Graduate Accounting Trainee

Hybrid working (Home / Southbank office)
TBA + study package depending on qualifications
03 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Full Time


Square Mile Accounting is an innovative, forward-thinking, and entrepreneurial cloud-based accountancy practice. Our client base is varied but we have a particular focus on cutting-edge technology and digital businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a rapidly developing practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is looking for broad training across various financial systems and compliance areas. This individual will initially be given foundation training in bookkeeping, and then progress quickly to a Financial Controller. As a Financial Controller responsibilities will include managing client relationships and preparation of management and statutory accounts for clients of all sizes.

Reports to: Finance Business Partner



Core responsibilities for initial 6 – 9 months include:

  • Control of the bookkeeping process
  • VAT and EC sales list returns
  • Payroll and Pension fillings
  • Confirmation statements
  • Payment runs
  • Assistance with manager accounts preparation
  • Assistance with year-end accounts preparation
  • Xero training
  • Billing and other administrative tasks
  • Assistance with business projects

Core responsibilities post initial period include:

  • Oversight of the bookkeeping process
  • Oversight and review of regular monthly and quarterly services
  • Managing client relationships and delivery of services for small to medium sized clients
  • Management accounts preparation
  • Year-end accounts preparation
  • Xero training
  • Business project delivery
  • Supervision of off-shored tasks



Desirable competencies include:

  • A 2:1 degree or above
  • An empathetic mindset
  • An analytical approach and a problem-solving attitude
  • Enjoys building relationships and willingness to work with clients to assist them
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to difficult workload demands, e.g. time / resource constraints
  • Strong team ethic and willingness to train / help others
  • A passion for start-ups and technology



Square Mile puts its people first, which means you are given the freedom and flexibility to work in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.

As part of the team, you will enjoy:

  • Flexible working: Opportunity to flex your own working hours around core office hours
  • Hybrid Working: Working from home with access to co-working space. Must be able to commute to London or nearby on a required basis
  • Home working set-up: Dell laptop and monitors provided
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 Bank Holidays) a year: Opportunity to buy additional days
  • Study support: Support with tuition and leave for exams provided
  • Benefits:
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 5% enhanced pension contribution
    • Cycle to work scheme

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