis is placed on employees maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

As you can tell, this is an incredible opportunity for a driven and technically strong accountant to step up into a rewarding role which offers a high level of responsibility at a great firm. The role will be equally split between accounts and audit responsibilities, along with assisting manager with some managerial duties.

Audit and Accounts Senior Duties:

Producing accounts for clients

Leading and assisting on statutory audits from planning to completion

Clearing review points and putting through adjustments to the accounts

To keep time records up to date on a day-to-day basis and complete timesheets

Ensuring that jobs are completed on time and within budget

Supervising junior staff and assisting in training

Drafting client letters

Preparing VAT Returns

Audit and Accounts Senior Requirements:

Qualified ACA/ACCA

At least 4 years of experience gained in a practice setting

Accounts preparation experience gained in practice

Experience leading audits from planning stage to completion, including ISA compliant statutory audits

First class communication skills and ability to liaise and form relationships with clients

Accuracy, deadline focused and the ability to work on their own initiative is crucial

Experience with accounts software e.g. Iris, Sage, QuickBooks, Xero etc.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Gosling at AJ Chambers. If the company in question interests you, but you do not match the required specification, please contact me to discuss other roles that may be available.

Taxation - Audit Manager

Competitive Salary

AJ Chambers are working with an well established Top 10 Practice, whom are currently looking for an qualified and experienced Audit Manager in thier Birmingham office.

As an Audit Manager, you will be responsible for leading audits on a varied portfolio of clients, supervising Juniors, Semi Seniors and the wider Audit team. You will be ACA/ACCA Qualified, willing to travel and have previous experience within a similar role.

Key Responsibilities of an Audit Manager:

  • Planning Audits and identifying key risk areas.
  • Ability to ensure that all statutory requirements are complied with, and up to date technical knowledge.
  • Ability to ensure that client deadlines are met and to budget.
  • Experience of working on more complex aspects of audits.
  • Building strong client relationships and being a point of contact on advice for structuring, systems as well as source of relevant information.
  • Supervising the audit process on site, supporting and managing Audit Team in collaboration with Audit Director and Audit Partner, supporting and developing more junior members of staff.
  • Suggest improvements for audit efficiency and general process internally.

Essential Skills and Experience for this Audit Assistant Manager role:

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified
  • Previous experience in a Manager or supervisor role for at least 18 months
  • Well-rounded knowledge of auditing standards and accounting principles
  • Experience working on Academy and Charity Audits.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Proven Experience in client handling and relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Please note that candidates without practice experience will not be considered for this role.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Gosling at AJ Chambers. If the role in question interests you, but you do not match the required specification, please contact me to discuss other roles that may be available.

Management Accounts and Xero Expert, Business Services Manager

Competitive Salary

An opportunity has arisen for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join a growing, forward thinking Independent Accountancy Practice in Rugby. The practice prides themselves on allowing their employees to grow, progress and achieve their full potential, while taking home a competitive salary and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

In this position, you will begin as an Business Services Manager, working largely digitally with a heavy focus on management accounts, VAT, Bookkeeping reviewing and some year end statutory accounts preparation.

A exceptional understanding of management accounts, cloud accounting (Xero) and VAT is required. Our client is looking for a safe pair of hands, technically sound candidate with good experience of management accounts preparation with a variety of sectors.

It is essential that the candidate is Xero Certified, with extensive knowledge and experience of Xero. You will be closely involved in assisting colleagues and clients on cloud based accounting software.

The successful individual will have the opportunity to grow the department and client offering.

Responsibilities:

Reviewing Bookkeeping Work

Reviewing statutory and management accounts

Building and maintaining strong client relationships

Management of workflow within scheduled time

Keeping up to date technically

Liaising with clients and colleagues to resolve any issues

Training and Development of Junior staff members

Requirements:

Prior experience in Public Practice

Extensive experience with Xero and other cloud accounting packages. Essential Xero Certified.

Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

Detail orientated and organised

Able to conduct and utilise research

Desire to assist growth of the business

ACCA/ACA Qualified

Audit & Accounts Senior Manager

Competitive Salary

Audit & Accounts Senior Manager/Partner Designate- Harrow

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, talented and ambitious accountant and auditor to manage their own portfolio and team at a forward thinking, growing practice in Pinner.

You will start as Senior Manager with an eye to grow the business and develop into Partner capacity within 12-18 months. Along this journey you will be working with Directors on strategy for business direction.

Duties:

Search and identify opportunities to add growth to the company.

Represent the company by meeting clients, developing professional associations, speaking and hosting networking events.

Collaborate with Directors on marketing and business strategy.

Developing and implementing operational and financial control systems.

Monitor operating and financial results against plans.

Implement a training and development system for staff under your remit and indeed company wide.

Ensure all compliance requirements are upheld and adhered to.

Managing a large portfolio incorporating both Audit and Accounts work.

Pathway to obtain RI Status soonest.

Profile:

ACA Qualified for at least 7 years, with Audit Qualification.

Significant Audit and Accounts experience within practice setting

At least 4 years experience managing a team.

Exemplary communication and writing skills and be capable of liaising and forming relationships with clients and colleagues.

Incredibly sound technical knowledge of Audits and Accounts.

Vast experience and passion with accounts software such as Xero and other cloud based accounting software.

For more information or if you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and details to James Gosling at AJ Chambers. If the company in question interests you, but you do not match the required specification, please contact me to discuss other roles that may be available.

Audit & Accounts Senior Manager/Partner Designate- Harrow

 
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