Trainee Accountant Job Description

Role: Trainee Accountant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role:

We are looking for an ambitious Trainee Accountant to provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a good understanding of current accounting standards and practices, through course attendance and practical experience
  • Assist clients with such tasks as management accounts and VAT returns
  • Other client responsibilities might include preparation of statutory accounts and advising on their corporation tax affairs
  • Undertake audit and other assurance work as part of a larger team
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Filing of documentation in manual and paperless filing systems
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects

Person Specification:

  • Studying towards a professional qualification (CIMA/ACCA)
  • GCSE English and Maths grades C and above
  • You are highly numerate and very confident with double-entry bookkeeping
  • You have previously prepared Statutory Accounts, Corporation Tax Returns, Personal Tax Returns and VAT Returns etc.

Desirable skills/expertise:

  • Team player
  • Fantastic written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Impeccable attention to details
  • Proactive and enthusiastic approach