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Audit & Accounts Apprentice Trainee (School Leaver)

Grunberg & Co.
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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

Job Details

We are looking for a high calibre, enthusiastic school leaver to join our Business Services Department working within our Audit & Accounts team as an Audit & Accounts Apprentice.

Our clients range from private individuals to owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, charities, and large limited companies across a broad range of industries. To ensure we meet our core values of quality of service, client care and commercial advice in plain and simple English, in this ever-changing technological world, we continue to develop our processes and procedures to meet our client’s needs. We are continually growing via word of mouth and our reputation.

It is an exciting time to join our team!

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to pursue a career in audit and accounts within our award-winning team. The successful candidate will be given formal training as an apprentice, initially working towards gaining their AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and moving on to study the ICAEW ACA qualification becoming a Chartered Accountant. This position provides full study support.

You will work in a friendly and progressive team who believe in giving you responsibilities early on supporting them to deliver a high standard of work to their clients. You will learn how to prepare accounts, meeting deadlines and budgets, liaise with clients on accounting matters and learn the how to prepare basic corporation tax computations.

As well as your formal technical training gained via your studies, you will also attend in-house training to further expand your knowledge and be provided with opportunities to attend personal development training which will support your growth with us. Each trainee receives individual support through their training with a dedicated buddy and a partner mentor who will guide you through your career progression. This position offers hybrid working after your probationary period allowing you to work flexible working hours from any suitable location with an appropriate working environment.

Personal Attributes
❖ You must be willing and open to learn and develop your skills on the job, with the ability to work alongside all members of the Business Services Department.
❖ Given open and collaborative culture and environment, you should be able to communicate with all levels of the organisation, both within your own and other departments.
❖ Effectively manage time to ensure that tasks are completed within budget and ahead of deadline, incorporating self-review and reflection.
❖ Develop client communication skills, both by phone, email, and face to face.

Core duties and responsibilities
❖ Learn how to use CCH accounts production software and CaseWare audit software.
❖ Start to develop analytical skills such as learning to analyse client’s bank data or rental statements.
❖ Understand and learn how to use software such as Xero and how this interplays with Accounts Production software.
❖ Learn how to prepare statutory accounts from client’s accounting software and manual client records.
❖ Learn how to prepare management accounts.
❖ Develop skills to prepare and set up audit and non-audit working papers.
❖ Carry out stock taking and understand how this fits into the audit approach.
❖ Carry out audit assignments as part of a team in the office or at clients' sites.
❖ Learn how to prepare corporation tax computations.
❖ Apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience.

Software Skills
❖ You would need to be IT literate.
❖ Good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
❖ Knowledge of other accounting software is desirable.

Entry requirements
❖ Minimum 120 UCAS points (300 UCAS points or more for those who passed exams prior to 2017).
❖ GCSE grades A* to C (including a high B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 6 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards).
❖ or the equivalent qualifications / alternative higher qualifications.


We are an award-winning top 100 accountancy firm, achieving in 2019, Top 10 Accountancy Employer, finalists for Graduate and Non-Graduate Programme of the year, Mid-Tier Firm of the Year and Tolley’s Best Single Office Tax Practice in the UK. We have fantastic modern offices in North West London. We are forward thinking in our approach to both clients and staff and offer a supportive and progressive working environment.

Company info
5 Technology Park
Colindeep Lane

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