Trainee Accountant

Optionis Group Ltd
Blackpool, UK
19 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Trainee Accountant

Brand: Nixon Williams

Location: Blackpool

Salary: £17,423

Study Support: ACCA/ AAT/ ATT

The Optionis Group is one of the UK's most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Trainee Accountant to join our growing team.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK's small businesses and contingent workforce - our solutions are market leading, and we're always looking out for the best possible employees.

As a Trainee Accountant, you will be aligned with Nixon Williams who are a specialist provider of accountancy services to contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals. So, if you have a finance-related degree and a desire to build a career as an accountant, then we want to hear from you.

Role & Responsibilities:

As a Trainee Accountant you will be given on-the-job training and study support which will enable you to be the main point of contact for a portfolio of up to 130 clients. You will provide email and telephone support for your own individual client base and will build a good rapport with your clients by gaining an understanding of their businesses.

Responsibilities include:
  • Creating and maintaining client files;
  • Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown from documents provided to you by the client (Premier service only);
  • Completing periodic reviews of client's online files to ensure that information is being recorded and allocated correctly (Vantage service only);
  • Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met;
  • Drafting personal/company tax returns for client approval, providing advice and guidance to clients where necessary to an early draft stage;
  • Preparation/reconciliation/explanation of annual accounts, closure accounts and Corporation Tax computations to an early draft stage;
  • Ensuring your clients meet all their filing deadlines, providing reminders to clients where necessary;
  • Communicating with HMRC and banking providers;
  • Uses good knowledge of technical and professional standards to carry out specific tasks within team;
  • Delivers excellent service to internal and external clients; and
  • Works efficiently and understands own role contribution to the success of the business.

Person Specification:
  • Will ideally have a finance-related degree or equivalent commercial experience
  • Will ideally have an understanding of Accountancy practices and the challenges they can face.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accuracy & attention to detail.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Word, and E-mail.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally.

  • Study support towards AAT/ ATT/ ACCA qualifications
  • On-the-job training and mentoring from a Team Manager
  • Clear career progression and development
  • Modern office with a social space which includes a break-out area and pool table
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Perkbox Membership
  • Free Parking
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave

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