Trainee Accountant

12 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a leading accountancy practice based in Crewe. My client provides a variety of accounting services & they a re looking for a Trainee Accountant to join their busy, friendly team. The ideal candidate will possess a background working in a similar environment, preferably with a some similar experience. The person will need to assist the firm's existing partners and managers in the preparation of annual accounts and tax returns and will also be able to work independently carrying out client bookkeeping services toward the completion of VAT Returns.
The successful candidate must be pro-active, enthusiastic and be able to work in a dynamic and growing team.
Main duties will include:
Bookkeeping and VAT
*Accurate data inputting of client source records into a bookkeeping software system.
*Reconciling the key control data in the bookkeeping software with original documents.
*Production of VAT Returns from a varied range of data.
*Working alongside Partners and managers in a team approach of completing the bookkeeping tasks.
*Dealing with clients regarding various aspects of their bookkeeping systems.
Financial Accounts
*Preparation of annual accounts from accounting records in a format required by company law and General Accepted Accountancy Practice.
*Ensuring all working papers are complete, accurate and fully referenced.
*Provision of salient notes and queries for manager/partner to review with the client.
*Dealing with clients regarding various aspects of their production of annual accounts.
*Preparation of draft tax computations based on the financial results of the client.
*Completion of tax returns based on the client's information provided and our own workings.
*Ensuring that Engagement Letters are complete for the client.
*Ensuring that all money laundering procedures are followed.

Skills required
Good customer service awareness, with strong communication skills for liaising with clients and colleagues.
*Attention to detail
*The ability to work to deadlines and organise workload
*Excellent telephone manner
*Be able to work in a team and independently

Required experience
The successful candidate must have experience within a similar role. In addition, the candidate should have:
*A good understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
*Experience with bookkeeping software and be adaptable in transferring knowledge from one system to another, where less experience is held.
Required Qualifications and Training:
Although formal qualifications are not required, the position would be ideally suited to someone who has been/is studying AAT. Those applicants who have qualified at that level will be offered the opportunity to continue their studies at a higher level.
This practice has an excellent track record of developing accountants from trainees through to full qualification. As well as offering an opportunity to attend outside tuition courses, first class in-house training is available from colleagues within the firm.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.