AAT Accountancy Trainee - Immediate Start

Job Title: AAT Accountancy Trainee - Immediate Start
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Leatherhead
Salary: 15000 - 20000
Reference: AATTrust
Job Published: October 11, 2018 10:18

Job Description

Are you a recent School Leaver aspiring towards an accounting & tax career with a recognised accountancy practice, especially one investing in future talent? If that is you then you need to apply for our Accountancy School Leaver Programme where you will train in the AAT Accountancy Qualification. We are looking for talented people to join our Trust Accountancy & Tax team for an immediate start in our office in Leatherhead, Surrey.


Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a top 20 accountancy firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.


We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.


We operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire, Cardiff and London, providing our clients with easy access and local knowledge.


Many of our clients are expanding overseas and benefit from the outward perspective we can provide via our active membership of HLB International.


#BrighterThinking is also how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It is finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our clients’ businesses as well as their family affairs.


The AAT Programme:

Menzies LLP was voted one of the best Trainee Employers to work for in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 & now 2018/19 (Job with our award winning training and development programmes for Trainees. We offer a personable, friendly and supportive training environment. All of our Trainees have a mentor & training manager for the duration of the programme and they will get the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients.


Key Responsibilities:

Processing of accounting records received from our clients.
Assisting with preparation of financial statements, tax returns, reports, proposals etc. under the supervision of Assistant Managers, Managers and Partners.
Bookkeeping (using Trust Accounts Software)
Liaising with clients and related third parties on behalf of Assistant Managers, Managers and Partners as directed
Any other ad hoc duties that may be required.

Our AAT Accountancy career opportunity forms part of the Trust & Estates Accounting/Tax team and you will be given the opportunity to gain a strong insight into how high net worth families organise their affairs through the use of various types of trusts and how this links in to their personal affairs.. As you progress you will be given more responsibility, so that by your second year, for example, you will hopefully be supervising other trainees.

We pay all the costs towards your professional exams including tuition courses, study manuals, textbooks and examination fees for the first sitting. During the Trainee Programme you'll receive paid study leave to attend all the tuition courses, in addition to your annual holiday.

Your career with Menzies doesn't just stop once you complete your AAT qualification; you will be given the opportunity to progress onto further development qualifications & opportunities where appropriate.


Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Recent School or College leaver (up to 12 months)
  • Minimum 3 A-Level passes at grade A-C (minimum 300 UCAS points) and 8 GCSE's including Maths and English, or equivalent.
  • Passionate about working with people in the accountancy & tax industry
  • Commercially & strategically minded
  • Strong at networking & relationship building
  • All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the training contract.


How to Apply:

If you believe you have the required skills and attributes to be our new AAT Accountancy & Trust Trainee then apply online ASAP.