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Trainee Accountant

Optionis Group Ltd
Blackpool, UK
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26 Oct 2020

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Trainee Accountant



Optionis is one of the UK's leading professional services groups, and we're looking for a Trainee Accountant to join our growing team.

As a Trainee Accountant, you will be aligned with our Nixon Williams business in Blackpool. Nixon Williams are Trustpilot's 'Number 1 Accounting Firm' So, if you're an AAT studier or a recent university graduate with a desire to build a career as an accountant, then we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include but won't be limited to:
  • 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
  • Works efficiently and understands own role contribution to the success of the business.

What we are looking for:
  • A recent Accounting / Mathematics / Finance graduate or someone qualified by experience
  • Is currently working towards AAT or holds some ACCA exemptions
  • A desire to build a career within practice accountancy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel

What we offer in return:
  • 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
  • Birthday day off
  • Free Parking
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Perkbox Membership
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave

Why join Optionis?

Optionis is a professional services group specialising in managing tax, employment & accountancy and highly rated within the Top Track 250 Companies of 2019! You'd be joining a team of 650 staff based across 11 locations in the UK, representing brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams and providing a range of market leading solutions to the UK's small businesses and professional contingent workforce sectors.
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