Accounts Trainee (ACA/ACCA training contract)

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Accounting Practice, Not-for-profit/Charity

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £22,500 plus study support

  • Contact:

    Caroline Shrubb

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    Trainee (January 2022 and September 2022)

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    JS2 Limited

Are you a bright, articulate and motivated individual with the desire and ability to learn quickly and looking for a career in a fast-paced rewarding environment?

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to start their professional career. You will be a recent graduate with strong academics looking for a role where you can develop your skills and study towards a professional qualification.

JS2 is a unique and innovative firm of Chartered Accountants working almost exclusively with the social enterprise and not for profit sector, providing outsourced finance solutions. We act as Finance Directors for many clients and provide payroll and management / statutory accounting services.

The company has grown consistently on the back of its market reputation and now has a team of about 36 staff.

We are looking for Accounts Trainees to join our team in January and September 2022. (please state preference on application)

The Accounts Trainee will embark on a structured training programme combining study with working for Client Supervisors / Client Managers in our busy accounts team. Graduates will join the 3.5 year apprenticeship track to ACA or ACCA qualification.

Duties of the Trainee role are as follows:

Technical – on-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy

Develop an understanding of our clients

Assist the Client Managers in preparation of management and statutory accounts and audit files

Highlight issues and problems for the attention of Client Managers

Become familiar with our accounting and payroll software

Client liaison –

Obtain information and resolve queries with client staff, building relationships with key contacts

Professional communication and (self) management – your ability to work as part of a team is essential to your role at every level

Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of accountancy tasks for our diverse client base

Understand from your Client Manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved

Keep Client Managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed on time and to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely work done

Accounts Trainee Person Specification:

·Degree (any discipline)

·Minimum 3 A levels and GCSE Maths and English B grades

·Good Excel skills

·Positive, can-do attitude

·Flexible approach

·Excellent attention to detail

·Excellent communication skills

·Ability to multi-task and work with different members of the team

·Enthusiastic and willing to learn

What we can offer you:

·Paid study package for ACA or ACCA using the government apprenticeship scheme

·A small friendly team environment

·The opportunity to work with a broad range of clients across the charity and not for profit sector

·Potential for career progression within our growing firm

·Working closely with other staff to gain cross discipline skills and to play a role in the continued development and success of the firm

We are looking forward to meeting you if you can demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for this position. Please get in touch today if you fit the profile above!