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Bookkeeper/Trainee Accountant

Michael Page Finance
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£22000 - £25000 per annum
Closing date
Jan 19, 2022

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified, Degree, Other, CIMA
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Job Details

Varied role with a mixed client base of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, OMB's, SME's, across varying industries and turnovers.

Client Details

Highly successful firm of accountants, based in Birmingham has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality services, along with building strong relationships with it's wide ranging client base, across varying industries and turnover size.

The firm offers a very supportive and team focused environment, reflected by a low staff turnover and long serving staff. A paperless, digitally-transformed accountancy firm who strongly believe in using technology to help their clients stay on top of their books and accounts.


  • General accounting and bookkeeping work for a range of clients
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Processing of year end journal entries to clients' accounting systems
  • Prepare annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  • Prepare management accounts from client cashbooks and liaise with clients, as necessary
  • Attend and work at client premises, as necessary
  • Establish a professional and confident working relationship with clients, dealing with telephone enquiries timeously, escalating queries as appropriate, in order to enhance the Firm's reputation and business opportunities


  • HND, AAT or ACCA part-qualified or breadth of knowledge to equivalent level essential
  • Good numerical and data analysis skills
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels from a variety of sectors
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Organised with the ability to cope with multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
  • Sound technical knowledge with a proactive approach
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of both personal and professional performance with the ability to take ownership of tasks
  • Computer literate with experience of various accounting packages including cloud based solutions. Experience of accounts production software is desirable

Job Offer

  • £22,000 - £25,000 basic dependant on experience
  • Competitive pension
  • Agile working hours
  • Regular social activities within the department and across the wider business
  • Study support if required
  • Career progression
  • Great career coaching within accountancy


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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