Trainee accountant (Level 3/4 AAT)

Job Title: Trainee accountant (Level 3/4 AAT)
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Leeds
Salary: 12,000-13,000 with annual increments
Reference: AAT2021
Contact Name: Louise Calverley
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2021 13:34

Job Description

The role

A school leaver apprenticeship role with Murray Harcourt is a great opportunity to get an insight into the world of Accountancy, working towards a recognised qualification (AAT L3 and L4) and gaining valuable on-the-job experience with a highly respected accountancy firm in Leeds.

For the first year of the apprenticeship, you would be primarily based at our office in central Leeds, being part of the accountancy, audit or personal tax teams and servicing some of Yorkshire’s leading SME companies and individuals in business. You will learn about the preparation of financial accounts, interpretation of financial data and accounting and tax legislation. This is an extremely varied role and you need to be prepared to roll your sleeves up and have a willingness to learn.

As you progress you will be asked to undertake a greater client facing role, engaging with our clients, often at their premises, providing high quality services. You would be supported through your AAT qualification L3 and L4, with the potential to move on to a full ACA Chartered Accountant qualification in the future, depending on performance.

Candidates for audit roles will need a full driving license and will need access to a car to be able to travel to client sites, when needed.

Qualifications required:

  • 3 A-Levels (A-C) 
  • 5 GCSE's (A-C/9-4) including maths & English (5/B) or above
Skills requirement
  • Punctuality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Professionalism
  • Team Player
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Analytically Minded

Competency/Technical skills needed:

  • Strong I.T. skills, with experience in a variety of packages, particularly Word and Excel is an advantage.
  • Must have clear and concise communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail

How to apply

Please upload your CV (no more than two pages) using this website.

Your CV should cover:

  • Academic qualifications or expectations.
  • Skills you would bring to the role
  • Work experience
  • Confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK

Your can upload a covering letter comprising a statement of the reasons why you would like to work at Murray Harcourt and why you would like to embark on a career in accountancy.  This should be no more than 200 words.

Other details

Start date is Septmeber 2021.

You will need to have a legal right to work in the UK.

The holiday entitlement will be 20 days (not including bank holidays).  

Full cost of the AAT qualification training and exams (first attempt) will be met by Murray Harcourt.