Graduate Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Halifax
Salary: Up to £23000
Reference: GTA2021
Contact Name: Nigel Barker
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 19, 2021 16:15

Job Description

The opportunity

An exciting opportunity for an outstanding business/finance graduate to join the finance team of a rapidly growing company. The company has ambitious plans to grow from its current turnover of c£25m to over £50m and beyond over the next 3-5 years. As such it is looking to bring in new talent into its finance team to help support the future growth and build a successful career as the company strives towards its business objectives. The company will provide full study support for the successful candidate to obtain a professional accountancy qualification (ACA or CIMA).

Nature of business

Supply and install of fitted furniture and equipment into student accommodation and private rental sector







Job description

The duties set out below are relevant to the first 1-2 years of the role but these will develop into a more fuller and higher level involvement in the finance function as their skills evolve.


  • Processing transactions (eg timesheets, sub-contractor costs, payments etc) onto Sage 200 job costing system to ensure contract costing info is kept up to date
  • Producing job costing information and analysis for Contracts Managers
  • Recording staff expenses and credit card transactions and reconcile to statements
  • Assist purchase ledger function with logging, scanning and processing of invoices
  • Assisting other members of finance team across their own roles as required
  • Ad hoc analysis and reports as required by finance director and finance manager
  • Intrastat reporting and HMRC returns
  • Archiving and filing as required on occasions
  • Stock recording and reconciling
  • There could be an opportunity to do some work in other parts of the business  

Hours of work

8:30-5:30 with an hour break for lunch (5 days per week, total 40 hours)


Starting salary

Approx. £23,000 per annum (reviewed annually) plus study support



28 including public holidays (increase by 1 day after each complete calendar year of service up to maximum of 33 including public holidays)


Start date

1 September 2021 (or sooner if available)


Term of employment

Full time, permanent


Academic requirements:

High level of intellect evidenced by strong GCSE and A levels with high grades in numerical subjects

Achieved/Projected degree grade of 2:1 minimum – ideally in a finance or business related subject

Personal/other qualities

Confident and respectful communicator. Evidence of participation in team events (sporting or otherwise). Keen desire to learn and develop. Good sense of humour. Experience of Microsoft Office (excel & word) would be required.