Trainee Accountant

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Recruiter
AJ Chambers
Location
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£22-24k
Posted
13 Apr 2021
Closes
13 May 2021
Job Role
Accountant

Trainee Accountant

An impressive, market leading firm of chartered accountants are currently looking to recruit a Trainee Accountant to join their growing practice in Beaconsfield. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a firm with an excellent reputation in the local area.

The company have experienced year-on-year growth and are still growing through the pandemic. With this comes great routes for progressing your career within the firm and the opportunity to gain experience and training in a wide variety of accounting disciplines, including audit and taxation, in order to display increasing skills in the working environment and achieve qualification as either ACCA or ACA.

Key Activities:

  • Timely and efficient completion of tasks assigned, in line with firm operating procedures and processes.  Initially completing specific tasks with close supervision but increasing to whole accounts/audit/tax/other projects with increasing independence as experience allows
  • Devoting sufficient time to professional studies in order to meet all study objectives set by tutors or Line Manager and to achieve the best possible exam results.
  • Attending technical courses, undertaking technical reading to ensure own technical competence, awareness of internal procedures and communications.
  • Agreement of budget with manager as job commences, regular monitoring of progress against budget and feedback to supervisors.
  • Regular, proactive communication with senior mentor, managers, Principals and other colleagues to update on progress with assigned work.
  • Facilitating teamwork and spirit within the team

Education and Training:

  • Progression towards qualification as ACCA or ACA
  • Where optional papers are permitted under a qualification, it is expected that all trainees will undertake the practice focussed options
  • Technical Research and other training as required

Qualifications:

  • Graduate candidates considered with a University honours degree (minimum 2:2)
  • School leaver candidates considered with a minimum of 3 A Levels (equivalent to C grade or higher)
  • Other candidates considered with a relevant NVQ qualification (level 3 or above) or alternative suitable practical experience gained in other accounting roles

Skills, knowledge and competencies:  

  • A good level of personal organisation, and a proven ability to manage own time and deadlines.  Whilst the role comes with study leave, a significant amount of personal focus required to dedicate efforts to working full time and achieving the required practical experience whilst also dedicating sufficient time to exam preparation
  • Analytical and logical skills, particularly an ability to absorb high level concepts and apply them to different contexts/situations
  • Technically up to date with awareness of relevant regulatory frameworks appropriate to level of experience/qualification
  • Professional and ethical skills, displaying integrity
  • Good communication skills with a flexible, adaptable and committed attitude and an ability to work within a team
  • Able to cope with pressure – during the contract the complexity of both the practical role and exams will increase at a similar rate

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Jodi King from AJ Chambers.

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