Accounts Trainee

Job Title: Accounts Trainee
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Romsey
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-3-7
Contact Name: Anna Gibbs
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2019 11:01

Job Description

Reporting to your superiors, this position involves working in the Business Services Accounts team, with the provision of appropriate training in accounts preparation, with a view to obtaining the relevant professional experience and becoming a qualified accountant. The main purpose of the role is the completion of accounts tasks as agreed at the planning stage of the accounts preparation.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare accounts for a variety of small clients including sole traders, partnerships, LLP’s and Limited companies etc.
  • Preparation of all draft documents including letter of representation, minutes to approve the accounts and all other relevant documentation to accompany accounts to client for signature.
  • Arrange for tax computation to be prepared by the tax team and provides them with all the data which they have requested, along with a drafted tax comp. Subsequently posts tax journals and update the accounts file for the tax computation received.
  • To download information from Companies House and to take into account the impact of changes in share capital, shareholders, directors etc when preparing limited company accounts.
  • Management accounts preparation
  • To deal with clients in relation to requests for information to support accounting entries.
  • To initiate return of records to clients.
  • To look after associated departmental administration.
  • To undertake and complete the AAT or ACCA qualification.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Achieved A-C/9-4 grades (including Maths and English) at GCSE
  • Achieved A-C grades at A Level or equivalent
  • Graduates will be considered for the role
  • Competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to balance workload with the pressures of studying for a professional qualification
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as working as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in able to meet time deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and organised approach to work