Trainee Accountant

Posted 27 March by The Recruitment LINK Featured

Position Summary:

The role exists to:

Prepare accounts from manual and computerised records. Preparation of VAT Returns and simple income tax self-assessment returns. Knowledge of computerised accounts packages is useful particularly SAGE.

Main Duties:

The main duties of this role are:

  • Managers will allocate work based on capability: VAT returns, assist with year-end accounts, limited company, personal tax returns
  • Development will be monitored by the senior management team

Skills and Qualifications:

To be successful the role holder will have:

  • Good understanding of accountancy and book-keeping
  • Hold or be working towards an AAT certificate or related accountancy qualification
  • Have proficient IT skills
  • Have excellent data entry skills
  • Have a keen eye for detail and the ability to meet deadlines

Experience required:

To be successful the role holder will have:

  • Have a strong understanding of the workings of an office
  • Previous experience in a similar role for 1 year would be preferable in a practice environment
  • Experience of working closely alongside others within a team environment
  • Experience in dealing with professionals at different levels
  • AAT part qualified with 1 year’s experience in practice or studying
  • Minimum experience 'A’ Level qualification

Responsibilities and Attitude

To be successful the role holder will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have good organisational skills and the ability to work on their own initiative
  • Also a team player


  • Day release paid by the company
  • Time off for exams

Hours: 37½ hrs per week

Salary: circa £16 to £18K dependent on experience and qualifications

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Part Qualified
  • Tax Returns
  • Vat Returns
  • Year End Accounts

Application question

Are you part AAT qualified?

Reference: 34442200

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