Trainee Accountant (AAT)

Job Title: Trainee Accountant (AAT)
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Swansea
Salary: 12000 - 19000
Reference: South 441/457
Contact Name: Josie Powell
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 23, 2019 09:40

Job Description

Job Title:             Trainee Accountant (AAT)

Location:             Swansea             

Ref:                      South 441/457


As a Trainee Accountant at our Swansea office you will work as part of the Audit/Business Services team, assisting on client accounting and administration tasks whilst offering clients a high level of service at all times.


About Us


We are the one of the fastest growing accountancy practices in the UK with over 3000 staff in over 95+ office locations.  Baldwins is part of the Cogital Group which has 4700 people Operating from 150 offices in 7 countries.   We are committed to providing an outstanding service to our clients and their businesses and provide a diverse range of compliance and specialist services specifically designed to our client’s individual needs.  We work with all types of businesses from sole traders to large national corporations and everything in between.  As a Group we have grown significantly both organically and by acquisition and by using a consultative approach we can offer a wide range of Business solutions, across Accounting, Audit, Tax, Payroll, Corporate Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency.


As a Trainee Accountant at our Swansea office, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assist seniors and managers with ad hoc accounting or administrative tasks
  • Assist on audit assignments
  • Prepare a comprehensive Permanent Audit File
  • Carry out book keeping tasks, including double-entry book keeping
  • Prepare a small company, partnership or sole-trader accounts file to a high degree of accuracy 
  • Basic tax computations and returns
  • Utilise accounting software
  • Communicate with the team on any issues or findings
  • Attendance at year end stock counts at client premises
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience
  • Have an awareness of the various services provided by the Baldwins Group
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with both clients and the wider Baldwins team
  • All other duties commensurate with this role


As a Trainee Accountant at our Swansea office, your skills and qualifications and knowledge will include:

  • A strong proven academic record
  • Dedication to achieving an AAT qualification
  • Familiarity with Accounting
  • A proficient user of Microsoft Office
  • Experience of dealing with customers or clients
  • Experience of working in a professional organisation or commercial environment
  • The ability to manage own workload and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Flexible approach, and able to change in line with business needs
  • Problem solver with investigative nature
  • Act with integrity and respect confidential information
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent numerical skills


The Benefits:

Our clients deserve the best, the same goes for our people.  You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.  Learning and Development is an integral part of the Baldwins Group.  We aim to provide the best support to our people to ensure that their development and knowledge is at the best level possible through professional qualifications, online training and self development.


Our Culture:

Our Core Values & Behaviours underpin what Baldwins is all about. These are the foundations that we will continue to build and develop our business on as we move forward. Along with roles and responsibilities definitions, these Core Values & Behaviours are what we expect to be displayed by all staff and partners at all levels and at all times. Consistently demonstrating the Behaviours allows the Firm to grow and achieve our four goals of Happy Staff, Happy Clients, Financial Strength and Quality of Advice and Service.