ACA Trainee Accountant

Job Title: ACA Trainee Accountant
Location: Leeds
Salary: 17000 - 20000
Reference: 002
Contact Name: Sarah Greenwood
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 10, 2021 17:41

Job Description

Whitesides Chartered Accountants, a small friendly practice based in Leeds are seeking an ACA Trainee Accountant to join the firm.  This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring financial professional.  You will learn a range of new skills and will be fully supported throughout your training. 

This role is ideal for someone who has just left university and is looking to become a qualified accountant or for someone who has experience in an accounting function who is perhaps AAT qualified and looking to develop both academically and professionally.  We would also consider applicants who part-qualified and are looking to complete their training.

Key Responsibilities will include:

* Preparing sole trader, partnership and small limited company accounts

* Preparing Corporation and Income Tax Returns

* Preparing VAT Returns and bookkeeping

* Using Sage, Xero and Quickbooks

* Building a working relationship with clients

* Attending networking events to further the growth of the business

* Other responsibilities and ad hoc duties as required

Once qualified, training will continue and the post holder will be required to keep up-to-date with changing technical and professional matters.


* attractive ACA training package

* Paid study leave

* Opportunity to join company pension scheme

Attributes required

*Advanced user of Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications

*Excellent problem-solving, analytical and numerical abilities

*Drive and ambition to contribute to business growth; self motivated with good team working skills

*Good communication skills, both verbal and written; professional phone manner and excellent customer care skills

*Good organisational and time management skills; ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively

Qualifications required:

Minimum 5 GCSE including English & Maths A*-B

Minimum of 3 A Levels grades A*-B

Either AAT Qualified or a minimum of a 2:1 finance related degree