Trainee Accountant

Employer
Michael Page Finance
Location
Wales, Cardiff
Salary
£18000 - £24000 per annum
Closing date
Nov 9, 2021

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Trainee Accountant required to join a Cardiff based accountancy practice. Progress, develop, and grow at a top firm, offering full study support.

Client Details

An innovative, streamline firm of Chartered Accountants who have experienced sustained, organic growth and looking to appoint a Trainee Accountant.

Description

The key responsibilities for this Trainee Accountant position at a leading accountancy firm based in Cardiff are:

  • To provide the firm's clients with exceptional service, assisting them in dealing with their compliance needs and continued cloud accounting adaptation;
  • You will be encouraged to nurture your relationships with your clients, building trust and ensuring we become their most valuable business partner;
  • Processing transactions using cloud-based accounting software, including maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers, nominal ledgers, and processing all bank transactions. To include reconciling all balance sheet accounts;
  • Preparation of accounts for limited companies, sole traders, and partnerships;
  • Maintaining client books and records on a regular basis, including preparation of VAT returns;
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and existing clients;
  • Report directly to a Manager / Senior Manager;
  • Working and liaising with other members in the Business Services team and colleagues in other departments as necessary to provide high-quality client service;
  • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and set deadlines;
  • Able to organise staff subcontracted to or working for them and the ability to appropriately train more junior members of staff; and
  • You will also be exposed to supporting the occasional audit.

Profile

In order for candidates to be successful when applying for this Trainee Accountant role at a leading accountancy firm in Cardiff, you must be:

  • AAT qualified and/or ideally in the early stages of studying towards further professional accounting qualifications (ACCA/ACA);
  • A minimum of 2 years of practice experience in a professional office;
  • Able to expand by your own example, client interaction, fee growth and personal development into a more senior role over time;
  • Have a general business awareness gained either in a business-orientated accounts practice;
  • Be team orientated, need to get involved and recognise that your personal drive will influence your own and the team's performance; and
  • An excellent communicator with a flair for dealing with various types and quality of accounting records.

Job Offer

Competitive Salary;

Unique annual leave package;

Study support;

Supportive team; personal growth and development on offer;

Progression;

Pension; and

Hybrid working.

Company

Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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