Graduate Accounting Trainee

Square Mile Accounting
Hybrid working (Home / Fleet Street office)
TBA + study package depending on qualifications
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Graduate schemes
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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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: Financial Conrtroller



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


Square Mile is a trusted and experienced accounting firm with local offices in London and St Albans. We cater for accounting services to businesses across the United Kingdom.

We specialise in providing live accounting and board-level support to businesses. We give the support of an entire accounting department so our clients can be more agile, more efficient and ultimately more profitable. As a virtual FD we provide a shoulder to lean on and someone to help drive the business forward.

We’re making strides to make a positive impact, for our clients, our team and our communities. Our people are motivated knowing that the work they are doing is contributing to something larger – something meaningful. This sense of purpose is at the root of our mission.

Find Us
160 Fleet St
United Kingdom

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