Are you an ambitious individual looking to start your career in accountancy?
Take your A Levels to the next level by getting the best start to becoming a qualified Accountant. Our Christchurch office is looking for a Trainee Accountant to join their successful accounts team.
Join our training programme and take your career as far as you can. It’s the place to be successful and be with others who started just like you.
You’ll be supported to study towards a formal AAT accountancy qualification (Association of Accounting Technicians) via an apprenticeship and start your journey towards a fulfilling and rewarding accountancy career. With the benefits of on the job learning and structured training, you will be given all the skills and support you need as well an impressive client list. Senior members of the team will support with training and our internal training will help you develop in the role.
The accounts team prepares accounts for a variety of external clients from organisations across the UK. You will learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping, accounts preparation, VAT returns, budgeting and financial performance, personal and corporate tax and building relationships with clients.
The role will include undertaking high-quality accounts preparation services for a range of business clients, including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies. Setting up new accounts files and assisting with VAT returns.
What we are looking for
We are looking for hardworking, dynamic, ambitious individuals with a positive ‘can do’ attitude who are looking for a challenge.
You will have pace, accuracy and understand the importance of excellent client service.
You will have confidence with numbers, great attention to detail and the ability to confidently talk to people to build client relationships.
Highly personable with excellent verbal and written communication is also crucial.
Accountancy can be technically demanding with new concepts and regulatory changes to grasp. You should be able to learn quickly and be at ease with grasping new concepts. We will of course be on hand to provide support and advice.
We are looking candidates who have, as a minimum GCSES in Maths and English (grade 4 and above) and/or A Levels (grades C and above).
The successful candidate will be interested in having a career in accountancy and looking to study the AAT qualification.
In addition, you will have an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate excel skills as a minimum.
A generous remuneration package includes:
- competitive market rate salary
- full training package and support
- working hours of 36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday
- pension scheme
- life assurance
- 23 days annual leave (exc BH)
- opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
- access to our corporate reward scheme
- employee Assistance Programme
- opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the Firm
- relaxed and friendly working environment
Why join us?
We will support you and give you anything you need to succeed and progress your career. All of our trainee opportunities follow apprenticeship standards, which we fully fund. This includes time out of the office to attend college, complete online courses and study leave. This combined with the support you will receive from your manager, buddy and mentor means that you should be fully supported to becoming a professionally qualified accountant. We recognise that personal development training is also essential in becoming a well trusted business adviser and we also support all of our employees with a blended approach to their development which includes a mixture of classroom, online and on the job learning.