Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Accountant
Location: Colchester
Salary: Competitive
Reference: Colchester 2020
Contact Name: Anna Middleton
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2020 20:40

Job Description

Are you considering a career in accountancy? Are you looking for a full-time position which offers you a rewarding and challenging opportunity that will launch your career? We are looking to recruit self-motivated trainees across all four of our offices.

LB Group is a Top 75 UK accountancy firm with offices in London, Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich. Our services include: - Accounting, Tax, Audit, Business Services and Corporate Finance.

We are now accepting applications for our AAT and ACA/ACCA 2020 trainee programmes (full time positions) which commence in late summer 2020. By joining us as a Trainee Accountant you will be able to study for your professional qualifications whilst working as part of a team which will prepare accounts for Groups, Companies, LLPs and sole traders as well as gaining auditing experience.

We are looking for AAT trainee applicants who have (or are predicated to gain) a minimum of 3 A levels at grade C or above or an equivalent business-related vocational qualification. You are expected to also have 8 GCSEs, grade 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

We are also looking for ACA or ACCA applicants.  We accept applicants at both degree and A-Level for these roles.  If at degree level, then we would expect you to have (or are predicted to gain) a minimum 2:1 degree, a 2:2 in exceptional circumstances will be considered.   If entry at A-Level, then we would expect you have 3 A-Level passes at grade A-C (minimum 96 UCAS points – new tariff) and 8 GCSEs, grade 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

Further information on the AAT qualification can be found here:

Further information on the ACA qualification can be found on the ICAEW website

Further information on the ACCA qualification can be found here:


We will pay for all your tuition and institute fees, to study towards the appropriate professional qualification, provide time off for study days, and you will receive support from your dedicated line manager.

We offer a competitive salary, training contract, 20 days holiday, increasing to 23 days once qualified.

Key skills and attributes required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, flexible and reliable
  • Proactive attitude and professional approach to work
  • A firm commitment to providing top quality client service. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Active listening skills, asking questions when necessary
  • A willingness to learn and a personal drive to complete professional development
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Highly numerate
  • Results driven with a desire to exceed expectations
  • Ability to thrive in a busy fast paced environment

Desirable experience:

  • Wider experiences demonstrating other skills such as leadership or team-working
  • Work experience in a commercial environment


To apply please follow the link below, and upload your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for us and how you meet our criteria. Please ensure you enclose full details of academic qualifications (including predicted results where applicable) and your preference of office location.

Apply here:

You are encouraged to apply early, as telephone interviews will be scheduled without delay, and if successful in the early shortlist, you should also be available to attend an interview.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.