Accounts/Tax Trainee

Job Title: Accounts/Tax Trainee
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Wetherby
Reference: Ref 2610SCF
Contact Name: Lynne Walrond
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 26, 2021 12:13

Job Description

Peter Howard & Co are an independant firm of Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Wetherby who are looking for a trainee to take up a unique position with the firm working across the Accounts and Tax departments.

We have a wide range of clients based mainly in the environs of the office and staffed largely by qualified personnel who can provide the necessary experience to compliment what you would learn through your studies.

You will undetrtake accounts and tax work for Sole Traders, Partnerships, and Limited companies and gain experience from a variety of sectors including Medical, Charities, Retail and Manufacturing.  The role will provide experience across all aspects of being an Accountant in practice.


Key duties of the role are:

  • Preparation of accounts from a variety of Clients systems including Sage anfd Xero
  • Bookkeeping on Clients records learning some popular  accounts packages
  • VAT and Management accounts
  • Preparation of Tax returns and P11D's and some payroll work

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a school leaver with a minimum of 120 UCAS points or a 2.1 degree
  • Be willing to learn
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be driven to deliver excellent customer service
  • Have excellent IT skills including Excel
  • Have an enthusiasm to pursue a career in Accounting
  • Any relevant accounts experience would be advantageous
  • Be able to work in a team


The sucessful candidate will be offered a Training Contract with us to pursue qualifications through AAT and /or ACA or ACCA qualification.  We offer a structured development programme delivered through hands on training from experiencerd personnel and technical work experience.

The role offers a compertitive salary, initial 21 days holiday plus statutory holidays

Please email your CV  with a covering letter detailing your work experience and what you can bring to the role.