£21,000 plus study support
Trainee May 18
27 days ago
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 30 staff.
We are looking for an Accounts Trainee to join our team.
The Accounts Trainee will embark on a structured training programme combining study with working for two or three Client Managers / Outsource Managers in our busy accounts team. Graduates will join the four year 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
·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
·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!