Trainee Accountant - Guildford - Top 10 Firm

Austin Rose
17 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
Firm: Top 10

Workload: Management Accounts and Statutory Accounts

Location: Guildford

Benefits: Generous package, regular training and excellent progression

Salary: Up to £25k

Are you part AAT qualified with exposure to the accounting sector and with a desire to make this your chosen career? Are you seeking support to continue your studies and looking to gain a broad range of skills including management and statutory accounts? Would you like to work with one of the most prestigious accountancy firms in the world with a dynamic and impressive client base? If so, this could be the perfect role for you!

Our client is seeking a motivated trainee to join their team focusing on preparing sets of accounts from source records (management accounts and stat accounts). You will also gain experience of wider financial matters such as the preparation of VAT returns, tax computations, financial statement disclosure checklists for a variety of clients. As part of this role you will also be expected to have a good working knowledge of all our service lines, identify business. You will also have the ability to interpret financial data, present ideas and make recommendations.

In a market where many firms have used technology to drive efficiencies and to reduce the cost of their service, our client made the decision to use this technology to provide a more advisory and value-add service. The work is much more interesting and fulfilling for their employees who have leading-edge technology and processes at their fingertips and are encouraged to use these to have proactive discussions with their clients.

The division is split into Outsourcing, Company Secretarial and Financial Reporting teams. The Outsourcing teams don't just ensure that the management accounts are completed but are tasked with providing relevant and useful data as well as the clear advice and interpretation that helps their clients make informed business decisions, including budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning. The Financial Reporting team uses Caseware to provide a technically excellent statutory accounting service and to take the lead on advisory projects where clients have requirements such as preparing consolidated accounts and reporting under various GAAPs, such as FRS102 and IFRS.

As a firm our client believes in enhancing the teams' knowledge of the broader economy and business world, therefore the career opportunities and staff training they offer are of an exceptional level.

  • Maintain records for 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 both management and statutory accounts for clients from software packages for manager review.
  • Undertake financial close procedures e.g. reconciliation of inter-company balances, ledgers, preparation of journals and schedules
  • Using final accounts package to produce statutory accounts for review and perform pentana checker
  • Prepare year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors.
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Prepare tax computations

The successful candidate will:
  • AAT Level 4 Qualified
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of accounting packages preferred (Xero, Quickbooks, IRIS, Sage, Caseware)

If you are seeking Accounts Assistant jobs in Guildford please contact Austin Rose, the Public Practice Recruitment Specialist.

Please apply on-line for immediate consideration. Once you have applied if you have any questions call .

Please also note that due to the volume of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. If you have not received a response within two weeks, please assume your application for this role was unsuccessful.

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