Trainee Accountant

Spear Recruitment
South East London, London
£18,000 per annum
19 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
Trainee Accountant - Accountancy Practice

Location: London, SE1

Salary: £18,000 to £23,000 + Study

My client are a rapidly expanding practice that specialises in providing accounting, taxation and advisory services to a client base consisting of individuals and businesses, primarily within the music, entertainment and sport industries, as well as High Net Worth Individuals.

The company is looking for a dynamic trainee accountant to assist in book keeping for a varied portfolio of clients in their Accounts and Business Management department. The Trainee Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that reporting targets are being consistently met in a timely manner.

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements for clients including Statutory Accounts, management accounts, tour reports and net worth statements,
  • Maintain client bank accounts, including making payments and raising invoices,
  • Maintain accounting records on book keeping software including Xero, VT and QuickBooks,
  • Assist in the preparation of Self-Assessment Tax Returns, as well as Corporation Tax Returns,
  • Prepare and submit VAT Returns, EC Sales Lists,
  • Prepare and submit monthly payroll as well as any associated submissions relating to pensions, duties to also include year-end processing,
  • Liaise with third party organisations’ to include HM Revenue and Customs, financial organisations’, tour managers and record labels,


Candidates must:
  • Be very confident with double entry bookkeeping,
  • Have prepared simple VAT Returns, Statutory accounts, SA100’s and CT600’s
  • Have excellent communication skills,
  • Have high attention to detail,
  • Have the ability to work on their own and as part of a team

  • Xero - Essential
  • Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word and Outlook) - Essential
  • CCH - Preferable
  • VT - Preferable
  • Iris Payroll Bureau - Preferable
  • QuickBooks - Ideal

This vacancy is being managed by Laura Farmer at Spear Recruitment Ltd.

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