Trainee Accountant - POSITION FILLED

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Trainee Accountant


£18,000 - £22,000 per annum + benefits including full training and study through to ACCA qualification


Due to recent acquisitions, a growing independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors, acting for over 500 clients ranging from high net worth individuals to large international companies, are now looking to appoint a school leaver or recent graduate, with a desire to work in accountancy whilst enjoying full sponsorship towards a formal accountancy qualification (ACCA). Based in Sunningdale, this is an exciting and rare opportunity offering progression through the firm to become a qualified accountant and experience all aspects of accountancy, audit and taxation in a professional, fun and genuinely supportive environment.


This Trainee Accountant role would suit a graduate (with a degree ideally in a numerical discipline) or school leaver with impressive A Level (actual or predicted) and GCSE results who has already decided on a career in accountancy or finance but who is looking for a practical alternative to three years at University and the associated student debt!


The Trainee Accountant role will include exposure to all aspects of general practice accountancy as follows:


  • Preparation of accounts - sole trader, partnership, limited companies and overseas branches
  • Bookkeeping - maintenance of client records on a range of accounting packages, including sales and purchase invoice controls, receipts and payment analysis, bank reconciliations and VAT reconciliations
  • VAT – preparation and submission of client VAT Returns
  • Payroll & CIS – preparation of monthly client reports and submissions
  • Personal Taxation – assistance with and completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Corporation Taxation – preparation with and completion of CT Returns
  • Audits – assisting seniors / managers with site / office based work
  • Client correspondence - both written and oral communication
  • General administration - filing etc. relating to the office and clients


About You

  • Excellent grasp of Maths and English - with A or B grades (or equivalent desirable) in these subjects at GCSE, together with three good A Levels in relevant subjects
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and personal presentation - there will a high degree of client contact and it is important that candidates are confident in communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical and enquiring mind
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Good team player – small close-knit group working to get the best outcome at all times for clients
  • Experienced IT user, experience with MS Office essential


About The Benefits

  • annual salary between £18,000 - £22,000 (negotiable)
  • Incremental pay increase for each successful exam pass in addition to annual review
  • Sponsorship through to ACCA qualification
  • 23 days leave (which includes 3 to be taken during Christmas break) + 8 Bank & statutory holidays
  • Study leave for all first time examination attempts
  • Pension (employee and employer contributions)
  • Free on-site parking


How to Apply

Applications in writing by sending a CV and covering letter on email to our exclusively appointed consultant, Dane Partnership Ltd. We have a more personal, hands on approach to our recruitment processes, maintaining rapid response to enquiries and open communications throughout.  However, due to the sometimes overwhelming number of applications received it may not always be possible for us to respond to each one individually, therefore, if you have not heard from us within 7 working days following submission of your application, it must be assumed that your application has not been successful on this occasion.