Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Taunton
Salary: 13000 - 18000
Reference: Trainee
Contact Name: Wendy Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2020 11:12

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, motivated individual to join this long established and well regarded South West firm of Chartered Accountants as a Trainee Accountant.  The position offers the opportunity to study within a platinum approved training practice.  We offer full financial study support together with the chance to gain both experience and commercial awareness within a professional accountancy practice. 

As a trainee, you will service a variety of clients throughout various sectors, whilst working towards a technician qualification from the ICAEW.  With excellent training and guidance from an exceptional team, you will gain technical accounting knowledge, develop interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, presentation skills and ethical awareness.

Subject to where you are on your training journey, we are also able to offer continued study and support towards the next levels of study.  Depending on career intentions, there is also the option of undertaking the specialist CTA taxation examination, which a number of our team have progressed towards.

Role & Responsibilities

As a trainee of Moore Scarrott you will be undertaking, assisting and learning in detail how to:

  • Prepare period end financial statements for companies, partnerships, sole traders and LLP’s.

  • Prepare period end tax returns including corporation tax, partnership and personal tax.

  • Bookkeeping and VAT reporting.

  • Develop knowledge of various accounting software packages and keeping up to date with various packages.

  • Direct client interaction to ensure accounts are finalised in a timely manner.

  • Liaise with H M Revenue & Customs.

Key Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s including maths.

  • An interest in the financial and accountancy sector, evidenced by prior work experience, extended reading or other relevant experiences.

  • A high standard of ethics, both professional and personal.

  • Keen to work in an individual performance driven business (and be awarded accordingly).
  • Able to work well in a successful and busy team.
  • Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

  • A desire to learn and develop.

  • General IT proficiency.

Salary & Benefits

Moore Scarrott believes in a culture where strong performance is recognised and rewarded, and as such, reviews the performance and salaries of trainees every 6 months.  In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer discretionary performance bonuses, financial support through study periods covering all costs toward examinations including tuition/revision courses, registration fees, study materials and examination entry fees, time off for study, exams and revision courses, contributions to a pension scheme, death in service benefit and a range of other flexible benefits.

Only applications in the form of a CV, together with a covering letter will be considered