Trainee Business Adviser - Market Leading Firm

Michael Page
Surrey, Guildford
£18000 - £25000 per annum
22 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Joseph Potter
Contract type
Part time

This is a great opportunity for a Trainee/Part-Qualified Accountant to work for a top 10 firm in Guildford with an excellent market reputation. There will be fantastic progression opportunities available for the successful candidate.

Client Details

National practice with a strong SME client base and business services department.


  • Maintain records for our clients using various accounting software packages including Sage Line 50, Xero, Quickbooks
  • Process transactions, prepare and post journals, update ledgers, perform bank reconciliation and cash book analysis as required to complete monthly reporting processes
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Prepare tax computations
  • Undertake financial close procedures e.g. reconciliation of inter-company balances, ledgers, preparation of journals and schedules and prepare monthly management accounts for review
  • Using Caseware produce statutory accounts for review for a variety of clients including those reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Prepare year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors.
  • Ability to interpret financial data, proactively present ideas and make recommendations to clients
  • Work as part of a team to provide rounded accounting assistance and ensure clients are provided with excellent service.
  • Ability to identify possibilities for other BDO Services and liaise with manager/relevant departments
  • Visit client sites when necessary
  • Proactively seeks knowledge and skills relevant to the role and client needs
  • Updates manager regularly with progress reports and delivers work accurately and promptly
  • Efficiently delivers service in order to ensure best value for the client whilst maintaining quality


  • AAT qualified or part-qualified
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel
  • Knowledge of accounting packages (Xero, Quickbooks) and Caseware
  • Relevant SME client exposure within a practice environment

Job Offer

Competitive package with excellent development opportunities.

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