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Trainee Accountant

Posted 2 February by West UC Ltd Ended

- - - 6 Month FTC - - - Gloucester - - -

The digital era is upon us and it's all about communication, so let's talk! It’s an exciting time here at West UC Limited as we evolve our products and services to consistently provide our customers with a first class service. Our World leading communication solutions transform our customers ability to interact, from any place, any time.

However we wouldn't be anywhere without our employees; and the Finance team is a corner-piece in the West puzzle. A successful business manages its assets well; and we need you to help us keep it that way.


As a member of the Accounting team, we need you to support the numerous European entities of the EMEA group. We will need you to assist in posting and verifying entries into the general ledger, maintaining accounting records; journal entries and account reconciliations, assisting in month end closing, and other duties as assigned. We want you to help ensure the company’s performance is reported in an accurate manner and within our closing deadlines.


Primarily, the skills and experience you have obtained so far with your AAT qualification or equivalent experience will be invaluable to us. We will need your accounting knowledge to demonstrate up-to-date technical and financial knowledge throughout your assigned tasks. We will rely on your technical expertise and aptitude to support approved accounting and departmental policies and procedures, including internal controls concerning accounting functions. You'll also carry with you the practical working knowledge of operating professionally within an accounting team. Your interpersonal skills will assist you in developing and maintaining a professional relationship with internal and external customers in addition to team members and other departmental contacts.

As this role primarily holds responsibility for our EMEA accounts ideally you will also bring a working knowledge of European entities to local UK GAAP standards; although should a candidate display the right aptitude and passion for learning we are able to provide training on all our EU accounts. If you are fluent in any additional EU languages i.e. French, German, Swedish etc. then these can be put to good use working with our accounts outside of the UK.


This role offers you the rather unique opportunity to gain accounting experience in a dynamic and fast-paced Accounting team; putting you in the responsible position of having visibility of all transactions across the company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to succeed within a very diverse role in an ever-changing and advancing company; calling on all your accounting experience you have acquired to date!

Finally, you will find yourself in the desirable position of developing your EU accounting knowledge by learning the principles of our European entities.


Being an important part of an innovative Global organisation may be reward enough for some, but we want to fully recognise you for your individual contribution. Every West employee is vital to our success which is why everyone is compensated with a competitive starting salary plus a fantastic benefits package including Pension, Life Assurance and Private Health cover.

West invests in developing its greatest asset - YOU. And in addition to a comprehensive programme of blended learning, we offer every employee access to an extensive on-demand training resource using the best of our technologies to deliver engaging content.


Apply now to join our successful team. Follow the link to register for West Corporation careers.

We are looking for top talent to join our growing team. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our in-house Recruitment team to kick-start the recruitment process (preliminary assessments and/or telephone interview). If you are a possible fit, you will be invited to meet with a few key individuals on-site in order to help you get a full understanding of the team and the position. Our goal is for you to get to know us as we get to know you.

At West we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, support it and build success upon it. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and no part of this advertisement is intended to discriminate on any grounds.

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Journal

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