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Trainee Accountant – Accountancy Practice

 The position will start out as an administrator for the first 18 months, assisting the practice manager with all administration duties, though will develop into an Accounts Assistant position and eventually into a fully qualified Accountant within the practice taking responsibility for a portfolio of clients.

 Duties ultimately will include Accounts preparation and incomplete records, Vat and Tax computations, bookkeeping/invoice processing.

 This is a long term training and development programme and for the right candidate can be the start of an exceptional career.

Full training will be provided from the start with a very good study support to compliment the salary on offer. Applicants must be aware and be prepared to work within an administrator’s position for the first 18 months dealing with communication and correspondence, monitoring deadlines, organising courses, organising the office, managing data, providing billing support, project work and some very basic accounting tasks.

 For someone with the right attitude and commitment, this position will evolve into a full accounting position.


Trainee Accountant – Industry

 Sample Job description:

This role is ideally suited to someone who has started their CIMA qualification. There will be elements of clerical duties such as purchase and sales ledger reconciliations and some payroll work but the majority of the workload will revolve around analysis, balance sheet reconciliations and posting to the general ledger. You will also be given more and more management accounts work as you develop with the aim of becoming a qualified management accountant.

The successful candidate for this trainee accountant role will be someone who already has a background in accounts and has started their CIMA. You will be a good communicator and enjoy working within a team environment. You will be a quick learner and will also be proactive with regards to your own development. A desire to progress and succeed is essential.