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Trainee Accountant

Focused Management Resources Ltd
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Trainee Accountant

West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey

Job Description

On behalf of our client we are seeking a determined, enthusiastic and intelligent individual who wishes to pursue a career in accountancy. You should have already worked in a finance department/environment and have started your studies, either in AAT or ACCA or CIMA. This is a genuine and rare opportunity to join a small accountancy practice who will assist with the costs for you to achieve your qualifications through examination and give you a broad and interesting induction into the accountancy world. If you feel accountancy is now the career you would like to pursue even if in the past you have chosen a completely different career path, this genuine practice is open to be convinced by you that accountancy is where you see your future.

They are a Surrey based accountancy and business advisory enterprise, set up to provide small businesses with a back-office workforce specialising in all aspects of Accountancy including Bookkeeping, Payroll, and the provision of Financial and Management Reports.

This is an opportunity for a qualified or experienced Bookkeeper, a trainee accountant or an experienced professional wanting to further their career, preferably with experience of working in Practice, to join them and work with clients across a range of industry sectors.

They will provide support towards continuous professional development , including towards examinations to become a member with a professional accountancy institute such as AAT, CIMA or ACCA.

Hours of work are 9.00am-5.30pm. Free parking on-site. Due to the semi-rural location of their business outside Guildford, it will be necessary for the candidate to have their own car. Salary is in the region of £22-27k, depending on experience and study package.

Tasks will include:
  • Bookkeeping services for limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and LLPs up to trial balance.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting and management accounts.
  • Preparation & submission of VAT returns.
  • Liaise with and provide general technical advice/support to clients.
  • Willingness to set an example to ensure workload is managed appropriately to meet client expectations. Managing client expectations and working extra hours as and when required.
  • Contribute to practice growth by sharing ideas and becoming amongst other staff members a pillar that the business can rely on.
  • Participate in business transformation by demonstrating a keen interest to change and embrace new processes and technologies as they come out.

Experience and skill set:
  • Have previous experience within a General Practice - a plus but not a necessity.
  • Proven experience of working with accounting software such as Xero, Sage or equivalent.
  • Needs a good working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Experience working in a smaller close knit team and environment.
  • Ability to manage work delivery within fixed and tight timescales.
  • Ability to communicate well at all levels with colleagues and clients.
  • Conscientious and good attention to detail.
  • As a point of contact to our clients, the successful candidate will need to have excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ideal for someone looking for career progression who may well have already studied for their AAT qualifications.

Salary: £22,000 to £27,000.
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