ACA Graduate Trainee Accountants

Job Title: ACA Graduate Trainee Accountants
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Unknown
Reference: REF-ACA21
Contact Name: Chloe Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 22, 2021 12:44

Job Description

Role summary

An ACA Graduate Trainee will be placed on a 3-year training contract and gain experience in all areas of accounting to become a Chartered ACA Accountant. You will support your team and carry out the initial preparation of clients’ accounts and assisting with audits where necessary with the assistance of a senior to reach final stages for Manager/ Director approval, along with studying with our training provider to gain exam successes.

Key responsibilities

  • To prepare client accounts to part or final completion stage dependent on the complexity of the business and to attend and assist with audits.
  • To prepare tax computations, opening balance adjustments, engagement letters and general administration as and when required.
  • To carryout work at clients premises when required (i.e. audit, book-keeping).  
  • When the opportunity arises to deal effectively with clients within your range of expertise and to refer to senior/manager before any advice is given.
  • To report promptly to your Manager/ Director any concerns which may affect the firm’s client relationship e.g. money laundering, unethical business practice, complaints etc.
  • To proactively manage your own personal study to improve your knowledge and technical abilities in your studies and in the workplace.
  • To respect client confidentiality and report any issues which may affect client relationships to your manager/ partner.
  • To attend in house training which is provided where relevant to keep CDP up to date.
  • Achieve the target competencies set throughout your training contract, experience and studies.

Person Specification

  1. A degree in any discipline at 2:1 or equivalent
  2. Be familiar with Microsoft Office packages.
  3. Possess IT skills to operate in-house programmes and develop spreadsheets as necessary.
  4. Be aware of the importance of client relationships and their own limitations when speaking to clients. 
  5. Be a great team player but willing to work on own when required
  6. Some knowledge of accounts preparation programmes (training will be given) is desirable
  7. Be commercially aware of the industry and market place
  8. Basic knowledge of accounting practices
  9. Enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with a determination to succeed.