Graduate Trainee Accountant (Full-Time)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Graduate Trainee Accountant

Do you enjoy providing a 5-star service to your clients?

Are you most productive working through scenarios to help your client and researching topics to provide accurate advice and support?

Are you happiest when getting tasks completed and you having a great day at work aligns with your clients and teammates having a great day too?

We are looking for a positive and resourceful teammate to join our client delivery team and make the most of the opportunities that come with working in a growing accountancy practice.  Someone who loves solving problems and being part of a team will fit right in.


The business:

We are a forward-thinking accountancy practice committed to providing our clients with exceptional financial guidance and support. Our goal is to empower businesses to thrive by offering insightful financial advice and strategic planning.

We believe the development of a strong team, with confident, competent and supported members, is the most important factor in delivering business success.  We have doubled in revenue and team members over the last two years and this growth is set to continue; this means opportunities for the team members to grow, learn new skills and help shape the direction of the business. Every team member has an important part to play in achieving the business’ headline strategy and objectives.

This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and growing team.  We regularly ask our team for input into strategy and direction, how they want to develop and what skills they want to gain over the next 12 months.  This is built into their personal development plans.


The role:

As a Graduate Trainee Accountant, you will embark on a dynamic journey to develop foundational skills in accounting while contributing to the success of our clients and firm. This role offers a structured training program encompassing daily client interactions, monthly accounting tasks, and involvement in value-adding projects, providing a comprehensive understanding of the accounting profession.


The responsibilities:

  • Assisting with Accounts Preparation: Collaborate with senior accountants to gather financial data, reconcile accounts, and prepare accurate financial statements. Ensure timely submission of accounts to regulatory authorities.
  • Assisting with VAT Preparation: Compile and analyse transactional data, prepare VAT returns, and ensure compliance with tax regulations. Ensure timely submission of VAT returns to HMRC.
  • Liaising with Clients: Cultivate strong relationships with clients by serving as a primary point of contact, addressing enquiries, and providing tailored support.
  • Phone Calls: Handle incoming phone calls from clients promptly and professionally, providing assistance, resolving issues, and ensuring client satisfaction.


Ad Hoc Tasks:

  • Engaging in Business Process Enhancement Projects: Participate in diverse projects aimed at enhancing clients’ business processes, such as process automation initiatives or the implementation of new standards, to optimise efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Liaising with HMRC: Act as a liaison between our firm and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), ensuring timely responses to inquiries and maintaining compliance with regulations.


The requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field with a strong academic record
  • Proficiency in accounting principles and practices demonstrated through coursework or practical experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Proactive attitude and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Eagerness to learn and grow professionally within the accounting profession
  • Commitment to five star service and delivering a ‘wow’ experience to clients and team members
  • Drive to learn and constantly improve
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail


The rewards:

  • Structured training and mentorship program tailored to individual career goals
  • Exposure to diverse clients across various industries
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement (ACCA, CIMA Etc)
  • Full time role
  • Office based
  • Salary: TBC
  • Quarterly in-person team lunch or away day to discuss strategy
  • 23 days holiday plus 8x bank holidays
  • Personalised development plan
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • 3% Pension Contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Comfortable modern offices

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