Trainee Accounts Assistant

Reed Accountancy
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Accountancy & Finance are working closely with a global organisation within financial services, and are recruiting for a Trainee Accounts Assistant.

This role will offer a training contract for ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants)

The Role

Responsible for preparing work to agreed internal deadlines to a standard that is suitable for a first review
Be proactive in identifying development and training requirements
Assist in the preparation of accounts and quarter end files, completing assigned tasks to agreed internal deadlines and to a standard acceptable for first review
Prepare whole sets of accounts and quarter end files, for less complex entities, again to agreed internal deadlines and to a standard acceptable for first review
Assist in the preparation of Drawdown and Distribution notices in accordance with agreed internal deadlines for 1st review
Prepare ad hoc analysis for review (all requests to be responded to within 24 hours)
Prepare client KPIs for first review by Client Services Accountant
Initiate payments and amendments to standing data with the data processing team
Identifying and posting entries on designated client bank accounts
Perform daily bank reconciliations on all client bank accounts, escalating any outstanding items
Providing support to the rest of the team and other teams as required
Prepare monthly invoices in accordance with fee agreements and on a timely basis
Understand the process for generating and distributing packages using Reporting Services
Ensure relevant procedures and checklists are adhered to and completed to minimise risk of errors
Report any breaches, complaints or errors to Accountant and Compliance officer promptly
Assist in the preparation of error reports, identifying areas of operational risk and proposing appropriate remedial actions within 24 hours of identifying the error

Essential Criteria:

Candidates will have a strong academic track record, preferably A Levels in numerical subjects or an accounting related degree
Intermediate Word and Excel skills
Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
Comfortable communicating with individuals in a professional manner
Strong ownership of tasks
A can do attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and working under pressure
A strong team ethic

This would be an excellent opportunity for a school leaver or someone keen to embark on a training contract with a growing and reputable organisation

Please contact Lizzy Lyons on 02890 330604 at your earliest convenience, and email an up to date cv to

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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