Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Accountant
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Hull
Salary: Competitive
Reference: Smailes Goldie March 21
Contact Name: Lois Large
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2021 16:20

Job Description

Who are WE?

Smailes Goldie Group is one of the region’s leading accountancy firms are recruiting for Trainee Accountants The firm, which currently has eight partners and employs over 100 staff at offices in Hull and Barton, has seen an increase in new clients who are seeking full-service audit and accountancy support. As a leading independent firm, we are able to build strong relationships with our clients and fully understand their needs whilst being large enough to offer a depth of expertise normally seen within national firms.

What do we DO?

Smailes Goldie Group deliver a full suite of business support services to businesses of all sizes and private individuals, with specialist teams in audit, tax, accounts, corporate finance and payroll.  We act for a varied client base incorporating agriculture, manufacturing, transport and logistics, healthcare, business and many others.

You will be expected to:

Undertake and complete work as assigned to you by senior staff in line with agreed timetables, budgets, expectations and in compliance with the applicable regulatory framework.

Demonstrate professionalism within the office environment and whilst attending client premises or communicating with clients verbally or in writing.

Build and develop trust with your clients, always maintain client confidentiality.

Be proactive in terms of managing your own workload and being aware of when it is necessary to prioritise certain tasks. 

Use your own initiative to complete work as effectively as possible.

Adhere to Smailes Goldie Group policy on Anti Money Laundering (AML) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) procedures.

Undertake continuous training, self-learning and development by attending appropriate training programmes, or by undertaking your own technical research/reading, and keeping up to date with relevant issues within the profession.

Aim to develop a relationship with clients, and with other business contacts in order to build a professional network.

Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility and providing support and assistance wherever possible.

Maintain constant communication with other team members in terms of progress and any potential issues which may arise.


We are looking for candidates who are finishing college, graduating university, or looking for a career change.  The required qualifications or exam grades are 3 A-Level grades between A-C or 2:1 in any degree.  Smailes Goldie Group work closely with First Intuition who are our training providers and deliver our exam and apprenticeship tuition.

Who are we looking for???
Smailes Goldie Group currently have excellent opportunities available for enthusiastic and reliable trainee accountants to join our teams within Audit & Accounts and Private Taxes.

If you are interested in either of those roles and you would like to attend the Virtual Recruitment Open Evening on Wednesday 17th March starting at 6:30pm, please contact Lois Large at to book your place