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Trainee Accountant / Entry Level Bookkeeper

BV Recruitment trainee roles
London (Greater) (GB)
To £21750 + AAT then ACA Study Support
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
AAT-ACA roles, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Are you either a recent school leaver looking for your first accountancy position in a very good quality medium size accountancy firm or do you already have between 6 and 12 months experience working in an accountancy firm in a bookkeeping based role and looking for your next challenge? Are you looking to work for a medium size firm that specialises in working with interesting media, entertainment, creative, Film, TV and Sports Clients? Are you looking to join a good quality accountancy firm in Central London that will provide you with AAT and then ACA study support? Are you keen to work in a mixed role where you will be trained so you can complete bookkeeping and VAT assignments for the first 12 months then be trained so you can prepare statutory accounts, tax returns and other interesting accountancy assignments? Are you keen to work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which is very supportive with full training provided? Based in a good quality accountancy firm with over 60 staff in an easily accessible West End location in Zone 1 Central London, you will gain exposure to high profile clients that are on the TV, Radio and in Films. You will be trained so that you can prepare bank reconciliations, sales and purchase ledger processing, make payments for clients, cash and bank payments, VAT returns and some basic payroll duties. After around 12 months you will then be trained so that you can prepare statutory accounts and tax returns. Full study support for the AAT will be provided after 6 months and once AAT qualified you can then start the ACA exams. Overall your role will be varied and challenging, and full training and support will be provided in order for you to carry out this role to a high level.

To be considered for this newly created role (February 2023) you must be either a recent school leaver with strong GCSE and A level grades and looking for your first accountancy role or you will already have 6 to 12 months of bookkeeping based experience in an accountancy firm. If you are a school leaver you must have some work experience in any setting (around 6 to 12 months), just to demonstrate work ethic and working in a team environment. If you have relevant accountancy experience you will need 6 to 12 months of general bookkeeping experience in a good quality accountancy firm. You must be professional, have good communication skills, be a team player and be able to follow instructions. You must also be looking to work and study for a professional qualification (the AAT then ACCA or ACA). You must be looking to work on a wide variety of good quality clients, take on responsibility at a rapid pace and be looking for promotion in the future.

This reputable West End accountancy firm has a great reputation for being a friendly and supportive place to work and providing their staff with challenging and varied roles. You will work in a friendly and growing team, and you can expect to work on an interesting array of London and international clients from the media, entertainment, creative, film, TV, theatre and sports sectors. The firm is growing at a rapid rate due to many new business wins. Overall this is a unique opportunity for an entry level Trainee Accountant / Trainee Bookkeeper, to join a leading accountancy firm that will offer you top quality training and support so you can become AAT then ACA qualified, improve your business and accounting skills and operate in a nurturing and friendly office environment with great training and progression on offer.


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